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Move over, Carol Brady and Annie Camden. In the WB series "Gilmore Girls,"
mother-daughter relationships are given a wide-open, realistic treatment.
While most TV moms set out cookies and milk with a smile, no matter what the
problem, Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has a less formal--and more a "get
over it" -- attitude when dealing with her daughter, Rory (newcomer Alexis
For instance, when an angry Rory complains about an uncomfortable dinner at
her grandparents' house, Mom tells her, "So you can pull a Menendez." Most TV
moms would faint at such a macabre suggestion, but it's an example of the
many one-liners this powerful duo regularly toss at each other.
This gem of the new TV season, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, is as witty
as series such as "The West Wing" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" with its
brilliant writing that never disappoints. The vibrant characters are rich and
The normally sappy TV mother-daughter relationship takes a turn
for the better here, proving that it is possible to portray such a
relationship without mercilessly nauseating the unsuspecting viewer. Lorelai
and Rory are new, realistic characters who share the same lip gloss and a
propensity for Macy Gray CDs. It's a wonderful, refreshing change.
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