Don’t tell anyone, but Friday I watched an episode of “Gilmore Girls” on my computer at work. It’s ok because I’m just calling that my lunch break. It was a very. slow. day.
I love many things about Gilmore Girls (Kirk! Luke! Parties in the town square with the gazebo; the buckets of coffee they drink; literary and movie references; the fact that my dad enjoys watching it with me and mom; the fact that Jim B. got into it before I did. . .), but one feature I love in particular is how flawed the characters are. Case in point: Rory dates that idiot Dean. I hate that kid and his floppy hair. But, I accept that people, both fictional and real, aren’t perfect. That’s why it’s interesting. And my desire for Rory to break up with Dean actually propels the action. If there’s no conflict, why tell the story?
My mom, on the other hand, can’t let an episode go by without reminding me that Rory or Lorelai is making a poor life decision. I think it’s obvious, which is why it works, because that is life, dear mother. [Mom is not as well-adjusted as I am. But I am well-adjusted thanks to her, so that’s a comfort.]
What do you love about Gilmore Girls? And if you don’t love it, that’s a deeper issue.
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