5 Reasons Gilmore Girls is the best show ever

Gilmore Girls Complete Series Dvds
Gilmore Girls complete DVD Boxset

With news that Netflix is releasing four 90-min long episodes of Gilmore Girls this month, I felt it was only necessary to re-watch my boxset of the show. Around the fourth series I realized this, in my opinion, is the best show ever! There are five particular reasons I think this and so I wanted to share them here with you guys.

  1. Quirky Characters: Besides the Gilmore Girls themselves, the show is full of the quirkiest characters ever created. The town of Stars Hollow truly is like a medical experiment gone wrong with all the vivid and eccentric characters. From Miss Patty and Babette, Sookie and Jackson, Michel-Gerald and Drella the Harpist, the love/hate relationship between Luke and Taylor Doose, Paris and Doyle, and let us not forget the many adventures of Kirk. I think that is one of the great things about the show -It’s not just about the Gilmore Girls, Rory schooling, Lorelai’s love life and their never-ending battles with the grandparents but there is always something going on with the people of Stars Hollow. Whether it’s a town meeting, kirk doing something bizarre or one of the crazy festivals or carnivals they have going on.
  2. Realness to the drama: From Lorelai’s single mom worries and dating problems to Rory’s school drama and college application, the show has a certain realness to its story lines which makes the shows storylines relatable. As fun as it can be to watch Kirk’s bizarre antics in Stars Hollow (-usually something that would never happen in real life) it’s also great to watch a storyline play out with a bit of real life drama to it. 
  3. The Sense of Community: Just like the quirky characters, the shows sense of community really gives the series’ a warm, whole-hearted feel to it. Town meetings are always entertaining to watch (especially when you don’t have entertainment like that in your real life). The festival and carnivals held in the town square and attended by all. The fact that everyone pitched in to set up Rory’s graduation/going away party in the middle of the night -I mean if that isn’t a loving community then I don’t know what is! 
  4. Gilmorisms: references, sarcasm up to wazoo! I’m going, to be honest, they’re some references in the show which go straight over my head and then there’re others I get just like that. It can also be a little difficult to catch them at times, not just because there’s so many but also because they talk so fast! 
  5. Mother-Daughter relationships: I think the polar contrast relationships between Lorelai and Rory, and then Lorelai and Emily are really interesting factors within the series. There’s the unbreakable, best-friend bond between Lorelai and Rory and then the love-hate, bitter relationship between Emily and Lorelai. Sure both bonds had their ups and downs but I think this is one of the main reasons why Gilmore Girls is the best series ever. 
Make sure to catch the new episodes of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, November 25. 


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Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour // Hogwarts Castle

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the future, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers

After Diagon Alley, you’re led up, and around, a room full of models of set designs and structures from different scenes. Here are just a few… 

Hogwarts Set Miniature Set Design
Hogwarts Bridge Miniature Set Design
whomping willow tree miniature set design
Lovegoods Home Miniature Set Design
Statue of Hogwarts Architect
Hogwarts Castle Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Hogwarts Castle Outer Filming Set
Have you ever been to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour? What did you think of Hogwarts Castle? 
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Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour // Diagon Alley

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Dragon Alley Shop Sets
Ollivanders Wand Shop Set
Flourish & Blott's Bookshop
Flourish & Blott's Book shop Sign
Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
Puking Pastilles Set
Shenanigans for all Weasley shop sign
Looking down Diagon Alley - Gringotts & Ollivanders
To read about disabled accessibility, read this post
 
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Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour // Hogwarts Express

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the futures, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers
Platform 9 3/4 Sign
Platform Conductors Costume
Hogwarts Express Steam Engine
^^Moment of sheer joy, It’s the HOGWARTS EXPRESS!! 
Hogwarts Express side sign Train
Platform Entrance
You have to take the photo ops when they come -when can I ever try to access platform 9 3/4 again?! 
Train Carriage
Pretending to be Lavender Brown
My Lavender Brown moment
Wizard Word Sweets
Every Flavour beans Flavours
First Train Journey Carriage
Honey dukes Sweet Train Trolley
Final Train Scene Costumes

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Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour // Miscellaneous Pt.4

Hagrid’s Hut & Dumbledore’s office 

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the future, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio tour’, as it contains spoilers
Dumbledores's Office
Portraits in Dumbledores office
More Portraits in Dumbledore's office
Dumbledore's office
Cabinet of Collected memories
Hagrids Hut
Hagrids Hut Outside Set
Inside Hagrids Hut Set
Hagrids Costume
Fang - Hagrids Dog
 
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Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour // Miscellaneous Pt.3

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the future, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers.

