5 Reasons Why I Love Gilmore Girls

5 Reasons Why I Love Gilmore Girls

Where you lead, I will follow.

I am the worst at keeping up with the latest shows. Most of the time, I don’t get into a show until they have several seasons out, or they have been done with the show for awhile. Gilmore Girls is one of those shows. The show ran from October 2000 to May 2007. I was between the ages of four and eleven when this show aired. So, this time, I’m using my age as the reason why I didn’t watch a show until it was way over. I was too busy watching Disney Channel and PBS. I started watching the show a couple months before the revival came out in 2016. Honestly, I didn’t know what to think going into it, but it looked like a show that I would like. I was right. Here are five reasons why I love Gilmore Girls.

The Characters

I can’t pick a favorite. I love each character for different reasons. I love Lorelei because she’s strong and independent. She knew her worth. Michel for is sarcasm and loyalty. He might be cranky, but he was always there. Sookie for her positivity and kindness. I love how Luke was always there for the people that he loved no matter the cost. Rory’s love for books, family, and food. She’s also strong, intelligent, and independent. Jess for his love for books, and how he turned his life around.

Emily’s strive to be the best, her love for her family, and her bluntness. She’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind. Richard was relatable to every character. Richard is intelligent like Rory, same sense of humor as Lorelai, and him to speak his mind like Emily. He was also caring and loving, but could also be very stubborn.

The dialogue

The show is filled with one-liners and sarcasm. My kind of show. The dialogue was also fast-paced and hilarious. If I ever need a pick-me-up, and need something to watch, most of the time I will watch Gilmore Girls. It puts me in a good mood. I can’t help but smile.

Stars Hollow

I have wanted to live in Stars Hollow ever since I started watching the show. Stars Hollow is like a beautiful town in a magical globe filled with unique and interesting people. Where there is always something to do, and festivals to go to.

The Townspeople

The people of Stars Hollow are a very interesting bunch. They are so close that it’s like one giant family. Luke and Taylor’s are always bickering about something, Miss Patty and Babette know verything that goes on in the town, and Kirk is always up to something whether it’s hanging out at the diner or working one of his various jobs. There might be drama at times, but they will always be there for each other when it matters most.

It’s relatable

Gilmore Girls is filled with quirky characters that we can all relate to in some way or another. The series shows that if you work hard it will pay off, that school is the most important thing, and it’s okay to struggle from time to time. Things have a funny way of working out in the end. Sometimes, it might not be the way you think. Gilmore Girl’s teaches you that it’s okay to be different because everyone’s paths are not the same. That taking chances and risks are a part of life, and no challenge is too big. That no matter what happens, there is always something to be taken away from it.

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7 Reasons Why Literature Is So Important

"Literature Is One Of The Most Interesting And Significant Expressions Of Humanity." -P. T. Barnum

Today, there are too many people who believe that literature is simply not important or underestimate its abilities to stand the test of time and give us great knowledge. There is a stigma in society that implies one who is more inclined toward science and math will somehow be more successful in life, and that one who is more passionate toward literature and other art forms will be destined to a life of low-paying jobs and unsatisfying careers. Somewhere along the line, the world has come to think that literature is insignificant. To me, however, literature serves as a gateway to learning of the past and expanding my knowledge and understanding of the world. Here are just a few reasons why literature is important.

1. Expanding horizons

First and foremost, literature opens our eyes and makes us see more than just what the front door shows. It helps us realize the wide world outside, surrounding us. With this, we begin to learn, ask questions, and build our intuitions and instincts. We expand our minds.

2. Building critical thinking skills

Many of us learn what critical thinking is in our language arts classes. When we read, we learn to look between the lines. We are taught to find symbols, make connections, find themes, learn about characters. Reading expands these skills, and we begin to look at a sentence with a larger sense of detail and depth and realize the importance of hidden meanings so that we may come to a conclusion.

