“ Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, "Gilmore Girls" is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-age daughter and best friend in the world Rory, doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. „
Gilmore Girls is my all time favourite seasoned show. Having watch every single episode more than 5 times each i have been told that i may have an obsession. I love the relationship created on screen with the mother and daughter team, played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The fluidity of their relationship made me jealous that i never had such a thing with my mother although at some points throughout the seasons it is easy to see as to why most families are not like that, such as the dysfunctional relationship between other family members such as the grandmother and father and several of the mother and daughter teams boyfriends, fiancées and husbands. The show is set in a rural town known as Star Hollow, where everyone knows everyone and where the best kept secret is that there are NO secrets. The show started in 2000 and lasted for 7 years, with a continuing story line which allows for the audience to be drawn into the inner workings of such a unique mother daughter relationship, making you want more and more and leaving you disappointed when an episode has finished. If you have the time, all of the seasons are most definitely worth a watch. Although the show was initially played on television, you are more likely to find it online available to watch, as i have found that the series DVD's are expensive.
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
Seasons: 1 - 7
Creator: Amy Sherman
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Episode running time: 60mins
Stars Hollow is a small, close knit town in Connecticut and home to single mum Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. The town is packed with eccentric and friendly characters who become like a family to the Gilmore Girls. Lorelai manages an Inn where her best friend; Sookie St James (Melissa McCarthy) works as an experemental chef.
Lorelai is a vivacious character who can not function without her hourly cups of coffee. She goes to "Luke's" every day to satisfy her fix and vent off her frustrations at 100mph to her on/off love intrest Luke Daines. Her love of old movies and celebrity gossip comes through her witty, comical character as she thrives on poking fun at everything.
Rory has wanted to go to Harvard since she could talk, her nose is almost always in a book and when it isn't she's talking about it. She attends Chilton - a private school which she hopes will give her good prospects for the future. She stays in touch with her high school best friend Lane Kim (Keiko Agena) and becomes buddies with power hungry Paris Geller (Liza Weil)
Every friday night Lorelai and Rory go to Friday Night Dinner with Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) Gilmore. The weathly, old-fashioned grandparents who disapproved of Lorelai's teen pregnancy and her lifestyle.
The Gilmore Girls is quite addictive to watch - each episode ends on a cliffy and I'm sure you could watch all of the seasons over a week and it would work together seamlessly.
The music is repetitive, with only a few tracks of a woman singing "la, la, la, la" to a string guitar - low budge?? Or just simplicity in mind?
The story is well-thought out and interesting, although I swear the writers put in too much script for a 60min show because the characters (namely Lorelai and Rory) speak so fast that you have a headache afterward the episode has ended.
The Gilmore Girls has more depth than a soap, but is just as addictive. It explores the themes of mother-daughter relationships, love, politics, family connections, community fellowship, scandal, lies, betrayal, affair....you name it!
I'd give it 4 stars (lose 1 star for the headaches)
***What is it?***
An American drama series which focuses on two ladies- called the Gilmore Girls- a mother and daughter, who live in a small town called Stars Hollow.
The duo are played by Lauren Graham as Loreli Gilmore, and Alexis Bledel, as Rory Gilmore.
The series made its debut on American television in October 2000, and ended in May 2007 after seven series. Its still shown on E4 for us UK viewers.
Although the premise sounds completely boring- a mother and daughter duo who have issues with Loreli's parents, live in a sleepy town and live normal lives...but for some reason this concept really works!
Loreli's relationship with her parents is quite difficult as she ran away to live in Stars Hollow, having become pregnant at 16 and refusing to marry Christopher, which is what her parents wanted. Thanks to Rory, Loreli's parents become a bigger part in their lives when they start funding Rory's education at an expensive preparatory school called Chilton.
Lauren Graham plays Loreli Gilmore . Her parents are Richard and Emily Gilmore, very rich people of high status. After Loreli moves out of her parent's house the show then focuses on her trying to make it on her own with her child.
