A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
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Thirty-two year old single mom, Lorelai, lives with her teenage daughter Rory in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with crazy neighbors and many ups and downs.

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Fate made them mother and daughter. Love made them friends See more »

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5 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Gilmore Girls: Beginnings  »

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Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy & American Dad) appeared in Season 2 Episode 21 "Lorelai's Graduation Day" as Zach, a fellow graduate. See more »

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The iconic last cut in the opening credits for each and every season is an external shot of Luke's diner (we can see Lorelai, Rory, and Luke inside). This cut is from the last scene of the pilot. However, in the pilot, Luke's diner is a stand-alone building in the middle of a block on a busy street rather than a corner unit adjacent to the town square with windows facing in two directions and a door set in from the corner. The shot pulls back so that we can see the door and address. It can't be the Luke's we know from every episode after the pilot. The interior is a bit different as well. See more »

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Lorelai: I love my little circus freak.
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A Wonderful Show!
8 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

OK, I admit it... I started to watch this show because I knew my favorite actor, Scott Cohen, was going to be a guest star. (My family tapes the episodes and sends them to me here.) I fully intended to stop watching it after his appearances were done. But, somewhere along the line I found myself enjoying the show even when Scott wasn't a guest star. The writing is absolutely wonderful. Lorelei's verbal comebacks are some of the best I've ever heard -- her verbal banter with Max in the coffee shop scene of the Cinnamon's Wake episode is one of my favorite scenes. It's warm, funny, serious, and just all-round enjoyable. Lauren Graham is perfect as Lorelei, and special kudos go to Alexis Bledel as Rory... for a first time actress, she's done a marvelous job. I very much enjoy Kelly Bishop and Edward Hermann as Lorelei's parents. And Max... well, I think I'd like him even if he wasn't played by my favorite actor :). My thanks to Scott Cohen -- if he hadn't been on this show, I would have missed something very special.


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