TV Show Feature: Gilmore Girls

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | Labels: | |

Gilmore Girls is a long-running, Emmy Award winning, and Golden Globe nominated American television drama/comedy starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The series, which ran for seven seasons, premiered in 2000 and ended in 2007.

The hit WB tv show follows single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter Lorelai "Rory" Leigh Gilmore (Bledel) in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a close-knit small town with many quirky characters. Initially, Rory was a high school student living with her mother, but later moved on to college at Yale University, where she, among other things, worked as the editor of the Yale Daily News.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls explores family, friendship, generational divides, and social class. The family structure, especially the mother-daughter relationship is something to which many people can relate. The tv show also features intricate, extremely fast-paced dialogue, with frequent popular-culture references and allusions to politics and high culture.