3. A leap into the past

History and literature are entwined with each other. History is not just about power struggles, wars, names, and dates. It is about people who are products of their time, with their own lives. Today the world is nothing like it was in the 15th century; people have changed largely. Without literature, we would not know about our past, our families, the people who came before and walked on the same ground as us.

4. Appreciation for other cultures and beliefs

Reading about history, anthropology, or religious studies provides a method of learning about cultures and beliefs other than our own. It allows you to understand and experience these other systems of living and other worlds. We get a view of the inside looking out, a personal view and insight into the minds and reasoning of someone else. We can learn, understand, and appreciate it.

5. Better writing skills

When you open a book, when your eyes read the words and you take in its contents, do you ask yourself: How did this person imagine and write this? Well, many of those authors, poets, or playwrights used literature to expand their writing.

6. Addressing humanity

All literature, whether it be poems, essays, novels, or short stories, helps us address human nature and conditions which affect all people. These may be the need for growth, doubts and fears of success and failure, the need for friends and family, the goodness of compassion and empathy, trust, or the realization of imperfection. We learn that imperfection is not always bad and that normal can be boring. We learn that life must be lived to the fullest. We need literature in order to connect with our own humanity.

Literature is important and necessary. It provides growth, strengthens our minds and gives us the ability to think outside the box.

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Here's Why You Find Lara Jean The Most Relatable Character Ever

If you haven't seen this movie, you've got to!


First of all, let's just say this is the cutest teen movie I've ever seen in my life.

All of the characters, while some of them may be a little trope-y, they're done in a way that makes them all authentic, honest and original. I love them all.

Everyone has a back story and is explained well enough that you know what their role is. Some movies don't do this well. Even though you basically know what's going to happen, because, at the end of the day it is still a teen movie, you're going to sob and maybe even scream.

But back to my queen, Lara Jean, and why she's the absolute best

1. She Has Amazing Style

Were y'all keeping up with the fact that she was putting complete and total looks together that entire time? From the socks to the scrunchies, to the shoes; she looked great every single day! I really can't even believe Gen tried to come for her? Rude.

2. Her Best Friend Is Also Cool

Chris AND Lara Jean together?! Stylish, fashionable, hilarious: iconic! 10/10, I love their friendship and how they're the only ones each other trusts. The way they take care of and look out for one another is great. Plus they both have such great personalities.

3. She Daydreams

I love how Lara Jean lives in her own head. She has all these ideas of what love is because she's read about it and imagined it, but she's never experienced it before. Reminds me of someone I know (me).

4. She Pushes People Away

Not necessarily a positive thing about her, but this makes Lara Jean a real person and less like every other perfect fairytale, teen romance movie to ever be made. She has a problem letting people in and her background and the dialogue in the movie actually explains why.

5. She's Not One Of The Popular Kids

Whenever they make a teen movie, there's always the popular kids and I love when the protagonist/main character isn't one of them. I wasn't one of them in high school, so making movies about the cool kids doesn't make them easy to root for.

6. She's a Person of Color

Do you know how great it is to see a POC as the lead in a teen movie? I watch a lot of these because I'm garbage and it's usually a blonde white girl who's like stereotypically attractive but not "popular," and it just makes the movie harder to relate to. I think having the lead be a person of color makes the movie a little more accessible to more people. Because people who look like Lara Jean can see themselves in her and it's important for young people of all types to be recognized in media so they can feel heard and understood. I just love that!

7. She Wins In The End

Even After Gen was terrible to her the whole movie and she lost Peter, Josh and her own freakin' sister, she eventually gets the boy and repairs her relationship with her best friend and her sister! Ahhh, We love a happy ending!

As I said before, this is truly one of the greatest movies I've seen in a very very very long time. All of the characters are so likable, even Lara Jean's dad. It's like "Mean Girls" but so much cuter and less dramatic.

As a fan of the genre of teen romance, I'm glad a movie like this exists, with a woman of color as the lead and a sad backstory, but a cute and witty family. It's truly all the things I ever wanted in a teen romance.

Thanks, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."

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