The Best Of: Bingeworthy TV Shows #1

After writing posts about my favourite comfort shows, I realised I had many more shows I wanted to talk about that don’t fall into that category, but they are some of my favourites. Which is why this series has been created. I love talking about my favourite shows and trust me when I say I have a lot. 

Today’s show is actually one I’ve mentioned in my comfort show posts, but I didn’t get a chance to really talk about those in much detail. Looking back I regret the format I used for those posts as they could have been far more detailed. 

So, today’s post is about one of the shows I’m currently reviewing in my re-watch reviews; Gilmore Girls. 

The first time I watched Gilmore Girls was on a bit of a whim and I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do. Although I will say right now, the last couple of seasons were nowhere near as good. Despite that, this show is still extremely bingeable. If I weren’t reviewing every episode I would be way further into my re-watch by now, but currently, I’m yet to finish season one. 

For those who have never seen Gilmore Girls here is the season one synopsis: Lorelai Gilmore, an independent young woman, shares a close bond with her wilful daughter, Rory. However, her relationship with her own mother is strained. – not the best synopsis in the world, but it’s the one Google gave me. 

Gilmore Girl has the ultimate cosy vibes and if I had to use one word to describe it, it would be autumnal. This doesn’t make sense because it isn’t only set in autumn, but it gives me autumnal vibes as that is usually my cosiest time of year. Plus Stars Hollow is at its best in the autumn/fall-themed episodes. 

Now, this was created in the 2000s so some of the content/dialogue has not aged too well, but it’s a teen-friendly show so nothing too bad. Also, most of the characters are very flawed, but that is what character development is for and considering this show has seven seasons and a spin-off, there’s plenty of time for that. 

This show is what made me love the ‘small town’ trope. Stars Hollow is definitely a weird place to live, the townies are very strange, but I love it for those reasons. I’d love to live somewhere like Stars Hollow where everyone knows each other and you have cute holiday traditions. Is this actually what it is like to live in a small town? Probably not, but I love the vibe. 

There are a lot of interesting character dynamics in Gilmore Girls and seeing those evolve over seven seasons is really great – these also bing a lot of drama and the drama is what makes it so bingeable. It’s definitely the type of show where you continue to say ‘just one more episode’ and then before you know it, it’s 3am. 

Apologies that this isn’t the longest or best put-together post, I’m still trying to figure out what I want the format of this series to be. I’m planning to do one every month, so I’ve got some time to sort it out before the next one.

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