Gilmore Girls

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As season five of the Emmy-winning series unfolds, Lorelai and Rory once again face major changes. In addition to recurring guest stars Jared Padalecki, David Sutcliffe and Michael DeLuise, Norman Mailer and Carole King also guest star.
Starring
Lauren GrahamAlexis BledelMelissa Mccarthy
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
    September 20, 2004
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    After 19-year-old Rory Gilmore (series star ALEXIS BLEDEL) makes love with her former boyfriend, Dean (recurring guest star JARED PADALECKI)--who is married--she argues bitterly with Lorelai, who is disappointed by her daughter's choices.
  2. 2. A Messenger, Nothing More
    September 27, 2004
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    While calling Lorelai from Rome, Rory admits that she complicated her relationship with Dean. Lorelai gives Dean a letter from Rory, but Dean's wife, Lindsay, finds the letter and makes Dean move out of the house.
  3. 3. Written in the Stars
    October 4, 2004
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    Early in the morning after Lorelai and Luke spend a romantic night together at Luke's place, Lorelai walks into the diner dressed in one of Luke's flannel shirts and discovers that the place is full of customers.
  4. 4. Tippecanoe and Taylor Too
    October 11, 2004
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    Rory and Dean have difficulty meeting alone because they live far apart and Dean shares a car with his estranged wife.
  5. 5. We Got Us a Pippi Virgin
    October 18, 2004
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    Feeling bad that her relationship with Dean has become awkward, Lorelai suggests that she and Luke go on a double date with Rory and Dean.
  6. 6. Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant
    October 25, 2004
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    Lorelai and Sookie are thrilled when author NORMAN MAILER (himself) and a young reporter, Josh Davies, show up repeatedly in the dining room of the Dragonfly Inn, but Sookie's awe turns to annoyance when Mailer refuses to order any food.
  7. 7. You Jump, I Jump, Jack
    November 1, 2004
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    Rory is impressed when Logan takes her to an elaborate event staged by his secret society, and she participates in a thrilling--but dangerous--stunt. Meanwhile, when she discovers that Lorelai is dating Luke, Emily insists he come to dinner.
  8. 8. The Party's Over
    November 8, 2004
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    Rory is honored when Emily and Richard give a party to introduce her to their Yale alumni friends, but it soon becomes obvious that their ulterior motive is to find her a suitable husband.
  9. 9. Emily Says 'Hello'
    November 15, 2004
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    Rory decides that she and Lorelai should split up at the next Friday night dinner and confront Richard and Emily separately about ending their separation.
  10. 10. But Not As Cute As Pushkin
    November 29, 2004
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    Rory is delighted when Headmaster Hanlin Charleston (DAKIN MATTHEWS) from her old prep school asks her to host a young student, Anna, who is thinking of applying to Yale.
  11. 11. Women of Questionable Morals
    January 24, 2005
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    Wanting to make peace with Rory, Christopher visits her at Yale, but she rejects his attempt at reconciliation.
  12. 12. Come Home
    February 1, 2005
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    Rory offers to help Logan write an article for the Yale Daily, but she is disappointed when he doesn't invite her to be his date at a book-signing party hosted by his father.
  13. 13. Wedding Bell Blues
    February 7, 2005
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    In the series' landmark 100th episode, Lorelai and Rory feel obligated to give Emily a bachelorette party on the night before Richard and Emily renew their marriage vows.
  14. 14. Say Something
    February 14, 2005
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    After the disastrous scene at her parents' marriage recommitment ceremony, Lorelai begs Luke not to give up on their relationship. However, Luke's decision that he needs time alone leaves Lorelai devastated.
  15. 15. Jews and Chinese Food
    February 21, 2005
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    Already upset that she and Luke ended their relationship, Lorelai feels even worse after she discovers that Luke's boat is no longer in her garage.
  16. 16. So...Good Talk
    February 28, 2005
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    Richard and Emily return from their second honeymoon, and Rory attends the customary Friday night dinner.
  17. 17. Pulp Friction
    March 7, 2005
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    After seeing Logan on a date with another girl, Rory regrets their new agreement to date other people. Later, Rory attends a party with Logan's friend Robert, forcing Logan to admit his jealousy.
  18. 18. To Die and Let Diorama
    April 18, 2005
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    When Stars Hollow's oldest resident dies and leaves his house to the town, Luke has an ulterior motive for volunteering to help turn the house into a temporary museum.
  19. 19. But I'm a Gilmore
    April 25, 2005
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    Rory tells Logan that she can't have a casual romantic relationship with him, and they should return to just being friends. But Logan surprises Rory by insisting he's ready to commit to her.
  20. 20. How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?
    May 2, 2005
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    Wanting to make a good impression with Logan's powerful father, Mitchum Huntzberger, Rory learns everything she can about him before starting work as an intern at one of his newspapers.
  21. 21. Blame Booze and Melville
    May 9, 2005
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    Rory is surprised by the performance review she receives at the newspaper from Logan's father, Mitchum Huntzberger.
  22. 22. A House is Not a Home
    May 16, 2005
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    After spending a night of reckless behavior with Logan, Rory is rescued by her mother. But Lorelai is shocked to hear her daughter's plans for the future.

