7 Important Lessons Gilmore Girls Taught Me About Friendship
Drinking steaming cups of coffee, reading huge stacks of books, and commenting on movies while eating tons of really great junk food with friends — yeah, I pretty much learned all of my favourite things from Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. I was 12 years old when a friend let me borrow her DVDs of the first six seasons of Gilmore Girls starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, and from that moment on, I was hooked. During my first ever binge-watch of this heartwarming drama in 2006, I was obsessed with the cute guys (12, remember?) and went through all the emotions watching Rory grow up and go to college. In the 15 years since then, I've realised that this show was a major form of entertainment, yes, but it also taught me some pretty valuable life lessons about friendships along the way.
Sure, Luke can be pretty clueless, and don't get me started on all the ways Dean is an assh*le, but I have to say, the women in Gilmore Girls taught me a lot about female friendship (*takes another sip from my "I Drink Coffee Like a Gilmore" mug*). From challenging yet inspiring mother-daughter relationships to best friends throughout the years (and major life differences), this show is basically a handbook for all the things you should do to form strong bonds with the women in your life.
"All you have to do is call my name, and I'll be there on the next train" isn't just a phrase in the theme song — it's a promise. A life motto. A guarantee that no matter what happens or what comes between you, friends are the people you can call at any time and they'll be there for you. If you need them, they will follow you.
Ready to go back to Stars Hollow? Keep reading for a few of the lessons this charming little town (and the amazing women in it) taught me about being a friend.