In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its ......more
In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its seventh season on the fledgling CW, Coffee at Luke's is the perfect look at what has made the show such a clever, beloved part of the television landscape for so long.
What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend? How is Gilmore Girls anti-family, at least in the traditional sense? What’s a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive? And how is creator Amy Sherman-Palladino like Emily Gilmore? From the show’s class consciousness to the way the characters are shaped by the books they read, the music they listen to and the movies they watch, Coffee at Luke's looks at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking underpinnings of smart viewer’s Tuesday night television staple, and takes them further into Stars Hollow than they’ve ever been before.
Jennifer Crusie is a New York Times–bestselling author whose books include Bet Me, Faking It, Fast Women, Flirting with Pride & Prejudice, and Welcome to Temptation. She is the editor of Totally Charmed: Whitelighters, Demons and the Power of the Three.
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Great book at a fantastic price. A couple of chapters were a bit too pro-feminist for me (I am all for feminism but when the author is stating that men aren't needed at all in women's lives, they went a little to far). Overall it was a lot of fun to read and see have different people broke down various characters, ideas, and ways of life.
I only read some contents in their entirety - skimmed others. This is an interesting collection of essays on the various aspects of the Gilmore Girls TV shows, some quasi-academic, some silly, some slightly psychological, some mostly media-focused. A good read for any true fan of the show, however.
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