A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

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 Lorelai Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Rory Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Lane Kim (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Luke Danes (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Michel Gerard (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Emily Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Richard Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Sookie St. James (153 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Kirk Gleason / ... (137 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Paris Geller (127 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Miss Patty (79 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Dean Forester (63 episodes, 2000-2005)

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Thirty-two year old single mom, Lorelai, lives with her teenage daughter Rory in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with crazy neighbors and many ups and downs.

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Best friends first. Mother and daughter second. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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5 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Gilmore Girls: Beginnings  »

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In season 7, Luke often wears a new hat. It's a hat for the Connecticut Defenders, a now-defunct minor league baseball team. See more »

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The gender of Babette's cat "Cinnamon" changes. In the first season "he" gets stuck under Babette's porch and she borrows cooking oil from the Gilmores. Later on, the cat dies and "she" is mourned by many of the townsfolk. See more »

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Dave: What we need is a name.
Brian: I made my suggestion.
Zach: Yeah, and we vetoed "The Harry Potters." Next.
Brian: So yours is better?
Zach: "Follow Them to the Edge of the Dessert" is memorable and classy.
Brian: I run out of breath every time I say it.
Zach: You've got asthma, dude. You run out of breath saying your name.
Dave: Yeah, Brian, we can't work our name around your respiratory illnesses.
Brian: Even without an inhaler, "Follow Them to the Edge of the Dessert" is too long.
Zach: Yeah, but when we get famous, our fans will shorten it to ...
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Fast-paced, intelligent show.
19 August 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I was surprised when I saw this show because WB has a reputation for churning out mindless, sleazy shows that don't add any value to television. 'Gilmore Girls' has to be the only quality show on WB and one of the few on television in general. It's about the relationship between a mother and daughter in a small town in Connecticut. Lorelai Gilmore had Rory when she was 16 and ran away from her uptight, old money parents to start her own life independently as a maid at an inn and then working her way up to general manager. Their relationship is more like a sister relationship than a parent-child relationship. The townspeople only add charm to the show.

'Gilmore Girls' is an intelligent show with quick, witty dialogue that often refers to literature, music, movies, and pop culture. The characters talk extremely fast, which can be quite unrealistic sometimes when in a span of five seconds, two people can create comebacks for each other that contain references to Shakespeare and Madonna. But c'mon, it's just a show, and the point of the fast-paced dialogue and references is for the entertainment of audiences. We watch the show, hear the dialogue and laugh hard because we know what they're talking about. It's what makes 'The Simpsons' enjoyable, and the same can be applied to 'Gilmore Girls'. We know that such a quirky place as Stars Hollow most likely doesn't exist, but we watch it for the admiration for a dedicated single mother, hard-working daughter, and their minds that are abundant with intelligent and witty remarks about everything from Billy Bob Thornton to Bob Dylan.

Give it a try. It's just one smart joke after another. Definitely not a typical WB show.


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