Shockingly intelligent and amusing dialogue delivered at a breakneck pace makes this television series about a small-town mother and daughter amazingly entertaining. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) became estranged from her wealthy parents (Edward Herrman and Kelly Bishop) when she had her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) at 16 and opted to raise her child independently. Now a young teen, Rory and her mother routinely engage in electrifyingly funny and literate dialogue--usually written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino--that towers over almost all other television series' in terms of cleverness and entertainment value. The appealing Gilmore girls experience all sorts of romances and heartbreaks as they interact with the eccentric citizenry of their picturesque New England village of Stars Hollow, including acerbic diner proprietor Luke (Scott Patterson); his James Dean-wannabe nephew Jess (Milo Ventimiglia); Rory's beleaguered friend Lane (Keiko Agena)--a Korean teenaged female drummer desperately coping with a fanatically religious mother; Rory's handsome but vapid first boyfriend Dean (Jared Padalecki); and filmmaker Kirk (Sean Gunn), a quirky young man so unremittingly insane that he'd be institutionalized or worse were he in a less tolerant environment. The unconventional mother-daughter friendship between effervescent Lorelai and her equally brilliant daughter Rory remains a fascinating experience for both adult and teen viewers.