Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry team up in Go On


Lauren Graham appeared alongside her old bud Matthew Perry this week, in Go On.¬†For the uninitiated, Go On is a sweet NBC comedy series nearing the end of its first season. It’s a bit of a hard sell, since the core of show revolves around Perry’s character, Ryan King, befriending a bunch of oddballs in his therapy group after the loss of his wife. Sounds like a downer but it’s quite the opposite and some of these people wouldn’t look out of place in Stars Hollow, or at least Woodbridge.

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Lauren Graham guest-starred as Amy, one of Ryan’s old college friends and while he becomes confused about his (and their mutual friend Steven’s) feelings for her, it smartly and lovingly resolves itself and he maybe moves a step closer to moving on. If you haven’t seen Go On, give it a try, I think you might like it.

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Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

2 thoughts on “Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry team up in Go On

  • November 25, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    @ dairyman-

    I caught the first episode but have passed on this show ever since, just not enough to keep my attention. This is at least the second time LG has guested on one of MP’s shows. She did a turn on Sunset Strip where she was a guest host [kind of like one on SNL] who was all sweetness and light on camera but a total diva behind the scenes. Absolutely hilarious take on what probably happens more often than we would like to believe behind the scenes. Did she ever guest on Friends during it’s long run??

  • November 26, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I loved her Studio 60 cameo – although I didn’t know who she was the first time I watched it since *blush* I hadn’t found the Girls at that point. I was pretty late to the party… but that’s a great guest appearance, in a great show. I don’t recall her being in Friends, but I skipped season 6.


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