One’s love of Gilmore Girls — and by one, make no mistake, I mean “me” — is basically indefensible. Is/was Gilmore Girls woke? I should be slapped for even thinking that. Nevertheless, Gilmore Girls is one of the TV-as-duvets many of us like to crawl into when we need something soft and safe. (Ask me about other programs of this nature, such as Monarch of the Glen and Foyle’s War!)
Gilmore Girls has not produced new episodes for a number of years now, but in death/Netflix, a funny thing has happened: The show seems to be more popular than ever. (Sidebar: Is Gilmore Girls the Big Star of mother-daughter-bed-and-breakfast soft dramadies? Ouch. Stop hitting me.) And with today being Gilmoreversary — the anniversary of the show’s first airing in 2000 — and a new made-for-Netflix movie in the works, well, you can actually go full geek today as Netflix is, oh I’ll just paste it already:
WHAT: NETFLIX BRINGS LUKE’S DINER TO PHILADELPHIA
WHEN: ALL DAY - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th
*Free coffee served from 7:00 a.m. - noon (or while supplies last)
· HubBub Coffee at 1717 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
· HubBub Coffee at 3736 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
· HubBub Coffee at 232 N. Radnor Chester Rd, Radnor, PA 19087
*Visit townofstarshollow.org/lukes for a full list of Luke’s Diner locations nationwide.
Oh God, Luke. If only you had been around for Fishtown; you would have been the goddamned town pump. Alas. As consolation, here is Yo La Tengo, busking in Stars Hollow, when the world was soft and you were, too.