Alexis Bledel plays Rory Gilmore (starred recently in the film Sin City). Born to Loreli and Christopher, she and her mother have a great relationship and are more like sisters or friends than mother and daughter. Their unusually close relationship is what most people like the most about this show.
Scott Patterson plays Luke Danes. He's the diner owner that Rory and Loreli frequent and supplies them with endless cups of coffee which they are addicted to. When I say addicted, I mean SERIOUSLY addicted- maybe it explains their hyper conversation! After 7 series Alex Bledel became so fed up of drinking coffee that the producers had to use coke to make it look like coffee!
Kelly Bishop plays Emily Gilmore. Loreli's Mother and Rory's Grandmother, she played baby's mother in the film Dirty Dancing.
Edward Herrmann plays Richard Gilmore. Emily's husband and father and grandfather of Loreli and Rory.
Keiko Agena plays Lane Kim, Rory's best friend.
Yanic Truesdale plays hilarious character Michel Gerard. An eccentric French employee at the Independence Inn (where Loreli originally worked)..
Melissa McCarthy plays Sookie St. James, Loreli's best friend and co-owner of the Inn that Loreli runs in later series, as well as the Chef.
This show is different to other shows because of, amongst other things, the incredibly fast dialogue. Every conversation is filled with witty puns and such a speedy delivery of information that if you stop listening for a second you'll have missed half the action.
The storylines involve love, action, dramatic tension, positive relationship between mother and daughter (Loreli and Rory) and a heart-breaking relationship between mother and daughter (Loreli and Emily).
There is social commentary (as the show focuses on a pregnant 16 year old whose parents disapprove of her) but who raises a very successful daughter, basically on her own).
The show is addictive! It's funny and dramatic and you just have to watch episode after episode to see what happens next! There's something for everyone as the lives of the young Rory and older Loreli are explored. I love it and watched nearly every episode. Sometime sit was unrealistic, such as the way Rory's life is a little too perfect and she gets everything she wants every time, but other than that it's a very watchable and entertaining show.
Its also a feel-good nice show- no gritty storylines, no murder or other harsh issues are dealt with- just a fun family show!
Look out for Sookie who is hilarious- especially the episode where she rips her work tunic and explains what happened...
The Gilmore Girls is a TV series that I had been hearing good things about for a while, and kept trying to catch episodes but it is unfortunately on TV when I am at work.
DVD Rental company to the rescue - I have watched the whole of series 1 and 2 now through renting the discs, and I can not wait to start receiving series 3.
This show is American and originally ran from 2000 to 2007 (I am a couple of years behind). It follows the lives of mother and Daugher, Lorelai and Lorelai (better known as Rory) Gilmore, how live in the idealic town of Stars Hollow.
There is a slight back story which you learn pretty early on - Lorelai fell pregnant in High School and raised her daughter alone, after the father left, and he parents were less than pleased. The town has a close community.... which includes Dinner Owner - Luke, Best friends - Lane & Sookie, & Grandparents - Richard and Emily.
I find the characters extremely likeable and I am really enjoying the series. Rory is the more sensible of the two, and Lorelai the child in the relationship (most of the time). The mother / daughter relationship is really nice, and also the girls relationship with grandparents Emily and Richard is nice to watch, as they transition from uncomfortable Friday night dinner to a loving family. The banter and spark between Luke and Lorelai is enjoyable, and the will they, won't they is brilliant!
Lauren Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore. Lorelai is very independant and is extremely proud of everything she has achieved for her and her daughter.
Alexis Bledel plays Rory Gilmore. Rory is a very smart and sensible girl, she is also independent and driven, like her mother.
Scott Patterson plays Luke Danes. Luke owners the diner that Lorelai and Rory practically live in. He is a bit grouchy, but loveable, with a heart of gold and a real soft spot for Lorelai.
