Today, all the seasons of Gilmore Girls became available to stream on Netflix. There's a type of woman that loves this show. We're the girls who identified with Rory even though we totally weren't her.
(Who is Rory, though, honestly. Ain't nobody Rory. No woman I know was actually that smart and funny and naive in high school. No woman I know was timid enough to let that jackass from One Tree Hill continuously call her 'Mary' AND bratty enough to constantly smart talk her best friend's mother. No woman I know was dumb enough to fall for Dean (he's SAM NOW BY THE WAY, being a Gilmore Girls fan and a Supernatural fan is very confusing) and smart enough to ... actually, did Rory make any smart choices with regards to dudes? Who is that mofo she spends the last few seasons with?
Ok, so some women I know make the same kind of dude choices as Rory. A lot (nother aside - I want to say lot here like with the first syllable from hot repeated many times - lah-ha-ha.... can't figure out how to spell it. Very irritating.) of women I know would have been fleeced by Jess's self indulgent, misunderstood, bad boy schtick.
Full disclosure - I was in college when Gilmore Girls came out and I was totally fleeced by Jess's self indulgent, misunderstood, bad boy shtick.
But no woman in real life has that kind of relationship with her mom. My mom and I are probably as close as anyone I know, and we're not even halfway there.
No woman I know would have been as tolerant of Paris's never ending stream of fear of inferiority disguised as dominance bullshit as Rory. Sure, a lot of us wouldn't have called her on it, but none of us would have befriended her.
We none of us are Rory).
We identified with her anyway.
I suspect there's another generation that I don't know so well, the Lorelai ones. The ones who didn't like their mothers, who want to be friends with their daughters, who wanted to look hot (or who did) while having children and being amazing at their jobs. Who wanted to talk very, very fast.
Well, we all us fans want to talk very, very fast.
Anyway. ALL OF THE SEASONS ARE STREAMING NOW.