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Makes what's coming after season 1 all the more painful.

(If you haven't seen at least season 1 of Gilmore Girls, and you care about complex stories involving relationships between women, you are totally missing out)

Date: 2016-04-09 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] villeinage
I like to pretend that anything after Rory goes to Yale is a bad AU

Date: 2016-04-09 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Wow, that's a rec -- I'll put it on my list.

Date: 2016-04-09 10:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cathexys
LOL I didn't see your reply, but I said almost verbatim the same... Great minds (and brilliant shows :)

Date: 2016-04-09 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cathexys
Oh, you should totally check it out. I just rewatched it as well (and gave up yet again sometime in Season 3 or 4...), and the dialog is still one of my most favorite beside The West Wing. Those are like my measuring stick of great writing. And GG has three generations of fabulous women and it's just...so, so lovely!

GK, do you remember the vid here's luck did for VVC a few years back that people who didn't know the show thought was a femslash vid? All the love!!!

(I may have bought myself the DVD set when it was on sale before xmas....)

Date: 2016-04-09 10:41 pm (UTC)
cathexys: dark sphinx (default icon) (Default)
From: [personal profile] cathexys
It's such a great vid (as I'm rewatching it right now, of course)

I think I may join you in rewatching. I need some relief after catching up on The 100 yesterday.... (Also, BB!Jared, BB!Chad, BB!Milo,...)

Date: 2016-04-09 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cathexys
OK< not sure how you feel about spoilers, but this is like a 2 minute collage of why I love the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzo8EjNmWdk&nohtml5=False

Date: 2016-04-10 12:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rheasilvia
I do care about complex stories involving relationships between women, but unfortunately, Gilmore Girls was not for me. I do mean unfortunately... I actually tried to get into it several times over the space of a few years, but no luck. As far as I recall, I couldn't connect with the main character, and the show made me nervous because there was non-stop stressing and rushing around and hectic gesturing and hectic talking.

I do remember I found the main character's mother - and their relationship - interesting.

(Minor point, and I may be misremembering it, but is this one of those shows where the twig-thin, perfectly toned female leads spend their entire time on screen stuffing their faces with burgers, pizza, ice cream and peanut butter while proclaiming their hate of sports? Because that always propels me straight out of my suspension of disbelief. "Natural beauty" a la Hollywood.)

Date: 2016-04-10 01:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rheasilvia
I did get the impression that the grandmother/mother/daughter relationships - particularly the grandmother/mother one - were interesting!

EXACTLY on the unrealistic beauty ideal - women are repeatedly told that not only must they conform to a not merely unhealthy, but actually completely impossible ideal of beauty, but they must do it without effort. No dieting! Diets are annoying! No plastic surgery! That's a failure by not having been beautiful enough in the first place, and it's also vain, and vanity is awful! Just be anorexically thin and have full breasts at the same time, and don't annoy men by not wanting to eat heartily and being focussed on looks. Just BE a perfect photoshopped doll with proportions impossible in real life, don't TRY!

Date: 2016-04-11 02:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
I loved GG, even if sometimes I felt like a Bad Fan for side-eying some of the male characters and popular ships.

Like, Lorelei/Luke? Nope. Rory/Jess? Blech.

I think Amy Sherman-Palladino took the best parts of GG to Bunheads -- all the female relationships, with boys completely optional.

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