Luke: Back when I was on the track team, we went to State three times in four years, and won it...twice. Think they made buttons and put up banners? They couldn't care less.
Lorelai: Luke, that's because track is for dorks.Rory: Yeah, it's true. I'm sorry.
Luke: Okay, the conversing part of this morning is now over.
--snippet of conversation from The Gilmore Girls
|Lorelai Gilmore (fanpop.com photo)|
The synopsis of the series goes something like this:
Wacky single mom Lorelai Gilmore was born to a wealthy family but ended up eschewing it all in favor of becoming a teenage mom (BIG time accident) and then a hotel maid and finally owning her own inn (OK, that's kind of a spoiler alert because she doesn't get her own inn until season 4). Her daughter, Rory, is brilliant and beautiful and destined for the Ivy League. The series begins when Lorelai has to go ask her wealthy parents for money (for the first time ever because she's AWESOME) in order to pay for a fabulous private school for Rory. Her mother exacts a price for the tuition fee: weekly Friday night dinners with Lorelai and Rory. Madcap adventures ensue for the NEXT SEVEN SEASONS (because, duh, Rory has to get through high school AND college in the course of the series).
Are you still with me?
Lorelai and Rory live in this quirky, quaint, insane town called Stars Hollows, CT. Stars Hollow is
|Rory Gilmore (courtesy WB)|
I have watched the complete series approximately four times over the course of the last 13 years. I started watching when it first aired on TV and have watched reruns ever since. I have recently purchased the first four seasons on DVD with more seasons arriving next week.
YES, I DO REALIZE THIS IS INSANE.
|Luke (courtesy WB)|
Why do I want to be Lorelai? Because she's smart and pre-loaded with snappy dialogue filled with amazing pop culture references that spill off her tongue in rapid-fire succession. Because she's addicted to coffee. Because she's charming and struggles with "getting the guy." Because she's totally hot and incredibly comfortable with who she is and she never, ever settles. Because she's connected to all these quirky characters in this bizarre little town. Because Luke LOVES her.
Go watch it. And get back to me. If you want to take part in my marathon, you'll have to bring your jammies and popcorn. I view late at night. Come on over.
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