The beloved and widely popular 2000’s television show “Gilmore Girls” has captured the hearts of both original and contemporary fans. Following the lives of a single mother named Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory, “Gilmore Girls” is unique in its writing style, characters and intertwining plotlines. The show is slow-paced compared to most contemporary television, yet is still widely viewed in 2023.
Set in a fictional town in Connecticut called Stars Hollow, the mother and daughter duo spend almost every morning in a place called Luke’s Diner. Lorelai spends her day working at the Independence Inn while Rory goes off to school. Lorelai’s best friend and coworker, Sookie, is both down-to-earth and silly. The two hope to someday open an inn of their own.
In the fifth season, Rory attends Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a rather pivotal point in the television series, as the viewer has spent the last five seasons believing Rory was going to attend Harvard. Rory’s time at Yale is especially fun to watch as a fellow college student. She attends football games, works on the school newspaper as well as at the dining hall, and makes new friends.
There are some dramatic events in the show but they are few and far between. Overall, “Gilmore Girls” is simple. That’s not to say that “Gilmore Girls” is boring—the writers simply derive excitement and intrigue from things like a character’s witty remark, a cool outfit or a town event gone wrong. It’s a light-hearted show that one could watch after a hard or stressful day.
Another reason why many people enjoy “Gilmore Girls” is because it doesn’t necessarily have a specific theme. It’s not a healthcare-centered drama like “Grey’s Anatomy” or a supernatural-themed drama like “Stranger Things.” “Gilmore Girls” is a show about life. Even just after watching the first few episodes, viewers feel like they know the characters. They see Rory encounter bullies at school, and see Lorelai back out of an engagement. The dreams which Lorelai and Sookie have of opening an inn eventually come to fruition. The viewers get to watch Lorelai and Sookie appreciate how far they’ve come, and they feel as if they’re a part of the characters’ lives.
“Gilmore Girls” is available to stream with a Netflix subscription or to purchase on various platforms including Youtube, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.