4 Reasons I Have A Love-Hate Relationship With "Gilmore Girls"

4 Reasons I Have A Love-Hate Relationship With "Gilmore Girls"

I need coffee by the vat.

Ever since I arrived at college two years ago, Gilmore Girls has been my go-to comfort TV show. While it's taken me half of my college career to complete the series (not including the revival), the show is still my television equivalent of hot mac-and-cheese in a bread bowl. This is not to say, however, that it's a perfect show. For as many things that I love about the show, there is always a storyline that seems like a desperate ploy for new drama and romance. So without further ado, here are five horrible things about Gilmore Girls, followed by five wonderful things about Gilmore Girls.

1. How on Earth do they eat so much?

I entirely believe that it is impossible to watch Gilmore Girls without a snack, mainly because Lorelai and Rory are continually eating combinations of Chinese takeout, candy, ice cream, chips, and anything else their hearts desire. While this is all fun to watch, their perfect skin and toned physiques are lies I tell you, lies. There's nothing worse than vegging out with a bag of chips while watching beautiful women do the same thing with no consequences. But....

I love that they eat so much.

The Gilmore women may have unrealistic looks, but seeing women who eat and don't care who's watching is a wonderful anomaly in the world of entertainment. I'm so tired of watching coiffed, toned women picking at their little salads and complaining about how sore they are from the gym. While there's certainly balance to be had, seeing women enjoy a burger without worrying is always appreciated.

2. Taylor Doose.

For those of you who aren't up on your Gilmore Girls characters, Taylor Doose is the WORST. He is the human equivalent of a bossy, rude, uncompassionate, wet mop. He is always a downer, and any scene with him in it automatically makes me cringe. But...

The members of Stars Hollow are some of the best people.

Most of the Stars Hollow townspeople are wonderful, caring neighbors. Miss Patty is always good for a snarky comment, and Babette's antics are some of my favorites, not to mention the comedic genius that is Kirk. Honestly, one of the greatest things about Gilmore Girls is the character development of the entire town, not just the two main women.

3. Lorelai and her mother are the worst.

They both treat each other terribly. Yes, Emily Gilmore is overbearing and controlling and frequently horrible, but that's no excuse for Lorelai's treatment of her. After Richard's heart attack, Lorelai berates her mother for trying to take care of the details, and that scene always breaks my heart. During any heartbreak or chaos in the family, those two are always at each other's throats, and by the seventh season, I was tired of both of them. Nevertheless...

The families of Gilmore Girls always stick together.

The families in Stars Hollow are some of the most realistic and beautiful characters on television. Sookie and Jackson always care for each other, and Babette and her husband are the cutest (weirdest?) couple in Stars Hollow. While it might be an unpopular opinion, I also love Lane and Zack's development throughout the series. Don't @ me.

4. Rory.

Okay, here's my most unpopular opinion: Rory Gilmore is spoiled and annoying. I began to realize this when she slept with Dean (her MARRIED ex-boyfriend), and the final straw was when she gave up on college just because her boyfriend's dad gave her an unfavorable review. She spent her whole life being told she was perfect, and when one man said he didn't think she could be a successful journalist she dropped out of Yale. And this was after her grandparents spent time, money, and a huge amount of effort to get her there! But I digress, because...

Rory is also the best.

I wish I watched Gilmore Girls when I was younger. As a girl who grew up loving books, organization, and school supplies, seeing that character represented on TV would have been so empowering. Rory's dedication to her work and her unwillingness to compromise are two of her best qualities and watching her go through the same life stages as me has been an encouraging (if sometimes frustrating) experience.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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