Sunday, June 25, 2006

What's Happening to me??????

My middle sister is a pusher. A drug pusher, but the buzz she's selling isn't in the form of illegal pharmaceuticals. Her brand of poison is the "Gilmore Girls". You heard it here first. Before last week I SO did not care about the lives of Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. Do you hear me?? I. Did. Not. Care. I am the mother of three sons. I gave up living in the Land of the Girlies a long time ago. Cheerleaders make me cranky. I threw out my curling iron before I got married and, for a good ten years, I stopped wearing perfume altogether. I hate to shop. HATE IT. Also the color pink. Detest it.

But my husband and sons went out of town on a scout-related venture as they are wont to do...oh...EVERY OTHER WEEKEND OF MY LIFE!! and leave me to my own devices so my middle sister offered her copy of the Season One of "The Gilmore Girls". I'm hooked. Painfully. Pitifully hooked.

I tell myself that it is a fiction...a fantasy. Mothers and daughters who paint each other's toenails and borrow each other's clothes. Mothers and daughters whose phone conversations don't require an NFL-endorsed referee to negotiate the verbal minefields. I can't relate. But. I. Want. To.

What's happening to me?

I'm becoming the woman I never was. I'm looking at women's sweaters and saying, "Hey....I want that!". I see people so addicted to coffee (Lorelei and Rory) that they're in serious need of a room at The Betty Ford Center. I see the fictional town of Stars Hollow and am reminded of Andy Griffith's Mayberry...except it's in vivid color. More twinkle lights and bungalow houses. A quaint town with a charming downtown area...only populated with people who went to college instead of Floyd the crazy barber. Pumpkin patches and good-natured county fairs. Sally Struthers as the strange neighbor next door who has gnome statues in her front yard. Snappy dialog. It's like a Nora Ephron wet dream.

I claw around for this week's copy of my "New Yorker" subscription. I try to orient myself to that which usually stimulates me. Yet, I must know if Luke will ever tell Lorelei how he feels and I walk zombie-like to the television. One more episode? Whose going to know?? The cat? There's no one else here.

I'm almost sure that "Gilmore Girls" is a gateway drug. A gateway to what....well...I'm not sure.
I'm so behind. The show has been on for....uh....about six seasons. I'm going to have to watch all of these on DVD and then be ready when the new season starts this Fall. And then...I'll be setting the TiVo to a channel I've never watched before. The "WB".

Pray for me....I'll be sitting in the same spot. Glass of wine. Wearing my Chinese bathrobe and waiting for a "fresh Gilmore Girls". Three words I thought I'd never say.

And I'm loving it.


Blogger R. Robyn said...

I used to watch this show, and I was addicted. But lately they seem to talk to fast for me. I'm bound to get a headache before the show reaches it's end. Maybe once you past the first season or two you won't be as hooked.

4:12 AM  
Blogger OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

Hey you have it better than originals JUNKIES. You at least are smoking the "filter" cigerettes instead. YEAH - NO COMMMERCIALS! You might want to pace yourself so you can see the fall season on DVD also.

I've recently been hooked on Charmed again - have first 2 season on DVD and plan to buy the last 5.

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I suggest then that you follow up Gilmore Girls with four delicious seasons of Felicity? TRUST ME. You'll be suggesting other weekends away for the boys.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

It's ok. Just go with it. Succumb to the power of the cooter! In your downtime between episodes of GG, I recommend Lifetime television movies. But don't worry...I often turn them on in the background while I move heavy furniture or try to fix household appliances. You don't have to give up your tough-lady attributes just because you enjoy a good story.

6:05 AM  
Blogger reading said...

Careful, careful with the Gilmore Girls addiction, my friend. I will warn you right now that it is a dangerous thing that will lead to heartache and the almost uncontrollable urge to throw heavy objects at the television. Beware the character assassination of sweet CuteDean that is to come. And know that I refused to watch this year's season finale because ... well, I'll leave it at just "because." Hate, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Hate.

I will say that it was the gateway drug to my addiction to Supernatural, for which I will always be grateful. Add HotDean to CuteDean and you've got a lethal combination.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Same thing happened to me once - some pusher friend got me hooked on GG. Then I broke the habit when I got hooked on the OC (I know, the shame). That habit was overcome when the drug simply stopped producing a buzz (about two minutes into the second season.)

But now YOU are pushing me toward the GG again. Stop... no... bad...

7:08 AM  
Blogger canknitian said...

This is almost EXACTLY what happened to me last summer. I had seen an episode here and there, knew enough about who the people were to have an idea about how they knew each other, etc, but really didn't pay any attention. Then I saw the last five minutes of *last* year's season finale, and I was hooked. I watched the first three seasons during a very intense couple of weeks last summer. Beware -- but enjoy!

