Gilmore Girls: Season 6
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As season six unfolds, Lorelai and Rory face their first-ever serious incident of estrangement from each other. Lorelai did everything she could to change Rory's self-destructive path, including asking her parents for help. Feeling betrayed when they side with Rory, Lorelai pours her heart out to her boyfriend, Luke. When Luke instantly offers his support, a touched and emotionally fragile Lorelai impulsively asks Luke to marry her. Rory has also drifted away from her best friend, Lane Kim (Keiko Agena), who spent the summer touring with her band. Now, Rory and Lane vow to renew their friendship. Plus, Rory's intense former classmate Paris Geller (Liza Weil) is as upset as Lorelai when she learns that Rory has left Yale. Surprisingly, Rory's wealthy and self-indulgent boyfriend, Logan (Matt Czuchry, The Good Wife, who becomes a series regular this season), is also concerned about Rory's decision to leave school and is convinced that she's making a mistake. Will Rory change her mind?]]>
After many years of playing verbal footsy, Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson) finally get serious and engaged. But just when things are going smoothly, Luke learns of a daughter he never knew he had. The introduction of the little girl doesn't do much for the plot--other than to slow it down and cause more fights between Luke and Lorelai. When Luke warns Lorelai, "I don't like ultimatums," she snaps back, "I don't like Mondays, but unfortunately they come around eventually." This 5-disc 22-episode set includes an eclectic and impressive range of guest stars (Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Paul Anka, Sonic Youth, and Madeline Albright, who appears in a dream sequence as Rory's mom). But it's cast regular Kelly Bishop as Lorelai's mother Emily who is one of the show's true gems. Prim, proper, and judgmental, she's also fiercely protective of her brood. When she learns that Logan's mother said unfavorable things about Rory, Emily confronts the woman and puts her in her place. Politely, of course. By the end of the season, one of the main characters will get married, another will have an affair, and a third will have a dalliance with an ex-boyfriend. But the relationship between Lorelai and Rory remains strong. And that's what keeps viewers watching. --Jae-Ha Kim
- 22 episodes on six discs
- Episode guide
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Some fans of the series were upset by the Lorelai's rift (including reportedly Graham herself) but I thought it was a daring move by the writers. Rory has always been a little too good to be entirely believable, and it was interesting to watch Bledel's fine work at displaying Rory's bafflement in screwing up her life. Graham also shone as she showed Lorelai's stoicism and trademark mental toughness as well as the grief lurking underneath. When the reconciliation finally came it was a classic Gilmore moment.
The revelation of Luke's long-lost daughter was derided by many as a "Cousin Oliver" moment, and I had problems myself with the haphazard plot mechanics. But the emotional content of the storyline rang true. Scott Patterson was touching as a man clearly in over his head, and once again Graham was heartrending as Lorelai desperately tried to hang on. This season the many, many laughs were balanced by a lot of tears and some viewers didn't like it. But if you view this season as part of the journey and not the final destination I think you will get a better perspective. We all await with some trepidation a new season without the Palladinos, but given the set-up of this eventful sixth season the next could be fascinating.
Season six starts off on a much different note, taking the show in a direction that it has never been: What would things be like if Lorelai and Rory where no longer friends, and never spoke? After the rift between mother and daughter at the end of the fifth season, Rory dropped out of Yale and moved in with her Grandparents, aliennating her mother, who was eccentially at a loss for words on the entire subject.
Trying to make up for each other's loss Rory starts to go down a path of wallowing and denial as her relationship with Logan gets more and more serious. Lorelai on the otherhand has a wedding to plan and a new dog to take care off.Read more ›
Having said that, I find serious faults with this DVD release:
1. Instead of the book style of the previous five seasons, wherein each disc has it's own plastic "page", this set has the six discs on three pages, with two overlapping discs per page. This makes it incredibly frustrating when taking out or putting back the bottom disc of each page (because you have to take out both discs, then put the top disc back).
2. There are NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES! I used this feature quite often in the previous five seasons for two primary reasons: a) because the characters talk so fast, it's sometimes hard for me to understand them; and b) because it's hard for me to understand Michel. Warner Bros apparently decided in their infinite wisdom to only include French and Spanish subtitles on this season.
3. On the fourth (last) episode of Disc 3, you will notice a serious degradation of quality. During the second chapter of the episode (right after the opening credits; 2:15:30 into the disc, which is 1:49 into chapter 23), you will notice the color get much darker and the quality will drop. It's almost as if someone turned a light off during the filming.
4. There are NO SPECIAL FEATURES! In each of the previous five seasons, there have been special features -- deleted scenes, featurettes, facts/trivia, etc. In this season, there is nothing. It's as if Warner Bros decided that it wasn't worthwhile to put any time or effort into this DVD set.
All-in-all, I'm quite unhappy about this purchase.Read more ›
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I own all seasons of Gilmore Girls, but a couple of discs from season 6 kept skipping. It think the reason why is because of how the dvd's were placed. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kristeena
Love this show. Can't believe I missed it when it was on tv.Published 1 month ago by Theresa R Lovell
The type of series that you can watch over and over and laugh at something you missed the first time around. Lauren Graham is outstanding! Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. G. Rawls