- I always wanted a sister and that is what Lorelai and Rory were, really. There were small mother/daughter moments thrown in, but mostly they were sisters and best friends.
- They had such an immense knowledge of books, music and pop culture. Now granted, I know that was the writers, but the GG were constantly referencing something. It could have been a headline, or it could have been from 3000 BC, but it was certainly entertaining.
- I want a "Luke's." I want Luke. Seriously, didn't that food always look good?
- I want to live in Stars Hollow. What a sweet, crazy town. They were always having such neat festivals and events around the gazebo and I wanted to take part.
- The GG always talked so fast. The dialogue went back and forth at a lightning pace and if you missed a minute, you might not know what was going on. One day I marathoned about 12 episodes and later when my husband came home I could not talk at a normal pace. He thought I was on Speed, but nope, just GG.
- Rory and Lorelai had real problems. Abandonment issues stemming from the Senior Gilmores and the disappearance of a father from a girl's life. Those hurts bled over into their relationships and lives, affecting them and their partners. Luke got it. Jess got it, but too little, too late. Logan did not get it. Neither did Max or Jason. Who knows what Dean understood, since he got married way to young and cheated on his wife.
- I want a friend like Sookie. I think I have a acquaintance like Paris, and I might need to give her back! I could use someone like Lane.
- They made me laugh. Some episodes made me cry. The last one was a tear jerker, and I cried as Richard and Emily finally gave Lorelai some well-earned credit for Rory's upbringing. Thank you for that, writers.
On Tuesdays now I am usually reading a book. I have no idea what else is on and I haven't explored in awhile. I am still in mourning. The GG was like a comfortable pair of slippers that fit just right. Maybe I see a little of myself in them. The kookiness I can certainly relate to. I am surrounded by an interesting cast of characters everyday, and it might make for mildy entertaining TV, but I don't have a guy from France or a man who carved me a hupa.
Maybe the larger lesson from GG is that family is what you make it. If the blood is tad tainted, turn to those around you and keep on going. Surround yourself with love and laughter and a little beauty. Learn. Try. Come back better than you left. Leave a place better than you found it. Feel. Cry. Build. Grow together.
Share a little love for the Gilmore Girls and leave a comment. Why did you love them? Who drove you crazy? Did you cry when they said goodbye? Luke or Christopher? Logan or Jess? Come on, I am dyin' to know!