Articles for Gilmore Girls Season 7

Any episode of television that ends with two grown men brawling on top of a Christmas tree can‘t be all bad. Saying that, I struggled with last night‘s episode of Gilmore Girls. It moved too slow, there wasn‘t near enough Lorelai-Rory interaction, and a couple of the characters acted a little strange. I still enjoyed the episode, for what it‘s worth. Lorelai‘s relentless anti-Wedding party nagging was, while at times annoying, mostly entertaining. "Merry Fisticuffs" provided viewers with the first chink in the Christopher-Lorelai armor. Their conflict boils down to Lorelai wanting her life to remain the same while in Stars Hollow and Christopher wanting to move on. After Lorelai runs into Luke and his new niece, Christopher almost immediately tells her he wants to make a baby.  Read more »
Dialogue is an overlooked art. The words spoken by our favorite TV characters are, by and large, taken for granted. We deemphasize both the great dialogue and the terrible, instead focusing on aspects like story or action or character. Mostly, this is the right course of action. Dialogue is the vessel through which we tell the story. Numerous great filmmakers (and wide audiences), in this vein, hold little regard for the importance of dialogue. Stephen Spielberg once said that, if you want to know the mark of a true filmmaker, see if you can turn off the sound while watching one of their movies. Of course, this isn‘t a universal phenomenon. Fellini might not need dialogue to tell his story. Tarantino does. Both are still great. The interesting part about this is that great movies can still be considered great, even if they contain terrible dialogue.  Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Gilmore Girls was a classic throw-back. Old fans should be pleased with the humor and small-town hi-jinks, but will likely continue to despise Lorelai‘s current life state. The masses have been resounding in their hatred towards the Christopher-Lorelai marriage. It‘s out of character, some say. It‘s ruined the show, say others. While I don‘t subscribe to these doomsday ranters, I can understand the feeling of betrayal a large population of fans have been burdened with. The departure of Amy Sherman-Palladino is the instigator in this fan backlash. To pretend otherwise is foolish. The show is in new hands, wholly free of the creative mind who alone spawned the beloved Gilmore Girls universe. Yet, I‘d be willing to venture that, had Palladino stayed on and written the same story line that new Head Writer David S. Rosenthal has spun, the fans wouldn‘t be so distraught. Read more »
Lauren GrahamCharacter: Lorelai GilmoreShow: Gilmore GirlsGilmore Girls wouldn‘t have made it past its first season without Lauren Graham. Her Lorelai Gilmore is unique and crazy, a creation both of Amy Sherman Palladino and Lauren Graham. Her influence on co-star Alexis Bledel is impossible to miss. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
After last season, Amy Sherman-Palladino, the mastermind behind Gilmore Girls, quit the show she single-handedly crafted into a cultural phenomenon and in her wake left an avalanche of uncertainty among fans. Would Gilmore Girls ever be the same? Would the decrease in quality that marred last season continue and turn Gilmore Girls into a shell of its former self? Now, three episodes into the first Palladino-less season, the answer to these questions have become no clearer. Read more »
Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls, compared to the rest of what‘s available on TV, are extremely unique and original shows. Compared to each other, however, the similarities are striking. Last year, they aired on competing networks. This year, with the merger of the WB and UPN into The CW, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars have been scheduled back to back, forming a veritable powerhouse of a Tuesday night for the new network. Now that the two will henceforth be closely associated, it‘s time to delve in and examine how similar in nature the two shows really are. So, in spectacular, eye-pleasing bullet form, here is the “Veronica Mars/Gilmore Girls Examination of Same-nessâ€? (I know the name does not roll off the tongue, but I like it, I‘m sticking to it, and there‘s nothing you can do about. Unless you stop reading, but that‘d be no fun. Seriously, keep reading.) Read more »