Kelly Bishop plays Emily Gilmore. Lorelai's mother. Emily and Lorelai have a difficult relationship although over time this is getting better.
Edward Herrmann plays Richard Gilmore, Lorelai's father. Richard is hard working and has a very close bond with Rory.
Melissa McCarthy plays Sookie. Sookie is Lorelai's best friend, she is scatty and obsessie about her cooking, but very loving and friendly.
Keiko Agena plays Lane. Lane is Rory's best friend, she has a very strict mother, and can often be found sneaking out of her house to see her friends.
There are far to many likeable characters, such as Kirk, the town excentric, or Babette, their wacky neighbour, Dean and Jesse - Rory's love interests. All the little character make the show just as much as these bigger Characters.
I am really enjoying this series, and would strongly recommend it.
I'd previosuly never heard of this programme and had no intentions of watching it. However when I finished Uni for the Summer and had nothing to do in the day, I would be sat at home watching the tele, flicking through the channels when I came accross Gilmore Girls on E4. As there was nothing else on the TV I left it on, and was actually rather suprised at how much I liked it.
It is about a mother and daughter, Lorelai Gilmore being the mother and her namesake daughter 'Rory'. They live in Stars Hollow, which is like a small close knit village with lots of events and shops going on. The main storylines follow the relationship between mother and daughter as they are so close and can often be mistaken for sisters or best friends.
Lorelai has an interesting relationship with her parents which develops in many ways as the series go on, there are love dramas for both the girls, and Rory high interest in newspapers and Universitys fill the show with lots of drama.
The plot lines develop over the series and take many different turns. Rory starts dating a good well behaved boy called Dean, but then decides to go for a 'bad boy' Jesse, and then going to university and ending up with a not so good rich boy, Logan. Lorelai love life is just as complicated with her moving from being engaged to Rorys school teacher, to going back with Rory's Dad, to dating Luke, with a few more in between.
Lorelai had Rory when she was young, which her parents did not approve of as they are from a wealthy background and a high social standing in the community, so Lorelai left home and raised Rory on her own, it is only when she needs help to finance Rory school fee's that we see the grandparents, and the regular friday night dinners begin.
It is very community spirited in the show and everybody knows each other.
Another main part of the story is Lorelai's love of B&B's, eventually setting up her own business with best friend and chef Sooki.
Lorelai Gilmore - Lauren Graham
Rory Gilmore -Alexis Bledel
Lane Kim- Keiko Agena
Luke Danes- Scott Patterson
Michel Gerard- Yanic Truesdale
Emily Gilmore- Kelly Bishop
Richard Gilmore- Edward Herrman
Sookie St James- Melissa McCarthy
Kirk Gleason- Sean Gunn
Paris Gellar- Liza Weil
Dean Forester- Jared Padalecki
It is a good light hearted show with lots of drama's and you get to know the characters well. They all bounce off each other and I think it is well acted. The storyline between Luke and Loreali is one of my favourites,and I want spoil the ending for you, you'll have to watch all the series!
I think many parents and daughters may be able to relate to some of the storylines in the show, and it makes a nice change to have a positive programme with a young clever girl doing well for once!
The Gilmore Girls is an American series which ran from 2000-2007 which was picked up by E4 a year or two ago. It is set in the fictional and very picturesque Connecticut town of Stars Hollow. It centres on the "Gilmore Girls" who are Lorelai and her daughter Rory (also Lorelai but Rory for short). The back story is that Lorelai fell pregnant with Rory when she was around 16 years of age. This leads mother and daughter to be, the words of Lorelai herself, "best friends first, mother and daughter second". The series follows all of the ups and downs the Gilmore Girls face, right from Rory at school to college and then a bit further. There are many characters in the Gilmore Girls but here is a brief guide:
Lorelai Gilmore - played by Lauren Graham. Lorelai is a 30 something who has such a close relationship with her daughter Rory that they are more like sisters and best friends, than mother and daughter. Lorelai herself doesn't have a very close relationship with her own mother, and has always been strongly independent.
