The best shows are the ones that you can relate to, right? When you can put yourself into the shoes of your favorite character and really feel what they're feeling. Those are the shows that you just have to binge watch when you can or, if it's still old school TV, you wait to see each and every week because you need to know what happens next. You experience those highs and lows right alongside everyone and it's like you're almost a part of the action.
Having a solid relationship between characters is the best way to make you feel something, and what relationships are easier to relate to than mother and daughter ones? Either you totally see your own relationship there or you see the one you wish you had. You may not have a sibling relationship like what you see on TV or some kind of friendship like all the ones you see, but no doubt there's some mother daughter duos that look at least a little familiar. So here's the thing, how many of these duos do you think you know? If you think you know your stuff, why not see how many of these mother daughter dous you can match to the correct TV shows?
Kimmy Gibbler and Ramona are on "Fuller House." It's a reboot of '80s sitcom "Full House" which also starred Andrea Barber as Kimmy when she was 12-years old. Nearly all of the "Full House" cast made it back with the exception of the Olsen twins who we have to assume are just not feeling it.
Claire and Hayley are on "Modern Family," which shows how weird and intricate a real family can be these days. When the show first started, Julie Bowen, who plays Claire, was actually pregnant with twins at the time. In the pilot episode, they hid her stomach behind cereal boxes so you don't notice.
Veronica Lodge and mom Hermione are residents in "Riverdale." The craziest thing you'll hear about Riverdale is how it was originally pitched. Before they settled on the show as it is now, word is the producers had an idea to make it about how Archie was a time traveler played by comedian Louis C.K.
Daenerys Targaryen is also known as the Mother of Dragons on "Game of Thrones." She maybe didn't give birth to Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion, but she loves them like a real mother! As the only 3 dragons in the world, they're some special babies.
Rainbow and Zoey Johnson are on the show "Black-ish." Rainbow's name may sound a little weird at first but it didn't come from nowhere. Show creator Kenya Barris' real-life wife is named Rainbow and she's also an anesthesiologist like on the show.
The character Callie can call both Stef and Lena her mom on the show "The Fosters." This is one of the very few shows with a really strong LGBT representation as part of a family. It's also produced by J.Lo!
"The Conners" is a reboot of the reboot of Roseanne if that makes sense to you. Roseanne Barr was written out of the show and Sara Gilbert stepped up her role as Darlene. She has two kids of her own on the show including her oldest daughter Harris.
Lynn is the mom to Jennifer and Anissa on "Black Lightning." Both girls have superpowers passed down from their dad. In the comics the show is based on, both girls become full-fledged superheroes, too. Jennifer becomes "Lightning" while Anissa is "Thunder." There's definitely a theme.
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is about Miriam Maisel, a housewife in the '50s who tries her hand at stand-up comedy. The show's star Rachel Brosnahan nearly bombed her audition because she was so sick they had to keep stopping to let her blow her nose and try to deal with her sweating so much.
Cheryl and Penelope Blossom are some pretty memorable characters on Riverdale. Though she seems pretty confident as Cheryl, actress Madelaine Petsch had a panic attack before a scene in season 1 when she was supposed to be in a boat due to her anxiety over being near large bodies of water.
"This is Us" stars Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson. In a super weird twist, Moore is actually only 33-years-old while Chrissy Metz, who plays her daughter Kate, is actually 37-years-old. In fact, Moore is younger than all three actors who play her adult kids on the show. Weird, right?
"The Vampire Diaries" only briefly dealt with the mother and daughter duo of Elena and Isobel. That's mostly because vampire Isobel gets exposed to some sun by the end of the second season. No family Christmas for that pair.
"Runaways" features a cast of mutants including Nico Minoru who has some cool abilities that she shares with her not-entirely-cool mother Tina. The show is based on a Marvel comic, but the show creators tweaked Nico's powers due to them being too graphic and not appropriate for a teen audience.
"The Golden Girls" was one of the only sitcoms ever to really focus on older women but it still had a relatable dynamic between mom Sophia and daughter Dorothy. Bea Arthur was actually older than Estelle Getty who played her mom on the show.
"The 100" is where you'll find the Griffin women Abby and Clarke. Eliza Taylor who plays Clarke was actually 26-years-old when the series started, even though her character is supposed to be 18. It pays to look younger sometimes.
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" mostly focused on Will Smith's character, but his aunt Viv and cousin Hilary were important, too. Vivian was played by two different actresses because the first Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert, was fired after the show's 3rd season.
"Gossip Girl" features Blake Lively as Serena whose relationship with her mom can really get kind of tense. The show wasn't even supposed to exist originally, it was pitched as a movie that was going to star Lindsay Lohan. When that didn't work, they changed plans.
