‘Gilmore Girls’: 7 Must-Watch Episodes of the Original Series
Sometimes the best way to de-stress after those stressful Thanksgiving dinner conversations is by watching some wholesome, feel-good TV with a mug of spiked cocoa. With the premiere of Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” coming Friday (read our review here), the original series is essentially comfort food for the mind, chock-full of intelligence and sharp-tongued wit.
For those who have yet to watch the original and need a crash course, here are the best episodes from each season to get you started.
Note: This is not a favorites list — these are the episodes that best represent the series as a whole.
Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2 — “Pilot” & “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton”
Though technically two episodes, it’s imperative to watch the first two episodes in succession to grasp the show’s true grit. Set in the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, the series follows single mother, Lorelai, and her 16-year-old daughter, Rory. Though comforting and honest, the series moves at a lightening-fast pace — within the first three minutes of the pilot, the duo manages to reference Macy Gray, Jack Kerouac and RuPaul over coffee.
Season 2, Episode 4 — “The Road Trip to Harvard”
A fan favorite, “The Road Trip To Harvard” offers a rare glimpse at Lorelai’s vulnerable side. After Lorelai cancels her engagement a few days shy of the wedding, the Gilmore duo embark on an impromptu road trip through New England, most notably to Harvard University. Though fans were heartbroken when Lorelai broke it off with the handsomely bookish Max…