There’s a brand spanking new mini season on the horizon – so get out your Coffees my loves, there’s never been a better time to get into Gilmore Girls.
Here are the top 10 reasons why you should be watching.
1. THEY HAVE A DOG WHO TELLS FORTUNES.
I mean, let’s face it. This basically wins everything. Zero competition. Shut the internet down for the rest of the day, pour yourself a drink, Gilmore Girls win.
I SEE… I SEE… NOMS IN YOUR FUTURE. RUB MY BELLY.
2. You get to play the greatest* TV game “Before They Got Nerd Famous” with many of the actors.
Look out for baby faced Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones). Danny Strong (Buffy TVS) is great– pay close attention when “yoga” or “dance” come up around his character.
3. Gilmore Girls boasts impressive directors, producers and writers, so you’re guaranteed a good watch.
Esteemed creative women such as Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Gallactica, Once Upon a Time), Sheila R Lawrence (Boston Legal), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men, E.R, The West Wing), and Rebecca Sinclair (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freaks and Geeks) have all worked on the show.
4. QWEEN Lorelai Gilmore.
The show is about a SINGLE PARENT. Who had a daughter at a young age. Who did a pretty freaking great job of raising a decent human being… I can’t even fathom being around a small child for even 1 hour as an adult and she raised one when she was a teenager. She is 500% brilliant.
5. Hate customers? You’ll love Michel.
Yanic Truesdale’s character Michel is the greatest example of how I wished I could have acted all those years ago when I was in customer service.
6. The show is full of pop-culture references, quotes from movies and TV shows and chats about bands and music.
It’s almost like the writers have worked on other shows that have a similar witty repartee… and it works for this small town where everybody knows everybody. This means you get to do a little “huzzah!” when they talk about the stuff you know!
7. The guests stars are varied and legit interesting.
Seriously, I doubt there’s ever been another show that features Christiane Amanpour (award winning journalist) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) in the same cast.
8. The show is wickedly clever and funny.
Instead of being completely “DRAMAH! SINGLE PARENT! OH NOES!” it’s a great exploration of a family dynamic that you don’t typically get to see on TV. Lorelai’s family is rich (kinda irritating knowing that a lot of problems in life can be solved if you have rich parents), but it makes for great judgemental viewing seeing the extraordinary pomp and ceremony her mother adores.
10. Because a new mini-season of Gilmore Girls is fast approaching, it’s the perfect excuse to binge watch the old seasons on Netflix.
It’s the reason you can eat your weight in pizza and rock up late to work the next day with dark circles under your eyes. You just *had* to watch it all.
Got a favorite Gilmore Girls episode? Something you’re really hoping to see in the new season? Leave a comment and let me know!