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Review: Gilmore Girls S01

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Serie: Gilmore Girls
Aired: 2000 – 2007
Seasons: 7
Season: 1
Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena and more

IMDB Score: 8.1 / 10
My rating: 9 / 10 

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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is an amazing feel-good series. You will laugh, cry, yell and scream to the screen. It shows a different kind of relationships and obstacles in life, but with a fun and light twist.

I love the sarcasm and jokes in the show. Maybe that is the reason I watched to entire show already 5 times in the last 3 years. I actually think this is one of the reasons I am really sarcastic myself.

It shows how life in a small town can be and let me just say, I would move there.

As there are 7 seasons and in every seasons there is a lot happening, I will write about them all. So let’s start with season 1.

The story

Rory gets accepted for Chilton, the private school in Hartford. Lorelei has to pay the enrolment fee, but this is way too much for a single mom. She askes her parents, from whom she walked away when she was young, for help.

They will pay for Chilton as long as Lorelei and Rory come for dinner every Friday. Lorelei and Rory do not want to do this as it always end up in silence or a fight.

Chilton is very different and it takes a while till Rory gets used to it. All her classmates are rich. She does not make a lot of friends, only enemies. Rory also notices that she is not the smartest anymore. She really has to try a bit more to score higher than her classmates.

Before Rory transferred to Chilton, she met Dean. Over the season, Dean finally gets his way and Rory goes out with him. Lorelei gets feelings for Rory’s English teacher, which only gives more problems.

The characters

As you get to know them in season 1.

  • Rory Gilmore: Also known as Lorelei Gilmore. Named after her mother. She is a hard-working student, who does not try a lot of new stuff. She tries to help her mom out wherever she can and not to cause any problems.
  • Lorelei Gilmore: Rory’s mom. She works hard at the inn to take care of Rory. They are best friends and share everything together. She feels bad then Rory stops sharing things with her.
  • Lane Kim: The best friend of Rory. Lane feels bad after Rory leaves for Chilton. Her mom is very strict, so she has a whole secret life. Lane is a lot at Rory’s place, where she can be herself.
  • Luke Danes: The owner of Luke’s. He is a simple guy that sees Rory as his own daughter. He has feelings for Lorelei but doesn’t know it yet.
  • Dean Forester: The new boy in town. All the girls want him, but he only has eyes for Rory. He breaks up with Rory after he tells her that he loves her.
  • Paris Geller: The bitch from Chilton. Paris is the smartest girl from the class and does not like Rory beating her. She tries to make Rory’s life a living hell.

My opinion:

I have to say, the first season is not the best. But you will have to watch the whole show when you start. This season is a lot about who is everyone and what are the relationships.

The characters are all so different, but really relatable. The humor is great and if you love sarcasm, you will watch this over and over again.

This is a great show to watch when you are sick or just don’t want to do anything for the day. Read my other reviews to find other things to watch when you are in need of a binge watch series!

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