I‘ve got to hand it to the Gilmore Girls team. They certainly didn‘t take the easy way out.It‘s been such predictable pattern over the years: a show will end it‘s season on a cliffhanger by putting their main characters in precarious and, possibly, life altering situations only to tie those situations up neatly within the first half of the next season premiere. From then, it‘s business as usual, with the events that led to the cliffhanger forgotten. Not so for Gilmore Girls.Last season of Gilmore Girls ended with an apocalyptic fight/break-up between Lorelai and Luke that resulted in Lorelai sleeping with her baby‘s daddy Christopher (she was upset). Rory said goodbye to boyfriend Logan who moved to London with their relationship situation unresolved. I expected Luke and Lorelai to mend fences within the first episode. Didn‘t happen.The seventh season premiere was a unique and interesting viewing experience. Nothing much happened, nothing was really resolved and, obviously, there was a shitload of talking. Rory comes back home to Stars Hollow and finds her mother in a state of disrepair, following her harrowing break-up/Christopher rendezvous. From there, Lorelai and Rory mask their inner sadness by talking and talking and talking, but it‘s not with the usual happy glee. You can tell that they‘re only doing this to keep themselves busy and their minds off their problems. Whenever Lorelai finds herself without the presence of Rory to play verbal pong with, she becomes a lifeless, depressed, shell of a person. This episode was almost something out of a independent film; a meditation on the ramifications of an emotional, life changing event and how someone deals with it. I‘ve heard complaints about where the story has gone, especially in season 6, on Gilmore Girls, but I don‘t mind. The story has to go somewhere, and it has to be new. The Luke/Lorelai parting is not something that will make fans warm and fuzzy, but it feels real. This is how life works: something, a relationship, that should be a success ultimately fails, much to the chagrin of both parties. I am extremely pleased with how the Gilmore Girls has started it‘s first season on The CW and am looking forward to see how it all plays out, even if it is different than the previous 6 seasons. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer  Read more »
Gilmore Girls kicks off it‘s seventh season tonight with one giant, glaring hole. Amy Sherman-Palladino is gone. Palladino created Gilmore Girls, has written most of the episodes, and is responsible for the rapid-fire, quirky, politically and cultrutally savvy dialogue unique to the show. Had you asked me last year, I would‘ve said that Palladino was indispenisible; you lose her, you lose the show. However, Gilmore Girls is returning, and hope among fans remains high. I‘ll be tuning in.  Read more »
Lorelai Gilmore, Played By Lauren GrahamLauren Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore as a manic, hopped-up-on-caffeine, border-line crazy person. Lorelai is also the unequivocal queen of integrating pop culture references into conversation.#10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Actress: Alexis BledelShow: Gilmore GirlsOccupation: College StudentPros: Uniquely beautiful. Ivy League smart. Quick wit, often hysterically funny. Has a cool mom. Cons: Talks really, really fast and, as a result, can talk herself into or out of anything. Family life is, well, bizarre. Family may be intimidating. The daughter of Lorelai Gilmore and current student at Yale, Rory Gilmore is a quirky girl who is a personal favorite of mine. Whether you enjoy Gilmore Girls or not, you have to agree that Rory has an infectious personality. #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Backed up with wit and charisma, Matt Czuchry penetrates the entertainment world with massive potential. His inclusion in the popular drama series Gilmore Girls series has certainly launched the career of this young actor.  Read more »
Played by Sean Gunn, this Gilmore Girls character is the token eccentric small-town dweller. He has no intertwining story lines with the main characters and mostly just pops up and annoys the audience. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Matt Czuchry, who plays Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls, took time out of his busy schedule last week to sit down for an interview with us at BuddyTV.  Matt has appeared on a number of TV shows in guest roles, but is best known as Logan, the wealthy boyfriend of Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.  We discussed Matt‘s start in the business, what goes on behind-the-scenes at Gilmore Girls, and the possibility of an 8th season for the show.Can you talk a little about how you got started in acting? You know, my junior year in college I was trying to figure out what I was gonna do with myself after graduating college and I just happened to be taking some acting classes at the time, not associated with the school, but just kind of on my own and I really feel in love with it.  That’s kind of what started it as far as progressing forward.  I majored in history and political science in college, so it wasn’t a focus from the beginning of college, it just kind of happened that way, where I was in school and loving acting classes and I said, “Let‘s try and pursue this in some fashion." Read more »
