Whether you're a diehard fan or just an occasional watcher, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with the popular series Gilmore Girls and the lovable cast of Stars Hollow characters it brought along for its seven-season run. Truth be told, I didn't start watching the series until I was in college and the show had already come to an end. But as soon as I did, I couldn't help but fall in love with everything about it. From Lorelai and Rory's unshakable mother-daughter bond to the show's unforgettable catchphrases ("Oy with the poodles already!"), I fell hard for that Stars Hollow charm — hook, line, and sinker. Which is why I've taken it upon myself to warn all of you non-enthusiasts out there, that there are some things you just shouldn't say to a Gilmore Girls fan. That is, if you want to make it out of the conversation without suffering from severe verbal whiplash.
It's not that I'm saying that you'd purposefully try to offend those out there who love the show. However, we Gilmore Girls fans tend to be a pretty passionate bunch of people, especially in regards to certain comments that are said about this beloved series. So just in case you ever find yourselves smack dab in the middle of a Gilmore-centric conversation, here are a few remarks you may want to shy away from making out loud.
1. "I Don't Get What The Big Deal Is About Stars Hollow"
Umm, aside from it being pretty much the greatest town you could every possibly live in, you mean? Not only is the scenery alone downright gorgeous, but the town is always throwing amazingly unique events for all the residents to enjoy. (You know you'd totally want to be apart of The Festival of Living Art.) So unless you hate having fun, it's impossible not to fall head over heels in love with this place.
2. "Lorelai Is Kind Of Annoying"
No, just no. I refuse to hear such blasphemous lies. Lorelai is the type of person we should all aspire to be. Sure, she may talk a million miles a minute, but that's all part of her charm (and the side effect of drinking so much coffee). Either way, if you don't love her, then you are dead to me from this day forward.
3. "Rory & Jess Are So Overrated"
Oh, I'm sorry. Was it because they were too adorable together and had too much in common? Or perhaps it was the fact that they motivated each other to be the best versions of themselves? Either way, you're so right. They were totally wrong for each other. (Now, here's the door. Please feel free to use it.)
4. "It's Unhealthy For A Mother & Daughter To Be That Close"
"Yeah, I mean, who really needs endless love and support from a family member?" said no one ever. Not only should you admire the bond that these two share, but you should strive to emulate it with your own parent-child relationships. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go call my Mom for the tenth time today. #sorrynotsorry
5. "The Characters Talk Way Too Fast"
Maybe you should try this thing called listening? I hear it works wonders.
6. "Christopher Was Better Than Luke"
Now you're just saying things to be spiteful. Luke and Lorelai were perfect together. Anyone who says otherwise needs to be thrown in the lake, Jess-style.
7. "What's With All The Pop Culture References?"
I'm sorry, did pop culture offend you in some way? I, for one, always found these moments to be extremely entertaining and a great way to help make these characters even more relatable. So whatever issues you have with this, I suggest that you just keep them to yourself.
8. "Sookie Wasn't That Great"
How dare you try and besmirch the phenomenal talents of Melissa McCarthy?! I curse the very ground you walk on from now until the end of time.
9. "I Heard Season [Insert Number Here] Was The Best"
Really? Who did you hear that from? I can only assume it was someone who only watched a single season, because true fans could never possibly choose a favorite. Each season had its fair share of highlights, but to refer to any as the best season is a huge disservice to the other years of incredible episodes. You may want to think about watching the entire series before making such bold statements. It just so happens to be on Netflix. Just saying!
Consider yourselves warned. (And Gilmored.)