Rory Gilmore - played by Alexis Bledel. Rory was named after her mother who had her at 16 years of age. Rory is very much the book worm, and is very smart and driven. Rory is also very mature for her age, sometimes more than her mother!
Lane Kim - played by Keiko Agena. Lane has a very strict vietnemese upbringing leading her to hide a lot of her passions, including music! Lane is Rory's best friend, someone who she shares her secrets and problems with.
Luke Danes - played by Scott Patterson. Luke owners the diner in Stars Hollow where Lorelai and Rory have been daily visitors. Luke is portrayed as being unfriendly and grouchy, but he actually has a major soft spot for Lorelai and will try and help her anyway he can. Some would say he has deeper feelings than friendship.
Emily Gilmore - played by Kelly Bishop (Dirty Dancing Fame!). Emily Gilmore is Lorelai's mother. They have a rocky relationship as Lorelai thinks Emily is overbearing and manipulative. She is married to Richard. She plans numerous social gatherings throughout the series, including Rory's 16th and 21st birthday parties.
Richard Gilmore - played by Edward Herrmann. Richard is a prominent insurance businessman. He went to Yale as a young man and has very strong feelings relating to Rory following his footsteps.
Sookie St James - played by Melissa McCarthy. Sookie St. James is the best friend and co-worker of Lorelai Gilmore. They worked together at the Independence Inn, and then later at the Dragonfly Inn which they bought together. She is a very talented professional chef. She is somewhat scatter-brained and klutzy, and sometimes gets injured in the kitchen.
There are many more characters in Gilmore Girls, however I feel that these are the "main characters".
I found the Gilmore Girls when I was home sick from work one day, it actually happened to be the first episode of the whole saga, and the first time it was shown on E4. I thought I would give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised at the style of the programme. It wasn't trying to be hard hitting or too upbeat. It was quite "normal" in a way and was made special by the obvious chemistry between Lorelai and her daughter. The humour in the series gives it a human quality and the simple story lines really make it easy to watch.
I have watched practically every episode of the Gilmore Girls, and I have to say I enjoy watching them again and again.
E4 are currently showing the entire series weekdays at 3.05pm, its well worth watching, if just for a bit of light hearted entertainment.
As I approach the start of another round of maternity leave I have been looking for a lightweight tv show to save on my sky+ box to while away the hours before baby arrives.
Currently re showing on E4 at 2pm is Gilmore Girls, the story of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Mother and daughter who are more like best friends, partly because Lorelai had Rory when she was 16 (Rory's current age as well). Their lives become for complicated when Rory is accepted at private school and gets her first boyfriend, Dean.
The former makes Lorelai asks for help from her rich parents, whom she has never got along with, partly due to their strict upbringing and her teenage pregnancy. The majority of stories highlight the differences between Lorelai's relationship between her mother and her relationship with her daughter.
They are supported by a number of friends in the weird little town of Stars Hollow where they seem to be celebrating something every weekend. Sookie, Lorelai's best friend and manic chef, Jackson Sookie's beau and produce supplier, Luke owner of the coffee shop and possible love interest for Lorelai, and Laine, Rory's best friend who is stuck with a very strict Korean mother.
It's funny and sweet, with lots of charm, and light and fluffy. It's tv show which doesn't require any thought processes so you can just sit back and relax and watch with pleasure at the character's antics. At present we still on series one with another 6 to go, so should keep me quite for a while!
