Media Monday: Gilmore Girls

I’m sure I’ve blogged about them before, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Lane Kim. Luke. Miss Patty. Babette. Dean. Jess. Zack. Logan. Richard and Emily. Gypsy. Kirk.
ggI could keep going. Lulu. Michel. Sookie and Jackson. Taylor. Christopher. April. Paris.

Okay, I’m done.

Mrs. Kim. Andrew. Marty.

Guess I wasn’t done.

I’ve been rewatching the series from the beginning to prepare for the new Netflix mini-series in November. Every time I watch this I’m in awe of the writing, the characters, the dialogue, the stories.

I love how the characters are almost archetypes, but then … they’re not.

Mrs. Kim, stereotypical Korean Tiger mother, is a staunch Seventh-Day Adventist.

Gil, the long blond-haired rocker is a rock and roll dude who’s crazy about his wife and kids and runs a sandwich shop to pay the bills.

Logan, the trust fund kid who … well, he’s a trust fund kid but he grows up during the last three seasons and we get to watch.

No other show makes me pause it at least once per episode to google an obscure reference that either went by too fast for me to get or I just didn’t get.

Last weekend I learned about the “Mountain Girl trial,” and all about Carolyn Adams Garcia, Ken Kesey, and Jerry Garcia. Illuminating.

Stud Muffin just shakes his head as he walks through. I used to try to ignore him while I watched, but now I pause it until he’s done. He usually gets the hint and stops talking so I can return to the show. Because that witty banter requires every once of concentration I can give it.

 

 

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