Gilmore Girls

After hearing "two":http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/09/03.html (by me) well-respected "people":http://www.manuzhai.nl/weblog/comments/all-in/ mention the Gilmore Girls, I thought I would give it a shot and "obtained" a couple of episodes. Now, little over a week later I "obtained" 3 out of 5 seasons (haven't seen most of them yet, though). What can I say, I'm hooked. For those who never seen it, here's the one-sentence version of the story: girls gets pregnant at 16, blocks out boyfriend and parents, gets a job at an Inn in a little town and raises daughter by herself, they turn best friends first, mother and daughter second. The girl is called Lorelai Gilmore, her daughter's called Rory. In season one, years and years later (Rory's approximately 16 or so), Lorelai first contacts her parents again. I suppose that's how the series started, I'm not sure, I haven't seen any of the first season yet, but that's what I reconstructed.

So, what's so great about this? One aparant thing are the conversations. The dialogues are absolutely ridiculous. They are ridiculously fast, ridiculously funny and ridiculously smart, all that with a ridiculously amount of references ranging from historical figures nobody ever heard of, to recent rock bands and movies. I read somewhere that the script for a 43 minute episode is around 80 pages.

So, may I introduce you to Rory (played by Alexis Bledel) at the left and Lorelai (played by Lauren Graham) at the right: Rory and Lorelai

If you've never seen it, watch it some time. You may not like it, think it's way too girlish, too much talk, no people shooting each other. That's fine. No biggy. Have we met?