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  • Summary: Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes inSet in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory (Alexis Bledel), doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. Rory is more serious than Lorelai, but there are tendencies, especially in the love department, that clearly indicate she is her mother's daughter. From the beginning, this unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together. Lorelai was just Rory's age when she became pregnant and made the tough decision to raise her baby alone. Gilmore Girls was the first series to make it to air supported by the Family Friendly Forum's script development fund. An initiative between some of the nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a greater array of compelling family programming on network television. The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Deseret News
    Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Jun 10, 2013
    100
    A wonderful hour that's fresh and funny. [4 Oct 2000, p.C08]
  2. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 10, 2013
    100
    Hip, clever and hilarious...A sparkling little character study, quirky comedy, relationship drama and all-around delight. [5 Oct 2000, p.B43]
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Lipton
    Jun 27, 2013
    91
    The season's nicest surprise.
  4. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Chuck Barney
    Jun 6, 2013
    88
    Gilmore Girls is brimming with fine performances all around, but the keys, of course, are its two leads. The appealing Graham has endured her share of TV flops ("Townies," "MYOB" and "Conrad Bloom"), but now she appears to have the kind of material that will allow her comic talents to shine. Meanwhile, Bledel is a promising newcomer with an intriguing round face, expressive eyes and a gift for deadpan retorts. [5 Oct 2000, p.D01]
  5. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 10, 2013
    80
    It's edgier than "7th Heaven," but not so edgy that parents will be turned off. It also expands the definition of a family and realistically shows the complexity of intergenerational relationships. [5 Oct 2000, p.D-6]
  6. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    Jun 10, 2013
    70
    Gilmore Girls occasionally feels a bit too glib for its own good, with pacing sometimes a tad frantic for a one-hour family drama. Those quibbles aside, it's a welcome addition to prime time, and one of the best of this fall's crop of new series. [4 Oct 2000, p.100]
  7. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Jun 10, 2013
    37
    There's a lot going on with Gilmore Girls, and once the writers can sort it all out, they might find an interesting series in there somewhere. [5 Oct 2000, p.E-9]

See all 26 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    9.9 - Gilmore Girls is an absolutely cozy, creative, witty, and endearing dramedy. Lauren Graham will have you cracking up, Alexis Bledel will9.9 - Gilmore Girls is an absolutely cozy, creative, witty, and endearing dramedy. Lauren Graham will have you cracking up, Alexis Bledel will have you on the brink of tears. It is TV at it's finest. The supporting cast is outstanding - the best I've ever seen. The writing and acting are incredible. The little world that this show creates should really exist so I can move there. I honestly cannot think of a cuter family show that you can snuggle up to and have a great time with. Excellent!!! Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2016
    10
    I don't understand the only negative review on this show. Gilmore Girls is very dramatic, enjoyable to watch, and very funny as well. TheI don't understand the only negative review on this show. Gilmore Girls is very dramatic, enjoyable to watch, and very funny as well. The characters actually stick with you, and you want to watch more of them unlike that crap Big Bang Theory. Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2017
    10
    I love Gilmore Girls! It's one of my favorite show of all time. I first heard about it when it came to Netflix, so I'm part of thatI love Gilmore Girls! It's one of my favorite show of all time. I first heard about it when it came to Netflix, so I'm part of that generation. I love the fast paced and quick witted dialogue the show has. That is just one of the elements the show has. The mother-daughter duo that are more like best friends is great. Their chemistry works so well together. The town of Stars Hollow is probably my favorite part because I love that town! The quirky characters, the festivals every month, Luke's Diner, Ms. Patty's Dance Studio, the town gazebo, Taylor Dosee. I love it all! The boys on the show are probably the best part! Dean, Jess, Logan. My favorite boy was Jess. Even though he was a bad ass he was so sweet to Rory and he was interested in reading and writing and almost more into the pop culture references that went over Dean's head. I love Richard and Emily Gilmore. Their chemistry on the show is one I will never forget. Emily's insults made me laugh. Whenever Richard entered a room, I felt his presence. He was definitely in the revival. I love Paris Gellar. She and Emily Gilmore were probably the two most intimidating characters on the show. I love Luke Danes. His presence on the show and his chemistry with Lorelei is one that I will always remember and one that is always goals. The small elements on the show I loved as well. The coffee addiction, pop tarts, Chinese food, pizza, movie nights, studying, a weekend in Stars Hollow, reading, the town gazebo, Luke's Diner, the library. I love it all! I couldn't wait for the girls to be back in the revival and was incredibly happy with it. Amy Sherman-Pallidino, you did a great job. I will always appreciate you. You're amazing in what all you do. I love Sookie St. James, played by the wonderful Melissa McCarthy. I love Jackson. I love Lane. She was a such a good friend to Rory and Lorelei was basically like a second mother to her. I love Lane's band. I love Mrs. Kim, even though she's super scary. I love Ms. Patty. I love Babette and Mori and their cat and their gnomes. I love Luke's sister Liz. I love her husband TJ. I love all of Lorelei's men. Christopher, Max, Alex, Jason, and Luke. Luke was the best guy for her though, just saying. I love when Rory goes to college and experiences new things like love, classes, and realizes it's very hard. I love the episode of when she comes home to talk to her mom, but can't find her. She ends up getting comforted by Dean. Lorelei has a breakdown to and ends up getting comforted by Luke. All the first times that happened in this show to both girls. I love Kirk. Kirk is the best character and he's so funny. I wish there was a Kirk where I lived. My favorite characters though are Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. The two leading ladies of the show. Their chemistry with each other is amazing and make me laugh after I've had a bad day. Thank you for listening to my long ass review of the best show ever! Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    9
    Gilmore Girls Review:

