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


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Release Date:

5 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gilmore Girls: Beginnings  »

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Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino originally wanted Sherilyn Fenn to audition for the role of Lorelai Gilmore but she was appearing in _Rude Awakening (1998)_ at the time. Fenn later guest starred as Sasha, Jess' father's girlfriend and then played the recurring character Anna Nardini. See more »


Lorelai's kitchen is on the right side of the house (when facing the house) with the door leading to the back. However, in nearly every external shot, characters who exit through the door come out onto the porch on the left side of the house. See more »


[while studying for exams]
Rory: Okay. You should get back to your studying.
Lorelai: Fine. Oh, great.
Rory: What?
Lorelai: I think I've already forgotten everything I read in the last two hours.
Rory: No, you haven't.
Lorelai: Yes, I have. In fact, I may have forgotten everything that I've ever known. Child, what be your name?
Rory: Study.
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the best ever
23 December 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

i do not exactly know, which audience this show is meant to appeal to. i am a single male in my late thirties with a long history of being in love with my best female "friend". so of course, it will always be the Luke-lorelai relationship that will appeal to me. but the way lorelai interacts with her parents, the way, the town's community is depicted, the sheer speed of a 45 minute drama/comedy, are all simply wonderful. in a lot of ways, it reminds me of thirties' screwball comedies, you know the ones, katherine hepburn, cary grant. anyway, this show is perfectly written, directed and acted. it's a pleasure to watch. my previous favourite shows have been "northern exposure", "picket fences", "buffy" (oh yes) and "frasier". "gilmore girls" took the best of all of them and put it together. i hope, they can keep this sort of level and i hope it will never stop.

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