Gilmore Girl fans can finally get their hands on all 150+ episodes, including the Netflix revival run, as Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series & A Year in the Life of arrives on DVD from Monday 27th November.
Gilmore Girls is a television series that celebrates the close relationship between mother and daughter, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Lorelai ‘Rory’ (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore. Set in the fictional small (and quirky) American town of Stars Hollow, the show charted the trial and tribulations of our titular ladies. After seven good years, the show bowed out and after ending on a cliffhanger, fans were bereft. Ten years later, this cliffhanger was addressed as Netflix brought the show back for four feature length episodes in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. If you’ve been missing the Stars Hollow clan, this box-set is the perfect way to reconnect with the girls, and if you’ve never seen an episode before it’s the easiest way to consume the entire show.
With over 150 episodes to get through, this set will easily keep you going through the cold and dreary winter evenings. The show starts with child brain Rory being excepted into an elite, and expensive, private school. Desperate for her daughter to receive the education that she deserves, Lorelai begrudgingly strikes a deal with her estranged parents; they help pay her tuition, and in exchange, they get to part of their lives. This contact comes in the form of Friday night dinners at the elder Gilmore’s opulent residence. From there the viewer is taken on a journey from Rory’s first day at Chilton, all the way up to life as an adult. Along the way you witness first love, a multitude of staff changes at the Gilmore senior household, and the on and off relationships between Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson), and Lorelai and Christopher (David Sutcliffe).
Gilmore Girls is a charming series buoyed by the beautiful bond between Lorelai and Rory. The pair are the ultimate mother-daughter goal. A rare example of a show that crosses the age barriers between parent and teen, with both age brackets getting an equal amount of screen time. Granted, in the world of today’s jaded television, Gilmore Girls can be viewed as being too nice, but sometimes that is exactly what you want, a chilled, almost harmless show that you can relax with. What’s more, it’s a series you’ll want to watch again and again and again.
If you’re after a Christmas gift for the Gilmore Girls fan in your life then look no further than the complete boxset, released 27th November, which contains every single episode of the show, including those from ‘A Year in the Life’. The 51 disc set may seem like a daunting viewing proposition, but anyone familiar with the show will know just how easy it is to consume.
Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series and A Year in the Life is available to own on DVD from Monday 27th November.