What I liked:
Lane Kim’s rebellion: Lane’s quirky nature has been repressed by her mother her entire life, and it is amusing to see Lane starting to openly rebel against it. I found the purple hair incident really amusing and Rory’s baffled support throughout very endearing.
Rory and Dean’s breakup: Hehe, it was nasty. Rory had partially deserved it because she cheated on Dean, and was so inconsiderate to his feelings. Both Alexis Bledel and Jared Padalecki did well in this scene and I was impressed with their emotions flying everywhere.
The bi-centennial speech: Paris freaking out over live television and referencing Rory’s virginity and her lack of it was cringe-worthy but had me laughing so loudly.
Jess and Rory, finally: I only liked Dean in Rory’s life as a first boyfriend: Nice and all, but someone who you love and then move on. He’s not her equal on so many levels, and I think them together in the long run would be disastrous. Jess challenges Rory and he is her intellectual equal. He is always honest with her and it doesn’t matter to him what other people think of their relationship.
Jesse vs. Dean: That fight was one just waiting to happen and it was so well executed. I was very entertained and changed sides constantly who I was cheering for.
Luke: He’s just the greatest guy in the show. Even though he easily loses his temper and doesn’t have much time for silly town events, he has a soft heart and will do anything for his family and friends.
The buying of the Dragonfly: YAAAY for Lorelai and Sookie getting their inn!
Rory’s graduation speech: WOW. I had to watch it three times and I got chills every single time. It was beautiful and touching and appropriate and her grandparents and Lorelai seemed so genuinely touched.
What I didn’t like:
Rory’s treatment of Dean: This is the first time we get a good view of how bad Rory can behave, and I was not impressed with her kissing Jess while she was still with Dean. Dean can be grating and immature and silly, but he does not deserve to be cheated on (no one does). I also thought that her taking out her cheating on her mom all the time is unfair.
That said, Dean: Dean gets annoying really fast when he gets on his high horse and his constant jealousy pisses me off. I also really don’t appreciate how he towers over Rory and shouts at her, it is rather terrifying and screams abuse to me.
Jess: He is one of my favorite characters but also an annoying one because he constantly messes up the things that are important: school, his relationship with Luke, his relationship with Rory. I love his cocky attitude and his bad ass nature, but sometimes I want to pull his ear and tell him it is time to act like the adult he so desperately wants to be. He made me angry a lot of the times because he mistreated Rory emotionally and that was not fair at all.
Alex: He seemed nice, and Billy Burke is so young in here, but the relationship between him and Lorelai was clearly a subplot and undeveloped. It would have been nice to see more of him and Lorelai together and how their relationship ended, for which there wasn’t even an ending.
The Lorelai and Christopher flashback: Wow, it was so fake. And those kids? The girl could pass for a younger Lauren Graham but that teen boy would never grow into Christopher. EVER
I enjoy this show so much. A big plus for Gilmore Girls is that it never runs dry and constantly evolves to keep the characters growing and the audience entertained. I really enjoy all the characters – they are quirky and unique and there are a ton of them. The cast works well together and you can see that they are having a blast. Season three had a good momentum and managed to balance the story of Rory at Chilton with her relationship dramas and small town life really well and Lorelai also got her emotional and career development. Both Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham are much more comfortable in their roles and seemto have settled into their characters.
The support cast provides endless entertainment as with their small town lives. I especially enjoy Kirk very much. He is so awkward and the things he gets up to makes me laugh the entire episode through. I’m really happy he was promoted to a series regular because Sean Gunn does a fantastic job with his role. Miss Patty (Liz Torres) also provides chuckles with her dancing school and her open perving about gorgeous younger men makes me want to high five the lady. Then there is Michel Gerard (Yanic Truesdale), a man whose view on life and work should be celebrated. His constant sarcasm and determination to do as little as possible is truly admirable, as well as the bit of sweetness he can exhibit for the people he cares about.
I am also particularly pleased that Gilmore Girls never do that annoying thing where a story arc keeps running indefinitely. Rory gets her three seasons at Chilton, because it fits with the necessary time frame and then she applies to college. She also GOES to school and constantly studies, something that sorely lacks from shows like Pretty Little Liars where you wonder how those girls are planning to get their school certificates.
Gilmore Girls Season 3 provided easy, fun and hilarious television time. It is a great pick-me-up, and I think plenty of people would have fun with this!