Gilmore rising: Lorelai. The Dragonfly Inn is a huge success. And Lorelai's romance with Luke (the just-gotta-be relationship fans have waited for!) steams up Stars Hollow. Gilmore going down: Rory. College, boys and caree... more »r plans crash and burn, leaving the once-confident golden girl reeling. Fasten your seat belt for a fabulously funny and heartbreakingly dramatic Season 5. The wit, charm and eccentricity that have created legions of Gilmore Girls devotees are on glorious display in all 22 episodes of the hit series' fifth year. Adding more sparkle is the brilliant array of totally off-kilter, totally engaging supporting characters: Sookie, Paris, Lane, Kirk, Michel, the imperious Gilmore pere et mere and a townful more. See you in Stars Hollow! DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:By Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino on Wedding Bell Blues Episode.
Documentaries:The Gilmore Girls Turn 100 - a in-depth look at the making of the 100th episode.
Featurette:Behind the Scenes of the 10tth Episode.
Other:Who Wants To Talk Gilmore - montage of Season 5's best dialogue exchanges.
Marleen M. from WHEELING, WV Reviewed on 10/25/2018...
I am hooked on this. Cannot believe I never watched this when it was on tv. How did I ever miss such a great series?
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Still Great In Season Five
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gilmore Girls is one of those rare shows that has maintained a consistently high standard of quality throughout its run and has even managed to get better with age. The show started with the Lorelei (Lauren Graham) & Rory (Alexis Bledel) as mother & daughter who are best friends. Rory was an innocent intellectual who was starting a prestigious high school as sophomore. Through the years, the show has transformed her from a young girl who lost herself in books and education to a young woman who is experiencing life first-hand. The change started at the end of season four when Rory sleeps with her ex-boyfriend, the married Dean (Jared Padalecki) and continues in this season with her relationship with the rich Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry). The change in Rory is startling and Lorelei has a tough time dealing with it thus creating rift between the two. This season also shows the blossoming of her relationship with Luke (Scott Patterson) and how that relationship is handled by her parents Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Hermann). One particular funny episode involves Richard taking Luke golfing. The best episodes of the season involve Richard & Emily's wedding to renew their vows and the fall-out from Emily's visit to Rory's father Christopher (David Sutcliffe) who shows up at the wedding and gets into a verbal fight with Luke. The season ends with Rory and Logan stealing a yacht and Rory decides to drop out of Yale. Lorelei goes to her parents for help in this matter and they agree Rory shouldn't drop out. They provide the cruelest slap of all in Lorelei's face when they renege on their promise and Rory ends up moving into the pool house. Ms. Graham is particular superb in this season and fact she was snubbed for an Emmy nomination is criminal. Gilmore Girls continues to be among the best shows on television and season five only reinforces it greatness."
Enjoying a Renessiance of a Year
T. Stewart | Santa Cruz | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a brutal year that left fans guessing up until the last minute whether or not the girls would be back for a fifth season, comes what many fans argue as the best season of the series.
Focussing on Lorelai and Luke's blossoming relationship, as well as Rory's ventures into adulthood with sex and matural relationships, Gilmore girls starts to retreate into the teritory of the first couple years, bringing back the charm that was so veyr much missed over seasons 3 & 4.
Durring the Emmy Nominations times, there was alot of buzz going around about how this coule be the year that Lauren Graham gets a nomination, but eventhough she was overlooked again (in favor of 3 housewives) this season still remains the strongest season to date.
Special Features Include: The 100th Episode with Commentary by Creator Amy-Sherman Paladino (this is the first gilmore commentary!), behind-the-scenes footage, trivia, and more."
The season of Luke and Lorelai
David A. Loudon | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The fifth season of Gilmore Girls might as well be named the Luke-Lorelai season, because basically that's what it was. From their first date, to thier breaking up, to Lorelai popping the question, it is obvious to me that they belong together. The break-up showed that. Luke was miserable without her, trying to find excuses to be near her, and Lorelai couldn't sit up! The whole point of the short break-up was to show that they belong together. It would be a major dissapointment to me if Luke and Lorelai didn't end the series together. After the great Luke-Lorelai romance, where could they go? Bring back Christopher? I don't think so.
