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20 Things You Only Understand If You Watched Gilmore Girls Growing Up

20 Things You Only Understand If You Watched Gilmore Girls Growing Up

Like many of you, I loved watching Gilmore Girls growing up, and I have rewatched the series several times at different points in my life. While my reactions to plotlines have changed over time, one thing never changes: I am still in love with the show. For its Netflix revival currently being filmed, I have rounded up a list of 20 things you only understand if you watched Gilmore Girls growing up.

cute Gilmore Girls pic

1. Binge watching before binge watching was a thing.

You know, back when you had to rent the DVD sets or borrow them from the library.


cute Rory and Paris pic

2. Being in love with one of Rory’s boyfriends.

You and your friends probably all had a different favorite, but you were willing to defend your stance passionately. I was a Jess girl, myself.

Jess from Gilmore Girls


3. Your heart breaking for Rory when Jess gets on the bus without saying goodbye, and again when she weeps on the bathroom floor over Logan.

sad Rory Gilmore crying pic

4. Knowing Luke is the one for Lorelai.

Is there really even any competition?

cute Luke & Lorelai pic


5. Realizing Christopher is the worst.

Besides being a deadbeat dad to Rory, he (on multiple occasions) comes between Luke and Lorelai.

Christopher from Gilmore Girls

6. Having a love/hate relationship with Emily Gilmore, kind of like Lorelai does.

funny Emily Gilmore gif


7. Getting defensive of the characters.

You can make a judgmental comment when a character makes a poor decision, but people who didn’t watch the entire series cannot.

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8. Attempting to include more wit in your speech, in hopes of becoming an honorary Gilmore.

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9. Drinking coffee because of the show.

Your addiction began because of these gals.

funny Gilmore Girls coffee gif

10. Experiencing a time that you wanted to be either Lorelai or Rory Gilmore.

cute Gilmore Girls gif


11. Thinking your high school experience was a piece of cake, in comparison to Chilton.

funny Gilmore Girls Chilton gif

12. Wishing your town had fun, unique events like Stars Hollow’s dance marathon and quirky town meetings.

funny Gilmore Girls gif

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13. Being jealous of Lane’s loose floorboards to secretly hide things under.

You wished you had these.

funny Lane from Gilmore Girls quote

14. Having unrealistic expectations for how much junk food you could eat and still look good.

funny Rory Gilmore taco gif


15. Thinking college life was glamorous.

Rory made the college world look effortlessly fabulous. Now you’re living it, and you realize it mostly consists of doing homework and being broke.

cool Rory Gilmore editor of Yale Daily News pic

16. Expecting dorms to be a lot nicer than they are.

Dorms do not look like Paris and Rory’s place.

funny Rory and Paris Chinese food gif

17. Thanking your lucky stars when you met your college roommate, and she wasn’t Paris Geller.

funny Gilmore Girls quote

18. Being disappointed that there was not a Life and Death Brigade to join at college.

the Life and Death Brigade Gilmore Girls gif

19. Not understanding much of the show’s dirty humor until later in life.

funny Gilmore Girls gif

20. Starting Supernatural because Dean Forester instilled in you a love for Jared Padalecki.

cute Dean from Gilmore Girls


Here’s to the Gilmore Girls Netflix reunion!

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