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Monday, August 30, 2004 :::

Tuesday, September 21st can't come fast enough.

As a self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, my holy trinity consists of CDs, Movies, and TV. Books should be in there, too, but I couldn't think of a word for "trinity" that implied four entities, plus then I would have lost the Holy Trinity connection so I just gave up. Anyway, there is currently nothing in ANY of those three (four) milieus that I anticipate with more excitement than the next season of The Gilmore Girls (save maybe Gilmore Girls Season 2 on DVD). I don't care what anyone says, it's not only the best show on TV by far, it's one of the best forms of entertainment ever created. I would trade in all of my Decemberists CDs for all four seasons of The Gilmore Girls. Ok, that's going too far, and now I feel guilty for betraying my Decemberists, but honestly it really is that good of a show. Salon magazine agrees with me, and this is from someone who just started watching last week:

From Salon's I Like to Watch:
Apparently I [have felt] entitled to avoid "Gilmore Girls" despite the fact that lots of people seem to love it. So why had I never seen a single episode until last week? Maybe it's the way people whisper when they admit to enjoying a woman-centered drama on the WB, as if they're discussing feminine protection or some other topic that's so filthy with femaleness that it has to be dressed in flowing white silk, bathed in fresh, clean scents and coated in shiny, light-pink paint to hide its shameful womanliness.

This show is fantastic and anyone who's never seen it is missing out. Within the first 10 minutes, I was hooked. To think I wasted even a few hours of my time trying to get into soggy WB fare like "One Tree Hill," when "Gilmore Girls" (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on WB) not only has great story lines, but the characters are all distinct and interesting, and it's funny. Isn't that going way beyond the call of duty?

[T]here are so many throwaway lines that would warrant a full-throttle blast from the laugh track on most sitcoms...On so many shows, characters say slapsticky stuff to get a laugh, regardless of how out of character their comments might be. And it's easy to tell how great a show is by how quickly you start to feel familiar with the characters. When writers base their character choices on real people and they're willing to let real weaknesses show, you get rich, unpredictable characters who add depth to every scene. No matter how simple and cheery the situation might be, complex characters are suspicious, or judgmental, or distracted. They don't just go along for the ride or take things at face value. They aren't easily fooled.

Sigh. I love you Gilmore Girls.

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I love the Gilmore Girls & all, but you're starting to get a little creepy about it. This season premire will be a good one, though. I plan to set aside some time away from the books just to watch it.

By Blogger hot babe, at 3:29 PM  

I'm just trying as hard as I can to spread to good word.

By Blogger dan, at 5:05 PM  

You're intentions are good. But your enthusiasm is reaching the level that may need to be put on a "watch." You know, like when you go to the dermatologist & they put a mole on a watch. Like that.

By Blogger hot babe, at 5:22 PM  

Nothing cancerous could ever come from a deep and earnest obsession with something as glorious as The Gilmore Girls.

By Blogger dan, at 10:07 PM  

pay no heed to that chick! the gilmore girls must be vigorously defended. it's understandable one would get a little... enthusiastic when you find something that transcends the rest of the crap that fills tv.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:17 AM  

A four-part trinity... A quatrefoil? A swastika? (This is not a commentary on Gilmore Girls. It is irrefutably the best thing on television.)

By Blogger S&J, at 6:40 PM  

Man, you are SO RIGHT about the Gilmore Girls (and the Decemberists!). Your obsession is totally healthy. Best show on TV (and best thing on my iPod).


P.S. The memory of Lauren Graham in Bad Santa is going to throw me off a little this season, I think.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:24 PM  

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