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Directors
Jamie BabbitAmy Sherman-PalladinoChris LongLee Shallat ChemelKenny OrtegaMichael KatlemanMatthew DiamondDaniel PalladinoMichael ZinbergLesli Linka Glatter
Supporting actors
Scott PattersonKeiko AgenaYanic TruesdaleLiza WeilSean GunnKelly BishopEdward HerrmannLiz Torres
Season year
2005
Network
The CW
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Kristin B.Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gilmore Girls is Always a Great Show to Watch!
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I have been a fan of Gilmore Girls for over a decade and even though the show is off the air (very sadly, I might add), it is still my favorite. It is very easy to get swept away into the world of the Gilmores and their friends and family. From quirky, witty, addicted to coffee Lorelai to quiet, intellectual Rory to the hilarious inhabitants of Stars Hollow, this show is full of belly-laughing fun! Season Five is Rory's sophomore year at 'Yale and personally, I enjoyed her college years more than her high school years because it is fun watching her grow and explore the world outside of Stars Hollow. The show is categorized as drama but it also contains so much witty banter. I have all of the seasons and love that I can just grab any season and pop in a disc, knowing that I will enjoy any episode I pick. I absolutely love this show and feel that anyone of any age would enjoy it. I have given seasons of Gilmore Girls to several people as gifts who own them all now as well and enjoy the show as much as I do! I highly recommend this show to anyone!
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SoozyQZReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Those Glorious Gilmore Girls!
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I started watching this show when it first aired and for some reason strayed away after season 3. I just purchased all of the seasons I missed and I must say that I missed a lot!

I agree with all other reviewers who said that this was one of the most unique, diaglogue rich, character driven dramedies to come along in a long while. It lasted for seven seasons because of the stellar writing and the talent laden cast filled with rising stars and veterans. Melissa McCarthy is a comedic dynamo and she and Lauren Graham have fabulous comedic chemistry. Yanic Truesdale's deadpan deliveries are genius when paired with either or both.

I applaud Amy Sherman-Palladino for her brave decision to take Rory's character on a totally unexpected detour and let us all watch her find her way back, learn from her mistakes and mature in the process. Life's lessons 101...much more realistic and it made for good drama!

Alexis Bledel is a fantastic young actress and I was in tears when she went to her Grandpa and burst into tears sobbing "Everything's falling apart...I've messed everything up and I don't know what to do!".

Oh, the irony that Jess was the only one who could penetrate her "drop-out stupor", and get her moving in the right direction again.

In my opinion, Logan's character was the perfect college love interest for Rory. He challenged her and brought her out of her shell and she met his challenges head-on and calmed him down. Logan was like a combination of Dean and Jess, He had a sweet, protective and chivalrous side, like Dean(but with a future); and a well read bad-boy side, like Jess(but with a trust fund). We saw his character mature beyond the spoiled, dare-devil-party boy we first met, with some bumps along the way, which he rebounded from also. It seemed that their story was in no way finished. That would be the perfect basis for a movie, if there was one. :)

I've always loved the snappy dialogue and I totally get many of the pop culture references sprinkled throughout this series. The entire series is a testament to life as a modern woman.
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BDRReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best show that ever hit TV.
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If you are even thinking about buying season 5 of Gilmore Girls then you probably know the show pretty well, or are buying it for someone who does. This season keeps up with the fast-talking girls, witty one liners, and drama that you expect from the show.

I will advise viewers that haven't seen the show from this point on that, although all the elements that make this show great are there, the show really starts to lose a little bit of it's charm as Rory and Lorelai spend less time together. The mother and daughter really start to have separate story lines, and this can be kind of bumpy. However, when they are together (and getting along) it is perfect.

