Gilmore Girls Reviews & Ratings

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Gilmore Girls is an hour-long American television drama/comedy that aired for 7 seasons first on the WB and then on the CW. Re-runs in the US are currently airing on ABC Family. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the show and served as its executive producer with husband Daniel Palladino until the end of the sixth season (David S. Rosenthal took over for the final season). The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, roughly thirty minutes from Hartford. The series explores family, friendship, generational divides, and American class issues. It is set in a close-knit small town with many quirky characters.
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by RachelLEditor
Oct 21, 2014 4:32PM EDT
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As I re-watch this series in 2014 I am delighted to report that it has held up over time. Though many years later, the plot and snappy pop-culture filled dialogue is still relevant as ever and Lorelai/Rory remains one of the best-ever depicted mother/daughter relationships on TV.

As I re-watch this series in 2014 I am delighted to report that it has held up over time. Though many years later, the plot and snappy pop-culture filled dialogue is still relevant as ever and Lorelai/Rory remains one of the best-ever depicted mother/daughter relationships on TV.

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by nicolemk22Contributor
Dec 27, 2014 6:27AM EST
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Ugh, is there anything better than a Gilmore Girls binge watching session? This show just doesn’t get old. I mean, best mother/daughter duo of all time: Lorelai + Rory; best couple of all time: Lorelai + Luke; and most perfect couple of all time: Rory + Jess. And then, of course, the most perfect couple that ever wasn’t…Jess + Me? Duh…

The writers nailed the fast-talking characters and pop-culture references to a ‘T,’ cementing Gilmore Girls in feel-good-series history. We laugh with our Gilmore girls, cry with them, and wish we were them, all nine season long…but we’re also slightly skeptical of their raging metabolisms (I wish!). Long story short, if you haven’t watched GG, start now. No questions. Just do it.

Ugh, is there anything better than a Gilmore Girls binge watching session? This show just doesn’t get old. I mean, best mother/daughter duo of all time: Lorelai + Rory; best couple of all time: Lorelai + Luke; and most perfect couple of all time: Rory + Jess. And then, of course, the most perfect couple that ever wasn’t…Jess + Me? Duh…

The writers nailed the fast-talking characters and pop-culture references to a ‘T,’ cementing Gilmore Girls in feel-good-series history. We laugh with our Gilmore girls, cry with them, and wish we were them, all nine season long…but we’re also slightly skeptical of their raging metabolisms (I wish!). Long story short, if you haven’t watched GG, start now. No questions. Just do it.

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Jul 22, 2015 10:54PM EDT
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My addiction when I was growing up. Still digging into Rory's book list, but my favourite by far was Lorelai and her snappy comebacks.

My addiction when I was growing up. Still digging into Rory's book list, but my favourite by far was Lorelai and her snappy comebacks.

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Jul 19, 2014 5:19PM EDT
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Not surprised it concluded when it did - would have been difficult to keep the same dynamic going after Rory went off on her own. Would have been good to see a Luke/Lorelai wedding though.

Not surprised it concluded when it did - would have been difficult to keep the same dynamic going after Rory went off on her own. Would have been good to see a Luke/Lorelai wedding though.

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by T.J. DeGroatEditor
Mar 15, 2016 2:15PM EDT
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Don't judge me, but I didn't think the seventh season was bad at all. Of course April is the worst, but even Stars Hollow should be home to annoying pre-teens. Overall, obviously one of the best shows of the aughts. Oh, and Lauren Graham is everything.

Don't judge me, but I didn't think the seventh season was bad at all. Of course April is the worst, but even Stars Hollow should be home to annoying pre-teens. Overall, obviously one of the best shows of the aughts. Oh, and Lauren Graham is everything.

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Dec 29, 2015 7:47PM EST
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The best part of the show is the rapid fire conversations that Loralai excel at with rapid wit and non sense things. I was happy to hear that Netflix is bring it back for 4 long episodes. I can't wait to see what everyone is up to.

The best part of the show is the rapid fire conversations that Loralai excel at with rapid wit and non sense things. I was happy to hear that Netflix is bring it back for 4 long episodes. I can't wait to see what everyone is up to.

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by icing5
Mar 13, 2015 2:39PM EDT
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loved this show

loved this show

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Jan 29, 2015 5:59PM EST
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guilty pleasure

guilty pleasure

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Nov 25, 2014 3:38AM EST
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Awesome show set in a beautiful Canadian town. Great quirky characters.

Awesome show set in a beautiful Canadian town. Great quirky characters.

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Oct 20, 2014 7:59AM EDT
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Such a fun show. Awesome characters, great dynamics, good storylines. It somehow feels real. The only thing I didn't like about this show is the ending. Also #TeamJess :D!

Such a fun show. Awesome characters, great dynamics, good storylines. It somehow feels real. The only thing I didn't like about this show is the ending. Also #TeamJess :D!