Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, subscribers to Netflix will be able to watch all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls.” The whole series is composed of 153 episodes, which fans and potential new viewers can binge-watch on the streaming service site. Read on for more details about this news story.
Decider was first to report that the family drama series, “Gilmore Girls,” will be coming to Netflix. The show, which ran on the defunct network, The WB, from 2000 to 2007, revolved around the peculiar relationship of a single mother, Lorelei (played by Lauren Graham), and her daughter Rory (played by Alexis Bledel). As one of Time Magazine’s Best 100 Shows of All Time, fans loved the series not only for these characters and its group of likeable supporting cast, but its episodes were always rich in pop culture references that it clicked with its loyal viewers. While it was overlooked for an Emmy or a Golden Globes, the cult following of “Gilmore Girls” is one of the reasons why, even today, the show still elicits a frenzy of reactions.
But for those who have yet to watch the series for the first time, 153 episodes may be a long stretch. We recommend that while you relish the show as much as you can, these episodes must not be skipped or overlooked.
Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”
Of course, the pilot episode is necessary for introduction and establishment. Meet Lorelei, Rory and most of the characters. Get to know their quirky Stars Hollow town and watch the dynamics of how everything works together.
Season 1 Episode 6 “Rory’s Birthday Parties”
This episode will reel you in and help you understand just how rich the relationship is between the characters and how outstanding the actors are. You’ll see the complex relationship between Lorelai and her mom, Emily, and the contrast between Rory’s two words as she celebrates two different sixteenth birthday parties.
Season 1 Episode 9 “Rory’s Dance”
The episode that emphasized the love triangle of Rory’s budding teen romance, where she ended up staying out all night and worrying her mother. Moreover, the conflict between Lorelei and Emily escalates bringing more emotional scenes.
Season 2 Episode 3 “Red Light on the Wedding Night”
Lorelei gets cold feet and calls her wedding off to Max, after realizing at her own bachelorette party how different her relationship is with everyone else.
Season 2 Episode 13 “A Tisket a Tasket”
There’s another guy after Rory’s heart, and this would be the episode that tips it. It’s Dean versus Jess, and they fight over Rory in such a way that only “Gilmore Girls” could do it. It had something to do with baskets and auctions.
Season 3 Episode 7 “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They”
Rory and Dean break up during the 24-hour dance-a-thon. Good thing, Mom was there to comfort her daughter in her first real relationship fallout.
Season 3 Episode 13 “Dear Emily and Richard”
It’s a special episode featuring a flashback to when Lorelei was sixteen and pregnant, subsequently leaving her affluent home to raise her child alone. This episode is a real tearjerker, and we get to know Rory’s dad a little bit better.
Season 3 Episode 22 “Those Are Strings, Pinocchio”
Rory’s graduation is probably one of the best episodes in the entire show. Her graduation speech, dedicated to her mother, will tug your heart. This is also the episode where Jess leaves.
Season 4 Episode 21 “Last Week Fights, This Week Tights”
There’s a lovely Renaissance-themed wedding in this episode, and it also featured how Luke, the guy who’s been Lorelei’s buddy since the beginning, confesses to how he really felt about her.
Season 4 Episode 22 “Raincoats and Recipes”
Luke and Lorelei seal their relationship with a kiss, and Rory and Dean made love for the first time. This was also Rory’s first time ever, which would also be marked by Lorelei catching them.
Season 5 Episode 8 “The Party’s Over”
Rory’s special party thrown by her grandparents ended up in another heartache as Dean realizes she does not belong in this part of her world. It’s also the episode where we meet Logan, who would sweep Rory off her feet.
Season 5 Episode 13 “Wedding Bell Blues”
The 100th episode marked Richard and Emily’s vow renewal.
Season 6 Episode 11 “Twenty One is the Loneliest Number”
Rory is 21 years old, but she will not be able to celebrate her birthday the way she and Mom had planned it years ago because they are currently estranged. She has also quit Yale and have worried everyone in her family about her choices.
Season 7 Episode 22 “Bon Voyage”
Coming full circle, Rory, boyfriend-less but very determined to pursue a great career as a writer, lands her first job as a political journalist and prepares to leave Stars Hollow. Everyone gave her a great send-off, thanks to Luke, her mother’s husband.
Relieve or catch all seasons of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix, as the streaming site will releases the entire series beginning Oct. 1, 2014.
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