Why Gilmore Girls is the Best Show to Watch During the Fall


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Caity Dawes and Kaia Patel

When the leaves start changing color, the air feels cool and breezy, the smell of pumpkin spice and apples are in the air, it only means one thing… Gilmore Girls.

Gilmore Girls, aka the epitome of fall, is a comedy-drama TV series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring caffeine-addicted mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and brainy Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel). The show takes place a cute little town called Stars Hollow, located in Connecticut.

Stars Hollow is really what makes Gilmore Girls have that fall feel. The quaint town is always heavily decorated with pumpkins, bales of hay, and many colorful trees. The fall Connecticut scenery would make anyone crave a pumpkin spice latte. Watching the town of Stars Hollow buzz with glee is a special treat for the audience. You can almost picture the cold weather, cups of hot chocolate, and fall festivals taking place when you start an episode. You will long for a nice, hot cup of coffee at Luke’s coffee shop during the autumn season.

When you watch the townspeople enjoy hayrides and Thanksgiving traditions, you will immediately get in the fall mood. As you watch the leaves change outside, you might as well watch them change in Stars Hollow. Some of the show’s best episodes arguably take place in the fall, such as “Kiss and Tell,” “A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving,”  “Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out,” and “21 is the Loneliest Number.” Below is a summary of each episode. So grab your favorite blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready to binge watch the best fall episodes of Gilmore Girls!

“Kiss and Tell”

This is the first episode when Rory and Dean kiss, where else but in the aisle where else but in Doose’s Market, in the aisle where the ant spray is (aka the best aisle). Rory tells her best friend Lane about her first kiss while they’re dressed up as pilgrims for Stars Hollow’s Harvest festival in the town square. If you’re looking for autumn feels and the beginnings of young love, this is a great episode.

“A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving”

This is a classic Gilmore Girls episode, filled with what the Girls do best: eat. Lorelai and Rory head to four different Thanksgivings: the Kim’s, Sookie’s, Luke’ s, and finally the Gilmore parent’s. Thanksgiving is a time for the family, and the girls do a great job spending time for all their friends and families. Also, the show depicts the many different Thanksgiving traditions that people have as well.

“Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out”

This episode contains an ideal fall Saturday for some people- tailgating and college football. The Gilmore girls spend time with Richard and Emily during a Yale football game. Filled with fun food and Yale fight songs, this episode is full of fall vibes.

“21 is the Loneliest Number”

Although the title is misleading, this episode is very autumn-y. Lorelai and Luke put together an epic Halloween skit for trick-or-treaters, in an effort to be more “gory.” This one really gets people in the Halloween mood, seeing all the cute little kids dressed up. During the skit, we get to see Lorelai and Luke being all cute and couple-y during the fall season, which is comforting too.