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Since almost every other post I've seen in the last week has been the trailer for the Gilmore Girls reunion I decided to jump on the band wagon 16 years late. I just finished season 1 and I have thoughts.

- The theme song makes me think someone really wanted "You've Got a Friend" but they couldn't get the rights.

- I know of no dance studio in the world that is open all day long. They all - including the one I owned for five years - have their first class around 3:00pm.

- You've heard of Manic Pixie Dream Girl now meet Manic Pixie Dream Town, where each resident is even more zany than the last and everyone lives to help our main characters.

Honestly, this show is cute and I can see why all my girl friends are going nuts over the reunion. It walks a fine line of being a teen drama without hitting over the head with a moral lesson while mixing in enough grown ups to keep the parents who are watching interested.

Also, the pop references give me a thrill of flashback: Justin and Brittney being the standard of romance, the pagers, having dial up internet. Mine is the generation that bridged the technological leap and it still freaks me out some times.

Here's my run down of the characters and where I think things might be headed.

Chilton crowd: Can Chad Michael Murray's character just go away? I would really love that. That would also free up time for more of Rory and Paris being frenemies.

The Inn: Michel hates everyone and everything and doesn't want to be here and I love him so much. I want to see more of the relationship between Sookie and Jackson in season two, but if the potting shed burnt down with Rune inside I would be totally fine.

The Gilmore's: Confession, at first I thought Richard was played by the same actor that played Wilson on "Home Improvements" and it made me a little sad when I finally went on to IMDb and discovered he wasn't... but then I saw he did play Richard Rich in "Richie Rich" starring Macaulay Culkin and I was happy again. We saw a few cracks in Emily's armor in season one, I want to see them grow so she can start to interact with her girls on an honest level and not by blackmailing them to dinner.

The Town: Can we have one Miss Patty episode? Where it's her telling a group of young children her life story? I would also love it if we could get Luke some new acting direction because this whole "just look like a kicked puppy whenever you're in a scene with Lorelai" thing is getting old.

Now off I go to watch season 2, because Max and Lorelai are amazing and I want them together so badly.

Date: 2016-11-03 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinm-4600.livejournal.com
So many things I could say to pop your various balloons.. but I won't. ♥♥

Date: 2016-11-05 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karalianne.livejournal.com
I know, right?

(My husband and I rewatch the entire series a couple of times a year and we're doing another rewatch right now, hoping to be finished in time for the specials. We're only in season two though.)

Date: 2016-11-05 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinm-4600.livejournal.com
I started watching the show when ABC Family started airing it, back in the early 00s .. I know one of the channels is currently running through them, but I have only caught snippets. I mostly gave up on the last season and a half, because the plot got so out of left field and I just kept getting ragey. :D

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