Kelly Bishop, Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls

Why Gilmore Girls Is The Ultimate Comfort Show

Francesca Herring September 22, 2022

There are two groups of people in this world. Those that have seen Gilmore Girls, and those that have not. If you haven’t seen it, you need to change that! Luckily, there is no better time to binge on Gilmore Girls than in the autumn and winter. So, providing you have something to watch it on, what are you waiting for?

What is Gilmore Girls?

The show centres around the lives of Lorelai and Rory, the iconic mother and daughter duo. Lorelai gave birth to Rory when she was 16, and a lot of the show focuses on that. For example, Lorelai’s parents disapproved of her pregnancy, but they adore Rory. Essentially, the show focuses on a series of mother-daughter relationships and how different they can be.

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls. Saeed Adyani/Netflix

Lorelai and Rory live in the small town of Stars Hollow. The town seems to be stuck in a perpetual state of autumn and provides the cosiest backdrop for the show. Within the town, there’s a series of recurring characters who make appearances in the show. With a very small ensemble of characters, constantly popping up, Stars Hollow feels like a familiar home to every viewer. 

Gilmore Girls Cast

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham star as the mother-daughter duo. Sookie, Lorelai’s best friend is Melissa McCarthy. Several other famous faces reside in Stars Hollow too. Scott Patterson takes on the role of the resident coffee maker, Luke Danes, and Kelly Bishop is Emily Gilmore, Lorelai’s mother.

Gilmore Girls Ultimate Comfort Show

There are so many reasons why Gilmore Girls is a comfort show to so many. One of the reasons is Lorelai and Rory’s relationship. It’s very real. They fight, they makeup, they’re best friends and are each other’s support. Many take comfort in watching such a realistic relationship.

It’s also a very low-stake show. There’s nothing outrageously sad in it. You won’t be watching anything that will make you feel anxious or scared. In fact, there is nothing very ‘real’ in the show. It’s a safe show that you are meant to enjoy. The show is about a small town filled with quirky characters who all love coffee. It’s funny and light and designed to make you feel cosy.

There are seven seasons of this show. Viewers watch as the characters grow, learn and build on themselves. It’s a great show to commit to, and definitely one to binge. 

Gilmore Girls is streaming on Netflix. The revival from 2016 is also streaming on it. The original cast and producers returned for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. It’s a follow-up to the original series. So don’t wait, and start binging this show now. 

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