Confession: I watched Gilmore Girls religiously when I was in high school, and then sort of stopped watching my first two years of college (I was BUSY). So, when I saw that it was on Netflix, I knew it was time for a Gilmore Girls-a-thon! (Yes, readers, there will be spoilers in this review).
I forgot how good Gilmore Girls is, and also good at three particular things: relationships, relatability, and dialogue. GG is brilliant at showing the ladies build, nurture, and sometimes end relationships that leave you with all the emotions the ladies are feeling. I rooted for Dean (POOR DEAN!), I sort of hated Jesse (until he grew up), Paris may have been my favorite character, I liked both Luke and Christopher, I really had a thing for Logan (I get why she turned down the proposal, but noooooo!)...and I felt like I was in it. It totally didn't help that Rory was about the same age as I was, making it uber relatable to me!
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Beyond that, the show was relatable because it captured every day life so well. Going to the market, stopping by the diner, chatting with the townspeople--these are all seemingly trivial things that strengthened the bond of the town, and again, helped us understand the relationships so well.
Lastly, how can I bring up GG and not talk about the quick-witted, fast-talking dialogue the show was known for. It was great watching this series again as an adult, because I picked up on way more jokes and allusions to historical and literary figures. GG is funny, and if you don't listen closely, you might miss something. Some of the best quotes included:
Lorelei: Give me a burger, onion rings, and a list of people who killed their parents and got away with it. I need some heroes.
Rory: Do something to make me hate you!
Lorelei: Um, go Hitler?
Paris: Maybe I shouldn't go. I mean, what if I fall for him and he doesn't like me?
Rory: Then you'll find someone else.
Paris: But what if there is no one else?
Rory: Then you'll buy some cats.
From the last episode, where Rory is going to leave for an indefinite amount of time:
Lorelei: Get a window seat, honey, cause there's so much to see.
Cue Ashley crying like a baby. Because the very best thing about Gilmore Girls? The rock solid, iron-clad, ride-till-we-die relationship between Rory and Lorelei. Because it makes me want to strive for that bond with my own parents, my future children, and all humans. Only a true work of art can make us strive for such a noble cause. I'll drink a cup of coffee to that.
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