I fell in love with Lorelai and Rory Gilmore at first sight. The closeness of their mother-daughter relationship is the central theme of the show that covers every emotion. Most of all, though, the dialogue is simply superb and the cast as a whole are impressive. The show is set in Stars Hollow, a fictional all-American town that is home for the Gilmore Girls. You can't help but enjoy the friendships with the locals and the romantic entanglements that often ensue. The fly in the ointment, which is hugely entertaining, is Lorelai's strained relationship with her very upmarket parents, Richard and Emily Gilmore. Lorelai and Emily's fallouts are complex and prove that all in a family's garden isn't always rosy. However, as the series progresses there are times when the family pull together and these moments are engaging and special. The best scenes, however, are reserved for when it is just the two Gilmore Girls together, kicking up a storm and sharing their journeys, often in Luke's Diner, a central part of the show and the favourite Stars Hollow hangout. I watched this series from start to finish with my own mum, and it touched our hearts. It is compelling without being sentimental, and the wit and wisdom of the characters never fails to keep you watching. A box set in a million.