Using the Dragonfly's practice weekend, Lorelai gets her parents to admit they've separated. Meanwhile Luke, doing everything by the book, feels like an idiot when it looks like Jason and Lorelai are...
Rory gets a job following the presidential campaign of one of the candidates running for president. While she prepares to leave in a mere three days, Lorelai adjusts to the idea that she may not see ...
New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.
After casting 'Liz Torres' as Miss Patty, the producers were convinced they had to cast 'Sally Struthers' due to their presence together in All in the Family (1971). See more »
The iconic last cut in the opening credits for each and every season is an external shot of Luke's diner (we can see Lorelai, Rory, and Luke inside). This cut is from the last scene of the pilot. However, in the pilot, Luke's diner is a stand-alone building in the middle of a block on a busy street rather than a corner unit adjacent to the town square with windows facing in two directions and a door set in from the corner. The shot pulls back so that we can see the door and address. It can't be the Luke's we know from every episode after the pilot. The interior is a bit different as well. See more »
Because people like you. You're quiet. You say "excuse me". You look like little birds help you get dressed in the morning.
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Gilmore Girls is one of those shows that people love because they're so
adorable...and they simply don't know it. And not teen pop bunk adorable,
but as in they're easy to love. I was surprised by the quality of the
series, considering it's on the WB. It's intelligent, creative, and
sophisticated in an everyday way. And even though this show has enough
sarcasm to give you heartburn (it's fueled by sarcasm, in double digit
gallons) the characters are fleshed out and live an alternate lifestyle
may be foreign, but is completely believable. These aren't people who live
stereotyped mid class American TV lives, they live like the people next
door, but like the strange people next door. They're those specially chosen
eccentrics, small town hicks, artists, and snobs who are so full of quirks
and idiosyncrasies they tend to make our lives colorful.
And this show is about characters and how they relate to each other. The
crux of the show is the relationship between the close in age coffee addict
mother (Loralai, played by the fantastic Lauren Graham) and daughter (Rory,
beautifully played by Alexis Bledel) who have an unusually close knit, and
witty, relationship. The two are an eccentric pair, they live for each
other and pay no heed to those who sneer upon them and indulge in their
wacky Bohemian-ness. They eat at Luke's Diner for breakfast and order
economy size platters of Chinese food from Al's House of Pancakes. Rory
likes chaperones, Loralai intrinsically trusts her daughter.
When Rory is accepted to a posh prep school (which she doesn't care for,
deals with because, quite simply, she has a higher IQ than most of the town
and wants to get to Harvard) paid for by her incorrigible and borderline
personality grandmother (another recurring character), her mother has to
take a job she doesn't want at a first class hotel, and thus a whole passel
of problems and dilemmas occur. Long term plot lines gracefully combine
town occurrences, scandals, gossip, etc, and create a show with as much
flavor and pizzazz as Stars Hollow can take.
And where the sarcasm and one liners, bizarre scenarios and crazy
flow freely there's always an underlying riptide that surfaces quickly here
and there, and the tensions that arise can become especially pungent
we're allowed to be close to the characters. For example, in one episode
Rory accidentally falls asleep next to her boyfriend late one night while
they were both reading a book together, and next morning they are found by
Miss Patty (the fabulously fabulous Liz Torres who is also from "American
Family"), nothing had happened, Rory is completely innocent, but Loralai is
worried when she's alerted that she hadn't come home and receives the call
that they had been found together. Rory's grandmother jumps to conclusions
and starts harshly saying that Rory has ruined her life just the way
had, but her mother adamantly sticks up for her. Yet when Rory comes in,
they have an explosive fight, with Rory crushed that her mother didn't
or believe her.
And yet situations with even a slight potential for sugaryness are resolved
with lightning fast dialogue a la `Philadelphia Story'. The fact that
they're close is already there, anything else feels wrong. This is the
genius of the show's writing and acting. All said, whether during revealing
moments of emotion or poignancy, or the standard rib cracking, fire
crackling wit and sarcasm, this show gets under your skin and refuses to
go. It's more than a gem, and I hope that it lasts.
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