As you all know, Netflix recently rereleased every season of Gilmore Girls AND created a new season just in time for the holiday 'binge' season.
Now, I will confess that I was excited when I heard about the reboot- who wouldn't love a freshly brewed extra caffeinated season full of dry humor and cunning word play by Lorelai and Rory? But to be completely honest, I was never a die hard Gilmore Girls girl... I tended to lean towards One Tree Hill and Everwood (shout out to baby Chris Pratt). I know, this is shocking. What girl in the early 2000's wasn't obsessed with the drama of Luke and Lorelai? Dean and Rory? Rory and Jess? Not to mention watching Melissa MacCarthy and her budding career as Sookie St.James. The show had legs... strike that... the show HAS legs!
Four years ago when Drew and I were engaged... ok more than four years ago now I suppose... I became obsessed with How I Met Your Mother. I would sit on the sofa, crafting my little heart out after work for hours on end and watching the characters play out their brilliantly scripted sitcom as the laugh track chortled in the back ground. Then when we moved I fell into the land of Gossip Girl (xoxo) and became a forever fan of Chuck and Blaire (their love is real you guys!).
The thing is, I'm not really a serial series watcher. I like shows, I get really into them, but it is hard for me to let the 'auto play' function just roll on. BUT, what I have also realized is that I AM a serial series watcher when I need to get projects done. I enjoying having a show playing in the background while I stitch together gifts or pillows or crochet pot holders for the neighbors (hi, my name is Kelsey and I'm a 90 year old grandma). I like listening to the story telling.
I realize binging isn't great for you. It will rot your brain, so they say. However, you have to give screen writers props. They are some of the best story tellers on the planet! I am sure there are loads of authors who would fight me for saying that, but it is true! Who hasn't become obsessed with a plot line, who hasn't felt attached to a set of characters on a show? Why do you think Friends was so popular? People wanted to BE their friend for crying out loud.
Now, Gilmore Girls isn't for everyone, the singer song writer music in the back ground may drive you a little mental and the early 2000's style may just make you gag, but the story underneath will lure almost anyone in. The humor, the heart strings, the obsession with coffee and junk food, no wonder pop culture demanded a re-boot, this show is current af (that ones for all you younger readers out there... gotta keep up with the 'hip' terms... and the phrase 'hip terms' is for you mom).
Watching Gilmore Girls as an adult really gives me perspective I didn't quite have when I was 16. When I was 16 I was all about the Rory, Dean, Jess, drama... and now... I feel a weird kinship to Lorelai and the Inn, her friendship with Sookie and her deep love of all things coffee, humor, and handsome men.
Do yourself a favor, watch the series from the beginning, it will make your cheeks (and your heart) hurt in a really lovely way.