So…for the past week, I have been rereading the first book in the Game of Thrones series. I’m just about halfway through it, so it’s going to be a while before I can write a review on it. For that reason, I thought I’d share my thoughts on a TV show that I’ve been watching quite a lot of recently. I know I’m about a decade late on the whole Gilmore Girls thing, but it’s been somewhat entertaining. If you’ve read my recent post about my sitcom addiction, you would know that I’ve been scrambling to find a good show to watch. Having had no luck in finding another sitcom, I decided to give Gilmore Girls a try.
I’ve just finished season 3 of the show, and to tell you the truth, I’m not exactly sure if I like it. Now why did I watch three seasons of a series that I don’t love? I don’t really know. At 22 episodes per season, binge watching three seasons of it in a two week period is no easy feat. I guess there’s just something about the show that’s sucking me in even as I’m sitting here, contemplating all of the things that I dislike about it.
Season 1 wasn’t that great in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing either. I really didn’t feel any chemistry between Rory and Dean. They were completely wrong for each other. Dean was too boring, and safe. He’d do anything to please Rory, and while that is an admirable trait in a boyfriend, it really doesn’t make their love story that interesting or entertaining to watch. I actually found myself rooting for Tristan instead, because he’s the riskier choice. He would have made the story more fun and unpredictable. Unfortunately, the writers never really gave Rory and Tristan’s relationship a chance to develop.
Season 2 was when things got a lot more exciting. If you’ve watched the series, you probably know why…Jess finally moves into town! Need I say more? Jess is a way better match for Rory than Dean will ever be. I do think the writers made Dean seem a lot more stupid in the second season in order to make Jess look better, and boy, did they succeed! There’s really no contest between Jess and Dean. I think Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) is better looking, and obviously smarter. He has a lot in common with Rory, which is why I think they make a better pair. He’s also the main reason why I’ve been watching the show nonstop for the past two days.
I admit I probably have a weakness for the “bad boys” seeing as I was all for Tristan in season 1, and now I’ve switched to Team Jess. All I can say is that they add just the right amount of danger and excitement to an otherwise boring town.
I am rather wary of starting season 4 though, because Jess is basically gone from the show now. I’ve also read a ton of spoilers online, so I know that Rory is going to have an affair with Dean again -.- I really don’t like his character, as nice as he is. I am curious to see if I’ll like Logan (Rory’s next love interest) who’ll make his first appearance in season 5, but I don’t really want to watch all of season 4 just to get to that…To all the Jess fans out there, is the show still worth watching after season 3?
I’m also getting a bit tired of Lorelai. Another reason why I’m a little hesitant about starting the next season. She seems to get progressively worse and more annoying as the show goes on. She’s terrible to her parents. And while I get that they can be quite controlling and snooty, Lorelai just takes everything to a whole new level. I think I started to really dislike her when she freaked out at her parents after she found out that Rory applied to Yale. She just can’t help but look for ways to push her parents away whenever they try to get involved with her and Rory’s lives.
I also hated the fact that she can’t seem to make up her mind when it comes to the men that she’s involved with. First, she dumps Max because she thought that Rory was getting too attached to him. A few weeks/months after their breakup, she shows up unannounced at his door, and sleeps with him. They go on to date again for a while, and they decide to get engaged. Then, a few days before they’re set to get married, Lorelai suddenly realizes that she doesn’t want to marry him anymore, and takes off. Who does that?! And here’s the kicker: months after their cancelled wedding, she sees Max again and kisses him, looking to start yet another relationship. Seriously? Can you be any more indecisive?! 😡
Even with all of the things that I hate about Lorelai, I do want to see her happy, which is honestly quite astonishing. I don’t know how the writers did it. They made her so unlikeable that at times you just want to kill her, BUT even then, you still end up hoping that she’ll get her happy ending.