In many ways, Rory from “Gilmore Girls” (Alexis Bledel) and Hannah from “Girls” (Lena Dunham) seem to have little in common apart from the titles of their shows. However, both are struggling Millennials trying to launch their writing careers, and both [SPOILER ALERT] found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. Also, both characters have proven to be divisive for some viewers. But which character do you prefer: Rory or Hannah? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
Hannah is the brainchild of “Girls” creator and star Dunham. For six seasons, she’s been struggling to become the voice of her generation through her writing while also navigating complicated relationships with her friends and love interests. Now, as the series finale approaches it looks as though she may be done with Brooklyn for good, leaving for upstate New York and a steady college teaching job. For her efforts in front of the camera, Dunham has been nominated at the Emmys three times for Best Comedy Actress (2012-2014), and she won a Golden Globe (2013). And that doesn’t even count all of her many award nominations as a writer, director and producer of the HBO series.
As unorganized and scattered as Hannah appears, Rory by comparison is the polar opposite. For seven seasons viewers watched Rory grow up on “Gilmore Girls” and work towards her lofty goal of becoming a famous journalist just like Christiane Amanpour. But unfortunately Bledel was never recognized by the Emmys or Golden Globes for her work. However, this past fall viewers became reacquainted with Rory, no longer as a girl but as a woman in Netflix’s revival “A Year in the Life,” in which we learned her journalism career wasn’t working out so well, so instead she set out to write a book about her relationship with her mother Lorelai (Lauren Graham), before revealing her pregnancy in the very last moments.
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