by Kaylee Stinebiser
If you’re looking for a show full of witty banter, interesting plot twists, and lovable characters, “Gilmore Girls” is the show for you.
Set in Stars Hollow, a fictional small town in Connecticut, “Gilmore Girls” follows ambitious thirty-something Lorelei Gilmore as she faces obstacles in her professional career and personal life. Lorelei manages the Independence Inn until she opens her own business with her best friend, Sookie, halfway through the series.
Lorelei struggles to fit into the lifestyle that her wealthy parents live, and that conflict rises to the surface when she needs financial assistance from them in order to put her intelligent, determined daughter, Rory, through the private school that is necessary to get her into the Ivy League universities where she belongs. Relationship drama frequently haunts Lorelei as well.
“Gilmore Girls” is a feel-happy show. I can’t watch an episode without feeling happy, no matter what mood I was in when I started it. Though Lorelei and Rory are definitely the center of attention, all of the background and supporting characters are completely developed and have stories of their own. Every conversation features dialogue that is quick and witty and extremely comical; I really have to pay attention or I’ll miss something, but that just makes the show even better.
One thing I always have had a problem with is the relationship (or, for most of the series, the lack-of-relationship) between Lorelei and Luke, the owner of the most popular diner in Stars Hollow. Lorelei and Rory eat there multiple times every single day, and they never seem to pay him for their food. Still, watching Lorelei and Luke flirt and catch feelings for each other over the entire series is adorable.
Rumor has it that Netflix is going to put together a revival series featuring all of the original actors and characters, so now is the perfect time for a “Gilmore Girls” binge.