Sharing The Gilmore Love

August 13, 2007

If you don’t know this about me, then you need to: I am a die-hard fan of Gilmore Girls. I am not ashamed because it is an excellent show. Even my brother admits it.

Anyway, I was vaguely aware that my new roommate, Courtney, had a distaste for the show, but I suppose I chose to block it out of my memory because I didn’t want to believe it. The other night we were sitting at the dinner table and she said, “I’ve been eyeing your Gilmore Girls DVDs lately,” and she had this look on her face as if she was about to confess to me that she prostitutes herself at night once we’ve gone to sleep.

“Have you ever seen it?” I responded brightly.

“No, I have never watched a single minute of it,” Courtney admitted.

“Oh! Well let’s watch it! I think you’ll really like it,” I said optimistically.

“Well here’s the deal,” she said seriously. “My friend Katie and I from college used to hate the show. We would tell each other, ‘Yeah, maybe we do watch Dawson’s Creek, but at least we don’t watch Gilmore Girls.'”

“But how can you judge it if you’ve never seen it?” I asked sweetly.

“I know, I know. Anyway, now Katie watches it. She even had a whole party for the series finale. She said to me, ‘Courtney, it’s good! All these years, we were wrong.’ So I’ve been thinking that watching the first episode can’t hurt.'”

I was so excited to hear this, because getting someone hooked on Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite things to do, up there with eating ice cream and sleeping in. And I just knew that once she gave it a chance, she would like it. (That philosophy hasn’t exactly worked on my boyfriend, but there is another whole obstacle to get past there called Man Pride.) But just in case she wasn’t as thrilled with it as I would like her to be, I told her that she was not allowed to make fun of it if she didn’t like it. She would have to be respectful. And she agreed.

Well, she likes it. I knew she would. We watched two episodes that night. I definitely could have kept going, but then again this is coming from a girl who watched an entire season in two days. The only thing I wasn’t pleased about was that Courtney kept asking me questions about how things end up on the show. I didn’t want to tell her because I wanted her to watch the entire series and find out the right way. But then again, I didn’t want to upset her by holding out and thus turn her off.

“So neither of the characters really end up with a guy in the end, do they? I mean, not really?” she asked me at one point.

“Courtney, the focus of the show is the pair of mother-daughter relationships. It’s about the Gilmore Girls. So no, there’s no big wedding at the end or anything, but that’s beside the point. You just want to know that the girls are OK.”

As I gave this little speech Courtney couldn’t help giggling.

“What?” I asked.

“Nothing, nothing,” she said, stifling a smile. “That was just very heartfelt.”

I am very loyal to my friends…even my fake ones.

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Comments on Sharing The Gilmore Love

  1. 1

    From Katy:

    My love for the characters on “The O.C.” comes to mind…particularly in light of the fact that I cried during the series finale.

  2. 2

    From Tiff:

    Another GG convert. Good job you!

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