Gilmore Girls

Rot your brains, then rot our boards

Moderators: SecondTalon, Moderators General, Prelates

Mo0man
Posts: 1258
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Location: 2 weeks ago

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Mo0man » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:38 am UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gi ... characters
I was actually gonna write up a gigantic summary of what happens... but this is easier. It'd be better if you just watched it though

Edit: Damnit, I'm an idiot
causa major dormuc vulnero ut ovis goatee
I'm number 20075. Remember that. It's important

yazdi
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:44 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby yazdi » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:53 pm UTC

I have to admit I rather like it in small doses, especially since the actresses are pretty. But there's no way I can watch more than one episode every few days. Often the drama seems to be there for drama's sake, which gets rather anoying after a while...

But I'm afraid I'll have to give up my man card now...

casiguapa
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:49 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby casiguapa » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:04 pm UTC

Personally, a guy who can admit to watching Gilmore Girls, The OC, One Tree Hill and the likes, should get extra man points and not have to give up their man card.

Some of us womenfolk appreciate a guy who can watch sappy drama-filled tv shows like the above without snorting or making us feel silly for watching it ;)
<SugarTits> What's a penis?
<Casiguapa> Heisenberg

yazdi
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:44 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby yazdi » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:14 pm UTC

casiguapa wrote:Personally, a guy who can admit to watching Gilmore Girls, The OC, One Tree Hill and the likes, should get extra man points and not have to give up their man card.

Some of us womenfolk appreciate a guy who can watch sappy drama-filled tv shows like the above without snorting or making us feel silly for watching it ;)

I don't think I'd actually be able to do that. I've never managed to watch a whole episode of The OC, Grey's Anatomy (omniloathe!) or anything similar to those. Especially not without any sarcastic comments. Some things are just impossible for me ;)

The reason I prefer Gilmore Girls to that sort of series, is that I find the dialogue quite amusing. A series that uses relationship drama as it's only source of entertainment is IMHO rather boring...

User avatar
Zohar
COMMANDER PORN
Posts: 8573
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Location: Denver

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:18 pm UTC

yazdi wrote:
casiguapa wrote:Personally, a guy who can admit to watching Gilmore Girls, The OC, One Tree Hill and the likes, should get extra man points and not have to give up their man card.

Some of us womenfolk appreciate a guy who can watch sappy drama-filled tv shows like the above without snorting or making us feel silly for watching it ;)

I don't think I'd actually be able to do that. I've never managed to watch a whole episode of The OC, Grey's Anatomy (omniloathe!) or anything similar to those. Especially not without any sarcastic comments. Some things are just impossible for me ;)

The reason I prefer Gilmore Girls to that sort of series, is that I find the dialogue quite amusing. A series that uses relationship drama as it's only source of entertainment is IMHO rather boring...


I've watched quite a bit of Gilmore Girls and some OC and One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill had mostly better looking people than OC. Gilmore Girls turned bad towards the end, though. I haven't watched the 7th season.
Mighty Jalapeno: "See, Zohar agrees, and he's nice to people."
SecondTalon: "Still better looking than Jesus."

Not how I say my name

casiguapa
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:49 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby casiguapa » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:29 pm UTC

S7 Gilmore Girls was a shitfest. A classic tale of "when the creater leaves the show...you should really just cancel it"

Personally, as a sappy girl who loves sappy tv, I love One Tree Hill.

Greys Anatomy is possibly the worst thing I have ever been subjected to on TV in terms of medical shows.

Actually, sarcastic comments are welcome. I make them all the time when watching these shows, it's pretty hard not to no matter how much you watch it.

What's this, a school shooting, death, fratricide, a long lost brother who turns out to be a psycho stalker, all in the same year in a town which seems to only inhabite some 10 people?

Ha, ok.
<SugarTits> What's a penis?
<Casiguapa> Heisenberg

sje46
Posts: 4730
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby sje46 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:34 pm UTC

I really liked the dialogue in Gilmore Girls. It's fun. But it's not a show I really watch. My sister used to watch it.
Summer was cute in the O.C. though
Spoiler:
Collectin' mah man points .. .
General_Norris: Taking pride in your nation is taking pride in the division of humanity.
Pirate.Bondage: Let's get married. Right now.

