OK, so the Plunketts aren't exactly the humble, responsible Gilmore girls from small town Stars Hollow..., but that's what makes things interesting. Bonnie was an addict when Christy was young, and the apple doesn't fall from the tree in this sitcom. Both are recovering alcoholics who never lets the other forget it.
They take the hip, edgy mother-daughter relationship to new levels. For example:
... and yes, they do play by the scrunchy-on-the-door-means-do-not-enter rule.
Like that one time Christy gambled away their rent money.
Lorelai tried to escape Emily in Gilmore Girls, and Bonnie has a similar (but more extreme) coping method when her estranged mother wants to meet her.
Let's be honest, most families don't live behind a white picket fence or dine with fine china.
The Gilmores may have done it with a little more class (and much more PG), but the Plunketts leave all the cards on the table. If you're looking for boundaries, you won't find them here.
The jokes between them are endless.
The Plunketts just have a much darker history to joke about than the Gilmores did.
The dreams don't involve Harvard or Yale, but when Christy wants to go back to school, Bonnie's there to troubleshoot.
Well, they try.
There's always a lesson, right?
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