Gilmore Girls Again

We’re watching Gilmore Girls again.  And again.  The youngest person in the house is now exactly the right age to find Lorelai and Rory fascinating.  Everything about their relationship, their town, their troubles and triumphs, their fast-talking search for wisdom – all of it  – watched and discussed right here.

Writers/producers, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are creative past any point I can imagine.  Because of the quirky charm of Gilmore Girls (now available on Netflix) I followed them to their next shows, Bunheads (haven’t found it streaming yet) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.

When my blogging buddy, Dave Williams and I were both on the radio in Los Angeles, he spoke often of his devotion to the show. I came to it later thinking, if Dave’s so crazy about this, I’ll give it a try.

Now, thanks to the magic of streaming, we have the opportunity to re-visit the town of Stars Hollow and share interesting conversations at home with the resident teen.





2 thoughts on “Gilmore Girls Again”

  1. Carolann and I had the great pleasure of being invited to a taping of the Gilmore Girls after I proclaimed my love of the show on the air at KNX, Los Angeles.

    We got to meet Amy Sherman-Palladino in her office near the set. Then we were taken on a private tour of the Stars Hollow lot and delivered to the soundstage. The whole cast was there and we were sequestered behind the set of Luke’s Cafe where the filming was taking place that day. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel were sweet in their passing acknowledgement of our presence. Having some backstage experience of my own we had the presence of mind to not interrupt their work but merely watched from behind the director’s screens as the two stars went through several takes of entering Luke’s Cafe and trying to deliver Sherman-Palladino’s machine gun-paced dialogue that would give any actor palpitations. Lauren broke a couple of times and apologized to the crew and her onstage colleagues while she reset her brain for another take. Meanwhile the extras, seen outside of Luke’s through the cafe windows, were ordered and reordered to reset their positions that would start them through multiple takes of walking by 0n the sidewalk, kids swinging in the park and cars driving past on the street.

    At one point a plane flew overhead and brought the whole process to a screeching halt.

    The whole thing was fascinating. Oh and Sean Gunn (Kirk) cautioned me get out of Scott Patterson’s chair personalized canvas-backed chair because Scott was apparently something of a tyrant.

    We found out from an associate director that Luke and Lorelai really didn’t like each other at all. Scott, it seems, was something of a butthole.

    And as Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story!”

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