The Gilmore Girls is one of my favourite shows ever. It is set in a fictional small town in Connecticut, USA, featuring a cast of quirky characters. The Gilmore Girls themselves are mother Lorelai and Daughter Rory, who are more like best friends than mother and daughter. Lorelai works at an inn with best friend Sookie, a mishap-prone cheef, a singleton until she gets together with the match-made-in-heaven Jackson, her vegetable supplier! Add to this the generally grumpy but lovable Luke, owner of the Cafe in which Rory and Lorelai eat every day of their life, bizarre Kirk, store owner and would be town owner Taylor Doosey, and Lorelai's rich parents who she left at age 17 when Rory was just 1 to escape their suffocating environment! The show is a breath of fresh air, has excellent fast-paced dialogue with pop culture references crammed into each 45 minute episode. We see Rory from age 16 entering private school, right through to her time at Yale University, and get to ponder how Rory and Lorelai can eat so much junk food and never ever get fat (and how they have the money to eat out for three meals a day and countless coffee orders!). Everytime I watch this show, I wish there was a real Stars Hollow and that I lived there. And that I was as clever as Rory is.. ah well, I can dream!
This is a really quirky, witty and entertaining show about the lives of these two inspirational girls: Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. The thing that makes this show stand out is the dialogue between the characters. It's intelligent, incredibly witty and has substance. All the characters talk really quickly and all just play off each other with quick witted comebacks and references that can jump from bears to Dickens. You watch them and you wish you could be them and talk like that.
There are in total, seven seasons and we go on a journey with these two brilliant women and the ups, downs, twists and turns of life and love. This show is anything but stereotypical and each character has their own unique personality. This really allows you get to know the characters and they become more than fictional people in a TV show. You can relate to them and they're very memorable. This show commands your attention without using unrealistic drama or using outrageous scandal. It's down to earth as the show doesn't feel manipulative. You don't feel that the drama happens because the plot dictated it but it feels like it's stemmed from genuine interaction between the character so it feels real and not staged like on many shows.
The humor is sophisticated and the show relies on the characters and the high quality content to make this as successful as it is. It's seen as a chick series but i'm sure many men will also enjoy watching this. The writers and the actors work together to give this spectacular series that's light, intelligent and it just has a certain charm about it.
I was given the first series of Gilmore Girls by my sister, who was a big fan of the show. Although rather watchable, I must say I did not enjoy it as much as she did.
The premise of the series is good: a young single mother and her teenage daughter, their close relationship, their romatic relationships, the mother's strained relationship with her parents... Yes, it's very much a people's show. The plot revolves around the mostly banal daily lives of the characters, and what moves it along is how they relate to one another.
The main characters are:
Lorelai Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham): Thirty-two year old mother of Rory. Got pregnant at 16, which led to her leaving her wealthy but controlling family and moving to Sleepy Hollow, where she has lived and worked at an inn ever since. She has a distant relationship with her parents.
Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel): Lorelai's 16-year-old daughter. Bright, sweet girl, wants to attend Harvard University.
Luke Danes (Scott Peterson): The gruff owner of the diner Lorelai and Rory frequent.
Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop): Lorelai's difficult, haughty mother.
Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann): Lorelai's father
Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki): New guy in town who becomes Rory's boyfriend.
Paris Geller: Rory's highly strung shoolmate.
Lane Kim (Keiko Agena): Rory's best-friend. Secret rock-and-roll loving daughter of strict Korean parents.
Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy): Chef and friend of Lorelai, with whom she dreams of opening her own inn.
The show is set in the fictional small, quiet town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
From the beginning it is established that Lorelai Gilmore has a very tense relationship with her parents, with whom she has had minimal contact since she moved out at 17, even though they live in a nearby town. She feels compelled to go to them for help, though, when Rory is accepted into Chilton Academy and Lorelai does not have the money to pay her school fees.
Her parents agree to pay for their granddaughter's schooling as long as she and Lorelai come to their house for dinner every week.
The series than prosegues to show Lorelai's struggles with her parents, Rory's first romantic relationship with Dean, her adaptation to Chilton Academy, Lorelai's love life (or lack thereof), and so on and so forth.
My gripe with this show is not its main plot or subplots, but rather the characters and the way they are played:
Pretty much every character, be it main or secondary envinces at least one obvious defining trait. This is supposed to make them quaint and off-beat, but these traits are so extremely overplayed that instead of the bunch of lovable eccentrics that they are obviously meant to be, they just come across as ridiculous charicatures.
