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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May 11, 2015 4:00AM EDT
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I hope that one day I can have as great of a relationship with my daughter as Lorelie has with Rory.

I hope that one day I can have as great of a relationship with my daughter as Lorelie has with Rory.

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Apr 29, 2015 2:38PM EDT
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Why do I love GG?

For one thing, I was a teenager when I was watching this show, but I still love it now. And this was also one of the first shows I watched through all the seasons and loved it!

Lorelei, named after a mythical creature, is this strong, but also fragile woman, struggling to go through life on her own.
Some pointers of this show.
Lorelai:
- got pregnant with her high-school sweetheart with whom she always wanted to get back and almost did
- although she has this old-school-thinking parents, it seems at first, who are strict and very wealthy, she wants to succeed on her own-respect to that!!!
- she raised this amazing daughter who is a total geek and we love that about her!!
- the fact that she manages to open her own B&B
- that her best friend is amazing woman and the relationship with her boyfriend is beyond cute and they open their own bio-food shop-he supplies and she cooks (I love Sookie)
- she has these crazy dreams we all have, but none admit we do

Rory:
- the geek was my inspiration for learning harder, because being a book worm was sooo cool!
- the fact that all of her boyfriends were so ... mmmmm :)
- her best friend Lane was so cool, total underdog and many could totally relate to her, especially with her mother being so Christian and strict with rules, and I think Lane was one of the first Asian characters I really liked and noticed ...
- her other friend Paris-hyperactive and one of the first characters who don't understand others feelings, but though she was annoying, we grew fond of her

Luke:
- his diner-I wish we had that kind of diner in our village. I would totally go there every day
- the reason I got hooked up on drinking coffee-they were having in to much on the show, I felt like I had to drink it, though I don't like it :)
- very cool guy with a daughter we become to love in Switched at birth

Miss Patty-not so fit and very nousy dance teacher who we love!
Funny and sometimes annoying Kirk, who wants his town to be perfect and we love him for this.
One of the first positive, but nagging gay characters, who had also some fun moments.

I really loved the outline of their town. At some points I wished I was living there. Maybe it reminds me a bit of Ghost whisperer (the town, I mean). But the house they were living in, I have to say is one of the rarest on TV shows that is unique.

All in all, if you're a middle aged woman or a teenager, you'll probably love this show. I know I did. For others-go try it and tell me what did you think of it! :)

Why do I love GG?

For one thing, I was a teenager when I was watching this show, but I still love it now. And this was also one of the first shows I watched through all the seasons and loved it!

Lorelei, named after a mythical creature, is this strong, but also fragile woman, struggling to go through life on her own.
Some pointers of this show.
Lorelai:
- got pregnant with her high-school sweetheart with whom she always wanted to get back and almost did
- although she has this old-school-thinking parents, it seems at first, who are strict and very wealthy, she wants to succeed on her own-respect to that!!!
- she raised this amazing daughter who is a total geek and we love that about her!!
- the fact that she manages to open her own B&B
- that her best friend is amazing woman and the relationship with her boyfriend is beyond cute and they open their own bio-food shop-he supplies and she cooks (I love Sookie)
- she has these crazy dreams we all have, but none admit we do

Rory:
- the geek was my inspiration for learning harder, because being a book worm was sooo cool!
- the fact that all of her boyfriends were so ... mmmmm :)
- her best friend Lane was so cool, total underdog and many could totally relate to her, especially with her mother being so Christian and strict with rules, and I think Lane was one of the first Asian characters I really liked and noticed ...
- her other friend Paris-hyperactive and one of the first characters who don't understand others feelings, but though she was annoying, we grew fond of her

Luke:
- his diner-I wish we had that kind of diner in our village. I would totally go there every day
- the reason I got hooked up on drinking coffee-they were having in to much on the show, I felt like I had to drink it, though I don't like it :)
- very cool guy with a daughter we become to love in Switched at birth

Miss Patty-not so fit and very nousy dance teacher who we love!
Funny and sometimes annoying Kirk, who wants his town to be perfect and we love him for this.
One of the first positive, but nagging gay characters, who had also some fun moments.

I really loved the outline of their town. At some points I wished I was living there. Maybe it reminds me a bit of Ghost whisperer (the town, I mean). But the house they were living in, I have to say is one of the rarest on TV shows that is unique.

All in all, if you're a middle aged woman or a teenager, you'll probably love this show. I know I did. For others-go try it and tell me what did you think of it! :)

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Apr 24, 2015 3:56PM EDT
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like watching rory grow up and learn about life and how to deal with her crazy emotional mother and grandmother

like watching rory grow up and learn about life and how to deal with her crazy emotional mother and grandmother

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Apr 24, 2015 12:10PM EDT
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Take a charming town in Connecticut, add Melissa McCarthy before she was typecast by her role as Megan in Bridesmaids, and throw in a quick-talking, pop-culture addicted, snarky, sassy mother-daughter duo–there you have Gilmore Girls. This show about love, acceptance, and family graced TV screens for seven complete seasons with its quick-wit and charm.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Bunheads), the show followed the story of Lorelai (Lauren Graham, Parenthood) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) – a young mother and daughter who were more best friends or a team than part of a typical family hierarchy. This relationship that I often envied is only made more believable by the immense chemistry that Graham and Bledel have together.

