Calling all Gilmore Girls fans!
October 5 is officially Gilmoreversary [gil-more-uh–vur–suh-ree]:
- The yearly recurrence of a date of an important past event.
- The yearly celebration or commemoration of the series premiere of Gilmore Girls on October 5, 2000.
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t jump on the Gilmour Girls Train right away. The year 2000 was a busy one! I was in the heart of my studies at University, I lived in a student home with 5 other people and TV was the last thing on my mind. It wasn’t until a few months ago, that I was searching Netflix for something to watch and Gilmour Girls popped up in my ‘recommended’ screen. With nothing to loose, I turned it on! One episode turned into a season turned into a series. By the time it was over I was officially hooked!
In case you lived under a rock like me, this is what the series is about:
Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter’s life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom.
What I love about Gilmore Girls
When I first started watching the Gilmore Girls, I thought it was going to be your typical family drama. Instead, what I found was characters I could relate to, situations I have been in and inspiration to follow my dreams. What I love most about the show it it doesn’t always have a happy ending! Rory doesn’t choose the guy I wanted her to, Lorelai was too stubborn for her own good and almost every character in the show stumbles through life, makes mistakes and suffers the consequences that we face on a daily basis. The show is real and shows real struggles, but it always comes full circle to family and love.
My daughter is now 4 years old. Although, we are far away from coffee dates and swanky diner, I love the inspiration the show has given me to be my daughters friend as well as mother. I hope that I can form a tight bond with my daughter so that when she is grown up, on her own, she will always return home!
Luke’s Dinner Comes To Toronto
To celebrate, Netflix is bringing everyone’s favourite Stars Hollow hangout to Toronto! Fans can celebrate the way Lorelai and Rory would by grabbing their person (mom, boyfriend, Sookie…Kirk) and heading to any of the four Luke’s Diner locations in the city.
Decked out with all the Luke’s Diner essentials, fans will receive a free cup of coffee and a fun surprise under their custom Gilmore Girls coffee sleeve. To find the Luke’s closest to you, fans can visit TownofStarsHollow.org/Lukes.
|What:||Netflix brings Luke’s Diner locations to Toronto! |
|When:||All day, Wednesday, October 5 |
Free coffee giveaway from 7 am – 12 pm ET
|Where:||The Rolling Pin – 3429 Yonge St. |
Infuse Café – 354 Yonge St.
Infuse Café – Gerrard Square Mall, 1000 Gerrard St E
Milano Espresso Bar – 266 Adelaide Street W., Unit 2
|Who:||Gilmore Girls fans!|
Sadly, we are too far away to visit the real Luke’s Dinner so we improvised! It was just as cosy and the conversation just as funny!
Once the caffeine kicks in, fans can relive their favourite moments on Netflix where they can stream all seven seasons before embarking on a new journey with Loralei and Rory on November 25, when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life launches on the service.
Until then! Re watch your favourite Gilmore Girl episodes on NETFLIX!