Happy Gilmore days
It’s been almost eight years since ‘GG’ left our screens – this tin of worms needs re-opening
People said that listening to Carole King’s Where You Lead on repeat every day since the Gilmore Girls ended in 2007 wouldn’t help take the pain away. They were right; you never forget. Thankfully Netflix has pulled its socks up, and is bringing back TV’s most unrealistic mother and daughter. It feels better than the love your mother gave you when you were six and sick with chickenpox.
Although not yet available for Netflix here, rabid fans of the show will have little problem finding their way into the US channel. Sure in the rare aul times, you’d be doing well to trade your dowry for a boxset. The age-old debate over how Rory/Lorelai should have really chosen Dean/Jess/Chris/Luke is a tin of worms that needs re-opening. GG aficionados have been trying to reach agreement on this for years, via quarrelling, feuding and the occasional bricking of each other’s houses.
Luckily for all, an outlandish quantity of Gilmore Girls quizzes and flowcharts are now online. If you’ve ever wondered which of Emily Gilmore’s condescending facial expressions is the most “you”, or which over-upholstered, trinket-laden living room from the show suits your personality most (and you very definitely have), take the quiz now.
Meanwhile, townland idiosyncrasies have risen in popularity since the show first aired. The whimsical village of Stars Hollow, home to the series, is one of the most comforting places in the fictional universe. It’s the TV equivalent of the foetal position. Many small towns have found themselves wholly deficient in whimsy by comparison; expect to see a notable increase in townland caprice in the coming years.
Netflix this to your heart’s content