Here's Why Gilmore Girls is My Favorite Show:Rating: 4 likes, 0 dislikes
It's rare that a pilot episode grabs me and ends up keeping me hooked for a series run, but in the case of Gilmore Girls, I was hooked after the first scene. I stumbled upon Gilmore Girls by pure happenstance and immediately fell in love with the premise of the series. After seeing the pilot, I couldn't get enough of the quick wit and rapid dialog full of pop-culture references, sprinkled with family drama that I easily related to. Like Lorelai, I too am a single mother and seeing a strong, confident single mother as the main character was something that you don't see in your typical television series. And for the helpless romantic in all of us, the series is chock full of relationship drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat, hoping that Luke and Lorelai will finally be together or that Rory will finally be with the boy of her dreams.
Gilmore Girls brought something fresh and entirely different to the table. Though each episode has a heavy dose of comedy, each episode also has heartfelt situations and drama that can be easily related to. The writers avoid cliché or stereotypical boy-meets-girl storylines even if sometimes the characters in the end don't end up happy or the boy doesn't get the girl -- much like real life.
The series is quirky and unpredictable and is the one hour of television that I look forward to each week to get my weekly dose of "Gilmore-isms". Whether the episode is a tear-jerker or ends happily-ever-after, it's always an hour where I can escape to a world, albeit a world much like my own. After watching seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, it's hard to not feel like you're part of the Gilmore clan.
Review posted on Sunday, February 11th 2007 at 9:33 pm