    When I first began Gilmore Girls, I was skeptical. It moved too slowly - life in Stars Hollow - and by reflection,
    Gilmore Girls Review:

    When I first began Gilmore Girls, I was skeptical. It moved too slowly - life in Stars Hollow - and by reflection, the girls’ lives. It felt atypical, misplaced, and not synchronious with the real world. Slowly, I was pulled into the world of troubadors, nights spent on couches in the GIlmore house, walking the sandstone hallways of Chilton and Yale — seeing the world through Rory’s eyes, and at the same time, observing her aside. It got me, in its subtly concealed understanding of family dynamics, relationships, and friendships. People in the show became more animated and believable, not just falling back on their familiar idiosyncracies, but in their roughness and shortcomings. The show grew on me, as I watched, enveloped in the warmth of the Gilmore house but also the simplicity and characteristic warmth of Rory’s life. I could revel in the family altercations at Friday night dinner, the scares of attending a private university, and the difficulties of having a relationship and balancing that with true and loyal friends. Ultimately, the show gave me a safe haven, an alternate depiction of life, despite its somewhat pictorial absurdities, and lessons the lengths to which Rory will go to keep family and dreams close by. The revival of the show wasn’t perfect - as people often are - but more importantly, life often isn’t. Rory’s epistles from naivety to maidenhood are as trying with reality as they are sympathetic to our dreams.
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  5. Jun 4, 2014
    7
    Not a bad show-good if you are tired and just want to curl up and watch something removed from real life. Not sure if it was made for adultsNot a bad show-good if you are tired and just want to curl up and watch something removed from real life. Not sure if it was made for adults or teens as the themes bounce back and forth between the two areas. Life in a small time has never been more fun. Expand
  6. May 17, 2015
    3
    I have no idea how people can call this their favorite show. It gets such good reviews and I just don't get how. It is awful! I mean it's notI have no idea how people can call this their favorite show. It gets such good reviews and I just don't get how. It is awful! I mean it's not that bad, but geez it is so boring! I used to binge watch all sorts of series on Netflix and now I can barely get through it. It doesn't have any dramatic parts. I hate the fact that I was excited for nothing. So disappointed. Expand
  7. Dec 16, 2016
    0
    This show is about a woman with a rich upbringing that hates her parents not because they beat her but because they insisted on theirThis show is about a woman with a rich upbringing that hates her parents not because they beat her but because they insisted on their upbringing...poor Lorali. Rory is a spoiled nerd that has to have things her way, sleeps with married men and ends up doing nothing with her life. Great show! Expand

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