Hailing from the same era of television that made Joss Whedon and Aaron Sorkin into icons, ‘Gilmore Girls’ featured many of the same qualities that made ‘Buffy’ and ‘West Wing’ so beloved — great actors, quality production values and dialogue so distinctive that you could pick it out of a line-up, blindfolded. And that came directly from series showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino (who created the show with her husband Dan).
While not necessarily everyone’s taste, the speed-talking and pop culture references made sure that ‘Gilmore Girls’ sounded like nothing else on television, and proved Sherman-Palladino’s importance to the show when, after her departure at the end of Season 6, the series struggled to recapture her voice. When discussing the history of auteur television, Sherman-Palladino’s name frankly does not come up enough, and that’s a shame.
- Liz Shannon Miller, “Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Coming to Netflix is a Big Damn Deal” (via clairemiller86)
You were right. There are feelings there. Because when that ended I just.. jumped.
Gilmore Girls marks one of the few series that’s dominated by female characters, and is specifically about the lives of women, not the men around them. While love interests and male characters flutter around Rory and Lorelai, the Deans and the Lukes, they’re not the center of the drama.