Yeah, so I was never the target demographic for the Gilmore Girls. It never really interested me. Something about a single mom and her daughter living in a small, very homogeneous American town and they spoke really fast, drank coffee and read a lot of books? I think? I don’t know, never saw a single episode. Not then, and not now that it has come to Netflix after an almost 10 year hiatus. Is hiatus even the right word? It was cancelled. I was not sad. Now it’s back. I’m not excited. Truth be told, Gilmore Girls was a show I couldn’t connect with, mostly because it was full of characters that looked nothing like me, living lives that even though had a divorced single mom in it, I couldn’t relate to the experiences they were living.
So, I raise a glass of wine (I don’t drink coffee) to all the ladies on my Facebook feed who are peeing themselves with excitement because they’re so happy Gilmore girls is back. (Seriously, I was too busy watching shows like Charmed and The West Wing, these shows get me, I mean witches? Yes! and The West Wing was just pure gold.)
So for the rest of us, I present to you, a list of 5 shows you can watch if the Gilmore Girls is not your jam. Seriously, wine > coffee. Join me, won’t you?
5 Shows to Watch on Netflix if Gilmore Girls Ain’t Your Jam
Because, obviously, Friends was the best show ever. Even though exactly 0% of the clothes or technology holds up over time, the themes, relationships and downright awesomeness of the show is way more interesting to me than GG. Pivot!!
Because anyone with a love or hate relationship with Gilmore Girls will (should) have a love relationship with Jem. Nothing holds up, but damn if this isn’t the best show for reliving your girlhood.
Because when talking about TV it’s only a matter of time before I recommend one of it’s incarnations. Seriously though, you should watch this show. It’s the best and a must-watch for all sci-fi fans.
Season 2 has started and it’s 100% nostalgic cheese. But like the delicious gooey kind. I haven’t watched season 2 yet, but if you were a fan of the original, you’ll be a fan of this incarnation as well.
Best. Animated Show. Ever. Seriously, I love this show. I recommend binge watching it from beginning to end, the jokes are hilarious, the characters… you’ve never seen anything like them. I love this show so hard. Watch it!!