Gilmore Girls: Why You Should Follow Before the Revival

Clara Albacete '19, Arts and Entertainment Editor

What do you get when you mix quick-witted conversation, references to bizarre movies, and a mother-daughter friendship?  That’s right, Gilmore Girls.  The seven season series started in 2000, yet still remains relevant and entertaining today.  Gilmore Girls follows the story of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother and daughter who are sixteen years apart in age.  The series explores several different relationships, from Lorelai and Rory, who are practically joined at the hip, to Lorelai and Emily, her mother, who can’t stand to be in the same room as each other for too long.  Over the course of the seven seasons, Rory has three different boyfriends: the honest but pushy Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki), the secretly smart bad-boy Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia), and the rich and reckless Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry).  You may tell yourself, “I don’t get attached to secondary characters,” but by the end you will enjoy going head to head with other fans over your favorite boyfriend.

With lovable characters such as Chef Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy), diner owner Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), rebel teen Lane Kim (Keiko Agena), and many, many more, Gilmore Girls captures your heart from the very first episode.  Though boyfriends, school, and drama may distract from it, at the very heart of the show is family.  After leaving her parent’s home when she becomes pregnant at sixteen, Lorelai moves to small town Stars Hollow, where she is welcomed and helped by the community.  However, the first episode picks up with a now sixteen-year-old Rory getting into a prestigious private school that costs a pretty penny.  In order to pay for the school, Lorelai must turn to the parents she loathes for financial help for the first time in sixteen years.  Lorelai’s parents agree to help her, but Emily Gilmore has a few tricks up her sleeve that complicate matters.

Adored by fans, Gilmore Girls is still a popular show even nine years after it ended, and it’s easy to see why.  The actors capture their characters perfectly and have a smooth chemistry that makes the show feel completely real. Gilmore Girls is addictive and a lot of fun, and every season brings about fresh new ideas and faces that keep the show from getting boring.  Some episodes have brought the even toughest of us to tears!  It is a show that can be watched with family, by yourself, with friends, and almost anywhere.  You can’t help but get attached to the characters, the schoolmates, the diner, and most of all the “coffee, Coffee, COFFEE!”

Watch Rory grow up as the characters come alive with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s fast-paced scripts that are laced with comedy, tears, and so much more.  And the best part?  On November 25th, Netflix is releasing a four episode revival where we get to see what happens to all the characters in the future.  “Oy with the poodles already” and join the Gilmore Girl world!