Gilmore Girls

2000 • The WB
1.43K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (21)

1 Pilot
When Rory gets accepted to a fancy prep school, Lorelia is forced to humble herself and ask her mother for help in paying the tuition.
2 The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton
A T-shirt, shorts and cowboy boots clad Lorelai accompanies Rory on her first day at school, drawing disapproving stares from the other mothers and from Lorelai's own mother, Emily. Lorelai and Emily argue over money for Rory.
3 Kill Me Now
When Richard and Rory form an instant bond during a wonderful day of golf, Lorelai feels left out and finds it difficult to observe Rory's emotional connection with Emily and Richard, knowing that she herself lacks the same intimacy.
4 The Deer Hunters
Rory has trouble getting good grades at her new school. Lorelai becomes interested in Rory's handsome teacher.
5 Cinnamon's Wake
Lorelai forgets to tell Rory that she has a date with Rory's teacher Max. Rory has a new crush.
6 Rory's Birthday Parties
Rory gets upset at Emily, who plans a formal birthday party for her but feels that Rory is being ungrateful when Rory reveals that she would not like to have a formal birthday party. However, Lorelai's party for Rory is a success.
7 Kiss and Tell
Rory decides not to tell her mother that she and Dean have kissed. Lorelai takes the liberty of inviting Dean over, and Rory is embarrassed by her mother's actions.
8 Love and War and Snow
Lorelai shares a wonderful day with Max while Rory is snowed in at her grandparents home. Lane misses Rory and comes to visit.
9 Rory's Dance
Rory turns down two boys' offers to take her to a school dance and instead chooses to go with Dean. Dean gets into conflict with the two jealous boys, who were rejected by Rory. Dean and Rory fall asleep together inside of Miss Patty's dance studio. When they wake up, Rory rushes home, only to hear her mother and grandmother in a passionate argument about Rory ending up like her mother.
10 Forgiveness and Stuff
Richard collapses at the Gilmores' Christmas party. Dean assures Lorelai that nothing improper happened on the night he and Rory fell asleep together. Lorelai and Luke seem to be more attracted to each other.
11 Paris is Burning
Paris exposes the relationship between Lorelai and Rory's teacher, Max, causing a scandal. Lorelai and Max sadly part. Rory furiously confronts Paris, who admits that she wanted to deflect attention away from her parents' embarrassing, high-profile divorce. Sympathetic, Rory befriends Paris.
12 Double Date
Lorelai finds herself on a hellish double date with Sookie, Jackson and Jackson's very odd cousin. Meanwhile Rory double dates with Dean, Lane and Dean's friend. They keep their plans secret because Lane's protective mother would not approve.
13 Concert Interruptus
Trouble occurs when Rory brings her friends to a concert by The Bangles.
14 That Damn Donna Reed
Rory and Dean disagree about women's roles after watching "The Donna Reed Show."
15 Christopher Returns
Rory's father, Christopher, returns, causing tension in Emily and Richard's house--and forcing Lorelai to make a big decision about her family's future.
16 Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers
Dean and Rory share a special evening as the town celebrates its romantic history.
17 The Breakup, Part 2
Dean ends his and Rory's relationship on the night of their third anniversary. Refusing to indulge in self-pity, Rory attends a party and finds her classmate Tristin, who just lost his girlfriend. When Tristin kisses Rory, she finally admits to herself how confused and miserable she is. Meanwhile, Lorelai visits Max, and the two can't resist making love.
18 The Third Lorelai
Emily becomes worried when Lorelai's grandmother offers Lorelai a trust fund for Rory's education. If Lorelai accepts the trust fund, Emily fears she will lose contact with Lorelai and Rory once they are not financially dependent on her. Meanwhile, Rory feels uncomfortable near Tristin after their kiss. She tries to pair Tristin with Paris, not realizing that she herself is the one whom Tristin is interested in.
19 Emily in Wonderland
Aghast to finally see the conditions in which Lorelai reared Rory instead of living with Richard and her, Emily tries to create the perfect bedroom for Rory in her house. Lorelai convinces Luke to give his former girlfriend a chance to reconcile with him.
20 P.S. I Lo...
Still upset over Dean, Rory becomes angry with Lorelai, who didn't tell her that she is dating Max again. Dean tells Lorelai that he left Rory because she couldn't say "I love you," and Lorelai urges Rory to express her emotions more freely.
21 Love, Daisies and Troubadours
Rory finally tells Dean that she loves him. Rachel senses that Lorelai and Luke are attracted and leaves town rather than pursue Luke anymore. Max also senses the attraction, which Lorelai denies. When Max proposes marriage to Lorelai, she is caught off guard and rebuffs him saying he should have done it the "right" way with 1,000 daisies and a white horse. The next day, Lorelai arrives at the inn to find it full of daisies. Again, Max proposes marriage, and Lorelai considers her response...

About this show

Set in Stars Hollow, a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, Gilmore Girls is a humorous, heartfelt, multigenerational drama about friendship and family. Headstrong 32-year-old Lorelai Gilmore carves out a life for herself and her equally willful teenage daughter, Rory.

Ratings and reviews

1.43K reviews
Jacques James
July 28, 2020
I think if you can endure 7 seasons of Lorelai Gilmore's incessant hatred of her parents, and her nonstop snide remarks whenever the latter had anything to say at any time or occasion, then you will be able to enjoy the zany relationships that materialize and disappear throughout the show. This series reminded me of "The Andy Griffith Show", with the difference being the characters in Stars Hollow actually have a life of their own that does not revolve around the Gilmores. I could get through the parent scenes at the beginning, but eventually they became so awkward that I couldn't watch them. Season 7 is all about hating the parents and switching partners; in the later episodes this theme just dragged on and on. Many people will like this show because there is an emphasis on establishing and maintaining social traditions - a recurring theme in Gilmore Girls.
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June 1, 2021
One of the best shows to ever air. I started watching when the pilot first aired when I was in elementary school. I grew up with the characters and I was so sad to see it end on the 7th season. I am, however, grateful to own all the seasons so that I could get sucked into Stars Hallow whenever I want to. I have seen every episode a million times and it still never gets old. I was excited in 2016 when the Gilmore Girls "A Year in the Life" revival came out on Netflix, but I feel as though there should be another revival since they left us on a cliffhanger. Everyone is wondering who the father is. I wish I could have been the fly on the wall when Matthew Czuchry (Logan) was told who the father is. He has never told a soul and that's amazing, but I so wish I knew.
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Chanta Ashcraft
June 20, 2014
I watched this in high school,every week I would always sit down to watch it. Still to this day I continue to enjoy it. However my complaint was always the ending, after spending years considering this my favorite show they ruined the ending IMO. I won't watch the last few episodes but the other seasons I still watch. The actors/actresses are phenomenal, definitely worth the buy
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