Airing on the now-defunct WB network and centring on a mother-daughter relationship, Gilmore Girls never really got the praise it deserved for its top-notch performances and whip-fast, pop-culture-filled dialogue.
That show does dip in quality during its seventh season - something largely put right by Netflix's revival - but up until then it is pure comfort blanket viewing, tailor-made for sitting on the couch with a large cup of coffee.
The beauty of it lies in the setting of Stars Hollow, which becomes almost like a character in its own right, meaning that rewatches of the show are a chance to revisit the place and its many weird and wonderful characters. It's warm and fuzzy, so it lends itself to background viewing or serious rewatches alike, and constantly hilarious, while as you age your viewpoint differs with who you identify with and how you see the characters.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.