OK, so who are the Gilmore Girls?
In case you weren't a 20-something woman in the early aughts and entirely missed this show, Gilmore Girls was a beloved hour-long series that premiered in 2000 and continued for seven seasons. It ran on the WB until the WB was shut down, and the newly launched CW picked up Gilmore's final season in 2006. The show, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, followed the lives of Lorelai Gilmore, her daughter Rory Gilmore, and Lorelai's mother Emily Gilmore. Lorelai (Lauren Graham, whom you may know from Parenthood) was raised by a very wealthy Connecticut family, but got pregnant at age 16 and subsequently ran away, rejecting her rich upbringing to try to make it on her own as a single mother.
Lorelai and baby Rory end up living a few towns away from the Gilmore mansion in a small, ridiculously friendly town called Stars Hollow, which is sort of like a grown-up, sarcastic Neighborhood of Make-Believe, if King Friday XIII were town selectman instead of king and Henrietta Pussycat ran a dance school. Gilmore Girls begins 16 years later, with Lorelai working at an inn and bantering incessantly with her smart, bookish, ridiculously adorable 16-year-old daughter (played by the ridiculously adorable Alexis Bledel).