I can’t believe I’m saying this but… I just finished watching Gilmore Girls. I’m a little late to the party as this show has been around since basically forever. But I can honestly say that I’m glad to have been able to watch it at a perfect timing. I’m currently on break from uni and it was just the right time to have watched such a refreshing show. Seriously the kind of comfort show I needed to get me through the uni gap.
Plus, it’s from the early 2000’s. And I’m a fan of anything from that era.
Now now, let’s get to the overthinking—my thoughts on Gilmore Girls. You have no idea how much I’ve been dying to post my thoughts on this show because I just love it so much.
Here’s the thing: I’m both sad and glad that I’m done with the series (because the Netflix revival calls for a different talk, ladies and gentlemen!!! And I too, have mixed feelings about it! I’m still halfway BUT I got some thoughts already). Basically, I’m glad that I’m finally caught up with all 7 seasons of it and I don’t feel so behind anymore. However, I’m sad because it has ended for me, and I don’t want it to! Oh well, looks like we’re circling back to S01E01.
Anyway—so, here goes my thoughts. Starting off with Rory Gilmore. I mean. I don’t even know. That’s it. I just love her so much I don’t have the words to describe it. Fun fact, I’m a sucker for shows or movies that have a bookworm as the main lead because it’s something that I highly relate to.
I am a huge huge huge book nerd myself and every time I see Rory either holding or reading a book, I get all excited and jumpy. Mainly because as the show progressed, I have come to realize that we have similar preferences when it comes to literature—and that’s why I’ve decided to take on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. Not even kidding, I’m determined to go through most of it.
But delving deep in to her character, Rory sure has her fair share of imperfections and I appreciate the creators making Rory normal. She’s smart and everything, but just like in real life, the smart ones also have their own shortcomings, and Rory wasn’t an exception. I’ve read some reviews stating that they didn’t fancy Rory because she was self-entitled, selfish, etc. etc. I just couldn’t help but think—I mean, don’t we all have negative traits? We all are meant to evolve and grow, so did Rory.
And because I see so much of myself in her, I have come to accept her flaws as well. Also, did I mention that episode wherein she literally tries to fit 6 (or was it 7?) books in her backpack? Okay but I swear that’s me. Literally me. Mood is an understatement.
Now, let’s discuss Lorelai. I have a love-hate relationship with this woman. I admire her strength and resilience, but maaaaan is she seriously so stubborn. Sometimes she just couldn’t handle it when things don’t go her way and she just gets so pushy about whatever it may be, and she can just be too much. Like I totally understand where she’s coming from but sometimes her attitude is really unnecessary.
Although, don’t get me wrong. She’s one of the strongest female characters I’ve ever seen and I love her for that, still. But I guess Rory will always be my favorite Gilmore girl.
Also, this is so random but I really just want to get this out of the way. Season 7. Seriously what even was that?! No offense to anyone who liked that season but it was just off in my opinion. I had to pause watching the series and I was stuck for a whole month I couldn’t get past it. It was rather too difficult for me to watch.
But my favorite thing about the entire series is the mother-daughter relationship these two have. I guess I admired the transparent relationship Lorelai and Rory shared because it is just so much like me and my mom’s. And the age gap is remotely similar, too! This isn’t an exaggeration but remember that first scene of S01E01 at Luke’s? I cannot emphasize the amount of times it has happened to me and mom, too—the whole you-don’t-look-old-enough-to-have-a-daughter-and-you-do-not-look-like-a-daughter scene.
To wrap things up with a crisp red bow, I can honestly say that Gilmore Girls has easily become a favorite of mine. Stars Hollow was such a homey town I seriously wish I could live in it and spend my afternoons reading at Luke’s. Now I gotta go and continue watching the revival so we could talk about that, too!!! See you around!