Gilmore Girls Interlude: The Gilmore Girls Project Is Back!

I recently did a top ten list where I shared my top 10 favorite T.V. shows…and of course, Gilmore Girls made the list as one of my favorite shows.

It was then that I realized that it’s been quite a few months since I actually watched an episode of the show and recapped it! Basically, the absence of Gilmore Girls-related posts amount to me being lazy and not watching episodes…or even recapping an episode I apparently had notes for.

But after that post, I realized how much I missed watching it pretty much every week, and how much I miss talking about it pretty much every week, so I’ll definitely be getting back into the swing of things as far as this project goes.  I really didn’t realize how much a part of my life it was until I started re-watching.  I’ll definitely be posting new recaps every 1-2 weeks, starting next week.  And I’m definitely going to be posting new episode recaps every 1-2 weeks.  Preferably every week, of course, but I’m also hesitant to make any sort of guarantee, because of the several month gap between episode recaps.

I will say that it’s actually been interesting to re-watch the entire show from the very beginning, because there have been so many things that I never picked up on or thought about until this re-watch.  And I know the show is chock-full of pop culture references, many of which go right over my head.  Like, I’ll be watching an episode, and a character will say something, and I just know it’s a reference to something…but it drives me crazy, because I’m not getting the reference is.  (I’m positive there’s something out there…I may have to research this).

I’m really looking forward to picking this project up again, and I’ll be back next week with Episode 16, The Big One.

Gilmore Girls Interlude: Required Reading

While there’s no new recap for this week (I promise to have one next week), I thought I’d talk about Rory’s reading habits.  I know sometimes I find Rory’s taste in books a little strange and sometimes unbelievable.  Again, what 10-year-old actually knows about The Fountainhead…and then tries to read it?

Generally speaking, I try NOT to judge people- fictional or real- on what they do/do not read.  It’s just not cool.  But Rory’s apparent love of books on the required reading list is a bit strange.  I totally admit to comparing my reading habits to that of a 16-year-old character on a t.v. show.  And while I didn’t start to read/like/appreciate some of the same books until a few years ago, I do think it’s cool that Rory loves to read and that it’s not what I’d expect from a 16-year-old.  At the very least, I don’t recall anyone in high school seeking out classics, but it wasn’t something that came up, so it’s entirely possible that I knew people who share Rory’s taste in books and I didn’t know about it.

I’m really rambling, aren’t I?  I suppose it’s time to get to the point of this *particular* post.

Recently, a friend passed along a link to someone who has a Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge going on.  I am intrigued with this, because it would be nice to read some of the books mentioned on the show.  And I keep telling myself that I’m going to branch out a little…and that I need to read more classics.  It’s definitely a good list for expanding my reading horizons.  I definitely don’t want to put a timetable on it, because that usually don’t work for me.  It’s an interesting list, and I’ve read a few.  I think there’s a few I won’t be reading, because I have zero interest or because I’ve tried to read but couldn’t finish.

I think it would be a fun project, but trying to figure out which one to start with…that’ll be hard.  Maybe I could put the titles of pieces of paper and randomly pick one!

Actually, I might just make it up as I go along.  It’s sort of my thing.  I’ll definitely share any progress…even those books I find myself unable to finish- and I’m sure there will be a few.

Happy reading!