(this summer I'm addicted to West Wing -- I started at the beginning and am up to...oh...season 5, I think)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Momo said...

Gilmore Girls is a fabulous show and it does take you to an enchanting, wonderful world. I've gotten a lot of laughs and cries out of it.

The creator/head writer (Amy Sherman-Palladino) left this year and the show will be written by a guy - I can't remember exactly what he did on the show (he might have helped write a few episodes) - but he was connected with the show this last year. So, we'll see how that goes. Could be better - could be worse.

Oh, and it won't be on the WB anymore - that station is changing to CW (right around the fall, I think). They are combining WB and UPN.

I agree with Reading that there are quite a few disappointments as the show goes along – but I still enjoy the show and its unforgettable, charming characters.

7:51 AM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Nora Ephron wet dream

Love it.

It's a gateway to watching Lifetime movies and actually ENJOYING them.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

"It's like a Nora Ephron wet dream." *Snort!*

I know I have an addictive personality. First it was "Superman: Lois and Clark Adventures" and then "Sex and The City" and then "Grey's Anatomy" and now "Lost."

But I REFUSE to get addicted to Gilmore Girls damnit.


10:23 AM  
Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen said...

I think I watched all of the old episodes while I was pregnant and then nursing on ABC Family. I don't get WB on my dish network lineup so I'm probably about 2 seasons behind. I watch almost no tv now and so I'm not anxious to expand my coverage. Lorelei reminds me of my best friend Paige. Very endearing. Enjoy!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

Oh, for god's sake, embrace your inner chick. Dress up pretty. Shave your legs. Watch the Gilmore Girls.

You're old enough. You've got creds. You've earned it. Be the girlie girl you always knew was in there.

Heeheehee. We'll love you anyway.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Marcie said...

I have always heard that is a good show. I haven't seen it yet.
Thanks for the warning about it's addictiveness.
I always felt the same way about Sex and the City.............until I watched it and loved it.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I've been looking for a new TV series addiction-GG it is! Or maybe Charmed, darn it.

I didn't watch "24" until Season 4, so I watched every single episode of the first 3 seasons one right after the other. I would tell myself okay, one more episode before bed, I can quit watching anytime I want. Riiiight. Like Crack, it was!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Hey, anyone that hyper-verbal is a-ok by me! I love it as well!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

I never understand people who are, ahem, our age , who say they don't watch TV. I feel I went through my own sabbatical in college - it was outlawed from my dorm room - we have rock and roll and chicks to think about. We so not need anything more to distract us from ur "studies".

Now there are many guilty pleasures on the tube from constant 24-hour news to sports to even the Gilmore Girls. You can be intelligent and with it and still get your jones from the flicker box - its okay. I mean it fucking 2006 for chrissakes.

Party like its 1999.

11:02 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

Um, I won't tell anyone, as long as you save me a spot on the sofa. I'll bring the jug o' vino.

(I've been getting GG in an I.V. for about five years. Hasn't seemed to have too negative an effect thus far. Well, maybe I drink more coffee than I should.)

p.s. have you met the character, Michele, yet? because, when you do, hold onto something stable. he's that good (not hotty good, just *good*).

10:26 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

It happened to me two years ago, wordgirl, and I'v never looked back. GG is a harmless pleasure and the snappy dialogue really is a treat. As several others have said, there have been a few disappointing storylines along the way, but mostly this has been a great show and I'm glad you discovered it in one of your rare estrogen-powered moments!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm a recent convert (addict) to the show and can't wait for the next season!

5:14 PM  
Blogger cameo said...

so damn funny i come across this post. i was talking with an old friend two days ago, and he was telling me he was addicted to this show. i thought he was kidding, but nooooooooo! and now you. maybe there's something i'm missing. maybe i should get the dvd too.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

It is a perfectly wonderful addiction!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

The show was betteer in the beginning.

I'm waiing to start watching the second season of Deadwood. That is my addiction.

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"Gilmore Girls" is one of those shows that positive word of mouth and the "You know, this does seem like a good show" vibe from hearing about it made me want to get a look at ; enjoyable.U too Download Gilmore Girl Free bask here...

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Blogger charley said...

I like this show very much. I used to Watch Gilmore Girls online. Its my favorite show and I like this show due to its excellent storyline.

12:02 PM  
Blogger george said...

I like one thing in this show and that is the bonding between mother and daughter. This is the basic concept and I really appreciate this concept. I do not miss any episode of Gilmore Girls tv show.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each and every episode of this show is mind blowing. Gilmore Girls is such a wonderful show and I recommend to everyone to watch this show once.

10:39 AM  
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