Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…
I meant to write this post last Friday, but, alas, I was sick in bed. So, I’m a bit late. HOWEVER, that does not make this any less exciting!
Last Monday (the 19th) was the best Monday of all the Mondays in all the world. So, I worked Monday (that is not the exciting thing). On my way home, I was listening to CBC and their election coverage. I continued to follow it when I got home, and also started browsing the internet, and… and… and… I CAN’T EVEN. I thought it was a dream at first… Netflix. Netflix is going to be making FOUR NEW 90 MINUTE EPISODES. Of GILMORE GIRLS. That’s right guys, GILMORE GIRLS.
I mean, I know that you have probably all heard this by now. But my excitement HAS NOT WANED! The cherry on the top was that the Liberals won the election and the Jays won their game! Canada was on point that night!
So, I thought it was only appropriate to devote a Fangirl Favourites to my ALL TIME favourite show… Gilmore Girls.
I can remember the first episode that I ever watched (I think. I’m like, 80% sure). It was 2003, I was 12, and I was at my friends house. She liked the show, so we watched it. The episode was The Lorelai’s First Day at Yale, and, as the name implies, it was the episode where Rory moves to Yale! I fell in love.
These were the days before streaming video was much of a thing, so I didn’t really have the option of catching up on all the episodes. I did, however, watch a ton of reruns on the Women’s Network though. Every night at six, baby. Like clockwork.
There are so many things that I was drawn to. But mostly… it was Lorelai and Rory. So funny, beautiful, smart, witty. Just strong, independent ladies talkin’ real fast. And at the age that I was, they had a big impact on me. If they thought something was cool, it was my new favourite thing. If they wore something neat, I wanted something similar immediately. Eventually I grew out of the imitation stage, but Lorelai and Rory remained role models for me.
Everything on that show is just so carefully and lovingly crafted. You can tell how much work and love was put into it. And I am immensely grateful.
There are SO MANY amazing lines and references in this show. It’s just riddled with awesome.
All time favourite ship: Sookie and Jackson. Because… They are hysterical!
Favourite Episode: The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale. For sentimental reasons. And because it’s great!
Season four is both my favourite and most watched season!
Favourite Quote: SO MANY. ALL OF THEM. EVERYTHING LORELAI EVER SAID. Also, probably…
Since I watched that episode in 2003, Gilmore Girls has been my favourite TV show. I can relate anything in life that happens to me back to something that happened at some point in one episode or another. These characters, these places, they hold a very special place in my heart. I’m OVER THE MOON that they are making new episodes. Thank you so much Netflix!
If you haven’t watched Gilmore Girls, I’m not sure that we can be friends. However, all seven seasons are on Netflix, so I suppose there is hope for you yet.