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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
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Series cast summary:
 Lorelai Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Rory Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Luke Danes (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Michel Gerard (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Emily Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Richard Gilmore (154 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Sookie St. James (153 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Lane Kim (153 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Kirk Gleason / ... (137 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Paris Geller (127 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Miss Patty (79 episodes, 2000-2007)
 Dean Forester (63 episodes, 2000-2005)


Thirty-two year old single mom, Lorelai, lives with her daughter Rory in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with crazy neighbors and many ups and downs. The two go everywhere together and are each other's best friends. No matter what goes on, they always end up happy and eating take-out!

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Best friends first. Mother and daughter second. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

5 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gilmore Girls: Beginnings  »

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The mountain often seen on the show is actually Mount Hollywood. See more »


The gender of Babette's cat "Cinnamon" changes. In the first season "he" gets stuck under Babette's porch and she borrows cooking oil from the Gilmores. Later on, the cat dies and "she" is mourned by many of the townsfolk. See more »


Luke: Rory's not here yet.
Lorelai: Then you'll have to entertain me until she arrives. Okay Burger boy, dance.
Luke: Will you marry me?
[Lorelai is taken aback]
Luke: Just looking for something to shut you up.
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Referenced in The Nines (2007) See more »

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god i love this show!
3 September 2007 | by (pune,india) – See all my reviews

Gilmore Girls is my favorite TV show of all times. they only aired the first 2 seasons in India but i've watched the rest on DVD or read it online. it's very refreshing to find a show where the protagonist isn't sneaking around her mother's back but has an open relationship with her. the chemistry between Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel who play Lorelai and her daughter Rory is really great. all the acting is excellent and the characters, though extremely quirky, are still believable. the residents of stars hollow show all the amusing bizarreness of small town life, which is contrasted by the endless snobbishness and social norms that make up the high society life of Lorelai's parents. on one hand there are dance-athons and firelight festival's while on the hand you have cotillions, DAR meetings and cocktail parties. all the character's develop a lot and there's a happy ending for more or less everybody. there are dramatic elements but also a lot of very witty humor. Rory's boyfriends are all incredibly hot as are her friend Lane's. basically it's a cool, funny, very satisfying show which encompasses all the aspects of life and gives you a feeling of -if you work hard enough and wait patiently, you'll get what you want even if it wasn't what you intended.

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