REVIEW: Gilmore Girls is the perfect fall comfort show


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Business Manager Sahana Sivarajan writes that “Gilmore Girls” is the perfect show for autumn.

Sahana Sivarajan, Business Manager

Fall:  cozy, enchanting and memorable. This season filled with wonder and beauty gets me in the mood for watching my comfort fall show “Gilmore Girls.” It starts in the fall and ends in the winter making it perfect to watch in the cold seasons of the year.

Gilmore Girls was directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and lasted for 7 seasons, running from 2000 to 2007. It was so popular that it had a revival in 2016 named “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” with an episode for each season, starting in winter and ending in fall.

First of all, what is it about? “Gilmore Girls” is a drama and comedy program that centers around the relationship between Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her teen daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel). Lorelai is a single mother who was pregnant at 16 and owns the Dragonfly Inn with her best friend, Sookie (Melissa McCarthy). Lorelai’s teen daughter, Rory Gilmore, is a very smart and organized teen aiming for admission to an Ivy-League school.

 They live in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with nutty neighbors and many ups and downs regarding their love lives and complex family relationships. In particular, Lorelai’s wealthy parents, Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) and Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann), are constantly trying to force themselves back into her life.

I love all the characters, but my all time favorite character is Lorelai, as I can relate to her quirkiness. She is always trying to goof with her friends and drones on about pop culture and needing more coffee. Lorelai is relatable to many viewers; she continually faces problems throughout the program but doesn’t talk about them until they become unbearable. She has a true free spirit and an enjoyable presence since she loves making meaningful connections with others, especially with Rory. That’s why Gilmore Girls is a classic mother daughter duo television series. 

In addition, I love seeing the fashionable outfits worn by both Lorelai and Rory. Even though this program began airing more than 22 years ago, the outfits can still be worn today. I personally think that it is really interesting to see the style back then and how it is so similar to the trends in clothing right now.

I first watched this show during the pandemic and since then, have rewatched it several times. I love snuggling up in a blanket with tea or coffee and binge watching it as I see leaves fall down outside my living room. Most of the program takes place in the fall and winter seasons, so viewers get to see the town covered in piles of leaves and snow; it’s the perfect fall aesthetic.

Hopefully, now it’ll be your relaxing series that’ll get you both laughing and crying in the wonder of fall.