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Stars Hollow

Can I just say how glad I am that Gilmore Girls is back on RTE 1 after its hiatus (it was bumped from the schedules for almost six months in favour of the appalling sub-Pop Idol show, You're a Star)? I love that show. I even - well, I won't say I like Jess, but for all the bitching about him on TWOP, I do think he is a very accurate portrayal of the sort of pseudo-intellectual Ginsberg-reading arsehole that exerts a terrifying hold on a certain sort of pseudo-intellectual Kerouac-loving teenage girl (read: me in 1991). Sure, it's a type we all grow out of, and now find particularly annoying, but that doesn't mean we didn't go for it when we were pretentious teens.

And I think Rory and Lane are some of the most realistic teen girls on telly (the most real, for me, was Lindsay in Freaks and Geeks - and early Willow, maybe), because like me and all my friends when we were teens, they're really into stuff, like good music and cool books - and that's something you don't see much on screen, where girls are expected to be into gossip and romance and fuck all else. I love the fact that Lane is a big music geek, because teenage girls aren't expected to be like that, and yet so many of them are and always have been. I certainly was (and the huge pile of in-order NMEs from 1990-1994 that lurk under the dressing table in my old room at my parents' house is a testament to that).

Anyway. I wish the programme had been on back in 1991, because I know I would have really, really adored it. Although having it on right now will do. They'd just better not shove it off the airwaves again....

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froodie
Jan. 14th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
i love that show too.
i usually couldn't be bothered about tv, but i almost asked someone to video it for me.
that is not something i do :)
stellanova
Jan. 14th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's the only programme I would record if I was going out - well, that and Buffy, but I just never go out on Buffy nights (apart from to fellow Buffy-fan friends' houses, to watch it). I really, really like it.
goovie
Jan. 14th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC)
word, word word, on rory, lane, lindsay, and early willow.
also, jennifer weiner? will we get to see that article on chicklit? i just read _in her shoes_ and i'm loving her.
stellanova
Jan. 14th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
I hope so , if Deborah wants it. She was absolutely lovely, by the way, and she loves Chicklit - she said it's one of her favourite websites, and she actually links to it from her blog at http://www.jenniferweiner.com ! Which was cool.

goovie
Jan. 14th, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
Re:
yeah, i saw when i looked at her blog that she links to chicklit *and* twop. i'd love to read that article.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2003 09:31 am (UTC)
Look at this!
I know you like music and I know you like cats so you might get a giggle out of this:

http://www.rathergood.com/independent_woman/

JB
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