Gilmore Girls: The Complete Seventh Season (DVD)
As the Emmy®-winning series featuring a strong and loving mother-daughter relationship reaches its seventh and final season, Lorelai and Rory turn to each other for support. Will their relationships and dreams come to fruition? With a colorful cast of characters, life in Stars Hollow is anything but dull. As the season unfolds, Lorelai's relationship with Luke may be over now that she has let Christopher (recurring guest star David Sutcliffe), Rory's father, come between them again. Even so, Lorelai and Luke still have to coexist in tiny, close-knit Stars Hollow with the town's watchful eyes on them and their charged history. Meanwhile, Rory will attempt to keep her long-distance romance with Logan alive, even though communication has never been their strong suit, and London is far away. Rory now begins her senior year at Yale and continues as the editor of the Yale daily paper. Recurring guest stars this season include Sherilyn Fenn, Vanessa Marano, Krysten Ritter and Michael DeLuise.
All good things must end, but not all good things end well. Gilmore Girls
is one of the most original and entertaining television programs ever to grace the CW. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) star as the quick-witted and heavily caffeinated mother-daughter duo at the heart of this quirky drama. Normally smarter than the average show, the seventh season represents a slump in an otherwise brilliant run. The seventh season is the first without series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, and her absence is evident. Smart characters make dumb decisions and dumb characters spend too much time on screen. The normally fluid plot slumbers along as Rory's father Christopher returns as Lorelai's love interest, Rory gets even more serious with Logan, while Luke and Lorelai try to repair their damaged relationship. But it's not all bleak. Highpoints of the season include the birth of Lane's twins, plus the long-awaited cameo by Christiane Amanpour, which sends Rory into a tizzy: "I can't meet Christiane Amanpour in my pajamas!" The counterbalance of the quirky Stars Hollowians, which is half the fun of Gilmore Girls
in previous seasons, is gone or, worse, awkwardly shoehorned in. Still, for fans of the series the final season is a must-own, if only to find out what happens to the characters they loved and laughed with for so many years. --Megan Chaffee