This season Gilmore Girls has been limping along without its creator. Show runner Amy Sherman-Palladino left abruptly last year after a falling-out with the studio, and current head writer David Rosenthal has been taking a lot of criticism for this year‘s story arc in which Lorelai unexpectedly broke up with Luke and abruptly married Christopher, her high school boyfriend and babydaddy. For years the show‘s focus was on "diner guy" Luke‘s unrequited love for Lorelai; while fans rejoiced when they finally got together, things sort of fell apart without that continued focus – and now that Lorelai has broken up with Christopher yet again, will the show ever get that focus back? Probably not. For one thing, they‘re nearly out of time.  Read more »
With only a few episodes left and the fate of the series still hanging in the balance, will Gilmore Girls be able to wrap up the season to the fans‘ satisfaction, or will we be left hanging? Do they even have time to wrap it up properly?TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello says that Lorelai will finally return to Luke‘s diner for the first time in a year, in the episode slated to air April 17th. Will Luke and Lorelai make up? At least Lorelai can get her regular coffee fix again. Read more »
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an all-new Gilmore Girls and the show won’t be back until April 17th.  I’ve had time to ponder whether the series should continue, and if it doesn’t, what the fate of one of my favorite on screen couples will be.  There are two areas of speculation, the first being that the series will come to an end this year and the second leaving open the possibility of an 8th season.  Given these two scenarios, what is going to happen between Rory and Logan? Read more »
Every year E!Online‘s Kristin Veatch reaches out to fans of shows on the brink of cancellation and asks what show you would most like to see get a second chance.  This year, her efforts caught the ear of Gilmore Girls fans and the campaign is on, with Veronica Mars coming in a close second.   A quick surf around the web, however, reveals that the rest of popular media may not be so behind Veatch‘s efforts to get Gilmore Girls another season.  The more popular consensus is to put the ailing show out of its misery.   Is this one case where Veatch‘s sometimes effective efforts should be focused on a runner up? Read more »
So it is official, Logan Huntzberger is the best boyfriend on television.  If you had a chance to catch Gilmore Girls this evening, you’ll understand what I am talking about. It was a quaint way to tell their love story – hay maze and all!  The episode was almost entirely Logan and Rory focused, which was a welcome surprise after such a long Gilmore hiatus.  Despite my previous debate as to whether Logan and Rory should stay together, I believe that this episode sealed the deal for me; Logan is the perfect match for Rory! Read more »
Lauren Graham, best known for her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, significantly contributed to the show’s success as a versatile actress, evident in her numerous awards and nominations over the past six years. But apart from her depiction of the highly talkative and flashy mother of Rory most people perceive her to be, she was able to positively transform herself as one of creative thinkers of the show. In an interview with the Columbia Spectator, she expressed her sentiments on her evolution in Gilmore Girls. She started out as an actress and then eventually evolved as one of the producers of the show. She said, “There are a lot of different ways to be a producer on a TV show, and they gave me that title to acknowledge that my role in the process had increased slightly. We’re now at a point in this show where the actors have been there the longest, and the whole process of how the show happens is of interest to me … you know, on a larger scale, where’s the story going, what’s going to happen, and just sort of just being in on that discussion a little earlier. As an actor, you just get a script, you don’t ever know what’s going to happen to your character, and by the time the script is written, you’re far along, and that’s pretty much what’s going to happen. I feel like this character is so familiar to me, and I have such affection for the whole of the show that I just wanted to know where I was headed this year. So they were nice to include me in that.” Read more »
So I re-learned a lesson this week on Gilmore Girls.  Having always been told to use words in tough situations, it was advice that seemed obvious.  But what do you do in a situation where you are already talking but just not saying the right things? On tonight’s episode of Gilmore Girls we got to see the progression of many relationships.  Lorelai and Luke rekindled their banter, Sookie and Jackson communicated their own realities, Paris and Doyle split and rejoined and I think Rory had Logan on her mind most of the episode.  In each of these relationships, it was saying the right thing or the right word in the right way that brought things into a new light. Read more »
