“Fall” | Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
With Thanksgiving being this week, it hasn’t been too busy on our TV screens, but with the series that have aired, we’ve been exposed to some very wonderful things. Timeless showcased the strength between the travel team beautifully. This Is Us dropped bombshells after another in an emotional Thanksgiving special. And Brooklyn Nine Nine gave us a glimpse into Amy Santiago’s family life. But it was in the final installment of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life where Lauren Graham took us on a journey that crushed our hearts.
If you’ve yet to watch the series, there are spoilers ahead. Continue reading
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The Gilmore Girls (Gilmore Girls)
For as long as I can remember I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls reruns on TV and thus, making it that I’ve seen the show about 20 times by now (it’s already time for another beginning to end re-watch). And when I was younger, I didn’t always understand the relationships between Emily, Lorelai, and Rory Gilmore. (But I do remember sobbing my eyes out at Rory’s high school graduation speech because in every way, my mother is my best friend, too.) There aren’t many relationships in the world as profound as that between a mother and daughter. And while I personally don’t know what that’s like to be a mother, I can understand that it must be the scariest, most overwhelmingly beautiful experience. Families have been complicated since the beginning of time, but perhaps that’s what makes it the most beautiful bond in the world. These are the people who have seen the ugliest sides of us and continue to love us boundlessly. Gilmore Girls is without a doubt the one show that’s written mother/daughter relationships most accurately in its complex, gorgeous form. And above all things, the series has authenticated the fact that at the end of the day, no matter how messy things get, these women will always have someone to lean on.