Saturday, April 4, 2020

List of Top 100 Characters on Gilmore Girls

In an effort to not just mindlessly binge watch another series on Netflix, I decided that I would watch with intent -- intent to list and rank my top 100 characters on Gilmore Girls.  153 episodes spanning roughly 115 hours, which was the 3rd time I've watched the series.  While the rule of thumb is that you are not an expert at something until you have invested 10,000 hours, I think that I qualify to make my own list.  Note that this list reflects the original series and is not influenced by the revival.

The best part about my list, is that it is my list. I can guarantee you that no one on earth has the same list, in the same sequence. That is because each person has their own take on Gilmore Girls, and while you may appreciate what I have assembled, you will likely disagree somewhere along the way. The uniqueness of each person in this world is one of the many things that fascinates me. It's what makes lists of this nature, so much fun.

100. Trixie - Richard Gilmore's mother
99. Zack - Lane's husband, lead singer of the band
98. Tobin - Night manager at the Independence Inn
97. Martha - Sookie and Jackson's middle child
96. Jimmy Mariani - Jess's Dad
95. Rune - Jackson's cousin, goes on blind date with Lorelai
94. Terrance - Paris Geller's life coach
93. Asher Fleming - Yale Professor, boyfriend to Paris
92. Harry Porter - Mayor of Stars Hollow
91. Davey - Sookie and Jackson's oldest child

90. Mitchum Huntzberger - Logan's father
89. Marilyn - Richard's cousin
88. Jackson - Sookie's husband, supplies vegetables to the Inn
87. Gigi - Christopher and Sherry's daughter, stepsister to Rory
86. Andrew - Stars Hollow resident
85. Graham Sullivan - Yale student, introduced to Rory by Emily
84. Archie Skinner - Reverend in Stars Hollow
83. Sookie - Friend of Lorelai, Chief at the Inn(s)
82. Froggy - Terrible waiter at Luke's diner
81. Zach - Graduates with Lorelai

80. Norman Kingsley Mailer - Writer, coffee drinker Independence Inn
79. Juliet - Logan's friend, member of the life and death brigade
78. Rosemary - Logan's friend, member of the life and death brigade
77. Paul - Lorelai's classmate at business school, dates Lorelai
76. Princess - Lost dog found by Richard and Emily
75. Jacob - Cousin to Paris, they attend a Chilton dance together
74. Trevor - Rebound date for Rory after Jess
73. Fran Weston - Owner of Weston's diner
72. Jess - Rory's second boyfriend, Luke's nephew
71. Liz - Luke's sister, maker of jewelry for the renaissance fair

70. Morey - Husband to Babette
69. Gypsy - Wisetalking town mechanic
68. Lindsay - Dean's wife
67. Madeline - Classmate of Rory at Chilton
66. Nicole - Taylor's lawyer, marries and divorces Luke
65. Yiung Chui - Lane's cover up boyfriend for Dave
64. Brad - Classmate of Rory at Chilton, Broadway musical star
63. Babette - Loud talking neighbor to Lorelai
62. Mrs. Gleason - Kirk's neverseen Mother
61. The 2nd Troubadour - The 2nd Troubadour

60. Alex - Dated Lorelai after meeting at a lecture
59. Richard - Lorelai's father, Rory's grandfather
58. Christopher - Rory's father
57. Lulu - Kirk's girlfriend
56. Brian - Guitarist in the band, lives with Lane and Zack
55. Honor Huntzberger - Logan's sister
54. Headmaster Charleston - Headmaster, Chilton
53. Henry Cho - Chilton student who dated Lane.
52. Lane - Best friend of Rory, wife of Zach, drummer in the band
51. Rachel - Luke's former girlfriend

50. Lucy - Friend of Rory at Yale, roommate with Olivia
49. Olivia - Friend of Rory at Yale, roommate with Lucy
48. Anna Nardini - Mother of April, with Luke
47. Mrs. Kim - Lane's mother, owner of the antique store
46. Sherry - Christopher's wife, mother of Gigi
45. Francie - Rival of Paris at Chilton
44. Jason (Digger) - Short term business partner of Richard, dates Lorelai
43. Jamie - Boyfriend of Paris, attends Princeton
42. TJ - Liz's husband
41. Shane - Girlfriend of Jess

40. Michel - Concierge at the Inn(s)
39. Todd - Dean's friend, goes on date with Lane
38. Sophie Bloom - Owner of the record store
37. Tana Schrick - 16-year-old prodigy, Rory' freshman year roommate at Yale
36. Ian Jack - Divorced father of Julia at Chilton, asks Lorelai out on a date
35. Tom - Construction manager for Dragonfly Inn
34. Clara Forester - Dean's little sister
33. Dave Rygalski - Lane's first (and secret) boyfriend
32. Tristan - Classmate of Rory at Chilton, antagonizes Rory
31. April Nardini - Luke's daughter

30. Ceaser - Cook at Luke's diner
29. Emily - Lorelai's mother, wife of Richard
28. Paul Anka - Lorelai's dog
27. Miss Patty - Stars Hollow dance instructor
26. Beau Belleville - Jackson's brother
25. Rich Bloomenfeld - Love interest of Lane, she touches his hair
24. Sasha - Jess's Dad's (Jimmy) live-in girlfriend
23. Mia - Owner of the Independence Inn, takes in young Lorelai and Rory
22. Louise - Classmate of Rory at Chilton
21. Janet Billing - Runner, roommate of Rory in her freshman year at Yale

20. Colin - Logan's friend, member of the life and death brigade
19. Nanny - Paris Nanny, attends graduation
18. Paw-Paw - Michel's dog
17. Grant - Stars Hollow town troubadour
16. Taylor Doose - Town Selectman, Grocery, Soda Shop Owner
15. Cyrus - Digger's dog, master of a little to the left
14. Marty - Naked guy, likes Rory at Yale
13. Kirk - Performs dozens of jobs in Stars Hollow
12. Doyle - Yale Daily News Editor, boyfriend of Paris
11. Max Medina - Rory's professor, proposes to Lorelai

10. Al - Owner of Al's Pancake World
9. Dean - Rory's first boyfriend
8. Finn - Logan's friend, member of the life and death brigade
7. Gil - Former sandwich shop owner, member of the band
6. Joe - Pizza delivery man
5. Logan - Rory's boyfriend at Yale
4. Paris - Rory's friend, rival
3. Rory - Daughter of Lorelai, also named Lorelai
2. Luke - Owner the diner
1. Lorelai - Daughter of Richard and Emily, mother of Rory