Column: ‘Gilmore Girls’ good show for binging

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

In my 19 years of life, I have watched lots of different series on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming platforms. I even watched some on TV back when the only option people had was cable. Among some of my favorite series of all time are “The Walking Dead,” “The Umbrella Academy,” and “Black Lightning.”

When everyone had to quarantine back in March, I took all that free time I had as an opportunity to binge-watch a whole series by myself something I had not done in quite some time. During those couple of months, I checked a couple of shows off my ‘Watch-It List’ including “New Girl” and “Dear White People.”

After watching tons of different movies and TV series, I settled on one I never saw myself having an interest in: “Gilmore Girls.”

Watching the series, I realized that “Gilmore Girls” was the perfect comfort TV show for me, especially at a time like this. With everything going on right now, it was great to have a few hours where I could ignore all the horrible things happening in the world and just enjoy a TV show about everyday folk.

The series is very slow and relaxing, which are traits I typically do not like in a TV series. When I look for a new TV series to watch, I gravitate toward the ones with exciting storylines, wild adventures and fast-paced drama. Because of all the problems we have seen arise in the last couple of months, slow and relaxing is exactly what I need right now.

Set in the small fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, “Gilmore Girls” tells the story of single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter, Rory, as they navigate through life. The series explores issues of family, romance, education, friendship, ambition, and social class. “Gilmore Girls” is not my usual cup of tea, but the more I watched it, the more I fell in love with it.

The series has colorful characters, witty dialogue, and a good mix of humor and drama. The storylines are so realistic, I felt like a Stars Hollow local just watching the series. From the very beginning, I wanted to learn more about the lives of Lorelai, her daughter, and all the other people from Stars Hollow.

I highly recommend this series to anybody looking for something fun and peaceful to watch during a period of time that isn’t so fun and peaceful. “Gilmore Girls” is the series to watch when all you want to do is curl up on your bed under a warm blanket, sip some warm hot chocolate, and enjoy a couple of hours in front of your computer screen.


Kyara Morales-Rodriguez is a junior English major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]