Lorelei Gilmore=Best TV Mom EVER
Gilmore Girls is a show that never gets old. You can watch it over and over and still enjoy the witty pop culture references, the snarky dialogue, and the true heart that is the show itself (especially in the relationship between Lorelei and Rory, played impeccably by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel respectively). Gilmore Girls is a show that not only entertains but tugs on your heart-strings and makes you both laugh and cry (sometimes at the same time). For years, we followed the lives (and love-lives) of mother and daughter duo Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. (Rory is short for Lorelei since Lorelei decided on a bit of a whim that men shouldn’t be the only ones naming their children after them). I won’t go into detail about the true love of Rory’s life (Jess) or who Lorelei should have ended up with (Luke), how much I hate Logan, or the ridiculousness that is season 7 (at which point the original creator of the show Amy Sherman-Palladino had left), but I encourage anyone who has not seen the greatness that is Gilmore Girls to remedy that sad fact immediately.
Alas, the end of Gilmore Girls was a sad time. But fortunately, as I am here to tell you now, we have been given a new shot at the fabulosity of Lauren Graham as a TV mom in the show Parenthood. I tuned in to the pilot of the show mostly because of Lauren Graham (and also on the recommendation of EW) and found it enjoyable, but during the busy tv season and with all the time requirements involved in coaching I never made it past the second episode. However, this summer I discovered the first season available for streaming on Hulu and got caught up. The show hooked me and I began to love it even more with every episode. Thanks in large part due to the similarity between Lauren’s character Sarah and the former Lorelei Gilmore. Sure, Sarah is a little more down and out this time around and her daughter is certainly no Rory. And yes, she willingly moved back in with her parents rather than starting running and screaming in the other direction at the thought, but there truly are many parallels. I get the feeling that Lauren’s portrayal of Lorelei is actually very similarly to her real life personality even more that I now see her playing Sarah in much the same vein, but that is not a bad thing in any way. I am certainly looking forward to the return of Parenthood this fall and highly suggest you check it out, especially if you are a fan of the lovely and witty Lorelei Gilmore.