Happy Halloween! Anyone have any spooky plans this weekend? We don’t have much on the agenda other than getting together with our little group around a campfire tomorrow evening. Since that’s one of our very favorite things to do, it should be a blast and I’m looking forward to it. Other than that, Mr. All About Halloween will definitely be manning the front door tonight, passing out treats to all the little ghosts and goblins. I hope we always live in an area where he can pass out candy because he really gets into it!
Now you guys know that my number one passion in life is backpacking, and I want that to be the main focus of this blog. However, I definitely have a lot of other interests, and, obviously, those creep in here often too. So, since A) One of those interests is TV (not ashamed!), B) Gilmore Girls just hit Netflix and everyone is going nuts about it, and C) It’s Friday and that just begs for silliness, may I present you with……………….
1. Stars Hollow
I’ve never met a fan of the show who hasn’t declared their desire to live in the tiny (fictional) Connecticut hamlet. Between the picturesque town square and the festivals for every month of the year, Stars Hollow is the quintessential small town.
2. Carole King sings the intro song.
It’s no secret that I have serious love for ’70s folk singers, and Carole King is only third behind James Taylor and John Denver. I love that she and her daughter sing one of Carole’s songs as the intro, and millions of fans her familiar with at least some of her work because of it.
3. Carole King makes a few guest appearances in the show!
Yes, I’m counting it as two! She’s great as Sophie, the prickly music store owner who Lane idolizes. She does the gruff and sarcastic thing so well, and I especially enjoy her interactions with Zac.
4. The many Gilmore men.
Luke, Logan, Jess, Christopher. I’ll even include Dean who I was never a fan of but who is nice to look at. The men of the Gilmore world provide some
Does this need any explanation? What would Gilmore Girls be without Paris? There is nothing about this character I don’t love, and I truly believe she’s a major reason why the show was so successful.
6. The witty banter!
Now you may experience whiplash during one of Lorelai and Rory’s conversation, but it makes for very engaging television. Not everyone appreciates shows with this kind of format (Um, Joel!), but this hallmark is always something I enjoy.
7. The inhabitants of Stars Hollow
Come on, who wouldn’t want to be Babette’s neighbor or have Gypsy fix your car or get ice cream from Taylor’s shop? There’s just something about Kirk doing Tai Chi in the town square that makes life seem complete.
8. It never gets old.
I average about one episode a day. Every. Single Day. It’s what I put on to watch if I’m running on the treadmill or cleaning the kitchen and need some back ground noise. It is ALWAYS want I put on if I’m bored at home, and I love it just as much as the first time.
9. Luke & Lorelai
You knew it was coming. It is so fun to watch the evolution of this relationship over the course of seven seasons. One of my very favorite episodes is the one at Liz’s wedding when we see the sparks really start to fly for the first time. In fact, all of my favorite episodes involve the sweet moments of their relationship, and I only wish we could have seen more of it.
10. The greatest love story ever told.
I’m as guilty as the next person in getting caught up in the “love” story of any TV show. The very fact that Logan and Rory don’t end up together still cuts me to the core. But if you think Lorelai, Rory, and their various suitors over the years is the love story of this show, then you’ve missed the point. The true love story is the one between Lorelai and Rory themselves who show us a beautiful example of a mother/daughter relationship.
So I guess it’s pretty clear that I’m a very big fan! Of course, there are a few things about it that are completely resolved for me so I’m continually keeping my fingers crossed that a reunion movie will materialize someday. Until then, let’s just hope my old box set never wears out! Have a great weekend and a happy and safe Halloween!
Do you love the Gilmores? What show never gets old for you?