Gilmore Girls

"Gilmore Girls" was a kick-ass American comedy/drama TV show which centred around the relationship between young mother Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter Rory.

And yeah, that's totally why people watched it...

Just The Facts

  1. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore live in a small Connecticut town called 'Stars Hollow'.
  2. The show frequently included pop-culture references which not even the writers understood.
  3. Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai, is currently single.

The Background, or "What you need to know to appear knowledgable about this field".

"Gilmore Girls", as stated, centers around the relationship between Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. The series also explored the themes of friendship, family, social divides, whilst also featuring segments explaining how to do simple arts-and-crafts projects, like making hats from newspaper:


The show was often criticized for these segments, not only because they tended to take place off-screen.

Relationships in the show, or "Hey, it's that jerk from Heroes."

Throughout the seven series the show ran for (and the series only ended there because the producers finally ran out of good reasons to keep Alexis Bledel in her school uniform), both Lorelai and Rory manage to get through enough men to fill this:

(Ex-boyfriends and -husbands not shown.)

We're never really told why, though the fact that Lorelai's main love interest throughout the series dressed like a lumberjack with Will Smith's headgear might explain why she was so keen to marry every other man she came across.

Rory didn't fare much better, either. Her first relationship starts after some fairly serious stalking, though the fact that she then puts up with Peter Petrelli from TV's Heroes is reason enough to canonize her.

If we'd dated Rory, we'd be looking that smug too.

Why this show rocked, or "Why this show rocked".

Viewers of the show will no doubt realise, very quickly, that both of the leads have a certain allure to them. Even female viewers. Whilst I'm not saying that the entire show's popularity and success was based off this, there is a lot to be said for Alexis Bledel in that school uniform the producers insisted she wore.

This is definitely NOT the reason I watched the show. Not at all.

The show also featured Edward Herrmann as Lorelai's father, and if there IS anything better than hot schoolgirls, Edward Herrmann making wisecracks whilst wearing suits comes close to it. Jus' sayin'.