Gilmore Girls, a flagship series of The WB Television, became a success from its fifth season. It was a show from the era that saw the merger of the 90s culture with the upcoming 21st century. Starring Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) in the lead role of the mother-daughter duo, the show tried to explore the different aspects of parenting. The review for this series was positive, and it became a 2000s American cult classic.
Gilmore Girls is one of the 100 greatest television shows of all time. Netflix produced a Gilmore Girls revival miniseries in 2016 that reunited every main and supporting cast after nine long years, except Richard, who died of a heart attack. Although the show received several accolades, it did not receive many awards. Its only award is the Emmy award for Outstanding Makeup for a Series for “The Festival of Living Art” episode, 2004. In this article, we will review Gilmore Girls with a few insights.
About Gilmore Girls
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series aired on The WB TV from October 5, 2000, to May 15, 2007. It ran for seven seasons with 153 episodes. As a flagship series of Warner Bros, it never drew huge ratings but was The WB network’s second-most-popular show during its fifth season. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix is a 2016’s four-part miniseries.
The Star Cast
Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore plays the mother of Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore. Melissa McCarthy plays Lorelai’s best friend, Sookie St. James. Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard) is their co-worker.
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes is the Inn owner who likes Lorelai. Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester, Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano, and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger are characters playing Rory’s boyfriends in different seasons. Liza Weil as Paris Geller and Keiko Agena as Lane Kim are her best friends.
Lorelai is a thirty-two years old lady with a sixteen-year-old daughter Rory who studies in the exclusive Chilton Preparatory School. And their backstory is the theme of season one. The studious Rory tries to prove herself in a school surrounded by new-age attitude girls and boys with big cars. But she meets Dean, a boy she has a crush on, and her life begins changing. Her single mother, Lorelai, sees her own self in her daughter.
Lorelai was raised in the riches of Richard and Emily and therefore was wilder than the other girls. She got pregnant at the age of 16, and she chose her own path. Lorelai has worked from being a maid to the manager at the historic Independence Inn with fire and determination. She dreams of her own Inn with her best friend and chef, Sookie.
In return for financial favor from her parents, Lorelai has to fulfill the condition of having Friday meals with them. The series focuses on various aspects of life, such as love life and personal ambitions (Rory’s journalist dream and Lorelai’s dream of opening her own Inn).
Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino says, is about making your own family if your own family couldn’t understand you. But ironically, Rory can connect with her mother’s family, who she left to create a small family of her own with Rory.
Gilmore Girls Review
Being considered a cult classic, Gilmore girls is a new-age mother-daughter series that portrays this age difference in a friendly way. It displays every emotion a teen undergoes while growing, whether it’s Lorelai or her daughter Rory. Issues like single parenthood, peer pressure, changing romantic relationships, and life aspirations were relatable. The entire star cast did a fabulous job, especially Alexis Bledel, who had no prior acting experience.
Gilmore Girls is praised for witty dialogues, cross-generational appeal, and a blend of humor and drama. Caryn James of The New York Times called Gilmore girls a “witty, charming show” that’s redefining family ties entertainingly. Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel praised the show’s second season as “one of television’s great, unsung pleasures.”
Overall from its review, Gilmore girls is a show worth watching for good comic family time. The show is available on Netflix.