With Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life coming to Netflix, I wanted to add the multi-generational chatterboxes to the Must Watch Series Series canon. Gilmore Girls’ emphasis on the small, the relational, and the poignant make it a series worth watching. Set in the fictional small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the show follows the relationship of the titular girls, mom Lorelai and daughter Rory, through Rory’s late teens and early twenties. Lorelai’s mother, Emily also features heavily throughout the series.
At its core, Gilmore Girls is the story of these three women and the differences and similarities that make them part of a family. If it sounds wholesome and sappy, it kind of is. It is also an earnest dissection of what it means to be a woman in the modern world, and the show does a particularly fine job of highlighting the differences between the worlds these three women inhabit.