The Gilmore Girls return – 17 reasons to tune in
The Gilmore Girls are back with a new series. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time to tune in and meet Lorelai, Rory and the gang. Here are 17 reasons our favourite show is so unmissable!
Hurrah, the Gilmore Girls are back! From 2000 – 2007 we all followed the ups and downs of Lorelai, Rory and the gang. And now, finally, there’s a new series! Here are 17 reasons why we love the show so much.
1. Best mother-daughter team ever
The Gilmore Girls are the best mother-daughter duo in the history of television. How we yearn to be Rory (Alexis Bledel) and have Lorelai (Lauren Graham) as a mother!
2. Better than “Friends”
It’s all about the chemistry. Even the Central Perk crew could learn a thing or two from these girls.
3. They love coffee
And so do we! In the seventh series, Lorelai and Rory can be spotted with a cuppa Joe in almost every single scene. Living the dream!
5. Stars Hollow
It’s not just the Gilmore Girls, but the small town Stars Hollow where they live that we love. The close-knit community is full of quirky characters and regularly hosts a range of bizarre events, like the Dance Marathon. What’s not to like?!
6. Gilmore Girls as a kickstarter
For Melissa McCarthy, who plays Sookie, they show was a stepping stone to a hugely successful acting career. Jared Padalecki, who plays Rory’s first boyfriend Dean, also rose to fame in 2005 with a starring role in “Supernatural”.
7. Brawn AND brains
As well as warming the cockles of our hearts, another reason to love the Gilmore Girls is the fact the protagonists are all bright women. At the end of the seventh series, Rory even has a Yale degree to her name.
8. Girl power
Lorelai and Rory aren’t the only strong female characters in the show. Rory’s lovable friend Paris is incredibly nerdy and ambitious. Fun fact: actress Liza Weil initially applied for the role of Rory. The show’s creators turned her down but created the Paris Geller character especially for her.
9. It’s wonderfully wacky
Besides Paris, Mrs Kim, played by Emily Kuroda, is another crazy character who never ceases to leave us laughing with her weird comments and world views. Brilliant!
10. Bring it on
There’s always some kind of heated discussion between Lorelai and her mother Emily, played by Kelly Bishop. And the feisty exchanges leave us tickled pink!
11. Maximum dialogue
An average series episode has sixty pages of script. The Gilmore Girls average eighty pages. And it’s all down to the rich dialogue. The actors have to speak quickly to make sure they fit it all in. A talent we believe could come in very useful sometimes.
12. Random topics
The conversations cover a diverse range of subjects, but the Gilmore Girls don’t bat an eye at it. Politics, music, movies, what cake and dating have in common – there’s nothing they shy away from. Just like in the real world.
13. Luke ...
Granted, watching Gilmore Girls has left us with unreasonable expectations when it comes to romance. Every girl deserves a guy like Luke (Scott Patterson) in their lives. Even if he’s only there to serve you breakfast each morning...
Whenever they need him, he’s there. And we could certainly use some of his skills. Maybe to build us an ice rink like he did for Lorelai. What a hero!
Max Medina and Rory’s dad Christopher are nice guys. But we firmly believe Luke should be with Lorelai. To find out how their love story ends – or begins – is one more reason to tune in this series.
16. Who’s kissing Rory now?
The same goes for Rory. Ever since we heard about the new series, we’re dying to find out who Rory’s dating – Dean, Jess or Logan?
17. What next?
The Gilmore Girls are funny, spirited and fast. We can’t wait for the new episodes. And this series even features Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of the original Gilmore Girls. Grab the popcorn, ladies!
And now, finally, there’s a new series – "Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life“.