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Gilmore Girls: Season 5 (Digipack)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2011
I never watched the series when it was first aired but the DVDs were suggested to me by a friend. The first three seasons are wonderful and season four is good. I am part way through season five and I think I'm just done. Characters have turned into caricatures and Rory has turned into a snob. I don't like the Logan character and Luke and Lorelei (after all the waiting) don't seem very passionate about each other. It's been hard to watch without hitting the fast forward button.
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on November 28, 2012
I recently purchased Gilmore Girls season 5, when it went on sale for $8. I love this show and was excited to add to my DVD collection, but realized how horrible the quality was of these particular DVDs. The sound is awful! I need to return these DVDs. I would gladly pay full price, so that I could receive a quality product. The two star rating is for the DVD quality, not the rating of this show.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2011
I was so excited to get the fifth season of Gilmore Girls in the mail! I thought surely this season would be better than the fourth season (which wasn't terrible, but had more cons than pros, in my opinion). But it's been a major disappointment. The only good thing about this season is that Luke and Lorelai are finally dating. Rory is no longer the smart, innocent girl we liked in the earlier seasons. Instead, she's only interested in trapping herself a boyfriend and sleeping around. Her relationship with her mom is extremely two-dimensional, and the witty banter that was such a delight in other seasons is now slow, lacking in references, and just plain boring. It seems the writers have exchanged the intelligence of the show for a soap opera feel.

While there were a few good episodes in this season, I wouldn't recommend buying the entire set. It just isn't worth it.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2007
Season 5 of Gilmore Girls was disappointing. Mostly, because I really loathed the direction the writers took with Rory, the boring Luke/Lorelai pairing and Ritchie Rich, um, er.. Logan character. The only bright points in this season was the development of Lane, the ending of the relationship between Paris and that creepy professor, and the dragonfly inn.

First my peeves: I found Rory incredibly obnoxious this season. She started off as such a wholesome, nice girl, but has slowly become an obnoxious rich brat. Her treatment of her Grandmother, her insensitivity to Dean, and the the way she behaves is just rude and callous. I really expected more from her. Plus, what I like about this series is the small town atmosphere. The richer than God friends Rory has been hanging out with make me feel like I'm watching Dynasty.

Lorelai has regressed to about 13. Since when does Lorealai need protection by her daughter? The Luke/Lorelai pairing bored me. I just don't see any chemistry there. Luke's treatment of Dean was obnoxious. I found it difficult to believe that Lorelai and Rory wouldn't have some issue with that. Okay, so they give their own mother the cold shoulder for playing matchmaker and don't get annoyed with Luke for trying to engineer Rory's relationship....Okay.

The girls were hypocritical and irritating this season. I'm hoping season 6 is better. Thank god this was just a rental.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of Rory's college sojourn is her refusal to sample the delights of college, indeed adult life. She does not drink (or only does so in the most disgusting moderation; really, it would be better if she had more regard for the feelings of others) or experiment with drugs (no one expected Rory to go the Trainspotting route, but how about a joint? Such abstention is bad for the soul) nor does she really fool around with young men. The show started to go wrong when Rory decided to go to Yale instead of Harvard; the result? NOTHING CHANGED. Rory was home every other episode, it was Chilton+. Nothing new. The episode where the Independence Inn burned down was the episode where GG jumped the shark; to whit, when it reached its high point and began its decline. Said decline is nowhere more evident that this, season 5, the second weakest season.
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7 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2006
In my opinion, season 5 is when the girls start their not-so-graceful swandive to mediocrity. The emphasis of the show turns to Yale and Richard and Emily and the Huntzbergers so much so that the show is starting to resemble a "Who's who of upper class Conneticut" advertisement. Less and less time is spent in Stars Hollow, and former regulars on the show don't get the airtime they deserve. Suki, Jackson, Miss Patty, Babette (what happened to Maury anyway? He's simply disappeared from the show!) and even Taylor are rare sights these days.

It's hard to complain about Lorelia's character, on her own she's fabulous. But when paired with Luke? The show has deflated noticably since this unfortunate turn.

The same goes for Rory. Once a strong, independent character, she has been reduced to half of the Logan/Rory combination. By making the two women of the show half of a couple takes away from the girl power message the show started out with. They now need men to save them, like Luke loaning Lorelai the money and Logan (in season 6) sweeping in to save the paper just hours before publication.

The show was at its peak when it revolved around Stars Hollow. Season five isn't all bad, but it's the beginning of the end. Season 6 has bright spots, but they are few and far between. Who knows what will happen once Amy and Dan Palladino leave after this season? It's sad when a show overstays its welcome, as this one is in danger of doing.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I got the dvd and watched 5 of the dvds. disc 2 did not play. I sent back to amazon for a refund. They should have now. When will I get my refund.??
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