Gilmore Girls and Good Witch are two warm and comforting shows with similar themes and characters, like an independent female protagonist.
While comedy and drama are two popular TV genres, there’s a type of comforting show that seems like it’s in a category all on its own. Sweet Magnolias is one example as it’s an optimistic series about best friends in a pretty town. Good Witch and Gilmore Girls are two series that are very relaxing to watch and they have large fanbases.
Fans love the fall leaves in the background of many episodes and the entertaining storylines, and anyone who has sat down and watched both dramas can see that there are many similarities between them. Grab a cup of coffee (or a pumpkin latte as it’s that season) and compare these sweet shows.
A Charming Small-Town Setting
Gilmore Girls fans love the small town of Stars Hollow that the characters live in. From the adorable street names to Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) bumping into friends everywhere, it seems like a great and peaceful town to live in.
Good Witch has a similar setting as Cassie (Catherine Bell) and her friends and family live in the town of Middleton. Everyone knows each other’s business, for better or worse, and it’s a similarly friendly place.
A Quirky Best Friend
Both Cassie on Good Witch and Lorelai on Gilmore Girls have a best friend who is sweet, quirky, and hilarious in their own unique way.
Melissa McCarthy’s GG character Sookie has some problems but she’s still a great friend for Lorelai, and Stephanie (Kylee Evans) is always there for Cassie, too.
Luke’s Diner And The Bistro Are The Gathering Places
Watch even one episode of Good Witch and there’s one major location that stands out: The Bistro Café. Stephanie owns and runs it, and every Middleton resident loves stopping in for a coffee and a pastry, lunch, and dinner.
Luke’s Diner on GG and The Bistro Café have so much in common, as they’re meeting places for the community and also a setting for major drama. Whether Luke (Scott Patterson) is getting upset over Rory and Dean’s (Jared Padalecki) breakup in season 1 or Stephanie is figuring out her love life, these are more than just restaurants; they’re a huge part of each character’s life — and places that fans would love to visit IRL.
A Bookworm/Girl-Next-Door Character
Bailee Madison’s Good Witch character, Grace, is a lot like Rory Gilmore. They’re both a girl-next-door types who are bookworms and do really well in school.
Grace and Rory can both seem like goody-two-shoes at times, but in a charming way that no one really minds.
A Troubled Teenage Boy
Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond) on Good Witch and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) on Gilmore Girls have a lot in common: they both move to Middleton and Stars Hollow, respectively, to live with a parent/relative, and they both have a hard time.
While Nick is definitely more naïve than Jess since Good Witch is a more innocent show, these two characters are still rather similar. They’re finding their way in the world while dealing with a lot of pain and struggles.
The Minor Characters Meddle In Each Other’s Lives
Part of the joy of watching Gilmore Girls is seeing characters like Babette (Sally Struthers) and Miss Patty (Liz Torres) meddle in the lives of every Stars Hollow resident. They take sides in a break-up and can’t help but care about everyone around them, even if they could stand to mind their own business sometimes.
The same thing is true of the residents of Middleton on Good Witch. Mayor Martha Tinsdale (Catherine Tinsdale), for instance, is always getting involved in the lives of Cassie and the others.
Some Family Issues
Cassie’s cousin Abigail (Sarah Power) arrives in Middleton at the beginning of the first season of Good Witch, and she and Cassie differ in terms of how they think that Grace should grow up. Lorelai is also famous for having issues with her parents on Gilmore Girls as they live a rich, privileged lifestyle and she wanted to walk away from that as soon as she learned that she was pregnant while still in high school.
It’s fascinating to see how both series deal with the fact that sometimes, families can drive each other pretty crazy.
A Long-Term Romance And Wedding Drama
Cassie and Sam (James Denton) got married in season 5 of Good Witch, and this was a long time coming as fans had been waiting for them to tie the knot since forever.
This is also true of Luke and Lorelai on Gilmore Girls. They had a rocky road toward the altar and finally said “I do” at the end of the Netflix revival A Year In The Life. Fans definitely cheered for both romances — and shed some happy tears.
Cassie And Lorelai Both Run Inns
On Gilmore Girls, Lorelai experiences many changes and one of them is opening her own inn with her best friend Sookie. It takes a lot of struggle to get there, but Lorelai manages to achieve a truly amazing dream.
Cassie runs her own inn on Good Witch as well, and people love coming to Grey House as they soon realize that their lives will be changed forever after a trip there.
Cassie And Lorelai Have Been Single Moms Who Have Found Love Again
It’s not easy navigating how to let someone new into a family, and both Cassie and Lorelai have been single moms. They also know how tough it is to fall in love and introduce that person into the already settled family unit.
Just like fans have rooted for Luke and Lorelai, Good Witch viewers have wanted Cassie and Sam to finally be a family. Both Cassie and Lorelai know what it’s like to raise a daughter on their own, and they know the challenges involved.