Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Whole New Perspective

Back in the day when I was in college, a new show started up called Gilmore Girls. You might have heard of it.

You haven't heard of it? Seriously, you live under a bigger rock than I do. Go watch it. I'll wait.

Gilmore Girls was one hell of a show. Incredibly witty and snappy with some seriously phenomenal acting, it had me hooked from the pilot and I never missed a single episode in the entire seven season run.

Poor Long-Suffering Husband and I dated and got married during that time period, and, being a very tolerant boyfriend and new husband, he had to feign quite a bit of interest in the goings on of Stars Hollow.

Strangely, for a show I loved soooo much, I've never watched it since the original airing. But Gilmore Girls recently became available on Netflix and it's possible there was gleeful squealing involved in my making that discovery.

As I've been working my way through it, I noticed something. It's a whole different show for me now.

Gilmore Girls for those of you who haven't had the pleasure stars Lauren Graham as a young single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and Alexis Bledel as her teenage daughter Rory. At the time of the pilot, Lorelai is 31 and Rory is 15, and I was 19. Naturally, while I thought the Lorelai character was interesting and funny and man oh man did I wish my mother was that insanely cool, my entry character for the show was Rory.

But now I'm in my 30s instead and while Rory is interesting to me in a nostalgic kind of way, and a hopeful one as I would really love for my girls to grow up to be her, the show is all about Lorelai. That woman is my kind of crazy and if you ever want to know what it's like to be Long-Suffering Husband, just watch the circus she runs around poor Luke and you'll get a pretty good idea.

Also, I want her entire wardrobe.

It would do me absolutely no good as I would never be able to carry off even one of her outfits, but just owning one pair of her boots alone would be worth it.

I was thinking about tying this post back in to writing somehow, so it wouldn't just be a Gilmore Girls love fest. I suppose I could, because it is some really great writing and I like the idea of incorporating some the things I've learned watching it this time around, especially with how well the writers balanced the dual perspective.

That's all well and good, I suppose, especially since this is my writing blog and all that. But then I realized this post was already long and, to be totally honest, I've got more Gilmore Girls to watch.

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