Saturday, March 20, 2010

Avoidance + Love

Does anyone ever do a "warm-up" to get themselves in the mood to do homework? For instance, you just wake up and that crushing feeling is heavy upon your chest but you can't just jump in. One must ease themselves into life's precious burdens. I consider this my warm-up.

I feel as if it is necessary to share my obsession with you all in order for us to be truly on the same page.

Gilmore Girls.

The affair happened by chance. The first three seasons were marked down to $15 each and although never having watched an episode, my mother and I piled them into the cart. After watching the first episode, we were addicted. I recall lying on the couch for hours after school with my mom, two mini Christmas trees glowing on either side of the fireplace. There had never been a show so real and full of the awkwardness in life that I truly appreciate. I laughed out loud when Rory recommended Dean try a cake from the bakery because they were "round." Each character brings something special to the table, and you can be darn sure that I will reference and overanalyze this show each and every time I can.

Every girl who loves this show can come up with a hundred reasons as to why she is more like Rory than any other girl. For now, I will desist. (Be forewarned, a list may appear in the future!)

Also, everyone has an opinion as to their favorite boyfriends of Lorelai and Rory. Here is my list for both, #1 being the best, and descending thusly.

  1. Luke Danes
  2. Max Medina
  3. Christopher Hayden
  4. Jason Stiles

Everyone knew Luke was the only one for Lorelai. He
was a constant in her life and supplied her with her life force: coffee. He kept a Chinese fortune from her in his wallet for years, as he pined for her.


Max was a great runner up. He was Rory's English teacher, which was certainly strange for her but in the end, she ended up really liking her mother's choice. I still love the message he left for Lorelai as she opened the windows anticipating the first snow one night. "This is Max Medina... Maaaaaaaaax Medina."


Christopher is Rory's dad so it's understandable that he's semi-present in their lives. It just always seemed like he couldn't help but be a relationship ruiner. Every time Lorelai was finally happy, here comes Christopher and a parade of disaster not too far behind.

Jason "Digger" Stiles

Would you let this man into your home?

Did anyone else scratch their heads in dismay at "Digger"? He was pretty much shorter than Lorelai, hairy, and wouldn't even let Lorelai sleep in the same bed as him. Oh, and luckily his suing Lorelai's father helped sever those ties.

  1. Jess Mariano
  2. Dean Forester
  3. Logan Huntzberger

Jess certainly had his flaws but I think Rory was most herself when she was around Jess. They both consumed books like air and so many of my favorite moments are inspired by Jess. He always got himself into trouble, especially living with his uncle, the aforementioned Luke. I still love when he outbid Dean at the picnic basket auction and when Luke pushed him off the dock and keeps storming away. He was ultimately the one to give Rory a wake-up call in season 6 to go back to Yale and quit hanging out with neanderthals like Logan.

Dean was a good first boyfriend (and not so good guy to sleep with for the first time, whilst he was married). He was sweet to her but he was also able to fly off the handle if another guy so much as
coughed in Rory's direction. I sometimes miss their cute moments, like the kiss she thanks him for in Doose's Market, the corn starch she steals "for her thickening needs," watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with a table full of junk, and falling asleep at Miss Patty's after Rory's dance and running home shoeless in the snow.


Can't you just see how unhappy she looks?

Logan=death. Why Rory?! Her very being with Logan is an acceptance of all those values Lorelai left behind when she started her life with Rory in Stars Hollow. He's affluent, irresponsible, and way too much of a playboy. I just can't even describe all of the reasons Logan is the wrong guy, except to say Rory declined his proposal. :)

I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried during the last episode. We all watched Rory grow up before our very eyes and here she was about to launch herself into the real world.

Gilmore Girls is my favorite show because I can relate to the characters, I love the rapid-fire pop culture references and witty repartee, and because it defines much of...

My English Life.

1 comment:

  1. Though I don't have a show that I can say I feel like it could be my life, I have gone out and blindly bought a show and end up loving every second of it. For the record, it's happened three times:

    1) The Office
    Who doesn't love Steve Carrell? Seriously, the guy just seems like the type of guy you could hang out with at a party and talk with for hours. Throw on top of that the Pam/Jim relationship, Dwight and his crazy antiques, and everyone else that works at Dunder Mifflin and you have one of the greatest TV show comedies ever.

    2) Dexter
    Such a badass show and it saddens me that it has to be on Showtime, so I can't watch each episode as it airs originally. I end up waiting for the DVD and literally sitting down for 12 hours and watching the whole season in one sitting. Such a great show and even better characters.

    3) True Blood
    I am a huge detractor of Twilight and the comparisons that teener bopper girls make between these two and how True Blood rips off Twilight is just BS. Seriously, if True Blood is related at all to Twilight (which it isn't considering the books that the show is based off of came out way before Twilight so if anything, Twilight is ripping off True Blood), True Blood would be the older, skanky, rebel sister that never sees her younger sister and the thought of being around her makes her sick.