This is my favorite show of all time, and I still miss it. I have all the seasons, and watch it with friends who haven't seen the show all the time. It's undeniable charm and fast paced wit wins over anyone who can keep up. And if you think you know pop culture, this show will test your knowledge. I have many times paused the show to Google a name, or event reference that left me saying, "What!?!"

If you already love this show, I recommend Reba and I Love Lucy. Both of these shows have great elements of Gilmore Girls. (Don't blow off the Reba show just because you are not a country music fan. I don't care for her music, but she has one of the most natural comedic timing I have seen since Lucy. She plays a mom of 3 kids, an ex-wife trying to deal with the new wife, and a soon to be grandmother. The writing of this show is only outshined by Gilmore Girls)
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Red WoodReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Just a Good Launching Off Point for Season 6
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Season five seems to be a candidate for worst season of the whole series ... then two years later, season 7 appears. You would think, with Luke and Lorelai now together, that things could only get better? Well, not if you consider the law of averages. In most shows, when you take out the mysterious romantic undertones, they commonly start emulating a satisfied, smug, overweight couple. Boring, with few redeeming values. If anything, this season is ushering in the inevitable finale, which is "shockingly" only two seasons away. Yep, we've jumped the shark, folks. Rory's college life is still about as boring as season four and her new beau is just really more trouble than he's worth. The one good thing about Rory, when it comes to Lorelai, is that the younger's love life at least helps to make her mother's a bit less pathetic. The only really redeeming value of the season is the most shocking season finale of the entire series, which has to do with Rory and starts at her internship.
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Lawrance BernaboReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Luke and Lorelai finally get to the devoutly wished consummation
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The fourth season of "Gilmore Girls" was my least favorite to date because essentially Lorelia and Rory spent the year treading water. The finale of the third season, "Those Are Strings, Pinocchio," was when Luke had the dream about Lorelia asking him not to go on the cruise with Nicole, which created a nice bookend with the third season premier, "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days," when Lorelia had the dream about Luke. Clearly something was being set up for the fourth season, but the payoff was deterred all the way until the final episode, at which point Luke finally kissed Lorelia, Lorelia kissed him back, and then Rory went and lost her virginity to Dean, who happened to be married to Lindsay. Obviously the series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is well aware of all those romantic comedies that died as soon as the bickering couples consummated their love ("Moonlighting" being the paradigmatic example of such a fate). Still, waiting until the end of the fourth season to have Luke and Lorelai finally kiss was sheer agony.

Between the first kisses and the consummation devoutly to be wished, the impediments came from other Gilmores. "Goodbye to Daisy Miller" has Lorelai worried about Rory and Dean, and then learning that her parents are separated. Fortunately Emily takes Rory to Europe and this actually gives Lorelai and Luke the necessary alone time. Ultimately "Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season" is about cementing the ties that bind between Luke and Lorelai. By the end of this season they have become one in every way that matters short of cohabitation and marriage, and are clearly moving in those directions. All of the best moments in this season have to do with those two, while Rory gets thrown off track by falling into the orbit of Logan Huntsburger and his family.

The fifth season has several of my all-time favorite moments in the series to date and two moments when I was a-feared the show was jumping the shark. My first favorite moment comes in "Written in the Stars" when Luke and Lorelai go on their first date, he recalls the first time they met, and shows her what is in his wallet. Of course he is all in. Then there is the moment at the end of "Wedding Bell Blues," when Lorelai has learned from Christopher that Emily was encouraging him to rekindle their romance. As Lorelai was being dragged over for the wedding photography I was yelling at my television for Lorelia to "nuke" her mother, by which I meant to pull out the biggest nuclear device in her possession and drop it on Emily, which, I believe is exactly what she does. There was a close call for another great moment off of this plot line when Rory blows up at her grandmother in "So...Good Talk," but it fell short of my requirements (I want Rory to say to Emily, just once, "Grandmother, I love you a whole lot, but no matter what you do or what happens I will never love you more than I love my mom"). My second favorite moment is the end of "A House is Not a Home," and I am talking not only of Lorelia's final question of the season but the whole range of thoughts and emotions that Lorelai goes through right before she pops the question. Why Lauren Graham does not at least get nominated for an Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series is beyond comprehension (but neither did Sarah Michelle Gellar or any other actress from the WB).

