5 reasons why you need to start watching Gilmore Girls right now


In preparation for the upcoming Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, Netflix have uploaded all seven amazing seasons of the show from its original run. You know what that means… it’s time to binge watch.

If you are already a Gilmore Girls fan (and you don’t own the DVDs) I know that you will be adding the show straight on to your watch list and telling everybody you know to do the same immediately.

If you haven’t seen the show before, start now, prepare to be amazed. There’s nothing like immersing yourself into the world of Stars Hollow. Here’s why you need to watch Gilmore Girls (again):

1. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel

The mother-daughter pairing of Lorelai and Rory is unlike most on telly. Their bond is one that has a foundation of friendship first. Because of this their chemistry on-screen and the rapport between Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel is amazing to watch. In fact, when they argue on the show you want to watch the subsequent episodes as soon as possible just so you can see them happy and bantering with each other again.


2. Emily Gilmore

The third Gilmore Girl, Lorelai’s mother Emily, is the queen of the one-liners on the show and her relationship with Edward Herrmann’s Richard was lovingly endearing. Emily’s role on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will undoubtedly be an emotional one following Herrmann’s death but if anyone can pull off that emotion on-screen it’s Kelly Bishop.


3. The Men

Over the years the Gilmore Girls have dated some pretty amazing men, so much so that the online community of fans have debated who Rory and Lorelai should be with for years (Jess and Luke, FYI). With many familiar faces returning to Stars Hollow for the reprisal a little refresher of the romances wouldn’t go amiss…


4. The Supporting Characters

What would Gilmore Girls be without the residents of Stars Hollow? Well it would certainly be a bit more dull.

The likes of Taylor and Kirk completely steal the show - whether they’re arguing with the Lorelais about town events or staging the latest wacky celebration. There’s never a dull moment in Stars Hollow.


5. Stars Hollow

The town is like a character in itself. It would be hard to find any Gilmore Girls viewer who wouldn’t want to live in Stars Hollow. With the picturesque lawns and beautifully romantic gazebo it is truly beautiful.

When you watch the show you can just visualise yourself popping into Luke’s for your morning coffee (because you know he serves the best), getting the morning gossip from Miss Patty and Babette before stopping off to collect dinner from Al’s Pancake World.

Every part of the town has character - even the seemingly never-changing stop lights and, like all the other fans of the show, I can’t wait to be reunited with Stars Hollow in all its glory for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.


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