To give some examples:
Lorelai's endless stream-of-conciousness monologues: As long as there is air in her lungs, she won't finish a sentence.
Paris Geller: Her ludicrous hostility towards Rory when she first joins Chilton. This is supposed to show the character's academic competitiveness. If she felt this threatened by every new pupil at the school to the point of inducing such a histrionic reaction, the girl would have had a physical and mental breakdown before her mid term exams.
Also, she is so exceedingly studious that she inevitably has been unable to develop her social skills, has never been on a date and can't stand going to a party - "I study, and study, and study. And then I study some more."
Sookie's clumsiness and culinary perfectionism, which means she almost burns her kitchen down and freaks out when anyone else tries to cook.
Luke: Underneath his unfriendly exterior lies a warm heart who is very fond of Lorelai and Rory. This is manifested in the way he erupts in a violent fury against a teenage boy for having the audacity of breaking up with Rory.
Lane Kim's strict parents: the scene where her mother interrogates Dean when he comes to work on a science project with Lane is simply cringeworthy.
Richard Gilmore's overly critical, obnoxious mother, who visits once in a blue moon, gives horrible gifts with exact instructions as to where and how they should be displayed. Her sudden visit leaves Emily in a panic, because it will be just dreadful if she discovers that even one of her gifts is not where it is supposed to be.
The show's roaster of peripheral characters are equally over the top, as if recruited from assorted pantomimes.
This prevents me from ever really caring about the characters and what happens to them, as I never reach that magical point of "forgetting" the show is not real, as the characters are so contrived.
There is, however, one notable exception to this OTT extravaganza: poor Rory Gilmore, who, be she happy or sad, excited or subdued, only seems to have one facial expression and one tone of voice at her disposal - that of blank neutrality.
This character is supposed to be very clever and on a fast-track to Harvard, but there's never any spark of intellect or personality in her. I could swear sometimes the actress doesn't even move her mouth and just breathes her lines through her slightly parted lips.
Perhaps all this wouldn't be so noticeable and grating if I had watched the series in doses of one episode per week. But I watched the whole first series in one go, when I was away from home without access to a televison or internet and the series' DVDs were all the entertainment that I had, and these things were very much evident.
The show was quite successful, running for 7 seasons, so clearly enough people liked it for it to keep going for that long.
Personally, on the strength of the first series, it would have been much better if they had made the characters more subtle and multifaceted.
I have not watched the subsequent series. I would, if it was on television and I had nothing else to do, but I would not spend money buying the boxset.
I loved the Gilmore Girls, I have watched it from start to finish, and actually had withdrawal symptoms when I finished them. In this day and age of violence, sex, drugs and rock n roll on tv, it made a lovely change to watch a humourous, gentle, fun and easy going series. I am not surprised it ran for so long, and it was lovely to see how the youngsters grew up and how the relationships changed. Great writing and Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel made a fab team as Mother and daugher, very believable. We need some more shows like this on television to balance things out. It is great family viewing, and I know lots of teens who have loved this show, and followed it from beginning to end. I would not hesitate to recommend this for great family style viewing - especially for all the girly teens.
The Gilmore Girls ran for 8 years, which is surprising seeing as to be honest its not a hugely popular show, well not here anyways! I'm not so sure about America, its probably pretty huge there, but it wasn't given a chance here.
The show currently runs on E4 every weekday morning at around 11am, the first series is just starting so if you start watching now you'll catch most of the show!!
The Gilmore Girls is the story of a single mum (lorelai) who rebelled against her strict upbringing, and ended up pregnant at 16, leaving home and seeking comfort in an Inn, she brings up her daughter Rory, by herself.
The story starts with Lorelai and Rory living in a little town called Stars Hollow in Connecticut. The town is lovable and small, with a mix of eccentric characters.
