Rory and Lorelai v. Amber and Sarah

21 Feb

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Until recently I was one of those lame people who claimed to be a die-hard Lauren Graham fan, yet had never watched an episode of Parenthood.

I had some vague reasoning behind this, and seven well-worn seasons of Gilmore Girls to throw in the face of anyone who wanted to challenge my Lauren devotion, but the truth of the matter is I was being stupid and so are you if you aren’t watching Parenthood right now.

Lauren’s character on Parenthood (Sarah Braverman) is a quirky single mother who overlaps with Lorelai Gilmore about 70% of the time. This begs the question — how much of Sarah/Lorelai is simply Lauren? Like, how cool is Lauren Graham when she’s just sitting at home eating Mallomars? (Really cool, I’m assuming.)

The highlight of Lauren’s character on both shows is her relationship with her teenage-to-adulthood daughter — on Gilmore Girls this is Rory, and on Parenthood it’s Amber. With so many similarities between the two Laurens and the two relationships, we can’t help but ask ourselves: which Lauren Graham mother/daughter pairing is best?

Who wins in the epic mother/daughter battle of Rory and Lorelai vs. Sarah and Amber?

Super-scientific analysis of it all begins… NOW!

(Read the rest of my article for Portable here)

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3 Responses to “Rory and Lorelai v. Amber and Sarah”

  1. Erica Jacquline February 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    I liked her a lot more on Gilmore Girls. She gets on my nerves on Parenthood

    • jillianlorraine February 22, 2014 at 1:07 am #

      Lorelai Gilmore is my favorite TV character of all time, so I’m super biased, but I agree. Gilmore Girls all the way.

  2. lauren packer February 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    oh my gosh LOVE gilmore girls! and i live in utah too!

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