Lorelai is a young mother who got pregnant at sixteen and left home to raise her daughter on her own. She began working at the Independence Inn, a small inn in the fictional Stars Hollow, and eventually became manager. Her daughter Rory was named after herself, which Rory explains: “She named me after herself. She was lying in the hospital thinking about how men name boys after themselves all the time, you know, so why couldn’t women? She says her feminism just kind of took over. Though personally I think a lot of Demerol also went into that decision.” (Season 1, Episode 1, Pilot).

Aside from the charming allure of the Gilmore Girls, the show also featured a stunning array of characters that gave the small town of Stars Hollow its character, including series regulars like Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Liza Weil (How to Get Away With Murder), Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), and more.

I have to mention again that the show is quick, and this is primarily because the show’s actors had to attend speech lessons in order to be able to fit all 80-some pages of an episode into the 45 minutes allotted by the network. On average, an hour-long show usually has a script of about 40-50 pages and Gilmore Girls scripts were known to be around 80 pages. The jokes had to be sharp, the acting and reacting to quips needed to be well-executed, and this is why the show is so enjoyable to watch. It makes the hour-long episodes breeze by instead of dragging on like some are known to do (I’m talking to you, Revenge).

The show dealt with teen pregnancy, rejection from family, social expectations, and much more, all while keeping the heavy topics somehow light with sharp humor.

Take a charming town in Connecticut, add Melissa McCarthy before she was typecast by her role as Megan in Bridesmaids, and throw in a quick-talking, pop-culture addicted, snarky, sassy mother-daughter duo–there you have Gilmore Girls. This show about love, acceptance, and family graced TV screens for seven complete seasons with its quick-wit and charm.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Bunheads), the show followed the story of Lorelai (Lauren Graham, Parenthood) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) – a young mother and daughter who were more best friends or a team than part of a typical family hierarchy. This relationship that I often envied is only made more believable by the immense chemistry that Graham and Bledel have together.

Lorelai is a young mother who got pregnant at sixteen and left home to raise her daughter on her own. She began working at the Independence Inn, a small inn in the fictional Stars Hollow, and eventually became manager. Her daughter Rory was named after herself, which Rory explains: “She named me after herself. She was lying in the hospital thinking about how men name boys after themselves all the time, you know, so why couldn’t women? She says her feminism just kind of took over. Though personally I think a lot of Demerol also went into that decision.” (Season 1, Episode 1, Pilot).

Aside from the charming allure of the Gilmore Girls, the show also featured a stunning array of characters that gave the small town of Stars Hollow its character, including series regulars like Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Liza Weil (How to Get Away With Murder), Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), and more.

I have to mention again that the show is quick, and this is primarily because the show’s actors had to attend speech lessons in order to be able to fit all 80-some pages of an episode into the 45 minutes allotted by the network. On average, an hour-long show usually has a script of about 40-50 pages and Gilmore Girls scripts were known to be around 80 pages. The jokes had to be sharp, the acting and reacting to quips needed to be well-executed, and this is why the show is so enjoyable to watch. It makes the hour-long episodes breeze by instead of dragging on like some are known to do (I’m talking to you, Revenge).

The show dealt with teen pregnancy, rejection from family, social expectations, and much more, all while keeping the heavy topics somehow light with sharp humor.

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Apr 12, 2015 10:58PM EDT
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Such a wonderfully crafted show. The writing is superb and as a tv writer myself, I have to appreciate the fact that each script is 80 pages.

Such a wonderfully crafted show. The writing is superb and as a tv writer myself, I have to appreciate the fact that each script is 80 pages.

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Feb 22, 2015 1:46AM EST
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Good show. Interesting depiction of a mother-daughter-relationship. It's fun to watch - definitely makes you laugh. However, lacks a bit of excitement.

Good show. Interesting depiction of a mother-daughter-relationship. It's fun to watch - definitely makes you laugh. However, lacks a bit of excitement.

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Feb 21, 2015 6:54PM EST
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Looking for a blast from the past? A cult tv show to get into? I honestly having watched Gilmore girls so many times for the only reason that I cannot watch it for the first time. This is the best tv show ever. ok, that's a big statement, But it is seriously good. Lauren Graham is the mom we all wanted to have. Rory has the prettiest blue eyes and is the daughter/student/friend everyone would like to have. What to say about Edward Hermann (RIP) who is the best grandpa ever. This is just a very good show to watch.

Looking for a blast from the past? A cult tv show to get into? I honestly having watched Gilmore girls so many times for the only reason that I cannot watch it for the first time. This is the best tv show ever. ok, that's a big statement, But it is seriously good. Lauren Graham is the mom we all wanted to have. Rory has the prettiest blue eyes and is the daughter/student/friend everyone would like to have. What to say about Edward Hermann (RIP) who is the best grandpa ever. This is just a very good show to watch.

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Feb 13, 2015 2:52PM EST
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This is my all time favorite tv show. I cant believe the discontinued it

This is my all time favorite tv show. I cant believe the discontinued it

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Jan 30, 2015 3:04PM EST
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I fucking love this show

I fucking love this show

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Jan 27, 2015 6:20PM EST
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A show for every age and gender. Sweet and well thought through, nice characters and good drama. love the ambiente! made with lots of love, thx amy and daniel ;-)

A show for every age and gender. Sweet and well thought through, nice characters and good drama. love the ambiente! made with lots of love, thx amy and daniel ;-)