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A dramedy 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:
Lauren Graham ...  Lorelai Gilmore 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Alexis Bledel ...  Rory Gilmore 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Keiko Agena ...  Lane Kim / ... 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Scott Patterson ...  Luke Danes 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Yanic Truesdale ...  Michel Gerard 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Kelly Bishop ...  Emily Gilmore 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Edward Herrmann ...  Richard Gilmore 154 episodes, 2000-2007
Melissa McCarthy ...  Sookie St. James 153 episodes, 2000-2007
Sean Gunn ...  Kirk Gleason / ... 137 episodes, 2000-2007
Liza Weil ...  Paris Geller 127 episodes, 2000-2007
Liz Torres ...  Miss Patty 79 episodes, 2000-2007
Jared Padalecki ...  Dean Forester 63 episodes, 2000-2005
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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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English

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5 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Gilmore Girls: Beginnings See more »

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Rory occasionally speaks Spanish with Ezsperanza, where she's shown to be moderately-fluent, using basic conversational phrases. Ironically, Alexis Bledel is Hispanic (of Argentinian descent) and speaks Spanish fluently, having grown up in a Spanish-speaking household. Bledel has stated that her second language was English and she did not learn it until she attended school. See more »

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Sets which should be somewhat permanent change, especially in early seasons. The foyer of Lorelai and Rory's house in S1 does not open to the living room, but it does for subsequent seasons. Luke's apartment changes frequently, with the bathroom moving from one side of the apartment in S1 to the other in S2. The cash register in the diner switches from one end of the counter to the other regularly in the first couple of seasons. The elder Gilmore's house changes as well. These are in addition to very large changes from pilot to series. See more »

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Kyon: What are we doing here?
Lane: I've tried to explain it to her but it is not working.
Rory: We are throwing my grandmother a bachelorette party.
Kyon: But she is married.
Rory: Yeah, but, they are doing it again.
Kyon: But why?
Rory: Because, they want to tell each other they love each other all over again.
Kyon: But why?
Rory: 'Cause they do.
Kyon: But why?
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Welcome to their little corner of the world.
16 September 2003 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

"Gilmore Girls" (like Leonard Maltin, I usually like to use the title as it appears on screen, but we'll forego the nomenclature "Gilmore girls") is one of those shows that positive word of mouth and the "You know, this does seem like a good show" vibe from hearing about it made me want to get a look at; the series has finally started UK airings on Nickelodeon, a strange choice for the channel - it's certainly comedic, but it's more of a comedy-drama than the usual stuff that's on Nick. (Plus, unlike all its regular shows it's an hour series.)

My rule of thumb is that if a series doesn't encourage me to keep watching by its third episode, it won't do so after its thirtieth; Amy Sherman-Palladino's series passed by the end of the first one. A number of viewers have commented that the dialogue isn't too realistic, and Lorelei Gilmore is certainly so quick with the witty repartee you wonder why she's not a stand-up comic instead of managing an inn (possibly a clue as to why one of the companies involved is called Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions?), but it does have the saving grace of actually being funny... something that can't be said for a lot of official comedies.

What helps the series work so far, apart from the dialogue, is the characters - just as "M*A*S*H"'s laugh track was kept out of the operating room even in the American broadcasts (it was initially broadcast in the UK sans track), the relationships between Lorelei and Lorelei (that's Rory - in the pilot we learned that she was named after her mother) aren't actually played for gags endlessly, and her mother's certainly strong but not a bitch, the way the makers could have easily done. No one in the show so far is truly bad or good, which bodes well, and the bond between mother and daughter is a rare thing for TV - they're both relatives and true friends without making you want to vomit, not a common thing in family dramas.

We're about three years behind the WB, and I'm looking forward to catching up with the Gilmores and their friends (it's impossible not to symapthise with Rory's best friend in particular, what with her health-food-obsessed/antique-selling mother). And on a purely shallow note, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel must be the most attractive mother-daughter pairing in recent television history. Beautiful and funny? Who needs Madonna kissing Britney?


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