With only three episodes left this season, the future of Gilmore Girls remains uncertain, as there’s still no definite official news on a renewal for an eighth season. There is, however, an unofficial rumour saying that they’ve been asked to do a “shortened season” and that Lauren Graham seems open to the idea of returning as Lorelai for at least this period. No news yet on whether Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, will participate if this goes forward.But what about the rest of the seventh season? The official description of tonight’s (May 1) episode of Gilmore Girls at The CW reads:“With graduation looming, Rory is anxiety-ridden over her future, so Lorelai tries to cheer her up with a day of eating and shopping. Lorelai notices happily that Luke is once again wearing the baseball cap she gave him, and invites him to join her and Rory for karaoke night at a local bar. After a few drinks, Lorelai takes the stage to sing a heartfelt number which is obviously directed at Luke. Logan returns from a business trip to California and comes to see Lorelai to discuss his future with Rory.” Read more »
This episode of Gilmore Girls opens with Rory in class at Chilton in her old uniform, and I momentarily worry that I’m watching a rerun by mistake. It’s clearly a dream, as Rory gets kicked out of class only to open the classroom door to find her own house, and Lorelai packing to go to Hawaii. Rory then goes into the kitchen to encounter the future Paris and Doyle (and children) living successful lives (but somehow living in Stars Hollow.) She wakes up in a panic.  Read more »
Well, there’s not going to be an eighth season for Gilmore Girls, the CW announced this month. Ratings dropped this season, but the main reason the show’s not going on seems to be that stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel simply aren’t interested in continuing. "I think it‘s the best decision," Lauren Graham said. "One of the things Alexis and I wished could be different was the schedule, and it really can‘t be.”  Read more »
With only two episodes left to go in the series, this episode of Gilmore Girls has a lot to cover. Lorelai and Sookie walk around Stars Hollow discussing a long list of items Lorelai needs to get for a party that Emily’s throwing for Rory’s graduation. Lorelai is impatient for Logan to propose to Rory, because she sucks at keeping secrets. Sookie says that everyone in town has described the karaoke scene to her, which dismays Lorelai. Read more »
Previously on Gilmore Girls: Rory didn’t get her internship, Lorelai sang a song and then accidentally hurt Luke’s feelings, Rory graduated from Yale and then turned down Logan’s proposal. Tonight, on the series finale of Gilmore Girls: Lorelai and Rory head to the Dragonfly, because Lorelai claims Christiane Amanpour is guest-starring as herself. I mean, staying at the inn. Michel confirms this, saying he didn’t tell Lorelai because of her past history embarrassing celebrities. Lorelai introduces herself and Rory, and Christiane Amanpour gives Rory her card and tells her to “send some stuff” and keep in touch. Later, Lorelai reads about.com’s information about roller coasters out loud to Rory, as they are apparently planning a road trip. Rory finishes addressing eight billion resumes. Rory is sad about Logan for about five seconds. Lorelai is filled with angst over Luke, who she still thinks is no longer into her. Lorelai slips in the news about the Stars Hollow “Rory’s graduation re-enactment party” that’s planned for next week. Read more »
Gilmore Girls has already aired its final episode on May 15, 2007, after 153 episodes and seven seasons. However, just because the show has ended on television doesn’t mean it’s over for the mother and daughter tandem. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is actually pondering about making the comedy-drama into a two-hour movie. According to TV Guide, which claims to have run into Sherman-Palladino, there’s a possibility of coming up with a Gilmore Girls movie, which would attempt to give some answers to all the loose ends left after the series ended. This will also give closure on the lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, Lauren Graham, one of the lead actresses of the recently cancelled series Gilmore Girls, stars in the movie Evan Almighty, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on June 22, 2007.In an interview with Glamour magazine for their July issue, the Gilmore Girls actress has expressed her excitement in focusing her career in the big screen. “I love TV and I hope to do another show at some point, but I feel ready to take a break,” Graham has said. “Hopefully in 20 years I’ll still be working, like Diane Keaton. She once told me, ‘You’ll be OK because you can do comedy. Funny doesn’t age.’ She was an inspiration!” Read more »
