As someone who used to watch the Gilmore Girls religiously as a kid, I’d have to say I’m a little biased when it comes to finding shows that could live up to the Gilmore Girls. For starters who wouldn’t want to see a program that shows what it’s like for a single mum to have to raise a daughter on her own, against all odds, and still manages to become her daughter’s best friend. Yes, I know you think I’m droning on, but the Gilmore Girls is a noticeably lovable yet traditional series that instructs us about how to live our life, hows to love, create lasting friendships, get an education, have ambition, and it teaches us almost exactly what it means for someone to grow up in a single parent family.
The program has 2 lead actors Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham. Both of whom play the characters of Rory Gilmore and Lorelai Gilmore respectively.
The plot tells of typical teenage pregnancy and the way that Lorelai manages to overcome this difficult situation. Raising a young child, whilst learning about how difficult it is to be a young mom on her own. Almost intriguingly is the fact that the story revolves around the friendship that they Lorelai and Lorelai (Rory is also called Lorelai, but prefers Rory) develop as they both grow up. The mother is a 30-something and Rory is almost old enough to have gone to the same school as her (well maybe not that old). Living in Connecticut, the pair were never alone in the show. They were surrounded by many friends and love interests that made for a great drama series, just like any great show would.
I think the main reason the show became such a hit, was because of how it intertwined aspects of real-life in with current affairs happening around the world. In reality, Gilmore Girls received a much deserved “Emmy Award” along with a few nominations. Unfortunately after Season 7, the shows saw trouble with the show’s founder Amy Sherman-Palladino and came to a close. Much to the disappointment of the show’s many many fans.
Now to the part you’ve all been waiting for, some other shows that I recommend. First of all if you wanted to watch a couple episodes of the Gilmore Girls online, just click through on that link, it’ll show you what to do.
Anyway back to the other shows… Maybe they’re not as good, but these are still a good alternative if you’re feeling bored. If you feel like something a bit edgier you can watch Californication, but that’s not for everyone. If you felt like viewing something a bit scarier, you could try the new series “Sleepy Hollow“. I love it, a great modern remake of the old movie I watched as a kid, with certainly a different flavor to the original. If you want something a little bit higher paced, suspenseful, try watching the Blacklist (great television show, really great! Can’t emphasize that enough).