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Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season

June 7, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 06/16/2009 Rating: NrAmazon.com
Perennially one of the WB’s highest-rated series, Gilmore Girls hit its creative high point to date with its stellar fifth season, which started out with young Rory (Alexis Bledel) feeling the fallout of doing something terribly non-Rory-like: sleeping with Dean (Jared Padalecki), her married ex-boyfriend. Rory’s indulgence in adultery put, for the first time, a serious, sharp wedge in her relationship with her mother, Lorelai (Lauren Graham), who was both shocked by her daughter’s behavior and worried Rory would repeat the mistakes Lorelai made at her age. But while Rory jetted off to Europe with her grandmother (Kelly Bishop) … More >>

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season

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5 Responses to “Gilmore Girls: The Complete Fifth Season”
  1. Madisen says:

    This is it. I enjoyed this show up to this point, but I’m at my limit. What happened, anyway? This show used to be a cute, funny “dramedy” that managed to stay rooted in reality despite somewhat far-fetched characters and plotlines. Now, it’s all over the place. I can understand that characters need to mature over the course of a show, but Rory’s personality change is ridiculous. Suddenly, she’s no longer a serious academic, but instead wants to drop out of college, break the law, and sleep around. Meanwhile, several promising storylines go nowhere. Dean has returned, yes, but he’s now a scruffy jerk. Luke and Lorelai finally get together, yes, but they sleep together after one date, ruining tons of potential. The list goes on and on. Plus, every episode now includes at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted, near-unintelligible, “funny” banter and/or diatribes. The plotlines have become ridiculous, in a failed attempt to be satirical. Once I saw the episode where Dean and Luke get into fisticuffs over a freakin’ Bop-It, I was done. And if you respect yourself, you should be done too.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Hey, I was charged for this and I have never received it. What happened.

    I wanted it for valentines day so I ordered it again.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Steve A. says:

    Season 4 of Gilmore ended on very dramatic notes: adultery, Luke and Lorelai getting together, Emily leaving Richard so as not to lose Lorelai, Digger’s lawsuit which could cost Richard all his money (and thus Rory’s education), and the development of secondary characters like Lane and Kirk.

    Within 8 episodes of Season 5, I realized none of these plots would be resolved. Yes, maybe one or two resolved in a superficial manner, but not in any emotional, reality-based way.

    BEWARE – the rest of this post has spoilers!

    You will not see any repercussions for Rory committing adultery with Dean, helping to end his marriage. None. Where were the incredibly gossipy townies condemning Rory as she walked hand in hand with Dean, only days after his wife publicly kicked him out of the marriage? Nowhere to be heard. Rory suffered no consequences, and when Dean, the “love of her life”, left her, she shed a single tear, and one hour later was in a limo of packed rich kids, laughing drunk, and wearing $100,000 worth of jewelry.

    But enough of that. What was more atrocious was the complete ruination of Richard and Emily’s characters. They immediately team up to sabotage Luke. Why would Emily want to hurt Lorelai (even if it’s “for her own good”) when last year she did everything possible to be back with her? She left Richard for her! Absolutely ridiculous. Instead of mature scenes where Emily explains her actions and love to Lorelai, we get re-dredging of 4 years of acrimony.

    So many obvious plot points, You can see the writers thinking: how can we throw troubles into Luke and Lorelai’s relationship? I know, let’s bring back Christopher!! Obvious, dull, and ridiculous. And we have to watch these confrontations during an inane 2nd wedding for the elder Gilmores (who cares?). After enjoying this show for 4 years, I gave up at this point, though kept watching to see how worse it would get.

    Rory devolved from an independent, intelligent, plucky girl, to a weak-willed party-girl hanging around a rich, superficial frat boy. Oh, and we’re such a quirky show, she steals a boat!

    So many other things were done just for quirkiness this season, and which were patently ridiculous. Jackson’s forced vasectomy! Ha Ha! (Why not a forced tube tying for Sookie? Because the advertisers would have all bailed on the show). Drunken Paris begging for money! (that was the extent of her character arc this year). Lorelai’s 15 minute pregnancy scare.

    And Lorelai and Luke together? Barely any affection shown at all – he builds her an ice skating rink (!!) and she doesn’t even kiss or hug him. Did either say “I love you”? – I’ve forgotten. Enough. And don’t expect any better for Season 6 – it degenerates further. And I once enjoyed this show. Ughh.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Mary says:

    I returned this tape because I found it for $15 at Sams Club.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Sassy Cassie says:

    I have seen every episode and I think that season 5 and up are the best. Logan is so cute. Logans father is so mean tho. This season is full of suprises! I LOVE IT!!!!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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