Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The One with Gilmore Girls

I love the show, Gilmore Girls.

Love might actually be an understatement. Gilmore Girls is basically one of the top TV shows I've ever watched in my life, EVER.

So unless you've been living under a rock, Netflix just released all of the seasons on October 1st. I was literally counting down the days since I've found out and was super happy that October 1st just so happened to fall on a day that was during my Fall Break. On the unfortunate side, it also happened to be towards the latter end of my break. That definitely impeded my plans to binge-watch for days upon days only to emerge to eat, drink, sleep, and make sure my kids are still alive. (However, I am happy, and only slightly embarrassed, to report that I've been watching it on my phone ever chance I get and are about 10 episodes in to the first season.)

I feel like it might be necessary to confess that I wasn't a Gilmore Girls fan from the very beginning. I didn't start watching the show until at least several seasons in after my sister recommended it to me. I have caught up over the years because ABC Family plays it on repeat each day. It's the show that I watch after I come home from work on DVR. However, I think I've made up for not being a founding member of the "Gilmore Girls fan club" by watching it regularly since then. Religiously almost.

I may or may not also admit that I've gotten a certain male figure in my household to watch and follow along with me. I won't name names.

So many things that I love about this show! The quick, lengthy, and witty dialogue. Lauren Graham is so talented. Rory with Dean, then Jess, then Dean again, with a smattering of Jess popping up out of nowhere over and over again, and finally Logan. Ooh, and Luke's Diner... oh, I wish there was a Luke's Diner in my town. And Lane! Who doesn't want to be best friends with Lane? Plus, she was one of the first teenage Asian-Americans to be a regular fixture on one of the TV shows from my generation. (More on that later.)

And I just noticed that in the title shot, it's perpetually autumn in Stars Hollow! Have I mentioned how much I love Autumn? (See last week's post here.)

On a side note, to be truthfully honest, I kind of miss the days when Melissa McCarthy was famous for being sweet and lovable, Sookie. Lately, I've gotten a little tired of her crass and crude humor everywhere. It's hard to see her not be anyone but, Sookie, "best friend with a heart of gold."

I could go on and on, but I will spare you the gushing. At least for now.

Gilmore Girls, I'm so glad you exist.
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  1. I am a fellow Gilmore Girls fanatic! I have owned all the season on DVD for years and watch them all the time. I completely agree about Melissa McCarthy, I don't enjoy the crass humor or the way she is portrayed as "fat and ugly" in all these roles. In GG, she was always beautiful and radiant, plus quirky and as you noted, "the best friend with a heart of gold". Oh how I miss good writing . . .

  2. I LOVE GILMORE GIRLS!!! I have all of the seasons on DVD. I, too, have had a certain male in the house watch it with me multiple times. Love it. Can't say enough good things about it. Except for that one season . . . and an end for one of the characters . . . but I love the dialogue, the relationships, the laughs. So good! My favorite.


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