It is Friday. Finally.
Work is crazy again (don’t think that’s ever going to change) so we’ve taken it easy all week. I was going to attend a blogger event in Lexington Wednesday night, but J had to work late so I took advantage of some much-needed alone time. Things have been boring which I’ll take after the craziness of the past few months! It is still hot as hell here, but looks like we might be in the low 80s next week? We’ll see. Aside from using a Biore strip and watching “This Is Us” there’s nothing exciting to report.
I’m currently re-watching Gilmore Girls. This is the second time I’ve re-watched the entire series and I’ve seen some things. I’m also in a Gilmore Girls group on Facebook, and perhaps I should have shared these opinions there…
If you haven’t finished the show, there are spoilers ahead. Obviously. It went off the air in 2007. Here are my observations:
Rory and Logan’s relationship is not believable.
I don’t buy that the ultimatum changed him into a “relationship” guy. Maybe it’s because the two have no chemistry? It seems forced. But one does not seamlessly go from a selfish, childish, condescending, flaming man-whore to doting boyfriend in a second. He treated her like shit. His family treated her like shit. Was it worth your dignity to stay with someone who didn’t want to be with you? Was it, Rory? Jess was right when he called Logan the “blonde dick at Yale.”
Why would you want to be with anyone but Jess?! Photo source.
Luke is a hypocritical asshole.
I know we love him. But think back to when April comes into his life. He and Lorelai had just had another blow-up about Christopher and they agree to tell each other everything. The next day April walks into the diner. And he begins building a relationship with her before he says a word! I get that it’s earth-shattering news. But it’s earth-shattering news you kept from your fiancee’. She had to hear it FROM APRIL who is the worst character to ever appear on a show. I stand by that statement. Lorelai walked into a landmine and that scene pushes me over the edge. Do I know how I would react if suddenly a 12-year-old child I didn’t know existed showed up in my life? No I don’t. But I hope I’d handle it better than Luke.
How does Lorelai afford all the food and the shopping?
Lorelai Gilmore is a struggling single mother who cannot afford Chilton or Yale. But she can afford copious amounts of takeout and various shopping sprees. Remember Rory’s first night at Yale when Lorelai orders all the food for the entire dorm? How much does she spend on coffee alone? She borrowed $30,000 from Luke to finish the repairs on the Dragonfly! It gives me anxiety.
Lorelai and Rory’s behavior at Davy and Martha’s baptism is horrifying.
I realize Sookie asked Lorelai and Rory to be godmothers so she could get them in the same room and push them to reconcile. But it came from a good place and Sookie is the best friend of all time. She’s like a second mother to Rory and is always supportive of the indulgent (I said it) Lorelai. You can’t give her one day? One? Day? You can’t stay quiet long enough to allow for the baptism of her babies? You have to cause a scene? It’s tough to hear, but not everything is about the two of you.
After reviewing and ignoring all the faults, it’s still my favorite show of all time.
I have never loved Rory but feel like I grew up with her. We graduated college the same year and both went on the campaign trail upon graduation. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the characters (aside from TJ, April, and Anna) and wish Miss Patty and Babette could appear on a Real Housewives of Stars Hollow so my two worlds can collide. Season 7 may have been garbage, but the rest of the series was damn near perfect.
The last scene. Cue the tears! Photo source.
What things bugged you about Gilmore Girls? Do you love it as much as I do? Are you excited to whip up a batch of Miss Patty’s Founders’ Day Punch and drink it while you binge the new episodes in two months? Have the best weekend!