People tell writers to show rather than tell in scenes, but one of the fascinating things about the Gilmore Girls television series, is how well they pull off the exact opposite. Characters recap events not filmed during conversation. Either the scenes would have been too drawn out to film or too difficult. Here are some of my favorite examples:
A hungover Lorelei sits in the inn’s kitchen after Lane’s wedding the episode before. Her best friend Suki recaps some of the more interesting moments that would have been too drawn out to film. Suki tells Lorelei about using an old man’s cane for a limbo contest, awkward gyrating, posing, and strutting as Lorelei used the wedding photographer to film her audition for Top Model, and ends with the exuberant departing cheer Lorelei used the night before.