Welcome back to the A-Z Challenge! We’ve gone from A-F. Today is G! Double G actually. G is for Gilmore Girls 😀 A show that I have rewatched more times than any other.
I haven’t rewatched the revival since binge watching it when it came out. It came out 9pm our time, and I finished watching at 4am. Thank goodness it was on a Friday night, so I was able to recover on Saturday. The revival was exciting as everyone started talking about this amazing show again!
I’m trying to remember how I first found this show. I was flicking through tv one afternoon, and a rerun came on. I liked how fast they talked, so I started watching. I continued watching it every week, I think it was in the third season? So I rented the dvds from the library. Except a lot of discs were scratched, so in the end, I started buying the dvds. From season 6 on, I watched it weekly on tv. I loved it so much. It was funny, moving, relatable, and made me feel invested.
You ready for the premise? Lorelai Gilmore was 16 when she had Rory. She came from a rich, privileged background but always resented it. She ran away from home with baby Rory and landed in Stars Hollow. She got a job as a maid at the local Independence Inn, and worked her way up. Her and Rory are best friends first, and mum and daughter second. They have an enviable relationship. Season 1 starts off with Rory being 16, she’s very smart and independent like her mum, she’s landed a spot at Chilton, a fancy private school. Tuition turns out to be a problem, which brings Lorelai back to her parents and worlds collide. There’s also a collection of hilarious quirky characters that make the town so amazing. The show basically follows Lorelai and Rory’s lives, their happy times, their relationships, their schooling, and growing up.
Ready for the quotes and gif portion?
Gilmore Girls is very wordy, and very referential. I’m very happy when they mention a reference to something and I actually understand it.
Now let’s look at the main characters. I will stick to the core group of people who stay thoughout most seasons. That means just the main group of family and friends, so not much of the boyfriends.
Lorelai Gilmore (Played by Lauren Graham)
Mum to Rory. Hated her parents world, the lifestyle, the snobbery…She loves her independence and hates when she has to ask her parents for anything. She is very ambitious and stubborn. She starts the season as the manager of the Independence Inn, and her dream is to own her own inn one day. Lorelai is quick witted and clever, but is also prone to judging and jumping to conclusions. She also loves all kinds of food, and needs a hundred cups of coffee every day.
Rory Gilmore (Played by Alexis Bledel)
Rory is very smart, book smart. She can be a bit naive at times, but she means well. As the season goes on, she learns a lot and her character grows. She’s very loyal, sweet, and places her academia as the highest on her priority list (behind family). She dreams of going to an Ivy League college and studying journalism. She is also very good at words and wit, and like her mother, loves food and coffee.
Luke Danes (Played by Scott Patterson)
Luke owns the local diner. He has been friends with Lorelai since she arrived in Stars Hollow pretty much. Lorelai and Rory eat there on a daily basis. Luke often comes to help around the house, give them advice, and loves being a part of Lorelai and Rory’s lives. He has a gruff demeanour, but he’s a sweetheart on the inside. Lorelai and Luke eventually go on to date (we all see it coming), and is always an important figure in their lives.
Lane Kim (Played by Keiko Agena)
Lane has been Rory’s best friend forever. She is Korean, and has very strict, religious parents. She hides her love of rock and roll and all things pop culture from them, but yearns to be in a rock band as a drummer (she eventually does). I love her and Rory’s friendship, as well as watching how she grows into a young adult, and how her relationship with her mother changes.
Sookie St. James (Played by Melissa McCarthy)
Sookie is Lorelai’s best friend. She’s the chef at the inn, and her and Lorelai love working together. Sookie is a tad accident prone, a little flaky, but amazing at what she does. She’s very creative, and also very loyal to her friends. She always listens to her friends when they need to vent, or if they need food.
Paris Gellar (Played by Liza Weil)
Intense, smart and kinda scary, Paris is Rory’s frenemy. They meet at Chilton, and Paris marks Rory as a possible academic threat, and they butt heads for most of the schooling year. Eventually they find common ground and begin to work together, including into college. Paris can be relied on to get her way, or she will beat you into the ground with her stares and words if you try to disagree. I love her.
Michel Gerard (Played by Yanic Truesdale)
The concierge at the Inn. He is French, and kinda snobby. He is often petulant, apathetic, and quick to anger. He is very good at his job, but many people hate working with him. Lorelai and Sookie consider him a friend, but they do get annoyed with him frequently. But he has proved his loyalty to them many times.
Kirk Gleason (Played by Sean Gunn)
Kirk is everywhere. He is very weird, has jobs in every single store in town it seems. He accidentally enters a lot of the plotlines. He is a bit of a ‘sad’ character, but he’s very loyal (sometimes too much) and has helped out a lot. He’s also just good for a chuckle.
Emily Gilmore (Played by Kelly Bishop)
The matriarch of the Gilmores. Emily is set in her ways, she enjoys routines and her way of life. She’s often disappointed in Lorelai and often picks at her clothes, choices, lifestyle and everything else. She does care for her daughter, and there have been lots of touching moments between the two. But there’s a lot of hurt and resentment in their relationship, which makes for interesting character and relationship development in the show.
Richard Gilmore (Played by the late Edward Herrman)
The patriarch of the Gilmore. Richard has expectations of his family. His routine revolves around his work, he is more quiet than Emily, but he definitely has a voice. He has shown loyalty to his daughter numerous times, but also maintains that difficult relationship with her because of their past.
Do you guys already watch Gilmore Girls? What did you think of the revival? I liked it, and I liked how it ended. It felt fitting in a way 😀
If you don’t watch the show, I really recommend it! It’s such an amazing, clever show!
That’s it for G. H will be coming on Friday 🙂