Here’s something you might not know about me…I love Gilmore Girls. I mean really love.
I started watching it a couple years after it started. We were in college, had no cable TV so a friend let me bother the first season of Gilmore girls. I was hooked. I loved the quirky sense of humor and the speed in which every one talked. I found the town of Stars Hollow charming and their town festivals entertaining. And I loved the music, the soundtrack to life.
Once we were out of college, I started watching them on the now defunct network, the WB which then became the CW. I was devastated when they announced abruptly the series end. At that point I owned all but the last season and purchased the last season upon its release. I watched them over and over again.
The funny thing is, I am not a TV/movie person. At all. In fact, I don’t enjoy watching TV. But Gilmore Girls is different. I remember inserting the DVD into my computer and watching on a small screen in the corner of my computer as I worked the night away designing. I loved it because I knew the series so well, I didn’t actually need to watch it, I could listen and be entertained all over again. Its embarrassing to admit how many times I’ve been through the whole series. And I don’t watch out of order. I start with the first episode and watch all the way through. Sometimes it takes me a long time to get through the whole series and sometimes when I am really busy with work I blow through it.
You can imagine my pure delight when they announced a revival of my favorite show. I’m beyond excited. Each time I’ve mentioned my excitement to people, I get the same response, “Really? I’ve never seen the show, is it any good?” I want to shout from the rooftops, “You have no clue what you’re missing.” But instead I smile and realize perhaps the show is an acquired taste. A taste I can’t seem to get enough of. November 25th can’t come soon enough and I’m now trying to figure out if I even have any friends I could gather for a viewing party. If nothing else, Steve has agreed to watch it with me!