Gilmore Girls: Season 4
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Boola boola! Rory starts her first year at Yale. Moola moola! Lorelai finally opens the Dragonfly Inn, although it takes her last dime (and a loan from Luke). The Gilmore girls return for another scintillating, snappy-patter year of Gilmore Girls. Welcome, Gilmore groupies, to the fourth season of the series acclaimed for its agile balance of life and laughter. Oh yes, and love. Lorelai has a romantic fling with her father's new, younger partner, but ends the year with the guy every fan has known was right for her all along. For Rory, Cupid seems to be on sabbatical -- then Dean and Jess re-enter her life. Sookie gets a Davey, Lane gets a life, Kirk gets a girlfriend(!) and you get a 22-episode vacation in Stars Hollow, plus DVD Extras and a mint on the pillow.
Challenges:Stars Hollow Interactive Triva Game
Other:Who Wants To Get Together - a montage of the season's best hook-ups. Goodies & Gossip - Fun Factios appear on screen throughout the Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist episode.
The sum of its parts was definitely greater than the season whole as Gilmore Girls kicked off its fourth year by separating its high-powered mother-daughter duo. After years of toil at snooty private school Chilton, Rory (Alexis Bledel) was finally off to the greener pastures of college as she began her first year at Yale. The not-so-long distance put a crimp in her relationship with her mother, Lorelai (Lauren Graham), as the two were forced to continue their chatty conversations via phone--not exactly the same as trading barbs face-to-face. While Rory adjusted to college life with cranky roommate Paris (Liza Weil) in tow, Lorelai found herself without a daughter, but gained a boyfriend in the form of Jason "Digger" Stiles (Chris Eigeman), a childhood friend and now her father's business partner. But the lure of Stars Hollow, the Gilmores' cherished country town, would prove too hard to resist, as Lorelai finally made plans to open her own inn, and the two ladies found themselves attracted to town residents--for Lorelai, an intensifying of her friendship with diner owner Luke (Scott Patterson), and for Rory, a return to old boyfriend Dean (Jared Padalecki), which put a decided tension into a show that sorely needed it. Nevermind that both men were married to other women!
The first half of the fourth season definitely foundered, as the show's usually topnotch creative team struggled to find a way to keep the Gilmore chemistry afloat despite separating their main characters. There wasn't much drama to be found for Rory in starting college, and though it got off to a great start, Lorelai's relationship with Jason never fully gelled. However, once the show got its girls into the arms of their Stars Hollow men, it turned around almost immediately, surging towards a creative revival that put its ratings higher than they'd ever been before. Along the way to its surprising and complex season finale, there were great episodes to be had: "Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist," which found Rory and Paris on spring break; "The Reigning Lorelai," centering on an unexpected funeral; "The Festival of Living Art," which had Stars Hollow resident re-creating classic works; and "Luke Can See Her Face," which finally brought the Luke-Lorelai romance to the forefront. The season may have started out rough, but this fourth year ended with a bang, and the promise of more fireworks to come. --Mark Englehart
- 22 episodes on six discs
- Additional scenes on two episodes
- Who Wants to Get Together: A montage of Season Four's most romantic moments
- Gilmore Goodies & Gossip: On-screen factoids during the Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist episode
- Stars Hollow Challenge trivia game
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Then I watched an episode. Then a second. Soon I was on Amazon buying SEASONS. Pathetic? Weak? I don't think so.
If you have have the ability to laugh, then this show is something you need to watch! The witty dialog is unmatched by any other television show. Mix in a little pop culture and a manly diner owner and his nephew who balance things out, and you have a show that you BOTH can watch. Some of the characters are absolutely unbelievable...at first. Then you get to know Stars Hollow a little better, and you realize that you have in fact visited towns across the world that seem to be real, and yet totally beyond reality at the same time. Suddenly you recognize you KNOW a Taylor Doose - I know several Michels.
In all seriousness, I have absolutely fallen in love with this clever and intensely well-written show. I have a sneaky suspicion that if you looked at the original show demographics, a surprisingly significant amount of men watched this it, and I am not ashamed to admit that I ask to re-watch it as often as my wife does.
Oy with the poodles already!
The Mother in the story walked away from a comfortable high society family and decided to struggle and make her own way. She creates her own life, very drastically different from her parents lives. It demonstrates that even though she walked away she does care about her parents even though they do not understand her lifestyle choices.
As for Digger Stiles, you can't like him too much because Luke and Loralai are meant to be together and you know that at the end of the show they will be. If you think Digger and Loralai are too good together, then why get rid of him? He's just a filler for the show, and for the whole dynamic with Emily and Richard.
Witty and charming and fairly wholesome except for a couple of the episodes. I guess it gives you something to talk about with your daughter. A show for the whole family. Highly recommended.
Lorelai finds herself and Sookie seeing their dreams of an inn becoming a reality, though with many problems in between. Lorelai gets romantically entangled with her father's business partner, Jason aka Digger Stiles [Chris Eigeman] and the problems the relationship poses.However, Jason is not really a character that appeals to viewers, coming across as stuffy and unsuitable for Lorelai.
Despite these hiccups, there are some truly great episodes which keep viewers entertained [The Festival of Living Art for example, and the episode where Luke realises a certain winsome coffee addict is his true soulmate].All these and more will keep fans happy and new viewers entertained.