“Life’s Short, Talk Fast”

Nothing describes the TV show “Gilmore Girls” better than this quote by Lorelai Gilmore: “Life’s short, talk fast.” Full of fast talking, movie references, lovable characters, coffee and a mother-daughter relationship like no other, “Gilmore Girls” is a heart-warming series that will draw you in with laughter and love.

Lorelai, a single mother, raises her daughter Rory without the strict societal rules that she grew up with. When Rory was born, Lorelai, 16, was shunned out of her mother’s appearance-focused world. In the small town of Stars Hollow, she found a job at a small inn and raised her daughter there. In this town, there are many lovable characters, including Luke, the owner of the famous Luke’s Diner, Michel, the concierge at the inn, Rory’s best friend Lane and the many love interests of Rory, who split the viewers into teams similar to that of Twilight. Watching Rory go through the triumphs and failures of life during high school and college is just as relatable and cringe-worthy as it was when we went through it, filled with pop culture references and massive amounts of take-out food. And while we may not always relate to Rory deciding between Harvard and Yale, we can certainly relate to the pros vs. cons lists he makes and his never-ending thirst for coffee in college. 

The best part of the show is the mother-daughter relationship between Rory and Lorelai. At times it can be hard to tell if they are actually mother and daughter or if they are just best friends. Through the nights of endless movie watching, inside jokes shared and unhealthy food consumed, you feel a part of their small family. The only problem with the show is that it ended. However, the producers did release a four-episode follow-up season which showed Rory’s life after college and his struggle finding a job in the real world. Also in the season, more is revealed about Rory’s love triangle and your favorite characters back in Stars Hollow.

If you’re looking for a funny, heartwarming show about life from a familiar and captivating perspective, look no further. With seven seasons of 45-minute episodes, it is an easy binge-watch. You will feel like a part of the family and before you know it, you may be talking just as fast as a Gilmore.

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