Lorelai Gilmore and Lorelai (“Rory”) Gilmore are more best friends than they are mother and daughter. Sometimes they are mother and daughter with the roles reversed. The viewer will soon become accustomed to Rory telling Lorelai to go to her room and to go study. The young, witty mother and her brilliant, responsible teenage daughter will capture your mind and heart instantly. Lorelai and Rory’s dialogue is quick and oddly funny. Their infuriatingly extensive cultural background is impressive, not to say ridiculous. They will make you want to read more books and watch more old movies and listen to more music.
The family disputes that surround Lorelai and her rich, strict parents are sometimes funny, sometimes intensely sad. Lorelai has disagreed with them almost since the day she was born. But her running away pregnant at sixteen leaves the family with a wound that reopens from time to time. Nevertheless, they are brought together by Rory’s gracious presence and their love for her. There is also a good dose of romance that provides the show with more funny and charming characters. Perhaps the most important romance is Lorelai and Luke’s. Luke is the bitter and unamused guy that owns a diner and meets the girls’ need for unhealthy amounts of caffeine. But he will become more important as the seasons progress.
Family feuds. Romance. Witty comebacks. Endless cultural references. There is something for everyone in Gilmore Girls.
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