On to Rory... seasons 1-3 were basically about Lorelai and Rory. Thier relationship, and being best friends. When Rory went off to college, it was hard for them to stay as close. Despite a few exceptions(Rory visiting Lorelai in bed after Luke breaks up with her) there were few great Lorelai-Rory moments this season. This makes sense, because Rory is off to college, so some seperation is inevitable. Rory... has changed, and needless to say that has made many Rory fans unhappy. However, I think change is inevitable, especially when going off to college. And you can't blame it all on Logan. Although I don't nesesarrilly condone Rory's actions, I think her changes are more realistic than if should would have stayed exactly the same from ages 16-20.
I liked Logan. I have to say that he was better than Dean, and way better the Jess(the jerk). Logan treats her right, so what he likes to have some fun? What has he really done to Rory or while he was with Rory that was all that bad? He stood up to his family when they attacked her at the dinner. Rory dragged him to steal the yacht, not the other way around. Rory needs to be blamed for her own actions, not Logan.
All that being said, I really hope that they can repair the Lorelai-Rory relationship in season six, and I am pleading with the producers, PLEASE sign Scott Patterson for season 7!
Overall, great season, with more great stuff to come!
The fun is back!
N8 | Colorado | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the somewhat downer 4th season, the original Gilmore charm returned with this season. Rory found her place at Yale, Paris was MUCH less of an annoying roommate than she could have been, and everything in Stars Hollow seemed to be clicking. This season was just 22 episodes of fun mixed with some excellently written drama. I don't really believe there is much else to say about this season. The romance between Lorelai and Luke has been so long in the making that it is finally a huge breath of fresh air to see it come to fruition. After their little falling out 1/2 through the season, seeing Luke at her door and the two of them kiss made all my roommates and I jump off our couches and scream, "YYEEESSSS!" Which may not be that weird to some people, but we are all heterosexual heavy metal loving males. Why do I mention this? Because the Gilmore girls works on a level that is attractive to everyone. Whether you're a middle aged woman, a college aged girl, or a pierced up 20 something male, the Gilmore girls is a fabulously well written and very entertaining show.
The thing I loved most about season 5 is the speed with which the characters quip back and forth to each other. The dialogue has always been a trademark of what makes the Gilmore girls so special, but after what I viewed as a lackluster season 4, the dialogue really seems to get back on track with season 5. Between Rory and Logan, the Gilmore grandparents separating and getting back together, Luke and Lorelai, and everything else that goes on, this season had all the right elements to guarantee excellent and witty sentences from everybody!
The Gilmore girls rocks. If you're not watching or buying this show you are missing out on one of the coolest and most enjoyable things to ever grace television."
The Gilmores are back in full force
K. Scarlett | New York, NY USA | 10/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It happens on many shows that when one or more of the principal characters transitions from high school to college, the series sometimes loses its footing. Gilmore Girls did lose some of what made it loveable from previous seasons in their fourth season. Though good as always, the fourth season was lacking and it was a new dynamic to get used to. However, any charm and wit that were lost in the fourth season are reclaimed in Gilmore's fifth and strongest season to date.
Season 5 explores Rory's journey into adulthood as she begins to embrace the life that her mother ran away from. Rory's relationship with the wealthy Logan Huntzberger unnerves her mother as much as it thrills and pleases her grandparents. We also see the long-awaited blossoming (and often tested) romance of Lorelai and Luke. The audience is also exposed to a side of Richard and Emily that was only hinted at in previous seasons; their obsession with class, breeding and appearances. It manifests itself in horrible ways, driving a wedge between both Rory and Lorelai, as well as Lorelai and her mother with whom she had been on relatively good terms with in season 4.
The bonds between mother and daughter are tested both at the end and the beginning of season 5, in ways never before seen on this loveable, relatable and well-written season. Gilmore Girls has definitely emerged as a series that transcends all ages, races and genders."