With the Gilmore Girls revival beginning this fall (I think I’ve heard November?), you can expect more GG-related posts from me. I love tv, and really wish I were blogging when the show was on so we could all discuss it! But this is what we have now – no Xanga blog, unfortunately.
Lorelai Gilmore. She’s a true queen and lover of coffee, wrap dresses, sass, fast talking, junk food, and bad television. I feel like she’d love Netflix and brunch and social media like the rest of us. Time will tell.
There are spoilers below. If you haven’t finished the series, stop reading now! Gilmore Girls went off the air in 2007, so I don’t feel as bad about sharing spoilers as the Game of Thrones fans should. 😉
Since I’ve already ranked the boyfriends of Rory, let’s rank Lorelai’s relationships, shall we?
BARF. I didn’t like him from the start, so I guess you could say I didn’t give him a fair chance. However. He did sue her father after a business deal gone bad, and, as much as Lorelai and Richard don’t get along, it’s still not acceptable. Plus, after they break up, he acts like it didn’t happen and nearly ruins the opening of the Dragonfly and her burgeoning relationship with Luke. What a jerk. She could do better. He could not.
There’s history here. He seemed to always pop up at the worst times, like when he overly-relied on Lorelai (who was in a relationship with Luke) after Sherry left, leaving him a single dad to toddler GiGi. Even Rory could see through his bullshit. And he and Lorelai could never get on the same page. He left her (and Rory) when he found out Sherry was pregnant and didn’t show up to support her when Richard had a heart attack. Lorelai shouldn’t have married him. He does earn points for acting maturely for Rory’s sake once they separate. I hope he’s settled down with a nice lady in the nine years since…
Controversial. I know. The truth is, I do want Lorelai and Luke to be together. But their relationship was riddled with drama – and not just average couple stuff. For some ungodly reason, the writers found it necessary to add April to the mix. WHY GOD WHY. I hate that character more than any character in the history of television. But I digress. The way Luke handled the April situation is complete garbage. I get that it was an earth-shattering revelation, but why keep it from Lorelai for so long, then completely shut her out? Sigh. This is a hard decision. He does so much good! Remember when he made an ice skating rink in her front yard so she’d love snow again? Remember how he was always there when she needed him? Remember how he kept the horoscope in his wallet for 8 years? Remember how great he was during her separation from Rory? But… they were almost better BEFORE they became a couple. He was by her side when Richard went through his first hospitalization, comforted her during her pre-Dragonfly breakdown, and was a constant presence. He was more of a father to Rory than Christopher was for years. But it’s hard for me to get past him living a double life with April and then cancelling their perfect wedding. After all that time. Some things you just can’t get over.
Is this wrong? I still want her to be with Luke, but Max was wonderful. He didn’t pressure her and respected the boundaries she had in place to protect Rory. But Max dodged a bullet, as even he recognized that Luke and Lorelai belonged together. Sweet, handsome, well-read Max. I love you.
They didn’t technically date, and I don’t remember his name on the show, but he shared his wine. Like a true hero. And LOOK AT HIM. Plus, hammaconda. Get it, Lore.
Did I get this wrong? How would you rank Lorelai’s men?