“Gilmore Girls” aired for seven seasons from 2000 to 2007 — the first six years on the WB, and then one more on the CW. But it was so beloved that almost a decade later it has prompted a revival miniseries on Netflix. “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” consists of four 90-minute episodes that cover the four seasons of the year, and it premieres on November 25. But why has the show had such staying power?
The series tells the story of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), who ran away from her wealthy parents after getting pregnant at age 16. When the series first began Lorelai was in her 30s and living with her now-16-year-old daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) in the town of Stars Hollow. In order to get Rory into private school, Lorelai was forced to make a grudging pact with her equally stubborn mother Emily (Kelly Bishop).
Stars Hollow was a small community filled with colorful characters including neurotic chef Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy in her breakthrough role), cranky diner owner Luke (Scott Patterson) and gossipy dance instructor Miss Patty (Liz Torres), among many others. The show was also well known for its signature fast-paced dialogue filled with pop-culture references from creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino. And of course at the heart of the series were the relationships between the three generations of women: Rory, Lorelai and Emily.
A true fan of the show loves all of those things, but if you had to choose — and you must, it’s the law — what is your favorite aspect of “Gilmore Girls” that kept you coming back, and will keep you coming back when the show returns on November 25? Vote below, and discuss “Gilmore Girls” and more in our TV forum.