Hi. I just wrote in about Gilmore Girls being my comfort food. I’m watching S2E8 right now (‘cause I’m in bed with a cold), and Sookie just said, in response to Laurelai talking about the title search for the Rachel property, “Please tell me it’s not that bastard Donald Trump.” This must have been around 2002? Even then, the smart people of this country knew about this slimy person. If only this show was watched by the masses! Just sayin’.
Gilmore Girls is definitely comfort food TV. Other shows that fit that description for me: Friends, The Office, 30 Rock. These are shows I just return to over and over again when I’m feeling shitty.
I’m proudly Team Nobody. If ever there was a female character who needed to Kelly Taylor herself, it’s Rory Gilmore. The fact that any of those dudes were ever remotely seen as good boyfriends just goes to show that a lot changes in the public consciousness in 15 years. They were all terrible people. But Rory is a terrible person. She probably deserved Logan the most out of any of them but I never ever rooted for her to be with any of them. Ever.
ANYWAY, you should watch Bunheads. Kelly Bishop is a delightful hippie-ish version of Emily Gilmore (I know, it’s kind of an oxymoron, but you get my drift) and Sutton Foster is so great.
‘Tis the season, folks. Like many of you, the holiday season can get pretty hectic for us at FMRF. So, with careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily stop answering Asks/taking requests until after the start of the new year. However, we will try our very best to answer most of the Asks that have already been submitted. And we, of course, will always welcome, appreciate, and encourage the submission of any information on Rupert’s whereabouts, pictures, and upcoming projects that we may have missed.
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This is what downtime looks like for the FMRF gals. ⬆︎
“Rory’s Dance” is really a fantastic episode (even though, ew, Dean) and I also love “It Should Have Been Lorelai.” I am a total sucker for that messy familial Gilmore drama and all the weird fucked up resentment between Emily and Richard and Lorelai and Christopher. It’s like… at least 75% of the reason that I think season seven, which is UNFAIRLY MALIGNED, is actually perfectly fine. They nailed the familial drama and resentment–which to me was the most compelling aspect of the series by far. Just how they could never get out of each other’s way, that these decades-old wounds were still gaping and hurting so many years later.
It helped that Lauren Graham (and Kelly Bishop) always nailed the shit out of those stories. When Lorelai cried to Christopher in season seven, “I need you to know, you’re the man I want to want,” I felt that pain, deeply (and cried, too).
Two more semi-related asides:
What is it with Amy Sherman-Palladino pairing her heroines with these loser males? Joel on Marevelous Mrs. Maisel is totally Midge’s Christopher. (And, yes, Logan is Rory’s Christopher in theory… they kinda fucked it up with the reboot though… it doesn’t work if she’s 32.)
LLG has directed episodes in a ton of my favorite series, including the amazing season 2 episodes of The OC, “The Family Ties.” Also known as the episode where Marissa Cooper shows up to fancy Newport Beach party and calls her mother a slut!!!!!! (but it’s ok because she goes to the Cohen’s later for bagels + schmear) Can’t wait to see what fabulous acting Mischa pulls out on The Hills.