After the cancellation of Gilmore Girls, many of its stars have been able to land acting gigs on the big screen. Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai Gilmore, will be featured in the upcoming Evan Almighty, which will be in theaters this Friday, while Alexis Bledel, who played Rory Gilmore, will be reprising her role as Lena in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants sequel. As for Scott Patterson, who portrayed diner owner Luke Danes, he has been cast to star in the movie Saw IV.Patterson, who gained popularity on Gilmore Girls, has appeared on shows like Seinfeld, Silk Stalkings, and Will & Grace. He has also graced the movie world with films like Three Wishes, Little Big League, and A Boy Called Hate. Read more »
Gilmore Girls displayed some clever trickery in the season‘s chronology, jumping ahead six weeks from the last episode. Rory is on her way back to Yale and Lorelai has now been dating Chris for over a month. The Lorelai/Chris relationship caught me a little off-guard, considering the end of last week‘s episode, in which Lorelai seemed poised to nip that newly flowering relationship in the bud.  Read more »
Gimore Girls had an all-new episode last night and it was a clear as day example of the new direction of the show. It felt like Gilmore Girls, but the characters were acting different. I‘m just not sure how I feel about it. Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s departure has never been felt so deeply, yet it wasn‘t in a bad way. The writing is different. It‘s not as funny, I think. Still funny, mind you, but I certainly don‘t laugh as much as in past seasons. But, again, I didn‘t notice this change while watching the episode.Confusing, right? Well, my apologies. I‘m also a bit confused. TVSquad has an insightful recap that, although I don‘t entirely agree with it, has a more than valid point of view. Read more »
In another installment in our series of interviews with the best and brightest of TV‘s writers and producers, we at BuddyTV recently sat down with new Head Writer of Gilmore Girls, David S. Rosenthal ("Spin City", "Hope & Faith"). We were granted the pleasure of talking to Mr. Rosenthal about taking over an established show, the new direction the show‘s stories are taking, and the future of Gilmore Girls. Gilmore Girls can be seen every Tuesday at 8PM ET/PT on The CW.It‘s your first season as the new Show Runner on Gilmore Girls, taking over for creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. How has the transition been? Read more »
While the CW lineup announced today at the Television Critics Association executive session skewed heavily toward reality programming, there are still a few scripted programs planned for the network‘s Fall schedule. One such program is Aliens in America. No, it‘s no Sci Fi program, rather a half-hour sitcom about a 16-year-old Pakistani exchange student being hosted by an American family in Wisconsin. And for fans of another, now-defunct CW show – Gilmore Girls – this new program will be bringing them a familiar face. Scott Patterson, who played diner owner Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls, will be joining Aliens in America, playing the father of the exchange student‘s host family.  Read more »
The CW cancelled Gilmore Girls in May, but the cancellation has not stopped fans from doing their best to keep the show alive outside of the small screen. 17-year-old Tally Deushane, a self-described “[Gilmore Girls] junkie,” has turned to the internet in order to search for fan-written stories based on the original series.  These stories are more popularly known as “fan fiction,” new material penned by devotees of a certain show, film or book. Read more »
Writer and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino attended the TCA summer press tour in order to answer questions about her latest project, The Return of Jezebel James.  However, as the session wore on, the discussion took a natural turn towards Sherman-Palladino‘s recently canceled series, Gilmore Girls.The series finale aired in May 15, but Sherman-Palladino said that she did not tune in that night.  At first, she joked that she had been intoxicated when the final episode aired, but then was quick to state the true reason why she declined from watching the series finale. Read more »
Fans of the recently canceled CW series, Gilmore Girls, will have the chance to go through all seven seasons again when the complete series DVD comes out in November. The massive DVD set contains 42 discs, throughout which all 153 episodes have been spread.  It also includes several hours‘ worth of bonus features, an episode guide with pictures and an all-new and complete “Gilmoreisms” booklet. Read more »
