LIKE MOST OF THE FEMALE POPULATION, I just finished watching all of "Gilmore Girls". Don't worry no spoilers here. I won't tell you what happened or how it ended or what the famous four words were. Hopefully, if you so desire you can experience it yourself.
I went through a "Gilmore Girl" phase like everyone else. I loved watching - although I don't know if I watched it live in the beginning but it was so long ago - who even knows. I tend to be late to things. The Husband and I only watched "Lost" after we saw it in re-runs, and didn't watch "Breaking Bad" until two days before the final episode.
I don't think I'd want to be a Gilmore, though. The pace of conversation would be exhausting, and I'm not witty 24/7. Don't get me wrong, I'm funny a lot of the time, but all day and every day? Sometimes, you just got to sit down and be quiet.
The Girl is 11 now, and so she recently discovered "Gilmore Girls". A bunch of it is over her head, (thank you, Jesus), but she sat through all four episodes with me, and frowned at every curse word. She's a bit of a tyrant. We kicked the boys out of the room, and we just now finished so we stayed up far too late. The boys snuck out to the store and bought snacks - donuts!!! They didn't share any with us because we said, "No boys allowed!" and shut the door -- The great drawback to having a Girls Only Club.
I wouldn't mind living in Stars Hollow though, except there'd be no Dutch Bros. and I've really come to depend on the Carmelizer for an afternoon pick-me-up. And I can't imagine functioning without a quick run to Target.
The Husband and I lived in a very small town once, but it wasn't Stars Hollow. Or maybe it was, and it was just that we were the outsiders. It was pretty and many of the people there were nice, but on MLK Day the only person who could attend the parade would've been The Husband - not much in the way of diversity! I couldn't imagine raising our then imagined children in a town where they were the ONLY bi-racial kids. So now we live in a medium-sized town, and its a little bit better. Best laid plans, I guess.
Watching the show did make me feel old. When I first watched it, I could really relate to Rory, and now I fall somewhere between Lorelei and her mother. I suppose that was the creative genius behind the show -- there was a woman of every age so tons of women could enjoy it. I just preferred when I connected best with the youngest of the Gilmore Girls but time keeps marching on . . .
I will give one spoiler though, Paul Anka is still there, which is great because he was one of my favorite characters, and it wouldn't have been the same without him.