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Gilmore Girls – The Complete 7th Season (Warner DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Episodes: C+



Get ready to laugh.  Get ready to cry.  And get ready to be confused as to what the heck is going on.  Now available on DVD is the Seventh and final season of the Gilmore Girls presented as Gilmore Girls: The Complete Seventh Season.  The series chronicles the daily lives of mother and daughter team Lorelai and Rory Gilmore; the team that seems to be more friends than family at times.  Though over the past seven seasons we have seen the girls find love and just as easily lose it, this season is nothing new.  The series goes by the basic premise of a love rollercoaster with a slight humor edge.  Lorelai seems to be the most indecisive person in the world and her daughter is not far behind, with Rory trying to finally finish college and an odd guessing game of who will Lorelai marry?  The series is just confusing and a bit nauseating, but this reviewer is guessing this is a series to get addicted to early and this Seventh Season is just the result of a gradual emotional downward spiral.  Each of the Gilmores have seemingly had their share of love and lust, but this is the trains last stop.  And whereas their Gilmore obsessed home town of Stars Hollow awaits the girls final choice of love and life, this reviewer just gets an odd chill of creepy.  In the end, this town feels more like Sleep Hollow than Stars Hollow.


This reviewer never quite understood the female fascination with the Gilmore Girls Series, but after viewing the Seventh Season I received a little bit of insight.  The series is pure dribble, but that dribble is in the form of emotional chaos. In fewer words, Gilmore Girls is television crack for females.  There is no reason to go into high detail as to why the series has become so popular, but let’s just say it is a modern primetime soap opera with less people coming back from the dead.


The technical features on 6 disc set are nicely presented.  The picture is presented in a clean, clear, and bright 1.33 X 1 full screen and whereas this reviewer mostly opposes anything but widescreen for newer television series this series seems to fair just fine in its current format.  The picture quality is bright and has little to no light/dark issues, which amazes this reviewer since so many other recent series’ picture quality has been so sub par.  The sound is presented in an adequate Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround that is clear and concise.  The sound is not perfect or booming, but this series does not need much flash to meet its needs.  The extras will please fans offering additional deleted scenes from Season Seven Episode 5, Gilmore Fashionistas, a featurette entitled ‘A Best Friend’s Peek Inside the Gilmore Girls’ hosted by Keiko Agena, another featurette entitled Who Wants to Talk Boys Season Montage and finally Kirk’s Tour of Stars Hollow.  The extras by no means excited this reviewer but there definitely is enough presented here to make any fan happy.


The Gilmore Girls was never this reviewer’s idea of a fun night, but the series surely has appeal and a cast with great chemistry.  So if you are a Gilmore Girls fan this final season of love, chaos and everything else is surely not the time to stop watching.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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