It is hard to believe that this Thursday marked seven years since Gilmore Girls aired its final episode. (And yes, we're still in mourning.) The show, though never a huge ratings hit, still has a devoted following — and rightly so. Gilmore Girls depicted some of the most dynamic female characters we have ever seen on television.
Created by Roseanne writer alum Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls presented the world with a relationship television hadn't seen before: a mother and a teenage daughter who actually got along. And not in the simplistic way Carol and Marcia Brady got along — these were serious, dynamic best friends who were smart as hell, addicted to caffeine, stubborn (which made for an epic fight in the sixth season as we all know), and could outtalk anyone. (Seriously, while scripts for most TV shows of that length are 40 – 50 pages long, Gilmore Girls scripts were known to hit 80 pages.)
Throw in-waspy-but-hilarious parents, a smoking hot diner owner to provide seasons of sexual tension, a bunch of eccentric townies, and voila! You've got yourself a show worth obsessing over.
If you wish Stars Hollow was real, would eat Chinese food from a pancake house, have a dog named Paul Anka, (and light a candle everyday in hopes of a Gilmore Girls movie), then you just may be a fellow diehard. Here's how you know you're a true GiImore Girls superfan.
when you visit small towns, you're disappointed if everyone doesn't know each other
You forget that Carole King sang other songs besides 'Where You Lead'
(Probably best to hit play and listen while you read the rest of this.)
You're also a B-52's fan
You're always craving pop tarts
You knew that Melissa McCarthy was a comedic genius long before Bridesmaids
and that Adam Brody was adorable long before The O.C.
and Chad Michael Murray was pining for Rory Gilmore before Peyton Sawyer
You freaked out when you saw Francie Jarvis on Shameless
And when you realized that THIS is what Miss Patty looks like now
You've wanted to shoot and hug Paris Gellar at the same time
Most of us have a great friend that kinda annoys us all the time.
"Remind me to tell you about the time when my Mom wore a rhinestone penis on her shirt and my Grandma towed her car"...
Is always a good ice-breaker.
You love coffee
no, But, seriously, you love coffee
Like, too much
You've said thank you when someone kissed you
you sometimes hear Mrs. Kim judging you
though this is pretty much your relationship mantra
You've had epic arguments over whether Rory was better with Dean or Jess
But we all know Jess was the sexy one
That kiss was hot.
until Logan threw everyone a major curveball
And, oh, Max. Maaaax Medina. He can teach us English anytime.
oh, and Christopher was a total DILF
You will never trust girls named Sherri
you believe "Oy with the poodles already" often perfectly sums up most situations
You watch Parenthood just because Lorelai Gilmore is on it
And Gypsy. Don't forget about Gypsy!
But you had trouble watching little Rory Gilmore sex it up on Mad Men (with creepy Pete no less)
Oh! And remember that time Lorelai went on a date with Jon Hamm?!
You will never understand how Lane had that much music knowledge without MTV
You desperately wish your town had a dance-a-thon
you'd pick emily to have your back in any bar fight
That woman can put anyone in their place.
You're still mad about Season 7. Why did you leave us Amy?
You joined the letter writing campaign to keep Bunheads on the air
just because it was close enough to get your fix
no Starbucks barista will ever fill your Luke Danes void
Despite your attempts at witty banter.
You will sit down and watch three episodes in a row anytime they're on ABC Family
even though you have every season on DVD
and most of all, you know this much is true...
...life is short, talk fast
Gotta love this show.
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