You know how I took a bit of a vacation from blogging over Christmas? Well, I replaced work with binge-watching Gilmore Girls.
Here’s the thing about GG. I’ve watched a lot of various episodes over the years with reruns on ABC Family. But I only watched episode by episode so I never really got the whole plot line. While there are some elements/characters that bug me (Michel, for example… why was he never fired?!), the show is just so good.
I love the mother/daughter dynamics and how they constantly shift throughout the series with Lorelei and Rory both maturing and regressing in different episodes. I love how the town of Stars Hollow is perfectly quaint with an entire cast of quirky characters. I love how Lorelei and Rory both find professional growth (I mean, Lorelei’s inn is pretty legit), while working through the ups and downs of their personal life (#teamluke).
There were so many, too many, episodes that I could relate to… but it was Rory going off to college that made me cry. Hard. As I watched the frantic preparation leading up to Rory leaving for Yale, it was like I was right there with her. Showing up to class insanely early? Yep, did that. Feeling alone and terrified the minute her mom left? YES. (Although my mom flew back to Florida so it wasn’t like I could page her to come right back and spend the night and bribe the roommates with takeout….)
Okayyyy…. please tell me I’m not the only one who LOVES this show?!
PS Buzzfeed has a list of every single book that Rory mentions reading throughout the series.… I’m so tempted to use that as my reading guide for the next few years. (But let’s be real, it would take decades for me to get through it, some of those books are real doozies!)
PPS Who else noticed that Rory basically invented the #selfie?