My first fears of shark jumping proved to be a false alarm, but in the wake of the wedding debacle I did not buy it when Luke tells Lorelai in "Say Something" that they could not be together. As the town elder points out in "Blame Booze and Melville," Luke has been waiting for Lorelai for a long time and he should be able to weather the perpetual hurricane that is Emily Gilmore. Fortunately Lorelia's phone call at the end of the episode changes the dynamic (Look at Luke's face: I swear he is ready to take her back right then). I should point out that my third favorite moment of the season is what accompanies Judy Garland singing "The Man Who Got Away" from "A Star is Born" at the end of "So... Good Talk."

However, I had much greater concerns over what happens in "Blame Booze and Melville" when Mitchum Huntzberger lowers the boom on Rory and she decides to drop out of Yale. I personally think that a gopher/intern should keep their mouth shut in meetings of the senior staff at a newspaper. In the sixth season in "We've Got Magic to Do" it is suggested that Mitchum actually believes what he is saying, but I still find it hard to believe. But the resulting split between Lorelai and Rory is really the province of the sixth season, and while I agree that the dramatic consequences of such a rift was worth pursuing at this point in the series, I simply think that dropping out of Yale and moving in with grandma and grandpa was not the way to go (I waited in vain for Paris to really read Rory the riot act). But as the nadir of the series plays out against Claudin Longet singing "I Think It's Going To Rain" when Rory turns away from her mother, it also serves to set up the beauty of the cliffhanger that was never a cliffhanger.

"Wedding Bell Blues" was the show's 100th episode so it gets special treatment with the DVD extras here. However, the main thing is that we are now caught up with all five seasons out on DVD during the sixth season of "Gilmore Girls." Let joy be undiminished on theis new year's day.
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J. TotedaReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
BEWARE! Highly Enjoyable!
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You know, I'm a little late in reviewing this season of Gilmore Girls, and all of the previous reviewers are right on the money, but I thought I share in the Gilmore love fest here.

There are so many monumental scenes and occasions in this season that make it such a must-see and in my case a must re-watch over and over! The season builds-up momentum and really hit's stride when marking it's 100th episode anniversary, (that was a great episode) and I have to agree with many, Lauren Graham deserves Emmy consideration! Nonetheless, many Luke and Lorelai fans will adore this season because the best stuff really comes from them. Emily is meaner then ever, Paris is just as nuts as she always is and yes, Rory has a new love interest, there's just one problem he doesn't commit well.

Honestly the last episode of this season is the best of the series so far. I can't wait to watch them all over again, because I know there will be something I'll notice that I didn't catch before.

If your unsure of investing in the Gilmore Girl sets then watch an episode of season 6 airing now, which is turning out to be, believe it or not, even better then season 5! It's already a shoe in for a 7th season and deserves all the praise it's getting, and all the praise the writers are getting for making us the fans fall in love with these characters all over again. There is no doubt in my mind that this series will eventually end with just as much whit, spunk, charm, warmth, and popularity as it did when it began and when that sad day comes I will have a complete set of one of the most fabulously crafted shows to ever grace our TV sets. Again, I am amazed at how these actors and writers make us feel so much in such a short amount of time. Time now, we can relive again and again whenever we please.
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woodrose8Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great for mother/daughter bonding!
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My daughter and I watched all 7 seasons of the Gilmore Girls during her teenage years and loved it! Not only was it another way for us to bond, but it covered so many of the challenges that teenagers go through, from friends, to boyfriends, to preparing for and choosing a college. By the time my daughter was applying to colleges, we knew what to expect (and we were looking for that large envelope in the mail, which we got, and unfortunately which they no longer do…it's all my email now). It's a great, wholesome series that I highly recommend every mom watch with her daughters. It offers plenty of opportunities for discussion of situations they may encounter in their own lives. My daughter even puts it on when she comes home for college breaks because it's very comforting to watch.
DANNOFETTReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Got this for my Wife instead of flowers on amazon instant video. Smartest choice i've made ;)
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Ok guys, I know you have done something stupid to aggrevate your wife like me. So let me make a suggestion,instead of buying some stupid flowers that will die in a few days buy a whole season of a girlie T.V. show or Girlie flick that your wife/girlfriend like on AMAZON instant video. I purchased this season because this is the season where RORY goes to college and there is soooo much DRAMA (according to my wife) then I sent my wife a little email with a link to her show I bought her. Also I appologized for being stupid and that helped too. Any way my wife changed her mind about divorcing me and taking the kids and our two dogs ( I really wouldn't miss the CHIHUAHUA much though) :) SO all in all get her something that will last and stay out of the Dog house.
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