There is no other way to watch Gilmore Girls other than binge watching. I continued from my epic return to Stars Hollow in Season One, immediately joining Rory and Lorelai again for their escapades. I can’t imagine giving this show anything below an 8. Gilmore Girls makes me the happiest and watching it is the best. Season two also performed really well and the storyline evolves just enough to prevent the show from stagnating. I really thought the addition of Jess’ character was an inspired move, he brings something to Rory’s life that makes her existence as colorful as her mothers. Below is a rundown of my likes and dislikes… enjoy and let me know if you’ve ever watched it and what you thought!
What I liked:
Max Madeena and Lorelai’s relationship getting the axe. I loved Max, I truly did, but he is not the man for Lorelai. (Luke is, duh). Max is very sweet and a wonderful character, but he just seems… too nice for Lorelai.
Lane’s bigger role. I adore Keiko Agena in her role of Lane Kim, and I find her and Rory’s friendship so very sweet. I was very happy to notice Lane gets her moments in the story and that she is developing and having fun.
Rory and Paris… round two. Paris is rather terrifying but I really enjoy the character. She is so insecure and stressed about being a success and that and her short personality does not make her the best person to be around in trying times. I did enjoy how she and Rory got onto a better level here and how Rory could even be friends with a person that had treated her the way Paris did.
Jess for the win! Ah, Milo Ventimiglia is the best thing in Stars Hollow since Luke’s diner. He’s hilarious, sarcastic, cocky and brutally honest and I love when he is on screen (he’s honey to the eyes too, but that pales compared to his awesome character. My favorite scene with him is where Luke pushes him into the lake, it’s just a small push and Jesse is flying. I laughed for hours afterwards. It’s also pretty clear that Jesse is a much better fit for Rory than Dean is – he’s her equal and won’t treat her like she’s breakable all the time, something very good for a girl as pampered as Rory is.
A Movie by Kirk
Possibly made my year.
The episodes: All of these episodes are hilarious, sweet and well shot and you never even think of the time. Although there is some strange acting here and there it’s not grating because the show is shot so well.
Improved relationships: Especially between Lorelai and Emily Gilmore. It’s quite clear that they are both very responsible for the damage that was done between them and they are such an entertaining case study for the mom/daughter dynamic. I love Emily’s wit and sarcasm and how she always has an answer – she is an older version of her daughter although both would fervently deny it.
Luke, forever. He’s so cranky and his wild tangents entertain me. He never stops bitching and has so many gripes with the world. He is actually also very sweet and has a good heart, which I love because he tries to hide it so well.
What I didn’t like
Sheesh, there is basically nothing. The only thing that causes minor irritation, and it is truly minor, is Dean. He can get very grating at times and his excessive jealously and over protective nature annoys me (maybe it is strengthened by Jared Padalecki flashbacks from Supernatural season four). It is very minor though, and I really do enjoy the character most of the time.
I also think that it was completely wrong that they didn’t show Sookie’s wedding to Jackson. Sookie is a major character in the story, and it would have been lovely to see how she got her big day.
Really, if you haven’t seen this show and you really enjoy happy things, I think that you give it a try. It is worth the watch and easy and fun.