The 8 series follow the mother and daughter who are the best of friends through everything that is possibly imaginable. With the mix of the obligatory Friday night dinners with Lorelai's parents thrown in, and the mix of crazy characters. The show is amazingly gripping!
During the 8 series, theres a mix of men entering and leaving both girls lives, theres heartache and heart break, there are fights and breakups. Everything you can think could happen...happens!!
Whether its Rorys boat stealing in series 5, or Lorelai's shock wedding in series 7, theres a huge mix of fun and adventures along the way!
You'll find yourself falling in love with the series and growing more and more hooked by the second!!! The show is amazing, its such a feel good show, its on for an hour every mornign on E4 which is FAB!
The only bad thing about the series....the 8th series is the most recent which only finished shooting in 07 and was shown in America last year and has been shown here very recently, ended with a huge cliff hanger of Rory and Logan, and Lorelai and Luke.
BUT...from what I have read about the series...there will be no more :-(
NO SERIES 9!!!!! :-o I just don;t know what I will do!! lol....this is what the show does to you!!!!!!!
If you like the sound of the show, turn on E4 Monday through Friday at 11.15am!!! :-)
As we all knew the Credit Crunch would effect everyone, businesses and employers alike, however I didn't think that it would effect me to such a point where I spend all day pretty much sat on my bum filling out tonnes of application forms for jobs and watching the TV..
Yes the dreaded day time TV has lured me in with its warmth and its need to not get up, get dressed, or worry about how I look..
It worked, I'm an addict, E4 in the morning is now my lifeline.. To getting up and wanting to fill in job application forms..
My routine is now waking up, scrambling for the remote and turning on One Tree Hill for 10am, The O.C and then my favourite show of all..
The Gilmore Girls..
So I had to pick up the box set as I was missing some episodes as my exams didn't finish in time, so I picked up season three on DVD.. Provides hours of entertainment if I get bored late at night..
== What is the Gilmore Girls? ==
Gilmore girls is an American drama series following the lives of a mother and daughter living in a sleepy little town called Stars Hollow. Starring Lauren Graham as Loreli Gilmore, and Alexis Bledel, as Rory Gilmore, as the mother and daughter combination that get along so well its quite shocking!
The series made its debut on American television in October 2000, and ended in May 2007 in its seventh season, were Time magazine has named it one of the top 100 television series..
The little town the girls live in is Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a close knit little town with loads of charismatic characters and with just being half hour away from Loreli's parents they are never far away from family trouble and strife..!
If you think you have problems with your family, seeing the struggle Loreli has with her parents gives you a better perspective about how difficult things are.. Although they are rich, so things aren't that difficult, but we all know that money doesn't make all our problems go away.. Though it does help!
== Cast of Gilmore Girls ==
Lauren Graham - Loreli Gilmore .. Born to parents Richard and Emily Gilmore, Loreli is an only child who did not fit in with the plan her parents had for her, regardless of this her life has provided 153 episodes of entertainment..!
Alexis Bledel - Rory Gilmore.. Born to Loreli and Christopher at just 16, she and her mother have a great relationship, which Loreli hopes she can become the person she could never have been..!
Scott Patterson - Luke Danes.. Diner owner that Rory and Loreli frequent..!
Kelly Bishop - Emily Gilmore.. Loreli's Mother and Rory's Grandmother..!
Edward Herrmann - Richard Gilmore.. Emily's husband and father and grandfather, to Loreli and Rory respectively..!
Keiko Agena - Lane Kim.. Rory's best friend..!
Melissa McCarty - Sookie St. James.. Loreli's best friend..!
Yanic Truesdale - Michel Gerard.. Eccentric French worker at the Independence Inn..!
Milo Ventimiglia - Jess Mariano.. _One time boyfriend and nephew to Luke..!
There is also Sean Gunn, as Kirk Gleason, Liza Weil as Paris Geller, and Jared Padalecki as Dean Forrester..