The end of the Gilmore Girls does not necessarily spell the end of Lauren Graham‘s career.  She recently starred in the comedy, Evan Almighty, with Steve Carell (The Office) and is now busy working on another big screen project, Flash of Genius. The drama, which marks the directorial debut of producer Marc Abraham, is about the life of Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear), the inventor of the windshield wiper.  Kearns spent most of his life fighting with Detroit automakers, whom he charged with stealing his invention.  His fixation with legal retribution suffocated his relationship with wife Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and put a strain on their children.  He eventually got a multi-million dollar settlement.  Two years ago, he passed away. Read more »
Longtime stage actress Emily Kuroda, known for her role on the defunct drama series, Gilmore Girls, is currently starring in Lodestone Theatre Ensemble‘s production of Euripides‘ classic play, The Trojan Women.  The play, translated by Kenneth Cavander, began its run early this month and will continue on until August 26 at the GTC Burbank inside George Izay Park. Along with Emily Kuroda, actor Kelvin Han Yee (Lucky You, Dirt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Bold and the Beautiful) also leads the Asian Pacific American cast. Read more »
Actor Matt Czuchry, who played Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls, will be appearing on stage for the West Coast debut of Third, the last play written by the late Wendy Wasserstein. Third, which first opened at Lincoln Center Theater in 2005, tells the story of a New England University professor who accuses one of her students of plagiarism.  The play will be directed by Maria Mileaf and will open on September 19 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.  It will run until October 21. Read more »
With the release of Saw IV just around the corner, actor Scott Patterson recently spoke about the sequel which is due to hit theaters on October 26.  In the fourth installment of the horror film, the Gilmore Girls alum plays an FBI agent tasked with deciphering the pieces of Jigsaw‘s (Tobin Bell) latest puzzle. In the aftermath of Jigsaw and his apprentice, Amanda‘s (Shawnee Smith) death, Patterson‘s character, Agent Strahm and his fellow veteran profiler, Agent Perez (Athena Karkanis) are brought in to assist in sifting through the remains to make sense of everything. Read more »
In BuddyTV‘s 2007 Fall TV Guide, we diligently went through all the new shows to uncover the common trends of the new season. The three main trends we found fall into the following categories: Canceled, but Not Forgotten, Revenge of the Nerds, and Chucks, Trannies, and “Young Folks.”If you‘re anything like me, there‘s a hole in your Tuesday night viewing schedule where Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars used to be. But never fear, because even though those two great shows are gone, their casts and creators live on all over the new fall TV season. Here‘s a quick rundown of where to get your GG/VM fix. Read more »
Lauren Graham, best known for her starring role on Gilmore Girls, has just signed a contract with NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios for a one-year exclusive talent and development deal.The deal, which was announced by NBC Co-Chairman Ben Silverman and Casting Executive Vice President Marc Hirschfeld on September 18, is reportedly worth seven figures and calls for the network and its sibling studio to create a series project for the 40-year-old actress. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
Check out all our lists for BuddyTV‘s Top 7 of ‘07 to relive the best and the worst of the year in television.During its seven-year run, Gilmore Girls consistently delivered as one of the smartest-written shows on television. It was nearly as perfect as the idyllic New England hamlet of Stars Hollow in which it was set. A story about how a 16-year-old gets pregnant and flees her life of privilege to raise her daughter on her own isn‘t going to make Gilmore Girls a favorite of the Parents Television Council. But Gilmore Girls was heartwarming, wholesome family entertainment because it was a story about complicated mother-daughter relationships and it showed that the family you build with your community can be even more supportive than the family you are born with. Read more »
Check out all our lists for BuddyTV‘s Top 7 of ‘07 to relive the best and the worst of the year in television.Debbie Chang ranked Gilmore Girls 2nd.  She says...Gilmore Girls ended its seven-season run in the spring of 2007. The show‘s quality dipped precipitously in the sixth season, mostly due to the character assassination that Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) suffered with regard to his long-lost daughter April. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) also had the misfortune of losing her signature spunk, piling on more things for us viewers to complain about.However, the seventh season of Gilmore Girls was able to turn it around. Whether it was because of the change in leadership, when David Rosenthal took over the reigns after creator Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s departure, is not clear, but the characters became closer to what we had always known them to be. Perhaps not quite up to the level of the first three seasons, but it was enough to remind us of its previous greatness. Read more »
