‘Gilmore Girls’: A Newbie’s Guide to the Most Essential Episodes

     November 24, 2016


Netflix isn’t only in the business of churning out original content. They’re using the platform to resurrect series from the past, series such as Full House, Voltron, and Gilmore Girls. News about the return of the latter made Stars Hollow citizen wannabes sigh with content. The series stretched over seven seasons and introduced a host of peculiar but delightful personalities, most of whom called the small town of Stars Hollow home. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) were the pillars holding up the story, but they were supported by memorable family and friends.

With Netflix’s revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hitting the streaming service this Friday, it’s the ideal time to turn your sights towards Gilmore Girls. However, I realize 153 episodes of anything is a lot to add to your probably already long to-watch list. If you have time for abbreviated viewing but want to experience the breadth of charm, humor, and drama the show offers, I have a quick and dirty guide for you. These 11 episodes capture the heart of the series – I recommend watching them in chronological order: