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Gilmore Girls might be back, here’s why it’s the best show it could have happened to

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Last winter I abandoned the housemate life to move in on my own and while it’s probably the best thing I ever did, it was also a little lonely, so I turned to Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dreamy hour-long comedy drama Gilmore Girls, which was just the right amount fairy lights, humour and comfort. I never got into it the first time round – it was just too quaint for teenage me, and perhaps too sophisticated in some of its humour and references, but now it’s absolute perfection.

The news emerged yesterday that Netflix may well commission a reboot, eight years after that last episode (best finale ever) originally aired. It’s so rare that TV excited me, but this is one of those occasions. Don’t do that thing that people do and decide it’s probably rubbish on the basis of little more than a guess. Here are five reasons to binge-watch it  ASAP.

It’s almost literally all about the women (more…)

Six podcasts for when you need some really good life advice

screenshot-docs.google.com 2015-09-30 11-01-151. DEAR SUGAR RADIO @CherylStrayed & @stevealmondjoy

The Dear Sugar column in online literary magazine The Rumpus is one of the most beautifully lyrical advice columns of all time, and it translates perfectly to audio. Sometimes episodes will focus on one single letter, sometimes on a theme, and sometimes they’ll draft in special guests such as author George Saunders or our generation’s most awesome teenager Tavi Gevinson.

The questions really range from relatively light and easy to pretty hardcore life issues, but Steve and Cheryl seem to wrap listeners in a quilt of rich voices, telling us we will be OK, no matter what. (more…)