Good-Bye Gilmore Girls

May 15, 2007

Sigh. It seems like only yesterday that Rory Gilmore was just getting her geek on. Now she’s a Yale grad who has already turned down one marriage proposal (thank you!) and now must figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life.

Welcome to the real world.

The “Gilmore Girls” always existed on the periphery of reality, of course, set as it was in the dreamlike New England town of Stars Hollow with the quirkiest residents this side of “Roswell.”

It takes a certain dose of Hollywood magic to create the mother-daughter bond shared by Lorelai and Rory for seven seasons, but their rapport will be missed — along with the quick-fire pop-culture infused dialogue that few shows have been able to match.

Expect a good time to be had by all at Rory’s graduation bash tonight. With room to squeeze in one more strong female guest, Rory will get to meet CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Read more about the end of the series at the Washington Post and the Hartford Courant (the closest thing to a local paper for the Connecticut-based show). Maureen Ryan lists seven things she’ll miss about “Gilmore Girls.”

Plus: Thoughts on the new “Bionic Woman”? Ryan has clips.

(cross-posted from PopPolitics.com)