More Than Family In 2000, The WB television network introduced the world to the Gilmore girls. Set in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, Gilmore Girls is a charming television drama that tells the story of a single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her teenage daughter, Rory, as they navigate their way through the shifting tides of day-to-day life. Lorelai and Rory’s relationship is one built out of friendship as much as it is based on maternal love, which allows for more drama and depth than most family shows.
Lorelai played by Lauren Graham is a relatable character because she has built up her life from nothing since she got pregnant and left home. In her first television role Alexis Bledel, Rory, showed depth in her character and was relatable to many teens who watched the show. Rory gets thrust into the prestigious school Chilton that her grandparents pay for in return Rory and her mother must go to family dinner every Friday night. This starts conflict because Lorelai hasn’t had a good relationship with her parents since she got pregnant with Rory at sixteen.
Richard and Emily Gilmore, Rory’s grandparents, played by Edward Herrmann and Kelly Bishop are rich and are not afraid to flaunt their wealth around. This ensures a lot of conflict between them and Lorelai because she doesn’t want any of their money and nothing to do with them. Rory’s best friend Lane, Keiko Agnea, is a Korean American who just want to play rock-n-roll, but her mother is stuck in her Korean ways and wants Lane to go to church and find a nice Korean boy to marry someday.
Once Rory graduated Chilton she goes to Yale, her grandfather’s alma mater. Lorelai is not happy about this because she thinks Rory is picking her grandparents over her mother. At Yale, Rory aspires to be a journalist and has tough times on the Yale newspaper team. Gilmore Girls started out as an alternative show to watch when all of the sexual innuendo ridden television shows were not what people wanted to watch. Gilmore Girls shows the depths of parenthood between a young mother and her teenage daughter.
The strong relationship between the mother-daughter duo is most like a friendship. The issues of raising a teen daughter when Lorelai had to give up hers to raise Rory seemed like it had its tough points but was doable if you just stuck with it. The bickering between Lorelai and her parents sometimes got old, but it was a comfort because all children and parents fight. The small town of Stars Hollow had many characters that lit up the screen and made you want to visit occasionally but not live there.
The money of each episode was spent mostly on the wardrobe because there were many costume change throughout the entire episodes. Also, getting the permit to film in the town is part of the production cost. In most of the episodes there were no special effects. When television all television shows were constantly bringing up sexual innuendos and sexual content Gilmore Girls went outside the norm and showed a somewhat wholesome television show about a mother-daughter relationship. This relationship wasn’t perfect, and there was a lot of conflict in the show.
The truthfulness of the show kept people coming back week after week and it became a show people talked about. This show had seven seasons and throughout all the years the show kept it sizzle. The relationship was most like a friendship but at times there was conflict between them and there was a motherly side when you didn’t think there would This show changed society by not being normal but going outside the box and showed chemistry between a young mom and her teenage daughter.
Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter’s life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom