A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Love, Daisies, and Troubadors”)

Notes *I’m making a face like I just ate 57 lemons* “Love, Daisies, and Troubadors” I should have known something awful was coming when I was talking to one of the people who most enthusiastically recommended Gilmore Girls to me – I was busy calling “Love and War and Snow” the worst episode I’d ever…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Emily In Wonderland” and “PS I Lo…”)

Notes Dear god. “Emily In Wonderland” Rachel – the woman who has repeatedly wooed Luke and then fled from him, breaking his heart – and Luke appear to be settling down, because exposition is for losers. Over a meal, she shows Lorelai and Luke photos she took at Stars Hollow’s Firelight Festival and she comments…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“The Breakup, Part 2” and “The Third Lorelai”)

Notes Something finally happens that really helped the show. Also, I try to figure out how to use a very inappropriate word without actually using a very inappropriate word. “The Breakup, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo” Just kidding, that’s not the actual title of the show. Here we continue to endure the fallout of the entirely…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Christopher Returns” and “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers”)

Notes The first season hasn’t been going as well as I’d hoped. I keep thinking things are going to get better but… “Christopher Returns” Although he has barely been mentioned, Rory’s father Christopher returned at the end of the previous episode and within minutes, he had been invited to stay at Lorelai’s (palatial) estate. He’s…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Concert Interruptus” and “That Damn Donna Reed”)

Notes Remember that last review, when I got super – and perhaps unreasonably – pissed about Lorelai’s treatment of Sookie? I’m about to do that again. “Concert Interruptus” Sookie cooked a beautiful meal for a client, a meal so beautiful that the client inexplicably gave her tickets to see The Bangles. I’m not going to pretend…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Paris Is Burning” and “Double Date”)

Notes I have a supportive wife and supportive friends. They had all encouraged me to give Gilmore girls a serious shot, something I finally did when the show came to Netflix. So when I was finished watching the eleventh hour, I wrote this wife and friends of mine an email, demanding to know what in the hell…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Rory’s Dance” and “Forgiveness and Stuff”)

Notes I was asked already if I’m even enjoying doing this. Through eight episode’s worth of reviews, it is apparently becoming clear to at least some readers that this might not be my favorite show. And to a certain extent, that’s true. My preferred shows are a laundry list of predictable answers: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Terriers, etc. Those…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Kiss and Tell” and “Love And War And Snow”)

Notes One of these two episodes is enough to make me absolutely lose my mind. But which one? Will be it the story of Rory’s first kiss? Or will it be Lorelai’s absolutely insane infatuation with both a stupid snowstorm and the doofus Max Medina that leads to the dumbest episode I’ve yet witnessed? Read…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Cinnamon’s Wake” and “Rory’s Birthday Parties”)

Notes I should probably be titling things Gilmore girls since that’s the show’s official title, but I hate how it looks in the header. That lower case “g” is, frankly, maddening. “Cinnamon’s Wake” Get it? Like Finnegan’s Wake? Only it’s Cinnamon, the now deceased cat of Lorelai’s next-door neighbors. Let’s forget for a moment that all of…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Kill Me Now” and “The Deer Hunters”)

Notes I am absolutely floored by the response to the first post, which has been simultaneously energetic and incredibly weird. I don’t assume that this will continue but it is fun while it lasts. These seasons are twenty-plus episodes long. This will devolve into a bit of a grind, probably sooner rather than later. With…

A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Pilot” and “The Lorelais First Day At Chilton”)

At the very outset, I must acknowledge the following: many of the women in my life consider Gilmore Girls to be among the greatest television shows ever created. These women – including my wife and numerous lifelong friends – share a passionate dedication to the show and its characters. I have heard for years about the…