Gilmore Girls: Season 1 (2000 - 2001)



Critic Consensus: Warm, cozy, and quirky, Gilmore Girls's two lead characters make the show a standout pick-me-up in the family-friendly genre.


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Air date: Oct 5, 2000
Air date: Oct 12, 2000
Air date: Oct 19, 2000
Air date: Oct 26, 2000
Air date: Nov 2, 2000
Air date: Nov 9, 2000
Air date: Nov 16, 2000
Air date: Dec 14, 2000
Air date: Dec 20, 2000
Air date: Dec 21, 2000
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Lorelai, 32 years old, has always done things her way. Raised in a world of money and cotillions, she was wilder than the other girls. Pregnant at age 16, she chose her own path, and, in true style, walked with flawless posture right out the door.


Lauren Graham
as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel
as Rory Gilmore
Kelly Bishop
as Emily Gilmore
Keiko Agena
as Lane Kim
Edward Herrmann
as Richard Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy
as Sookie St. James
Yanic Truesdale
as Michel Gerard
Liz Torres
as Miss Patty
Jared Padalecki
as Dean Forester
Liza Weil
as Paris Geller
Scott Cohen
as Max Medina
Chad Michael Murray
as Tristin Dugray
Sally Struthers
as Babette Dell
Michael Winters
as Taylor Doose
David Huddleston
as Harrison Porter
David Sutcliffe
as Christopher Haden
Marion Ross
as Lorelai `Trix' Gilmore
Dakin Matthews
as Headmaster Charleston
Emily Kuroda
as Mrs. Kim
Teal Redmann
as Louise Grant
Meagen Fay
as Arlene
Jackson Douglas
as Jackson Belleville
Shelly Cole
as Madeline Lynn
Ashley Cohen
as Jessica
Sean Gunn
as Kirk Gleason
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Critic Reviews for Gilmore Girls Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Gilmore Girls occasionally feels a bit too glib for its own good, with pacing sometimes a tad frantic for a one-hour family drama. Those quibbles aside, it's a welcome addition to prime time, and one of the best of this fall's crop of new series.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the best things about Gilmore Girls is that even small characters reappear throughout the show's run, giving a true sense of continuity to the storytelling and reality to the setting as a quirky, warm and interesting place to live.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

All I can say is the Gilmores are back, and in series-best form.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Gilmore Girls" deserves a look from anyone who appreciates quality drama laced with humor. And I bet a lot of "West Wing" viewers fall into that category.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The girls have a marvelous rapport and a teasing ease with each other, at times like dear siblings or best friends, and that chemistry centers the show even when the scripted complications get a little absurd...

Aug 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The pilot just gives us the basics, but this heady poultice is already brewing away.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An amusing, highly promising light drama from the WB about mother-daughter bonding that is tender, warm and loving in a natural way without heaping on the schmaltz.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

There is potential here, particularly in the mother-daughter relationship between 32-year-old Lorelai and 16-year-old Rory, who could develop a real bond if they'd stop zinging one-liners for a few minutes.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

As a premise for a television series, this one isn't half bad. But the real test is the characters, and Gilmore Girls may make it on that score, too.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Gilmore Girls is a genuine gem in the making, a family-friendly hour burdened by neither trite cliche nor precocious pablum.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gilmore Girls: Season 1


Quirky and fun, Gilmore Girls is a lighthearted family comedy that delivers an impressive first season. Developed by former Roseanne writer Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show follows a mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, who live in a small New-England town called Stars Hallow; and when Rory gets accepted to a prestigious private school Lorelai most seek help from her estranged parents. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are perfectly cast as the leads and give tremendous performances. In fact the entire cast is quite good and has great chemistry together. And the show's trademark fast-paced, quippy dialog is rather clever and has a certain charm to it. Still, the series can get a little too farcical at times. Season 1 of Gilmore Girls, while it has its problems, is an incredibly entertaining and touching show about family and growing-up.


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