In honor of Netflix streaming all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls (someone tell my boss I’m not coming in tomorrow?), and because this blog only every started because of a Gilmore Girls inspired bookish forum where I found my first real home on the internet, and because this show has been on constant circulation at my house for a decade, I have decided to share with you ten of my favorite episodes of my absolutely favorite show.
2.13 A Tisket, A Tasket
Jess over Dean. Any day. Also, cute Stars Hollow traditions. They never get old.
2.19 Teach Me Tonight
Like I said, Jess over Dean. Always.
3.6 Take the Deviled Eggs
Mostly for the squealing sounds Lorelai and Rory make as the peel away from the scene of the crime.
3.7 They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?
Dance marathon + Jess and Rory tension + Dean finally getting a clue. And still I was heartbroken for Rory.
3.22 Those Are Strings, Pinocchio
Rory’s graduation speech is the best television graduation speech of all time. Hands down. Although Buffy’s graduation was pretty epic…
4.2 The Lorelais First Day at Yale
I like this one because it sets up Rory’s new life but demonstrates that their mother-daughter bond is unbreakable.
5.3 Written in the Stars
Clearly I love Rory’s story lines more but I was waiting for this day for years. Luke brings Lorelai to his Luke’s. Aww.
5.7 You Jump, I Jump Jack
This is where I fell for Logan. I’ll admit it. I’m always surprised when this one doesn’t make everyone else’s favorite episode list. Also, I think this might be my blog’s first GIF.
5.8 The Party’s Over
No. Wait. THIS is where I fell for Logan.
7.22 Bon Voyage
I was DEVASTATED when Gilmore Girls ended. Absolutely crushed. Words can’t describe my love for this show. But I still love the finale (partially because Rory and I both went off to work for Obama). And I love that this ending just means I get to start all over again from the beginning.
You will note there is nothing from the mostly-awful 6th season where the Gilmores were estranged. There also isn’t anything from the first season. But that’s just because I don’t care much for Dean.
Oy with the poodles already…what are you waiting for. Go watch all of these
RIGHT NOW er tomorrow.
I think I agree with all of these. I might add the dance episode from season 1 …
I need to go rewatch the first season. It’s been awhile. I just really don’t care for Dean.
Great list, Michelle. My favourite episode is The Festival of Living Art. I think that’s season four. Kirk as Jesus is epic and the pictures look fantastic!
Great list! A Tisket A Tasket, The Lorelais First Day at Yale, and You Jump, I Jump Jack are three of my very favorites too.
I’m so grateful for this show too, as well as Rory’s Book Club and how it enabled me to meet you and all our book club friends. Cheers to Gilmore Girls!