Gilmore Girls

Is Adam Brody Ever Going to Happen?

For some people, the name “Adam Brody” will forever evoke visions of Seth Cohen, the nerd hero of the ’00s Fox teen drama The O.C. To a generation of teens, Seth Cohen was it: he made Chrismukkah and indie rock like Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes mainstream — in fact, the long slog from “college rock” to bands like Modest Mouse playing big venues likely owes a lot to this character — and he won the heart of his dream-girl crush who looks hella good in a Wonder Woman costume, Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson). … Read More

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Will Melissa McCarthy Ever Find a Film Role as Complex as Her TV Characters?

Melissa McCarthy’s arms must hurt from being tugged back and forth all the time. She’s changing Hollywood! No, she’s “selling out” fat women! Her performances show total commitment and a lack of self-consciousness! No, she’s a “gimmick comedian”! … Read More

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Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Was Secretly a ‘Twin Peaks’ Tribute Show

Twin Peaks, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s incredible snowflake of a television show that aired for two magnificent seasons in 1990 and 1991, left quite the legacy in its wake. By blowing apart the typical small-town myths of ’50s Americana with lost dead girls, dorky FBI agents, and trouble with a capital T, Lynch (and Frost, I guess, but you only remember Lynch) haunted our dreams with the show’s indelible images. And it’s lingered — nearly every year we get a Twin Peaks imitator of sort, whether it’s The Killing, Pretty Little LiarsVeronica Mars, or countless others. Fox’s Wayward Pines, due later this year, is nearly a Twin Peaks rip-off, with straitlaced secret service agent Matt Dillon finding nothing but weirdness and trees in a small town with a very big crime. … Read More

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Domenica Ruta’s Gritty Memoir ‘With or Without You’ Is Like a Cracked-Mirror ‘Gilmore Girls’

All the press for With or Without You, a debut memoir by the young writer Domenica Ruta, newly available in paperback, compares it to lyrical memoirs about difficult families like Mary Karr’s Cherry and Jeanette Walls’s The Glass Castle. And those are very good comparisons, indeed. But while I was reading it, to be honest, I couldn’t stop thinking about Amy Sherman-Palladino’s cult girlie TV classic, Gilmore Girls. … Read More

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Have You Taken the Rory Gilmore Reading Quiz?

From Angela’s Ashes to Anne Sexton, the younger Gilmore girl spent a good chunk of the show’s duration carrying around,… Read More

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What Would Lorelai Gilmore Do?

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15 Inexplicable Omissions from the WGA’s “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time”

The Writers Guild of America announced its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time” Sunday, culled from online voting by members of the writers’ union from both coasts. The list pretty much included the shows you’d expect (the top ten, in descending order: The Sopranos, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mad Men, Cheers, The Wire, The West Wing) — with a few notable exceptions. Yes, even in a list of 101 comedies, dramas, variety shows, and (weirdly) mini-series, they’re bound to make a few mistakes. … Read More

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Like Your Favorite TV Characters

Thanksgiving is for sitting around the table with family and friends, expressing gratitude for things most of us take for granted every other day of the year. But above all, Thanksgiving’s a time for TV, where tempers run as high as oven temperatures. Charred turkey, sibling rivalry, yam-slamming, and sticking a turkey on one’s head; without these key ingredients, no TV Thanksgiving would be complete. Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make your own TV Thanksgiving, at home. … Read More

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