I was sucked into the Netflix-binge vortex that was Gilmore Girls. Like, seriously sucked in.
From the end of November, to the end of Christmas break, I was living, breathing, talking and seeing Lorelei and Rory. I was sneaking in episodes before bed, quoting quips from the show, and dreaming of Luke. Why? Because I heard that Gilmore girls was coming back to Netflix and I needed to know what this show was all about! Now it is confirmed. Netflix is bringing Gilmore girls back – for four 90-minute episodes!
At 7 seasons, 153 hour-long episodes (about 45 mins without commercials), and 115 hours of potential watching time, was I ready for this?
Was Gilmore girls a show I should be watching? YES.
Could I watch every single episode of Gilmore girls on Netflix Streaming? YES.
And so it begun. Here are the things I discovered about Gilmore girls – and about myself – while watching all seven seasons.
5 Ways You Know Gilmore girls is One of the Greatest Shows Ever
The Lorelei/Rory relationship
Because we want to be the cool mom. We want to be the mom who has a great head on her shoulders, but is still ready for new adventures. We want to be a mom that is open and honest, and we want a daughter to feel she can be open and honest with us too. Somehow, some way, the show captured this perfect balance of love and sweetness and toughness and boundaries all in one.
Stars Hollow is the name of the small town in which the Gilmore girls gang lives. It’s located outside of Hartford, CT, and it’s based a few real towns in Connecticut. It’s lovely. Everything is within walking distance. There is a town square and a small business coalition, and quirky people throughout. It’s where you would want to call home. Lorelei and Rory live in the cutest house ever.
AND THERE IS SO MUCH OF IT. I talk a lot, and even I found myself thinking, “Jeez, if Lorelei and I were friends, there are times when I would just need to tell her to shut up already.” Because she talks a lot. And fast.
But it’s great.
Coffee. So. Much. Coffee
I love coffee, but I found myself drinking more and more of it while I was in the middle of watching Gilmore girls.
As far as on-air chemistry, “will they or won’t they” storylines, this has to be one of the greatest. I am not going to spoil anything here, but I will say this – it was so enjoyable – almost satisfying – to watch them on screen together.
Gilmore girls on Netflix
Ready for a Gilmore girls re-boot on Netflix? Be sure to catch up on ALL the episodes of Gilmore girls before it comes back on Netflix Streaming!