Friday, July 01, 2016

Happy Gilmore Girls Day!

In these current times, rife with unrest, uncertainty and the most odious of political machinations (the UK parliament is like a soap opera at the moment. If it was a soap opera it would be gripping; as a government it's kind of terrifying), I find myself looking for rainbows amongst the storms and clouds. This has long been my nature - I love to find the reasons to celebrate, the uplifting asides, the moments of joy - and by doing so these propel me through the tougher times.

When I read earlier this week that Netflix was adding all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls to their platform in all territories from today (except in China, it turns out), I was delighted. I'm a longtime fan of Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Lane, Richard, Sookie and Emily (life goals), as well as the rest of the characters, and my little boxset of all seven series has been watched and rewatched several times. I'm so glad that Netflix has added all the existing episodes to their roster, and cannot wait for the new special episodes when they arrive. With that in mind, here are my 7 reasons why Gilmore Girls is a series to treasure....through the medium of gifs. 

1. Bookworms are represented beautifully.


Rory Gilmore is right up there on the list of bookworms of brilliance with Hermione Granger and Jo March for me. Her voracious reading and the obsession with books are good for the soul!


2. The Gilmore ladies love their coffee. Excellent stuff.


3. The Friday realness. A lot of shows for this demographic show endless partying and a vast array of solo cups. I know the Friday nights of my teenage years were more about pizza and movies!


4. The supporting cast is fantastic. Whether it's Sookie being all warm and ditsy, Luke being the kind curmudgeon, or Paris being....Paris, I love how the writers create a real and vivid world filled with so many unique and interesting characters.


5. The family feels are exquisite. The central realtionship between Rory and Lorelai, and the relationship beween Richard and Emily and the 'girls' is so well handled and rich - some shows have a tendency to make familial realtionships very black and white; with Gilmore Girls we get to see the shades of grey.


6. Lost-ness. I love the capacity that Gilmore Girls has to let their characters fail, and then to flail a bit while they find a new route, idea or challenge. This is often how life is, and I love that the show allows its characters the growth that failure or being a little lost can bring.


7. The relationships- in much the same way that the show creates a real family, the friendships and realtionships in the show are very real too. People fall out, make up, disagree, grow, break up...but in a way that feels so relatable.


There are so many other things I could mention - the fashion, the pop culture, the quotes, the theme song, the movies....but ultimately (as is so often the case) the show itself says it best:



Have you watched Gilmore Girls before? Will you be watching it on Netflix? If you have watched it, like me are you considering watching it all over again?

Happy Friday! Or rather, Happy Gilmore Girls Day!

21 comments:

  1. I have never watched the Gilmore Girls. I think I am missing out as I have so many friends that are obsessed with it also! I never understood whether it is basically a mother and daughter though?

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    1. The central girls are a mum and daughter, but it's a cast of thousands - such fun!

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  2. I've never even watched the Gilmore Girls, will have to try and catch it on Netflix.

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    1. Oh I hope you enjoy it! Really sweet, feelgood TV!

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  3. Watching the news is truly terrifying and unsettling at the moment! Nice to read some good news - loved watching Gilmore Girls - such a feel good series!

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    1. Isn't it just! Just what we need in these trying (and rainy!) times!

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  4. I have also never watched Gilmore Girls and now all I want to do is watch Gilmore Girls lol x

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    1. YASS Leanne! Let me know how you get on :)

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    2. Fucksake Leanne WATCH IT NOW. xx

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  5. Do you know I have never watched Gilmore Girls, perhaps I need to try and see if I can find it anywhere to watch.

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    1. If you have Netflix you are deffo in luck!

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  6. I seriously cannot wait for the new episodes. I loved watching this growing up and own the box set too. Do you listen to the Gilmore Guys podcast? It has taken over my commute.

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    1. I LOVE THEM. I am always up for Gilmore obsessions.

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  7. Not gonna like, this weekend is dedicated to all things Gilmore (even though I already have the DVD's!).

    I absolutely cannot wait for the reboot! #teamjess

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  8. The politics "over there" has been interesting and even our news media has been covering it (I generally have to seek out the BBC or "THe Guardian" to learn about the rest of the world. I've never watched the Gilmore Girls, but maybe on Netflix. I'm not much for TV, though.

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    1. I'm a Netflix girl, rather than TV - I never have the chance to watch live TV, but a good boxset I can total rock!

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  9. You know my feelings on this one Claire Bear. I am all over this like Lorelai on a burger.

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  10. I was thrilled when I heard that there are new episodes coming out. Absolutely thrilled. I am gong to binge on hte old ones on Netflix for the next while. So exciting!

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  11. LOVE Gilmore Girls so much! I, am actually so grateful to the Netflix Gods for gIving us 4 new major episodes but bringing us all 7 seasons first so we can prepare! This is literally my life now, wor, blog, GG!
    Oh and rewatching it I've come to one conclusion...Dwan was the WORST 😂😂 LOL. X

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