Gilmore Girls is one of the most heartwarming series and because of that, it acquired millions of fans. The series is filled with quirky and witty characters, who handled adversities with brilliantly funny dialogues. We had the good luck of watching the Gilmore girls for seven seasons and then we got to revisit them with Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. So, if you miss the characters and the brilliant stories set in a small town here are some more shows you could watch like it.
Derry Girls (Netflix)
Synopsis: Set in Derry Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict. It’s a warm, laugh out loud funny and honest look at the lives of an ordinary family living through the Troubles in the early nineties. Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and ‘peace’ walls are all an everyday reality for Erin. But, despite all that, she has other things to worry about, like the fact the boy she’s in love with (actually in LOVE with), doesn’t know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin in EVERYTHING she does. Or that head teacher, Sister Michael, refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin’s never even kissed anyone yet. Like all teenage girls, Erin has her own Troubles. Derry Girls is based on writer Lisa McGee’s (Indian Summers, Being Human) own experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst immense civil conflict.
Virgin River (Netflix)
Synopsis: Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds. Virgin River stars Alexandra Brekenridge, Martin Henderson and Tim Matheson.
Hart of Dixie (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big-city attitudes and complicated love triangles. Aspiring heart surgeon Dr. Zoe Hart (Bilson) must take a job as a general practitioner to secure an important fellowship the following year. Offered a position by a mysterious southern country doctor, this lifelong New Yorker packs her bags, slips on her stilettos and leaves Manhattan for life in BlueBell, Alabama, where no one has ever seen the likes of Dr. Zoe Hart. Zoe feels the culture shock of her new surroundings immediately, but in the South, things aren’t always as they seem…and Zoe might just discover she belongs in this town more than she ever could have imagined. Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, Cress Williams, Tim Matheson and Scott Porter also star.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from renowned creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Palladino, stars Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever.
Sweet Magnolias (Sweet Magnolias)
Synopsis: Sweet Magnolias centers around three best friends (Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue) born and raised in Serenity, SC, a small southern town where everybody knows everybody and everybody knows everybody’s business.
Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)
Synopsis: Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life. But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past threatens her and her family’s new way of life… and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.
Schitt’s Creek (Prime Video & Hulu)
Synopsis: Schitt’s Creek, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. It centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships. Most importantly, they figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
Synopsis: Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, including Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Dax Shepard (Baby Mama), and Craig T. Nelson (Coach), Parenthood follows four grown siblings of the far-from-perfect Braverman clan as they try to balance kids and careers, dreams and commitments, and romance or a total lack thereof. Join some of the best actors on television for a genuinely funny and heartwarming journey through the most challenging and rewarding role of a lifetime—being a parent.
Jane the Virgin (Netflix)
Synopsis: All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her – her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara (“Xo”), and her still – devout grandmother, Alba – have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance. Although she is determined not to make the same mistake Xo made – becoming an unwed mother at 16 Jane could not be closer to the two wonderful women who have shaped her life.
Never Have I Ever (Netflix)
Synopsis: Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as executive producer, showrunner and writer. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein, David Miner, and Tristram Shapeero.
One Tree Hill (Hulu)
Synopsis: Aside from basketball, Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) have little in common — but the two young men share the same father, Dan (Paul Johansson). Arrogant, wealthy and assured, Nathan is the star of the high school basketball team. Quiet and driven, Lucas is a legendary player on the playground and the product of a working single mom, Karen (Moira Kelly). After growing up in opposite worlds in the same small town, the half-brothers find their lives colliding. In the middle of the crossroads is Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Nathan’s beautiful girlfriend who may have more in common with Lucas, and Lucas’ platonic best friend, Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti). Sophia Bush also stars as Brooke.
Insecure (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Created by and starring Issa Rae, this comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. As they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face the challenges of being black women who defy all stereotypes.