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LIFE IS SHORT - SO TALK FAST!!
Member Name: Daisfunky
Advantages: See review
Disadvantages: can be REALLY annoying to watch!!
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
Seasons: 1 - 7
Creator: Amy Sherman
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Episode running time: 60mins
Stars Hollow is a small, close knit town in Connecticut and home to single mum Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory. The town is packed with eccentric and friendly characters who become like a family to the Gilmore Girls. Lorelai manages an Inn where her best friend; Sookie St James (Melissa McCarthy) works as an experemental chef.
Lorelai is a vivacious character who can not function without her hourly cups of coffee. She goes to "Luke's" every day to satisfy her fix and vent off her frustrations at 100mph to her on/off love intrest Luke Daines. Her love of old movies and celebrity gossip comes through her witty, comical character as she thrives on poking fun at everything.
Rory has wanted to go to Harvard since she could talk, her nose is almost always in a book and when it isn't she's talking about it. She attends Chilton - a private school which she hopes will give her good prospects for the future. She stays in touch with her high school best friend Lane Kim (Keiko Agena) and becomes buddies with power hungry Paris Geller (Liza Weil)
Every friday night Lorelai and Rory go to Friday Night Dinner with Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) Gilmore. The weathly, old-fashioned grandparents who disapproved of Lorelai's teen pregnancy and her lifestyle.
The Gilmore Girls is quite addictive to watch - each episode ends on a cliffy and I'm sure you could watch all of the seasons over a week and it would work together seamlessly.
The music is repetitive, with only a few tracks of a woman singing "la, la, la, la" to a string guitar - low budge?? Or just simplicity in mind?
The story is well-thought out and interesting, although I swear the writers put in too much script for a 60min show because the characters (namely Lorelai and Rory) speak so fast that you have a headache afterward the episode has ended.
The Gilmore Girls has more depth than a soap, but is just as addictive. It explores the themes of mother-daughter relationships, love, politics, family connections, community fellowship, scandal, lies, betrayal, affair....you name it!
I'd give it 4 stars (lose 1 star for the headaches)
Summary: Well I watch it even if I don't want to...