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by T.J. DeGroatEditor
Nov 28, 2016 1:02PM EST
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(Mild spoilers ahead) Look, it's Stars Hollow. And it's TV. So I'm willing to overlook the fact that this town has a dedicated newspaper office and a new, young editor who continues to use the ancient equipment. In a lot of ways, this was the weakest episode for me, but everything was worth that final performance and Lauren Graham's stunning audience work. Putting that "Parenthood" experience to good use.
(Mild spoilers ahead) Look, it's Stars Hollow. And it's TV. So I'm willing to overlook the fact that this town has a dedicated newspaper office and a new, young editor who continues to use the ancient equipment. In a lot of ways, this was the weakest episode for me, but everything was worth that final performance and Lauren Graham's stunning audience work. Putting that "Parenthood" experience to good use.
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Dec 21, 2016 5:14PM EST
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This felt like the worst episode of the Gilmore Girls Special yet. Before you chop my head off, yes, I do understand it will never be like the good old days, and yes, some tragic things have happened to all main characters. Tragedy or bad things are not the reason a series are bad, though. It could have been a great recipe for an arc in the story, and it wasn't. [Episode spoilers] - I think everyone agrees Rory's current life is a mess; dating an engaged man, no job perspective and a boyfriend of 2 years who's name she can't remember(?). We have seen her grim look on life before and make it no mistake, her character is one who let's failure or non-instant succes get to her very bad. Which shouldn't have to be a bad thing, if she wouldn't be such a brat about it and receive constant praise ("Rory is just the best kid, isn't she?" Adding to that, her attitude grew to an unparalleled size of feeling better than anyone, making fun of fat old people, newspaper delivery guys, and for no apparent reason have kids at the age of 8 hold her stuff for her. This is where Lorelai comes in; both her and Rory having sore feet from walking a paper round in the smallest town ever imaginable ("you have seen the entire town under 5 minutes!") are discussing 'the worst day of their lives', which combined an employee leaving Lorelai has been treating like garbage for years and Rory staring at an MS DOS PC. If this was all meant in a sarcastic or humorous way, it could have worked. But it wasn't. Reaching the saddest part, my biggest spite of Gilmore Girls in general: what has happened to Lane? One of the most loveable and ambitious characters on this show is sitting in a corner of the smallest bar in the smallest town, tapping on a pair of kids drums with her husband, and that is all the airtime we see from Rory's best friend. The girl who wanted to be a rock star; the girl who had a guy read the entire bible in one night, just to date her; the girl who stood up to her mom to be who she is. That girl got twins, didn't marry the bible-guy (Dave, why did you ever leave) and left her aspiring dreams to die for no reason. If Lane had some type of explanation to her story, this again would not have been a bad thing. I would have loved to see the Gilmore Girls Special to tell us how our characters have grown and what they are planning to do in the future, which was kind of the point of having all the extra airtime for fans. I'll won't take any spite on Gilmore Girls for it and the series remain the same to me; but skipping the Summer episode might leave you better off.
This felt like the worst episode of the Gilmore Girls Special yet. Before you chop my head off, yes, I do understand it will never be like the good old days, and yes, some tragic things have happened to all main characters. Tragedy or bad things are not the reason a series are bad, though. It could have been a great recipe for an arc in the story, and it wasn't. [Episode spoilers] - I think everyone agrees Rory's current life is a mess; dating an engaged man, no job perspective and a boyfriend of 2 years who's name she can't remember(?). We have seen her grim look on life before and make it no mistake, her character is one who let's failure or non-instant succes get to her very bad. Which shouldn't have to be a bad thing, if she wouldn't be such a brat about it and receive constant praise ("Rory is just the best kid, isn't she?" Adding to that, her attitude grew to an unparalleled size of feeling better than anyone, making fun of fat old people, newspaper delivery guys, and for no apparent reason have kids at the age of 8 hold her stuff for her. This is where Lorelai comes in; both her and Rory having sore feet from walking a paper round in the smallest town ever imaginable ("you have seen the entire town under 5 minutes!") are discussing 'the worst day of their lives', which combined an employee leaving Lorelai has been treating like garbage for years and Rory staring at an MS DOS PC. If this was all meant in a sarcastic or humorous way, it could have worked. But it wasn't. Reaching the saddest part, my biggest spite of Gilmore Girls in general: what has happened to Lane? One of the most loveable and ambitious characters on this show is sitting in a corner of the smallest bar in the smallest town, tapping on a pair of kids drums with her husband, and that is all the airtime we see from Rory's best friend. The girl who wanted to be a rock star; the girl who had a guy read the entire bible in one night, just to date her; the girl who stood up to her mom to be who she is. That girl got twins, didn't marry the bible-guy (Dave, why did you ever leave) and left her aspiring dreams to die for no reason. If Lane had some type of explanation to her story, this again would not have been a bad thing. I would have loved to see the Gilmore Girls Special to tell us how our characters have grown and what they are planning to do in the future, which was kind of the point of having all the extra airtime for fans. I'll won't take any spite on Gilmore Girls for it and the series remain the same to me; but skipping the Summer episode might leave you better off.

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