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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Sun May 03, 2009 00:21

oh my god sandy - the facial expressions and the timing of emily and lorelai in that one alone makes me BAWL like a baby. it's so touching! that is one of my favourites i think.

for the rory chapter on class + sexuality, i'm going to add the anti-upper class attitude we're presented with towards logan (that both dean (dean who we LOVE in general, but maybe not at this point) saying he does not fit in with her new crowd when she emerges with her tiara at richard and emily's party, AND jess coming back and being all hott and 'hey, i got my shit together and i believe in you!' and also 'wtf are you doing with your life?' is so, so significant to how we're meant to feel 'off' about logan at all times) AND that amazing, hand-held camera fight/laugh/fight/laugh scene from whenever it is, i can't remember now. around season six-ish? it's one of all-time favourite sequences.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Sun May 10, 2009 13:02

My dissertation is finished! IT IS FINISHED!! HURRAH!

I'm having it printed and bound tomorrow, then handing it in. I'm even making a copy for myself to have, I'm so happy with it! Hurrah!

Also, I have if possible become more sentimental about this show now.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by stolenwine » Sat Jun 13, 2009 16:26

i was just watching scrubs and ted was like "oh no, it was wednesday? i missed gilmore girls!". i don't think i've ever heard gilmore girls get a shout out on another show before. ok, maybe ted isn't the coolest cat on the show, but still!
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Sat Jun 13, 2009 16:30

aww!

i've heard it being referenced on two different shows:
family guy (where they watch it on tv, and cartoon lorelai and rory talk talk talk and then start making out. EWWWW
greek (cappie uses it to insult the preppy dude, like "i bet you cried when they canceled gilmore girls" or something lame like that)
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by stolenwine » Sat Jun 13, 2009 16:34

oh my god, cartoon lorelai and rory make out? wtf? i don't watch either of those shows so i missed that (maybe a good thing?)

how come people use it as an insult? i think loads of people kind of make assumptions about what the show is about before actually watching it.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Sat Jun 13, 2009 16:42

yup, i think it's the classic, "it has girls in the title so it must be about EMOTIONS and stuff" kind of stereotype. it's so lame. no one would ever question that a show with male leads was only for men, but as soon as it is women, it is frowned upon and seen as less interesting/"valid".

now that it runs on e4 all the time, a lot more people catch a bit of it. i can think of at least 5 male friends in hull who have come up to me recently and said "you know, i've been watching gilmore girls a bit on e4 and it's so good! they referenced this/that that i love, and after that i had to keep watching"

i love that people get it once they properly watch it, get into the "gilmore girls mode" and get used to the conversation style, the lack of sex scenes/swearing (NEVER in any episode! realised while writing dissertation) and the way it's built up narrative-wise.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by stolenwine » Sat Jun 13, 2009 16:57

yeah, people assume that because it centers around 2 women that it's going to be fluffy. i think it surprises them that it's actually quite sharp and quick and witty. and that the romance stuff isn't done all cliched and stereotypically.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Jun 13, 2009 19:08

hey astrid! what are the chances of me getting to read your dissertation?

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Sat Jun 13, 2009 19:42

i've sent you a fb message, i'll e-mail it to you!
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by nanski » Sun Jun 14, 2009 04:41

i'd like to read it too, but i've still not seen the whole series! i'm not having much luck with torrents...

i don't think it could have helped the Gilmore Girls reputation in the UK that it was first shown (as far as i know) on the halmark channel. they usually show such sappy rubbish.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by islandhopper » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:55

nanski wrote:i'd like to read it too, but i've still not seen the whole series! i'm not having much luck with torrents...

i don't think it could have helped the Gilmore Girls reputation in the UK that it was first shown (as far as i know) on the halmark channel. they usually show such sappy rubbish.
The first place I saw it was Nickelodeon. That probably didn't help either.

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by nanski » Sun Jun 14, 2009 16:57

islandhopper wrote: The first place I saw it was Nickelodeon. That probably didn't help either.
nickelodeon is way cooler than halmark channel, but you're right, it probably didn't help.

GG is shown on LaLa TV in Japan. By Ladies for Ladies or somesuch. silly channel. it's worse than halmark. except they're both great for showing GG, of course! (oh and LaLa shows Prime Suspect, too)
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by alongwaltz » Mon Jun 15, 2009 03:38

The only reason I checked it out in the first place was because I'd heard the soundtrack had cool stuff on it and bands like Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth had appeared on the show. I am, of course, so glad that I did because I love the show so much and I'm so miserable that it's over.

Is there anything half as good as Gilmore Girls or My So-Called Life on TV these days?

Hell, was there anything in the past? I'd be willing to download torrents. Just give me something as entertaining.

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by stolenwine » Mon Jun 15, 2009 13:59

freaks and geeks and undeclared are pretty good. i mean, not EXACTLY in the same vein, but they manage to be sharp, entertaining and moving at the same time. so yeah, go for those if you haven't already seen 'em!
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by alongwaltz » Tue Jun 16, 2009 02:08

I hate Judd Apatow so much.

Even James Franco and Jason Segel couldn't save Freaks And Geeks for me.

Pretty much anything involving Seth Rogen I can't stand, for that matter.

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by miss deepfreeze » Wed Jun 17, 2009 01:29

let it ride wrote:aww!

i've heard it being referenced on two different shows:
family guy (where they watch it on tv, and cartoon lorelai and rory talk talk talk and then start making out. EWWWW
greek (cappie uses it to insult the preppy dude, like "i bet you cried when they canceled gilmore girls" or something lame like that)
Ooh, ooh, and on Gossip Girl (yes?).

"We heard you watching Gilmore Girls all night. Again."
"Ugh, I am so a better fit for Yale than that Rory."

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by islandhopper » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:19

let it ride wrote: i've heard it being referenced on two different shows:
family guy (where they watch it on tv, and cartoon lorelai and rory talk talk talk and then start making out. EWWWW
Of course the actress who plays Lois on Family Guy and occasionally writes for the show was meant to be Sookie and in fact was in the unaired pilot. She couldn't do it because of other commitments though but ended up being the harp player that turned up now and again in season 1

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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by nanski » Thu Jun 18, 2009 09:29

omg, the foul-mouthed harp player. she was a great character.
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by let it ride » Fri Jun 19, 2009 01:16

islandhopper wrote:
let it ride wrote: i've heard it being referenced on two different shows:
family guy (where they watch it on tv, and cartoon lorelai and rory talk talk talk and then start making out. EWWWW
Of course the actress who plays Lois on Family Guy and occasionally writes for the show was meant to be Sookie and in fact was in the unaired pilot. She couldn't do it because of other commitments though but ended up being the harp player that turned up now and again in season 1
She also plays Miss Celine (the batty Gilmore family seamstress/stylist) and in real life is married to Jackson Douglas who plays Jackson on the show. In that sense, it's even weirder that she could've played Sookie!
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Re: Gilmore Girls

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Jul 01, 2009 13:54

i just watched the episode where lane finds out she's pregnant and rory goes over and they have that conversation about stupid baby names that celebrities choose, and the very end of that conversation is just like the most perfect, loveliest moment, when they both go sort of quiet and contemplative for a second before it cuts to the next scene.

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