Costumes, Props, Sets and Special Effects
Character Costumes
Wig & Make up desk
Bellatrix Wig
Urghh! How I wish my hair was like Bellatrix Lestrange
Gryffindor Boys Dormitory
Boys' Dormitory
Wands of the Characters
Newspapers, Books and Publishings from the film
Marauders Map
Books used within the films
Flirting Fancies & Love potions
Weasley Goods
Wizard World sweets - shock-a-chocs, Cauldron Cakes, cheeri owls, bertie boots every flavour beans, fizzing wizzbees
Goblin Special Effect Masks
Make up Special Effects
Fawkes Phoenix
Book
Weak Voldemort Prop From Deathly Hallows
House elf & Aunt Special Effects
Special Effects
Dragon Special Effect Props
Have you ever been to the Studio tour? What did you think of the costumes, sets, props and special effects? (I personally weren’t a fan of that book)
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Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour // Miscellaneous Pt.2

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the future, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers.
Ministry of Magic Monument
Ministry Monument
Ministry of Magic Back drops and set design
Black Family Tree Tapestry
Black Family Tree Tapestry - Sirius Black's Burnout
Black Family Tree Tapestry - Bellatrix, Lucius and Malfoy spots
Umbrage's Pink Office Set
Umbridge's Pink Office set
Dolores Umbridge Pink outfits
School Proclamations
More Hogwarts School Proclamations
Death Eater Boget
Death Eater Masks
Invisibility cloak and Hermione and Ron costumes
Order of Phoenix costumes
Borgin & Burke Shop Sign Set
Borgin & Burke Shop Set
Peculiar Set and Props for Borgin & Burke
The Burrow set & Weasley Family costumes
Mr & Mrs Weasley Costumes
Burrow Set
Potions Class Set & Slughorn costume
Potion Classroom Set
Potion Set & Snape Costume
Ministry of magic costumes from Atrium rule
Deathly Hallows Hermione, Harry & Ron costumes
Hagrids Motorbike & Side Car
Death Eater Meeting
Horcruxes
Have you ever been to Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour? What did you think? 
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Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour // Miscellaneous Pt.1

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour and you are hoping to visit in the future, then I’d suggest skipping this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers
 
When you come out of the Great Hall you then go into a huge studio full of sets, props, costumes, etc from the films. Now there is so much to take in and I took a lot of photos which I now have to organise is some way. I think I’ll just try to sort io photos in the order the items are used in the movies -if that makes sense. 
The Mirror of Erised and the singing lady portrait
mirror of erised
(That is Simon, my carer for the day)
Gringotts vault door
Moving Staircase
Quid ditch display - costumes, props and visual effects
Quidditch display props and costumes
Entrance to Dumbledores Office
Chamber of Secrets Entrance
Leaky Cauldron Fireplace
Now this is the Leaky Cauldron. Neither of us could place this in any of the movies so we asked one of the workers. Turns out it’s only in a few shots and they are so quick that you often don’t notice it in the background.
Leaky Cauldron Illusion hallways
Gryffindor common room
Gryffindor Common Room Fireplace
Professor Lupin's Defence Against the Dark Arts costumes and props
Goblet of Fire
The Goblet of Fire, The Triwizard Cup and The Golden Egg (and Yes, I am listening to the mermaid song while putting this together). 
Tri-Wizard Cup & Golden Egg
The Yule Ball Costumes & Ice (looking) Sculpture
Hermiones, Vikram, Harry and Cho's Yule Ball Outfits
Ron's Yule Ball Outfit
Feast props from the movie
Feast props from the movie
I hope you enjoyed these photographs -stay tuned for more.
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Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour // Great Hall

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to visit in the future, then I would suggest skipping this post, and any future post titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers
 
Great Hall Entrance door
Stone Carvings aside the door
Film Costumes within the hall
House Costumes within the hall
Great Hall Fireplace
House Costumes in the Hall
House Crests carved onto the Fireplace
Gryffindor Character Costumes
The Sorting Hat
Hagrid and Filch costumes
Professor Costumes
Dumbledore and Snape Costumes
 
After the cinema experience, you then go on into the great hall, which let’s just say is a pinch-me moment! You are actually standing inside the Great Hall -where all those amazing actors and actress’ have once stood! Where all the magic happened. There was a part of me that massively wanted to reenact Professor Quirrell’s ‘Troll in the dungeon” scene but I refrained. 
 
Along each side, there are the long tables as well as costumes from students along with the house crests. When we went there was also the sorting hat in the centre of the room just before the professors’ costumes. I have to admit I got a little emosh when I saw Alan Rickman’s Snape costume. 
 
Have you ever been to the Studio Tour? What did you think? 
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Warner Bro’s Harry Potter Studio tour // Entrance

If you haven’t been to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and you’re hoping to in the future, then I would skip this post, and any future posts titled ‘Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour’, as it contains spoilers.

The Making of Harry Potter - Studio Tour Entrance

Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio tour
Within the Entrance Hall - Character Pictures and Weasley's Flying Car
Weasley's flying car
more Character pictures
Character pictures and train trolleys
Astronomy Tower Artefact
From the moment, you walk into the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour you’re immediately met with photo ops. Pictures of the characters’ on the wall to props and pieces from the movies, It all starts from when you walk through the entrance. 
 
When you book you are giving a time slot for the tour you are on, and your recommended to be there half an hour before your tour starts. We had a bit of time to spare so we grabbed a hot drink in the Starbuck’s while we waited. Before it was time to go in we also grabbed a free activity passport from the lobby to collect stamps throughout. I think these are for children but that didn’t stop me -I was actually pretty shameless about the whole thing…
Posing with my Studio Tour Passport
When you first go in you enter the cinema where you watch a few short clips about how Harry Potter came to be, some behind the scenes footage and accounts from the actors and crew involved. I won’t tell you how the film ends and how you end up at the great hall but let’s just say I was pretty impressed by how the whole thing was executed. 
 
Have you ever been to the Studio Tour? What did you think of the cinema experience? 
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