If you thought your days of seeing the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore was over, think again. Netflix announced on Sept. 10th, that on Oct. 1, all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” will be available for viewing. The 154 episodes will help you fall in love, or fall in love again with the residents of Stars Hollow. Since this announcement was released, social media sites have been exploding because this announcement is a huge deal. Even though the show has been off air for seven years, yes seven years, it is still brought up in pop culture as if just ended yesterday.
“Gilmore Girls,” is centered on the lives of thirty-something single mother, Lorelai Gilmore and her bookworm daughter Rory. They live in the extremely small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut where all the eccentric characters know of each other’s personal and private business. Of course there’s love and heartbreak and drama intermixed and Rory’s grandparents, aka Lorelai’s parents: Emily and Richard Gilmore. Lorelai got pregnant with Rory when she was 16 and from there a very difficult relationship was formed between her and her wealthy, proper parents. And of course, Melissa McCarthy. Yes before Melissa McCarthy was making people laugh in “Bridesmaids,” she was Sookie St. James, Lorelai’s quirky best friend who is obsessed with being a cook.
There are a few crucial reasons as to why “Gilmore Girls” gained such a loyal fan base for all seven seasons of the show. The show defined fast-talking, snarky dialogue as seen in typical modern TV shows. The scripts are famous for being jammed packed with the current pop culture references for that year’s season. Additionally, Rory’s relationship with Jess Mariano (played by Milo Ventimiglia) is still one of the most talked about fictional relationships in all TV history. Of course Rory had two other boyfriends, Dean Forester (played by Jared Padalecki) and Logan Huntzberger (played Matt Czuchry). It was a heartfelt and hilarious series all in one. “Gilmore Girls” had the ability to make its viewers cry and laugh in the same episode. Even though Lorelai and Rory liked to keeps things heartfelt and happy, there were still many moments for tears and sadness. Even though the show only won one Emmy and never received a Golden Globe, it still is well respected. Many life lessons were taught throughout the series run and all fans will forever cherish the relationship that Lorelai and Rory shared.
Many have wished for a “Gilmore Girls” reunion and for years rumors of a movie was in the works but unfortunately it seems that neither will ever occur. Many fans argue that even though they loved the series, that the ending left too many things to question and speculation. But at least now fans can relive part of their teenage years as they re-watch all the plot lines unfold once again. “Gilmore Girls” truly made an impact on TV viewers if seven years later since the series finale; the show is still as prominent as ever.
Come Oct. 1, Netflix will one, probably crash as millions will be trying to watch the show; but more importantly it will be as if nothing else matters in life until fans have rewatched “Gilmore Girls” for probably their fourth or fifth time.