Happy Gil­more days

It’s been almost eight years since ‘GG’ left our screens – this tin of worms needs re-open­ing

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - EMILY LONG­WORTH

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

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