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12 reasons the Plunketts in Mom are the new Gilmores

Catherine Conelly is a Senior Love and Health Editor at SheKnows.

If you love the witty mother-daughter relationship in Gilmore Girls, you need to watch Mom

OK, so the Plunketts aren't exactly the humble, responsible Gilmore girls from small town Stars Hollow..., but that's what makes things interesting. Bonnie was an addict when Christy was young, and the apple doesn't fall from the tree in this sitcom. Both are recovering alcoholics who never lets the other forget it.

If you love the witty mother-daughter relationship in Gilmore Girls, you need to watch Mom
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They take the hip, edgy mother-daughter relationship to new levels. For example:

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1. They can't keep secrets, even when they try

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... and yes, they do play by the scrunchy-on-the-door-means-do-not-enter rule.

2. They find humor in the stickiest of situations

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Like that one time Christy gambled away their rent money.

3. The mother-daughter eye roll is on point

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Ready.. set...

If you love the witty mother-daughter relationship in Gilmore Girls, you need to watch Mom
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4. There's definitely an anti-establishment mom theme

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Lorelai tried to escape Emily in Gilmore Girls, and Bonnie has a similar (but more extreme) coping method when her estranged mother wants to meet her.

5. They don't have that whole "picture perfect family" thing going for them, and it's refreshing

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Let's be honest, most families don't live behind a white picket fence or dine with fine china.

6. They talk about their love lives more like friends — sort of

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The Gilmores may have done it with a little more class (and much more PG), but the Plunketts leave all the cards on the table. If you're looking for boundaries, you won't find them here.

7. Remember when I said they never let each other forget?

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The jokes between them are endless.

8. They never take themselves too seriously, a Gilmore girl staple

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The Plunketts just have a much darker history to joke about than the Gilmores did.

9. They encourage each other to follow their dreams

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The dreams don't involve Harvard or Yale, but when Christy wants to go back to school, Bonnie's there to troubleshoot.

10. They have each other's back

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Well, they try.

11. They learn from their mistakes

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There's always a lesson, right?

12. But underneath the jokes, they're always there for each other

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Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

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