Gilmore Girls - Series 1 (Box Set) (DVD)

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Gilmore Girls - Series 1 (Box Set) (DVD)

Set in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, GILMORE GIRLS is a charming television drama that tells the story of a thirty-something single mot...

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Review of "Gilmore Girls - Series 1 (Box Set) (DVD)"

published 14/08/2008 | Liziii
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"A brilliant comedy that can't be missed!"

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I don't personally own the Gilmore Girls box set, but I can say it's going to be on my Christmas list this year!

I find this programme well written, and very very funny to watch. It's something for all the family to sit down to, but I think would be preferred by mothers and teenage girls as they may be able to relate to their relationship. It's unique and not like most other try hard comedy out nowadays. I find it hard to switch off when I'm watching this programme.

The main two characters in the series are single mother Lorelai and her daughter Rory Gilmore. Lorelai who is 32, is played by Lauren Graham and Rory played by Alexis Bledel. They both do a fabulous job at acting in this series and sometimes it's hard to believe it's just a programme. Not only are they mother and daughter but they are also each other's best friend, and seem to spend most of their days together talking/joking and gossiping like best friends do. They also use a lot of sarcasm towards each other which I think makes the programme what it is.

Lorelai had her daughter Rory when she was just sixteen, and the pair live in a place called Stars Hollow which I always think seems lovely. She was brought into a rich family but this hasn't made her snooty in fact I think it's worked in the other way. She owns her own inn which she previously lived and worked in after being taken in when she ran away from her parents when she became pregnant. Her laid back attitude seems to have made Rory confident in being able to confide with her on absolutely any situation, and even though at times she may be a little too laid back and sarcastic she has never shown failure as a parent.

Rory is a very intelligent, polite young teenager who is determined to get into Harvard University. She has a passion for reading and studying and seems to be well educated in all things political. She's in a relationship with her boyfriend Dean (Jared Padalecki) but she's not just purely interested in him and boys in general, and she will always put what's important first, such as her education. Lorelai is unlike no other mother; she acts very much like Rory herself, which is why they get on so well I think.

The pair are VERY funny together and I don't go a day without my daily dose of the Gilmore girls. Lorelai's parents are very upper-class and want Lorelai to be in a marriage so I can see why Lorelai felt the need to run away from their controlling ways. Her parents Emily and Richard Gilmore are now in back her life, although I don't think this was Lorelai's personal choice as she seems to spend a lot of the time trying to avoid time alone with her mother Emily (Kelly Bishop), seeking the security of having Rory alongside her.

Every day the two Gilmore girls stop into 'Luke's diner' for their breakfast, and usually to wind up or laugh at Luke's expense, however not at him, however annoyed Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) may seem him and Lorelai seem to be good friends, and always there for each other. The two girls seem to be able to eat an endless amount of junk food and not gain weight, as they are always seen eating pizza, coffee and food of some sort!. Lucky girls!

Another of Lorelai's best friends is Sookie (Melissa McCarthy), a lovely bubbly woman who works as a chef in Lorelai's Dragonfly inn.
Rory spends a lot of time with her best friend Lane Kim (Keiko Agena), who happens to be controlled in every way possible by her mother, but she's still desperate to be an individual. Lane also has a big interest in music, as does Rory, in fact music seems to be featured and talked about a lot on the show, which keeps me interested. Apart from her she doesn't seem to have many friends, although she seems to be constantly in competition with a bright girl at her school who is also determined to get into Harvard.

~~A few things to know:~~
It's shown on e4 three times in the morning and also on e4+1.
The creator is Amy Sherman.
It explores differences between family, friends, social class and general everyday occurrences.
The show received an 'American film institute' award and two 'Viewers for quality television' awards and was named new program of the year by the television critics association.

This is a great warming comedy to watch at any time of the day/year, it not only gives you pure honest humour, but it also contains serious issues that come up between the characters. Brilliant.

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  • lml888v published 17/10/2008
    Sounds quite good ... saw it on TV listing but for some reason imagined it was about elderly ladies (probably getting confused with The Golden Girls) ... must give it a watch some time.
  • blackmagicstar4 published 14/10/2008
    I quite like this series good review. Glad u found the right place i had a problem with that on one of mine. thanks sophie x
  • watkins11 published 13/09/2008
    Never heard of this, sounds good!
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Set in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, GILMORE GIRLS is a charming television drama that tells the story of a thirty-something single mother, Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), and her precocious teenage daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), as they navigate their way through the shifting tides of day-to-day life. Lorelai and Rory's relationship is one built out of friendship as much as it is based on maternal love, which allows for more drama and depth than most family shows. This release is a perfect way for fans to remember why they fell in love with the show in the first place, and allows latecomers to discover Lorelai and Rory for the very first time.


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