In honor of Mother‘s Day, BuddyTV has compiled this list of our 10 favorite motherly moments.To be honest, this entire list could be made up of maternal moments from Gilmore Girls. The show is all about the relationship between mother and daughter. A close second on this list was the final scene from the first season episode “Rory‘s Dance,” when Rory (Alexis Bledel) doesn‘t come home, leading to a series of epic screaming matches that just underscore how much these Gilmore women love each other. Read more »
<<PREVIOUS          NEXT>>At one time or another, every Gilmore Girls fan wanted Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Christopher (David Sutcliffe) to end up together. Maybe it was just for a second, then you went back to longing for Luke (Scott Patterson) and Lorelai to finally get together, but there was certainly a time when the appeals of Christopher won out. Early on, he was the rebel, the young kid unable to be a father who took off to live his own life. Read more »
Alexis Bledel, the product of one Mexican and one Argentinean parent, grew up in Houston, Texas speaking only Spanish. It wasn‘t until grade school that she mastered English. On Gilmore Girls, Bledel put that mastery to use, espousing her dialogue in the patented rapid-fire delivery that Gilmore Girls was known for. Prior to landing her part as Rory Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls, Bledel spent her childhood working as a model. It wasn‘t until an audition came along for Gilmore Girls that she began acting.  Read more »
Alexis Bledel epitomizes beauty, youthfulness and glamor as manifested in her numerous recognitions in the showbiz world. Named as one of Teen People Magazine‘s 25 Hottest Stars under 25 and acquiring the Family Television Award for Best Actress for her performance in Gilmore Girls in 2002 definitely proves she has what it takes to make it big.  Read more »
Just in time for the election, BuddyTV brings you our list of the 15 worst politicians from TV.<<PREVIOUS   |   NEXT>>Taylor Doose‘s devotion to the rule of law is what makes him both a great and terrible politician. To his credit, the market owner followed all the rules and truly wanted the best for the citizens of Stars Hollow. The problem was his disciplined and strict adherence to all the rules made life dull. The town briefly voted him out, but upon learning how much work and effort it took to run the town, Taylor was put back into office. Read more »
BuddyTV picks the top 15 places to grab a bite with our favorite TV restaurants.<<PREVIOUS     |     NEXT>>If you‘re looking for a good cup of coffee, there‘s no better recommendation for Luke‘s Diner than Lorelai Gilmore, who drinks at least two pots every day. Enjoy the gruff yet lovable owner Luke Danes and, if you‘re lucky, you might even spot some of the wacky residents of Stars Hollow. Read more »
Lauren Graham is on her way back to primetime TV. The Gilmore Girls actress has signed a deal with ABC to star in and produce a new half-hour comedy from Will & Grace writer Alex Herschlag.  According to Variety, Graham will be playing a a self-help guru who teaches women how to live a stress-free life, but struggles to follow her own advice when her boyfriend dumps her.ABC has already given a production commitment to the new comedy with Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development), Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) as producers. Graham will serve as producer on the project as well. Read more »
College admissions time—it‘s a stressful time for any high school senior. It‘s also a time when you‘re forced to make choices that will change the course of your entire life. On last night‘s episode, “You‘ve Got Yale,” Blair, Serena and Dan all grapple with big anxieties about the changes that go along with college: Blair‘s got a case of Senioritis (and a tad of an entitlement issue) that threaten her dead-set hopes on Yale, Serena tries to decide which Ivy is the best fit for her, and she and Dan both worry about how choosing different colleges will affect—or possibly end—their relationship. Read more »
All eyes are on Meredith and Derek as they continue to prepare for their looming wedding.  But that’s not all that’s worth looking into, especially as Grey’s Anatomy concludes its fifth season with a two-hour finale slated to air on May 14.  According to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello, series creator Shonda Rhimes has tapped Debra Mooney and Liza Weil for the highly anticipated season ender. Mooney, known for her role on Everwood, most recently appeared on Eleventh Hour, ER, Cold Case, and Pushing Daisies.  On the other hand, Weil is credited for her role as Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls, as well as her roles on The West Wing, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER.  Weil also has ties to Rhimes‘ other show, Private Practice given that her real-life husband is cast member Paul Adelstein. Read more »
