5 Reasons We'll Never Get Tired Of Rewatching 'Gilmore Girls'
If you haven't watched “Gilmore Girls” yet, do it now.
It's seriously one of the best TV shows of all time.
Recently, the Internet has become obsessed with the show's comeback.
Not only is its entire series streaming on Netflix, but a reunion show is also in the works.
There are apparently even set photos of said reunion.
Is anyone else as excited as I am?
I just finished my third round of rewatching all seven seasons, and I know it won't be my last.
Sure, I know what to expect. Nothing surprises me anymore.
I've memorized nearly every line of every banter between Lorelai and Rory so much that if I could save my life with it, I probably could.
“Gilmore Girls” is a feel-good sitcom complete with relatable drama, endless laughter, incredible pop culture references and more.
No matter where you are in life or how many times you watch this show, it will always take you back to a good place.
Here are a few reasons why you'll never get tired of rewatching “Gilmore Girls”:
1. It will make you think about your relationship with your mother.
Are you and your mother more Rory and Lorelai or Lorelai and Emily?
Either way, the relationships between the women in the show (as well as all of the family relationships) will make you think about your own.
Some yearn for the mother-daughter relationship Lorelai and Rory built over movies and junk food, while others side with the structured mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Emily.
You'll get to experience everything.
You'll see the trials of being a single mother like Lorelai, the struggles of being an overachiever who's afraid to disappoint the family like Rory and even the tribulations of being an overprotective (but unfiltered) mother like Emily.
Every side has its own story.
Through all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls,” you get to live through each of these eccentric women, and sometimes, there are over-dramatic reactions and disappointing consequences.
You'll get to understand the meaning behind one's actions and begin to relate these situations to your own experiences.
So even if your mom is being as annoying as Emily, you know she's just trying to protect you because she loves you.
2. You will get your heart broken every time a Gilmore girl gets her heart broken.
When you watch “Gilmore Girls” from the beginning, you watch Rory grow into an experienced young woman in the world of dating.
You get frustrated as Lorelai goes from man to man and engagement to engagement.
(Ugh, why can't the woman just keep one?)
From Rory's first time saying, “I love you” to her first boyfriend Dean, to dating the flighty, inconsistent bad boy Jess, to moving in with the rich jet-setter Logan, you fall in love with each of these men the same way Rory does.
When Dean reminds you of your perfect first love, you begin to wonder why it never worked out with him.
After they broke up, got back together and broke up again, you're reminded of how fragile those times can be.
You begin to remember that teenage years feel like a lifetime, and young heartbreak never seems to heal.
Watching Rory cry it out and then find love again makes you realize any of these guys may not have been “the one” for her.
From a viewer's perspective, you begin to understand that your own heartbreak is not the end of the world.
You will find the right one eventually, or maybe he's always been there right in front of you.
(Lorelai and Luke FTW!)
3. You will be inspired to explore every pop culture reference.
There must be a Guinness World Record for a TV show with the most pop culture references, and it has to belong to “Gilmore Girls.”
Every single episode is filled with them, and most of the time, you may not even notice between all the hilarious babble.
Even some of the characters in the show rarely know what Lorelai and Rory are referencing.
Between Rory's black hole of a library and Lorelai's obsession with film and TV, you'll begin to gain curiosity into the books, movies and music the Gilmores live their lives by.
You'll be inspired to read every book Rory has had her head stuck in, and you'll want to have a junk food movie marathon with every old movie Lorelai has hoarded in her home.
You can never say you don't have anything to watch because the Gilmore girls are overflowing with suggestions.
If you need one (or 500), just play one episode and you'll be all set.
4. You'll get to live in a small town without living in a small town.
Stars Hollow is the town you've always wanted to live in and the town you'll never want to live in at the same time.
As a New Yorker, I've spent many hours admiring the starlit walks around the gazebo and the daily routine at Luke's Diner.
I looked forward to the shenanigans at Taylor Doose's town hall meetings, and I've always wondered how long (rather, how short) it took to walk around the entire town.
“Gilmore Girls” created the eccentric world of Stars Hollow with characters we love to love and love to laugh at.
For viewers who live in cities like New York (or even on the West Coast), Stars Hollow is the perfect getaway.
You'll get to hear the town's marching bands and smell the aftermath of lost Easter Eggs.
You'll feel the claustrophobia in Mrs. Kim's antique shop and taste the decadent preparations of Sookie's dinner at the Dragonfly Inn.
You'll miss Stars Hollow as much as Rory does as she sets off to Yale.
5. The music alone will make you happy.
If I could have a theme song for my own life, it would be Carole King's “Where You Lead.”
If you've ever watched “Gilmore Girls” at all, you've definitely sang along to that one.
Within the first five minutes of the show, “Gilmore Girls” has you smiling, dancing and singing along.
Throughout the show, the music perfectly transitions from scene to scene with similar upbeat melodies that give you a certain level of feels.
It was never complete without a few scores of what some fans like to call the “la, la's,” the sound of simple guitar strings and soothing vocals of Sam Phillips.
Any “Gilmore Girls” fan knows what I'm talking about.
If you don't, listen to this:
When there isn't appropriate background music varying from Elvis Costello to Macy Gray, you can always count on Stars Hollow's town troubadour to provide a happy sing-along.
Between the theme song and show's scores, the music portrays the positive, exuberant, carefree personalities of Lorelai, Rory and the world they live in.
Now, go ahead and immerse yourself into the wonderful world of "Gilmore Girls."
As the girls would say,
You'll laugh, you'll cry... 'Cause you're laughing so hard.