There are others as the series progresses but they aren't in this season so I won't bore you with them!
== Background to the series ==
Loreli and her family issues are a strong basis to this series, tension with her parents Richard and Emily climaxed before the series began with her becoming a mother to daughter Rory at just 16, the same age as Rory when we pick up the story of these two ladies.. Having refused to marry Rory's father the problems with her parents are not best supportive of her decisions as a mother or otherwise..
Due to this difficult nature of Loreli's relationship with her parents she ran away to the sleepy little town of Stars Hollow.. Were a generous lady named Mia took Loreli and her small daughter in at the Independence Inn which was to become a home and work for Loreli from then onwards..
Until her parents become a bigger part in their lives by funding Rory's education at a posh preparatory school called Chilton, which is where the first season picks up..
== My opinion ==
To be honest I'm pretty much loving this programme at the moment I think we are into the sixth season on E4 and as I said it is my lifeline to actually wanting to get up in the mornings..
For something I only caught by accident it is a quick paced witty show that makes me giggle.. I even got my boyfriend into watching it, so if I am round his in the morning we both end up watching it..
It brighten my day a little bit as I know for a fact the good relationship Rory and Loreli have is something I will never experience!! Jealous as I am I do really like the programme and it is worth a watch if your stuck in the house on a morning!
I was flicking over daytime TV one day when I had a day off work and came across a program called Gilmore Girls on E4. It didn't sound like something I'd be interested in, I thought it would be about a bunch of squeaky high school girls gossiping about the latest fashion and guys. But as there was nothing else on, and I'd had my fill of cooking and home improvement shows to last a lifetime, I decided to watch a bit. By the end of it, I was hooked.
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy drama series that started in 2000 and has recently made it's way across the seas to us. It's based around the lives of two young women, Lorelai and Rory. At first it took me a while to figure out their relation. I thought sisters or best friends at first, then I realised they're actually mother and daughter. You woudn't really expect this as most of the time they're so close & chatty with each other which is very refreshing to watch. Closely linked with their lives is their small community, Lorelai's (the mum) business, her parents, Rory's school and friends/boyfriends.
I just looked this program up on the internet and wasn't surprised to find that it's actually Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated, so it must be pretty popular! Time Magazine has also rated it in their top 100 tv series of all time. Does it live up to that hype? I would say it does. It has the clean-cut feel of a program well thought out, well scripted and perfectly finished. The cast, staring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, are well-matched to their characters and so you can really feel like you're watching something realistic. The acting is top quality and is helped by being strongly scripted with humour, quips and sarcasm (my favourite!). Although it's meant to have a humour edge, it still keeps its sincerity. There's a good mix of popular culture within the series that compliments the diversity (in backgrounds, social class, generations etc) which is explored through the characters.
I don't want to give too much away about the storylines but I will say that's it's easy viewing & very entertaining, whilst having a comforting and refreshing feel to it. Gilmore Girls is shown weekdays on E4 at 11.50am and lasts around 50 minutes. It's later repeated at 3.30pm on the same channel. If you're unable to watch this during the week, don't panic (!) there's an omnibus Saturdays at 10am on E4.
The Gilmore Girls is an American show set in Start Hollow Conneticut, a perfect storybook town it has a fantastic mix of Characters.
The show is based around Loralei and Rory Girlmore, a mother and daughter duo.
Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is a single mother who rebelled at a young age, when she became Pregnant she left home and ended up in Stars Hollow working at the Independance Inn, her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) is the perfect daughter, with perfect grades and her heart set on Harvard, but to reach this dream Lorelai has to ask her parents for financial help, a deal is struck which sees us watching "Friday Night Dinners" filled with much humour.
Therre are many love interests along the way, and plenty of fast paced humour to keep you stuck to your seat.
This is the sort of programme where if you have the box set you can do nothing more than watch all of it in one go.
Luckily E4 has started showing this again, so that those who missed it the first time round can catch up.