When done right, karaoke can be an art unto itself, combining greatsinging with glorious stage presence.  When done wrong, as it is mostof the time, it‘s painful and annoying.  While Simon Cowell frequentlyuses "karaoke singer" as an insult, sometimes the best musical momentscome from a person on stage with a microphone and words on a screen.Karaoke can play a crucial role on television shows.  Sometimes it‘sthere for a simple joke, sometimes it provides a chance to show off,and at its best, it‘s used as a key moment in a character‘s emotionaldevelopment.  Read more »
The CW liked what it saw from Sean Faris.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hot young star who recently showed up on The Vampire Diaries as a hunky bloodsucking bartender landed the lead role in a new series the network is developed currently known as The Wyoming Project.The show, created by Gilmore Girls mastermind AmySherman-Palladino, centers on a young horse trainer (Faris) who takesover the family ranch and watches after his three younger sisters afterhis parents‘ death.  Think Party of Five meets Little House on the Prairie.  Read more »
Every TV series has a couple you‘re secretly rooting for to hook up, though more often than not it takes several months or even years before they actually get together. But when they do share that first kiss, it gives you all the more reason to look forward to their budding romance, whether it happens in the heat of an argument or simply because someone was standing under the mistletoe. Read more »
Mother‘s Day. It‘s that time of the year again, where we pay tribute to our moms--and what better way to honor motherhood than to recall TV mothers that make us realize just how blessed we are with the ones we have. We asked our readers and Facebook followers who they thought TV‘s worst mom ever wasand compiled the short list.  Read more »
Many of our favorite TV shows are celebrating their final curtain call this month--some are season finales, some endings are just for a series. And this got us thinking of TV endings that left us scratching our heads or screaming at our TV screens, and quite possibly left us in our own little world of loathing. It‘s hard enough to deal with the fact that your favorite TV series is coming to a close, but it‘s even more frustrating to see an ending that didn‘t live up to its hype. Here‘s our list, with some help from our Facebook followers, of some of the most controversial and disappointing finales. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
The WB may have been ignored by the Emmys when it was still around, but now they‘ve finally come around, kind of. This year‘s Emmy nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 14 by Fringe star Joshua Jackson and Mike and Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy.Or, as they‘re better known to WB fans, Pacey from Dawson‘s Creek and Sookie from Gilmore Girls. I suppose it‘s better late than never.  Read more »
Once upon a time, Jimmy Fallon was but a mere player among many on Saturday Night Live. He may have been notable from the start -- compared to many on that show, Jimmy Fallon is an awfully nice-looking gentleman -- but the man‘s future was still hazy. Today, Fallon has graduated to the lofty ranks of successful late-night talk-show hosts with his Emmy-nominated Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.Now, the rising star of the weekday nights will return to his weekend origins. In December, Jimmy Fallon will host Saturday Night Live. Read more »
Who doesn‘t remember the fast talking, witty Lorelai Gilmore?  I know I can‘t go to any of my girlfriends‘ houses without seeing at least one season of Gilmore Girls in their DVD collection.  I recently spoke to Lauren Graham about Jason Ritter‘s return to Parenthood, how great is to work on the series and a little about Gilmore Girls.  So, I‘m a big fan of all your work!  I love Gilmore Girls.  What would you say to fans who really miss the show?Lauren Graham: I miss it too, I mean you know I miss that kind of precision of language and those kind of crazy, quirky stories.  I don‘t think a week goes by where I don‘t reference that time, those stories, those people.  Read more »
Do you want to be a Bunhead? Of course you do, especially if it means being a fan of ABC Family‘s newest series Bunheads, which premieres Monday, June 11 at 9pm.The show about a ballet studio in a quirky, small west coast town is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who shall forever be loved as the creator of Gilmore Girls. And now you can get a special early look at Bunheads.  Read more »
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