Recently, I’ve started going through my collection of the series, Gilmore Girls. Some of you might have caught a few episodes on tv, or watched the series well after it was cancelled. I was a devout viewer. In high school watched with my mom, or off to college in the dorms. At the time their lives seemed whimsical and beautiful even with all the romance problems that mother and daughter both went through. Sure Lorelai (mother) was pushy but I never realized how completely damaged and broken she was until seeing the series again in my mid-twenties. And now it’s even more apparent as my 30′s are not far off.
Lorelai has a very self destructive tendency more than almost any other character that’s been on tv before. Every man she’s with in the series even Luke she runs away from and can’t face herself being in a relationship that lasts more than a couple months. It’s literally a writing miracle that her and Sookie (chef best friend) and Lore ever got their Inn off the planning phase. Poor thing I end up just feel sad for her more than anything. Rory (daughter) doesn’t learn to cope much better than her mom but at least has a more solid head on her shoulders. All and all I still love the show and at every rewatch I see a famous person who wasn’t famous at the time, the biggest ones that stand out in my mind is Billy Burke, he plays father to Bella Swan in the Twilight series. In the show he plays Lex Lessman and dates Lorelai for three episodes. And the best for last, actor Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, is Jackson’s brother who comes early to be there for Sookie’s birth in season 4.
What I learned NOT to do:
- Treat men as maids to do your bidding. Through almost all of their relationships they expect the men to cater to their every whim and whimsy. Yes, their personalities are over the top but the way they treat their boyfriends are cringe worthy a lot of the time.
- Drink so much coffee that it literally has no effect anymore. These girls will throw back a cup of coffee just before bed and be fine. What universe does that happen for most people.
- Always eat like it’s gonna be your last meal. As they tease in the show they eat as if they were 600lbs. The only reason to explain their tiny bodies and big appetites is that they talk so much that it literally melts the calories away.
- When in doubt, babble. In the series if you don’t know what to say just start babbling and eventually everything will work out with a witty punch line at the end. Keep in mind you don’t have a writer coming up with your dialogue.
- Talk only in obscure references. That way only those “in the know” will be able to catch up with. Of course, you risk turning off everyone around you who wish to just have a normal conversation with you.
- Have no physical exercise. Sadly, this is one I actually have a hard time with. I’ve never been introduced to an environment or sport that I enjoy. I know. It’s terrible but exercise is my downfall. Maybe I can blame that on the girls.
- When in doubt, blame your personality downfalls on your parents. It’s clear that things are rough between Lorelai and her parents but honestly! Sometimes she’s just cruel.
- Never cook for yourself or even attempt to learn. Why save money by cooking things for yourself when you of course have a professional chef and hunky dinner owner to feed you all the time. But for you this won’t work.
- Puppy eyes and talking in a high voice will get you everywhere. There are too many instances to say where this has gotten them where they want. “Safe” to assume it will for you too.
- Never admit your feelings. The whole Luke and Lorelai story line could have gone so much better and sooner if only Lore would have forced herself to wake up and no be scared.
If you can think of some others I’d love to hear them.