"Keeping up with the Kardashians" made the whole clan household names, but Kylie is pretty huge these days. Kylie's also notable for being one of the youngest billionaires ever thanks to her cosmetics company.
"Awkward" was an MTV show that followed the life of Jenna Hamilton, played by Ashley Rickards. While she did a lot of typical teen stuff on the show, in real life Rickards graduated from high school when she was only 15-years-old.
"Girl Meets World" was a sort of sequel/spin-off/reboot of "Boy Meets World" and featured the kids from that first show as parents. Rowan Blanchard, who played Riley on the show, was a pescatarian which means she doesn't eat red meat or chicken but does eat fish. And she's allergic to shellfish!
Betty Cooper and her mom Alice have a bit of a strained relationship sometimes on "Riverdale." In real life, Lili Reinhart was actually roommates for a while with her co-star Madelaine Petsch who plays Cheryl Blossom.
"The Gifted" is based on Marvel comics characters. Star Natalie Alyn Lind who plays Lauren had to train in parkour to get ready to do the stunts on the show since it can be pretty physically demanding.
"Bob's Burgers" is about the Belcher family including mom Linda and daughters Tina and Louise. Of the three characters, Louise is the only one voiced by a woman, Kristen Schaal. Tina is played by Dan Mintz while Linda is played by John Roberts.
"Jane the Virgin" is about Jane and her mom Xo. The actress who plays Xo, Andrea Navedo, is Puerto Rican but didn't actually grow up speaking Spanish. She learned the language in her 20s as a way to reconnect with her roots.
The original "One Day at a Time" series aired in the late '70s and early '80s. The new version features a Cuban-American family and the writers are actually very diverse as well. Writers on the show come from Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
The Pearson family appears on "This is Us." The show is super popular but it was almost incredibly different. The original pitch for the show was about sextuplets. It was going to be about 6 siblings that didn't know they were related.
Even though it's been gone for a while, the mom/daughter relationship on "Gilmore Girls" has stood the test of time. Alexis Bledel, who played daughter Rory, had literally never acted on TV before when she got the role on the show.
Even though "Grey's Anatomy" was mostly a medical drama, when Meredith adopted Zola it added that mom and daughter relationship. Aniela Gumbs, who plays Zola, has gotten incredibly popular thanks to the role. She already has 84,000 followers on Instagram.
"The Simpsons" is just a staple of television at this point and has been going strong since 1989. The cast was making $30,000 an episode back in 1989 and now they're making about $300,000 an episode, though at one time they got up to $400,000.
"Stuck in the Middle" is a Disney show about a girl right in the middle of a large, kind of crazy family. Jenna Ortega, who plays Harley, comes from a big family in real life where she's one of six kids.
"The Mindy Project" was Mindy Kaling's show and would occasionally feature her mother Sonu. The show was a super realistic portrayal of Mindy as a person. In fact, she decorated her character's apartment herself and bought a bunch of the stuff on Etsy.
Netflix's "Stranger Things" is a huge hit and has a lot of kids in the cast. Natalie Dyer's Nancy is one of the oldest kids but the others weren't easy to cast. The producers of the show auditioned 1213 different child actors before settling on the cast they have now.
Josie and her mom Sierra are part of the world of "Riverdale." Josie actor Ashleigh Murray had almost given up on acting when she auditioned for the role and was actually selling her personal belongings just so she could afford groceries at the time.
"Shadowhunters" is based on the "Mortal Instruments" book series. Katherine McNamara, who plays Clary, graduated from high school when she was just 14 and then college at age 17 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin. Not too shabby.
"Pretty Little Liars" featured the Montgomery women, among others. The show was so incredibly popular that during the 2014 winter premiere, people were tweeting about it 30,000 times per minute!
"Liv and Maddie" features Dove Cameron doing double duty as both Liv and twin sister Maddie. Dove's real name is actually Chloe but she changed it in honor of her father who used to call her Dove when she was younger.
"KC Undercover" stars Zendaya as a spy who works with her parents. The show actually went through a couple of titles before it settled on "KC Undercover" including the rather vague name of "Super Awesome Katy."
"Andi Mack" featured Andi and her mom Rebecca who the character initially thought was her sister. Even though the show has funny moments, it's gotten a lot of praise for the way it deals with serious issues that teens have to deal with, too.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" featured Buffy Summers and her mom Joyce. Joyce's last episode was entitled "The Body" and it was called one of the best episodes of the entire series by numerous critics.
Minnie Driver plays Maya in "Speechless" alongside Kyla Kenedy as Dyland. The show has garnered a lot of praise thanks to performances by Micha Fowler, an actor with cerebral palsy who plays Jimmy, a teenager with cerebral palsy who is unable to speak.