USA Today posted a video featuring interviews conducted by Time at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest. Cast and fans were asked “What makes Gilmore Girls so special?” Here are some excerpts:
It’s core philosophy is about real things. Struggles we have all gone through.
Gilmore Girls is a really special show. I think we knew it right from when we read the pilot script. I hope other people like it as much as we like it. Is it possible?
I love the writing in the show so much and as an actor, it is such a gift to work on material that is so incredibly well written.
This script was like [gasping] I love it, like I got teary, it grabbed me, I could see all of it.
Nobody on the show has any shame about who they are and I think we all wish as people we could be more like that.
Rory’s speech to her mom at her high school graduation saying that she filled the house with love and movies and books and gave a bunch of different role models kind of really resonated with me.
Having that sort of relationship with one of your parents is wonderful.
It’s perfect. It gets you through the worst times. A mother is a girl’s best friend. That’s what the show teaches you.