On October 1, Netflix dropped the entire series of Gilmore Girls for the world to enjoy. Now, I used to watch Gilmore Girls pretty religiously as a tween but there is something to be said about a show that I was just as excited to watch as a 23 year old as I was when I was 14. While watching I had so many thoughts about the characters, the show itself, the writing, the acting, and the overall style of so the show itself.
It must be extremely frustrating to watch TV shows with me so luckily all I do is watch TV by myself because I notice things like how talented the writers of this show are. (I was super excited to accidentally notice Jenji Kohan's name in the credits for the first time)
But honestly, how thick must the scripts for this show be?? and how much research went in to writing the dialog for each episode. I mean lets just focus on Lane for a second. Did they hire a music expert to write all of Lane's musical knowledge on the show? And even Loralei and Rory have seen basically every movie known to man kind and can drop a reference so quick that you don't even catch most of them. I found myself making lists of all of the movies I need to see in order to get to their level.
And it's not even the main characters. The entire show is full of quick wit and banter in every scene. Even Emily Gilmore goes off on the occasional tangent before coming back down to earth and resuming the normal conversation.
One thing I love about this show is the fact that the main cast remains virtually unchanged throughout the entire series. And the cast members that are added fit flawlessly for the most part. Cast members that seemed to have left the show almost always made reappearances, and with the exception of dean, you're pretty happy or content with how they turned out. I am mostly talking about Jess. His short comeback towards the end of the series put me at ease that even though he fucked up early on, he really turned his life around and ended up doing what he loves. You always knew he had a good head on his shoulders and he just needed to move past the teenage angst and he did and it was so reassuring. Part of me wishes that we had seen what became of Dean but at the same time, I never really missed Dean anyways. After he and Rory broke up the second time, following their brief stint of adultery I really started to hate him and was kind of glad to see him go.
I also love seeing the different relationships of the characters develop. And I'm not just talking romantic relationships. A few noteworthy pairings that came a loonnnnggg way throughout the series.
Lane & Mrs. Kim
Luke & Kirk
Loralei & Luke
Loralei & The Gilmores
Rory & Paris
I could write a whole damn book on Rory and Paris because they're friendship was the most surprising yet the most inevitable. They drove healthy competition out of each other that originally stemmed from hatred for each other but in the end actually benefitted the both of them and created what I like to think is a life long friendship.
Everyone can learn a little something from this show and although it lacks a lot of POC I feel like its pretty relatable across the board. The characters themselves are so diverse that it's hard to not relate to at least one of them.
I will end this psot with a list of all of Kirk's jobs in Stars Hallow because yes I attempted to keep a running list.
DSL internet installer
Alarm system salesman
Cashier at Doosies
Bike transportation business
Post Office worker/notary
Beauty supply store clerk
Movie theater attendant
"Kirks" restaurant owner
Waiter at Westons Bakery
Quote t-shirt salesman
Wrapping paper salesman
"yummy" bartender business
Re-enactor for various town events
I have undoubtably missed some so please fill me in.
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