Without any doubt, Gilmore Girls is a great TV show and probably one of the best of all time. It is a warm show and makes you cozy. Perfect option for Autumn and Winter.
Anyway, sometimes this show can be so unbelievable and some characters so annoying.
Lorelai and Rory
Lorelai is the mother and Rory her daughter. Sometimes it feels like it is the other way around. Lorelei can be so childish. And sometimes both girls can be childish.
I get that Lorelai wants to be like a best friend to Rory, but that will never happen, because she is her mother. At some moments, Lorelai has a point and right to be mad (when Rory leaves Yale and moves out without talking to Lorelai), but her behavior was so childish. It was like watching 2 teen girls/best friends ignoring and avoiding each other after a big fight. Loreali, gurl, you are mother. Act like one.
Lorelai and her parents
Her parents are SNOBS, especially Emily (Lorelai's mother). Sometimes Lorelai and Rory might be snobby, but Emily is the obvious queen.
Lorelai's problematic relationship with her parents is understandable. They can be a nightmare, especially Emily, who is one of those characters from Hell. They had a plan for Lorelai's life and later the same one for Rory and that shows why Lorelai wasn't happy with them and their lifestyle.
In one episode, Emily found out that Rory started to date Dean again, while Dean was still married, but separated. Then Emily threw a party for Rory where all young and rich boys from high society were invited, with a mission to find an appropriate man for Rory. Really? Emily can pretend to be classy and moral, but this was so low and so weird. Basically, an orgy with clothes.
Although Lorelai's parents can be a nightmare, Lorelai can be hard too. Sometimes it seems that she has no respect for them. When they are being polite and ask her to do something she is being childish and goofy and bitching about it. In the most normal occasions Lorelai, instead of being an adult, acts like a circus freaks and is able to tell 100 jokes and nonsense things in 1 minute. Shut up!
When Rory wanted to be a student at Chilton Academy, Lorelai needed help (money) and she asked her parent to help. They decided to help, but the girls had to come to their dinner every Friday. Of course, Lorelai instead of being grateful acts like a child. They are her parents for fuck's sake. Show some respect and see them more often.
Lorelai is such a brat person because she says shit about them, and then dares to ask them for help when no one other can help.
During the show, Lorelai manages to pay Rory's school, which means that her parents' help becomes unnecessary and "bye bye to Friday dinners". Later, Lorelai is in deep shit again and guess who comes to the recuse.
In season 2, Lorelai doesn't even tell her mother that she is about to marry Max and her best friend Sookie tells that to Emily.
In the final season, when Rory got a job and must travel a lot, Emily thought that means no more Friday dinners, but Lorelai said she will keep coming. Thank God for that.
Through Rory's relationships, we can see that Rory isn't so innocent and good. Sometimes, she doesn't even fight for her love. Like that episode when Emily arranges that orgy and when Dean sees Rory with those rich guys (assholes) he tells Rory that he doesn't belong there and leaves her. Rory is sad, but that's it. She doesn't talk about or try to fight for him in the next episodes. Like it never happened. And then, "shockingly", she is with Logan, one of those rich guys.
The best option for Rory was Dean. He really loved her. On one site I read how he is stupid and bad option for Rory. I disagree. Dean isn't stupid. Sure, Rory is smarter than him, but just because Dean has no opinion on Milton, Byron or some philosopher, doesn't necessarily mean he is stupid. You can't expect every smart person to know shit fact from literature or whatever.
Jess and Logan had more in common with Rory. Jess likes to read and later writes a book, while Logan worked at Yale Daily News or whatever. But...Jess was a bad boy and a cave man who didn't want to show his emotions. Actually, he did, but during many moments it seems like he doesn't care, he doesn't fight, just runs away. Later, when his book is published, it seems that he got his shit together and acts like an adult.
Logan is rich brat, a snob sometimes. Irresponsible. Good thing: his money can fix a lot of problems. He can be a good guy too, but...Dean was just better.
When Rory was dating Dean, when he was married, Luke (Loreali's boyfirend, Jess' uncle, cave man) was acting like an asshole to Dean. Luke said how he isn't good for Rory and claimed he is unstable, because when Rory left Dean in the past, Dean got married. Really Luke? Maybe Dean did get over Rory and was happy with his wife. Just because he became unhappy and later cheated his wife with Rory doesn't make him unstable. Yes, it is wrong what he did, but Rory is to blame too. After all, she is a "good girl" who means no harm.
It seems that Rory is the unstable one, who can't decide whom to love. Dean, Jess, married Dean, Logan.
Funny, how Luke called dean unstable because of marriage stuff and later Lorelei has sex and marries Christoper after a fight with Luke.
I will never understand Lorelai's true desires. She had an opportunity to be with Max. He asked her to marry him, she said yes and later she left him. Apparently, she didn't love him. Then why was she with him?
Christopher is Rory's dad, but he and Lorelai have never got married, until season 7. I think Christopher is Lorelai's Dean - her first love and they had a complicated history.
If Christoper was only important to Lorelai when she was a teen, then why the fuck did she want to be with him? If it was Luke all the time, why did she waste her time? During the show, Lorelai wants to be with Christopher (who was in a relationship at that time) and he feels the same, but when he finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant, he changes his mind. In season 7, they got married, but it turned out Lorelai just had "happy face" mask.
And there is Luke. A cave man. He is a good man and really loves Lorelai, but sometimes he can be like Jess. Instead of reacting and fighting, he is being quiet and does things wrong way. Like postponing his wedding day with Lorelai.
I forgot about Jason.
Lane Kim and Mrs. Kim
Lane Kim and her mother would be a perfect option for a Gilmore Girls spin off. Lane was such a cool character and their relationship was so funny, complex and interesting.
The best moments were those when you expected Mrs. Kim to act the way she usually does, but she does the opposite.
WTF moments: Luke's out-of-nowhere daughter, April, looked like younger version of Mia from The Princess Diaries.
I think this was a story mistake:
- After leaving Yale, Rory figures out that she still wants to be a journalist and decides to go back to Yale. She also gets a job at Stamford Eagle Gazette. Around that time, she becomes an editor of the Yale Daily News. Later, her work for Stamford Eagle Gazette magazine has never been mentioned.
Also, Jackson became a new town selectman and later admits that he doesn't want that job. In some of next episodes, suddenly we see that Taylor is the town selectman, without any explanation.
Gilmore Girls in a nutshell: