Every 'Gilmore Girls' Season, Ranked Worst To Best
Start writing a post

Every Season of 'Gilmore Girls,' Ranked Not-Best To The Best

A complete ranking of every season of the hit TV show "Gilmore Girls."

Every Season of 'Gilmore Girls,' Ranked Not-Best To The Best

If you know me at all, you can easily tell that "Gilmore Girls" is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. With an adorable small town like Star's Hollow, hilarious and memorable characters, and unique plot lines, "Gilmore Girls" is an easy show to get invested in. I've rewatched many episodes of the show several times, and have therefore been able to decide which seasons are the show's best.

Here's a ranking of all seven seasons of "Gilmore Girls!" Warning: spoilers ahead.

7. Season 7

Season 7 is definitely not as bad as critics say it is, but it's also not the season I turn to when I feel like watching old episodes. The storylines failed to be as memorable as in earlier seasons, and the writing didn't seem to be at its normal caliber. However, watching Rory and Logan's relationship mature was a good moment, and the series finale is a must-see.

Best Episode - "Bon Voyage" (Season 7, Episode 22)

6. Season 6

The episodes and plotlines of Season 6 are more memorable than Season 7, but this season is still not "Gilmore Girls" at its best. Lorelai and Rory fight for nearly half a season and Rory not being at Yale is definitely a rough patch. Some good moments are the return of Jess, Lane's wedding, and of course, Paul Anka.

Best Episode - "Friday Night's Alright for Fighting" (Season 6, Episode 13)

5. Season 4

Season 4 definitely falls somewhere in the middle. Rory's start at Yale, Lorelai and Luke finally getting together, and Rory's actions in the shocking season finale were some highlights. However, the season drags a bit in the middle, especially with Rory's relationship and school struggles, and Lorelai and Jason's somewhat annoying relationship.

Best episode - "Raincoats and Recipes" (Season 4, Episode 22)

4. Season 1

I genuinely love Season 1 of "Gilmore Girls." Even though the show was still working through kinks and finding its footing in the beginning, there are still many memorable moments and important highlights. Rory's start at Chilton and her relationship with Dean made for interesting plot lines, and the show's quirky small-town charm and pop culture references began to take form.

Best episode - "Rory's Dance" (Season 1, Episode 9)

3. Season 5

Season 5 of "Gilmore Girls" took the show in a new direction but was definitely the most entertaining. I remember finishing this season in around two or three days. Rory's relationship with Logan truly changes the course of the show, and her character arc through the season is both shocking and incredibly interesting.

Best episode - "You Jump, I Jump Jack" (Season 5, Episode 7)

2. Season 2

I absolutely love Season 2 because it's exactly what you think of when you picture "Gilmore Girls." The entrance of Jess into the show creates a thoroughly entertaining plot line throughout the season, which becomes more and more interesting with each episode, ending in the perfect season finale.

Best episode - "Lorelai's Graduation Day" (Season 2, Episode 21)

1. Season 3

Everything about "Gilmore Girls" Season 3 is absolute perfection. The Jess and Dean rivalry, and the slow downward spiral of Jess leading up to Rory's high school graduation create the perfect amount of drama and entertainment for the season. Every episode is one of the show's most memorable, and who can forget Rory's graduation speech and the 24-hour dance marathon?

Best episode - "They Shoot Gilmore's, Don't They?" (Season 3, Episode 7)
From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments