Rich in emotion.. humour… witticisms… charm… fashion… Set in a small fictional town: Stars Hollow, Connecticut, it follows the lives of mother and daughter duo, Lorelai, and Rory Gilmore played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. We get to know the town’s quirky characters and secrets about Lorelai’s life are revealed throughout the series, especially in terms of her rich parents who she ran away from after having Rory at 16. The girls’ love lives are anything but simple making for great drama! All in all if you haven’t watched this show you really did yourself a disservice. Being lucky enough to own the entire series, anyone I lend them to also becomes an immediate fan. Most people when first watching an episode are put off by the fast paced speech and references to American pop culture or history, but this is all part of that charm that I’m talking about. The duo’s obsession with movies, new and old, magazines and fashion is a lifestyle I relate to 100%.
Theme song & credits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OX8JtJffWo
Created by Amy Sherman, the reason their speaking is on fast forward is because they had so much great content to fit in each show! And the characters are painted so effectively in this way!
I have to say, Lorelai is utterly fabulous! She’s my fictional idol! Independent, funny, intelligent, strong-willed, generous, friendly. She brings up Rory on her own and ends up owning her own Inn, doesn’t take crap but isn’t afraid to get involved in silly town events and help out anyone who needs her. SuperWoman? I think so!
Her relationships are never simple partly due to her single-mom position but also because of Rory’s father who tend to pop up at the worst moments or just as Lorelai starts to feel settled. Rory dates some hotties and while her relationships seem simple at first there is clearly a lot of her mother in her as things change when she gets older.
There was talk of a movie following the successful series so…. fingers and toes crossed!!
Rory: What’s with the carrots?
Lorelai: I was afraid you weren’t eating well at school.
[At the Yale-Harvard football game]
Lorelai: Oh, wait, are you Pennilyn Lott, my dad’s college sweetheart?
Lorelai: You’re my almost-mommy.
Pennilyn: Well, I supposed that’s one way of putting it…
Lorelai: I’m so glad to finally meet you. Let me ask you something – would you have let me get a pony?
Logan: Rory, you’re special.
Rory: Like “stop-eating-the-paste” special?
Richard: Focus, please.
Lorelai: I am a camera.