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    The writing style of Gilmore Girls

    What makes Gilmore Girls different from other shows? Is it the fast-paced dialogue and the type of humor, how real it feels? Is it how the writers always leave you a little unsatisfied, never really giving you what you want? All the above? Something totally different? Compare the show to other hit comedies and/or dramadies and talk about what sets it apart.

    • One of the best analysis of the Gilmore Girls that I've heard was "let's speak really, really quickly in short sentences in a very staccato style and maybe people will think we're clever instead of vapid". – NoDakJack 7 months ago
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    • I think the blend of drama and humor is one of the defining traits that lead to the success of Gilmore Girls. Often times they are seen mixing their dramatic story telling with a fair amount of comedy that allows audiences to not be overwhelmed like they would otherwise be in a typical drama – shugo828 7 months ago
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    • The relationship between Lorelai and Rorie and that of Lorelai and her mother are interesting. Think on this idea of teenage pregnancy and how this affects mother daughter relationships. – britneyann 7 months ago
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    This is one of the best shows on TV and I hate that it gets so much love from critics and yet so little from awards shows! The acting is insanely good (no pun intended) as is the writing. It’s going to be really interesting to see how they finish it next year.

    From “Psycho” to “Bates Motel”: The Evolution of an Iconic Murderer

    Really excellent and detailed analysis. The show was really interesting in the fact that it borrowed so heavily from Seinfeld and Friends and other sitcoms and yet was so, so trailblazing. Your analysis makes me miss the genius of the show and reminds me how much they totally killed it with that horrid, horrid finale. Barney and Robin forever!

    How I Met Your Modern Sitcom: Rethinking Love & Relationships

    Great article! I’d also be interested to hear your take on modern sitcoms. I’m a huge fan of several, but I know that some fall into this category of reinforcing gender roles. I feel like shows like “New Girl” and “Modern Family” push boundaries, while others, like HIMYM and “The Big Bang Theory” stay within the typical confines you discuss. I always think “Big Bang Theory” is a particularly interesting case–people write it off as being very basic and traditional, but I think especially this season they’ve really started doing the women justice and making modern points.

    Reinforcing the Traditional Patriarchal ideologies through Situation Comedies