User avatar
Zohar
COMMANDER PORN
Posts: 8573
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Location: Denver

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:46 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:I really liked the dialogue in Gilmore Girls. It's fun. But it's not a show I really watch. My sister used to watch it.
Summer was cute in the O.C. though
Spoiler:
Collectin' mah man points .. .

What's his name, Seth Cohen, is really cute too.

Spoiler:
I can haz man points?
Mighty Jalapeno: "See, Zohar agrees, and he's nice to people."
SecondTalon: "Still better looking than Jesus."

Not how I say my name

sje46
Posts: 4730
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby sje46 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:48 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
sje46 wrote:I really liked the dialogue in Gilmore Girls. It's fun. But it's not a show I really watch. My sister used to watch it.
Summer was cute in the O.C. though
Spoiler:
Collectin' mah man points .. .

What's his name, Seth Cohen, is really cute too.

Spoiler:
I can haz man points?

A gay man can be a manly man too.
*awards six(6) man points*
General_Norris: Taking pride in your nation is taking pride in the division of humanity.
Pirate.Bondage: Let's get married. Right now.

User avatar
Zohar
COMMANDER PORN
Posts: 8573
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Location: Denver

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:51 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:A gay man can be a manly man too.
*awards six(6) man points*

Oh I think I'm plenty manly.
*bow chika wow wow*
Mighty Jalapeno: "See, Zohar agrees, and he's nice to people."
SecondTalon: "Still better looking than Jesus."

Not how I say my name

casiguapa
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:49 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby casiguapa » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:53 pm UTC

See, I had a problem with the dialogue, or maybe it's just my burning hatred for both Lorelai and Rory. Speaking that fast is NOT endearing, I'd get so annoyed so quickly.

Man Points all round I think, for having the cojones to create this thread in the first place, and bonus man points for every reply made :)
<SugarTits> What's a penis?
<Casiguapa> Heisenberg

User avatar
Zohar
COMMANDER PORN
Posts: 8573
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Location: Denver

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:09 pm UTC

casiguapa wrote:See, I had a problem with the dialogue, or maybe it's just my burning hatred for both Lorelai and Rory. Speaking that fast is NOT endearing, I'd get so annoyed so quickly.

Man Points all round I think, for having the cojones to create this thread in the first place, and bonus man points for every reply made :)

Actually the original post was a spambot directing to a website to buy DVDs from.
Mighty Jalapeno: "See, Zohar agrees, and he's nice to people."
SecondTalon: "Still better looking than Jesus."

Not how I say my name

casiguapa
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:49 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby casiguapa » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:45 pm UTC

Oh really?

Dammit! I almost fell for one of those the other day! I must've missed the opening post, cause I only see the one from Mooman...
<SugarTits> What's a penis?
<Casiguapa> Heisenberg

Mo0man
Posts: 1258
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Location: 2 weeks ago

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Mo0man » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:31 am UTC

I didn't make the thread, but I felt like an idiot for replying to the Spambot. Kinda cool though, it's the only thread that it made that's still alive.
I saw the entire thing over a year or so, every day after school on the W channel.

On a completely unrelated note, I saw up to season 2 of Greys Anatomy. I couldn't make it any further, cause of how stupid it was
causa major dormuc vulnero ut ovis goatee
I'm number 20075. Remember that. It's important

Wardial3r
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Wardial3r » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:53 am UTC

I watched Gilmore Girls growing up but got bored after she went to college. The dialogue wasn't slow which was nice and the jokes were very clever.

Not a fan of One Tree Hill. Just never got into it. I did watch the O.C. up until the end of the third season. The first two were decent. But really, the third went downhill and the fourth was rock bottom. You can't just kill the whole center of drama in the show and expect it to go on.

Grey's I find entertaining. I go through phases with it. I'll not watch it for a while and then catch up online. If you watch a few episodes in a row I find it a lot less irritating than watching it weekly.
17/M/CA

Zing Pop.

User avatar
apricity
almost grown-up but not quite
Posts: 3983
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:28 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby apricity » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:39 am UTC

Love Gilmore Girls. I grew up with it. I used to call my best friend every Tuesday at 9 to talk about the episode we'd just seen, which is how we became best friends. I made my brother, my best guy friend, and my fiance watch it, so I can testify that it's a totally manly show. I don't even hate season 7, because I like to believe that everything that happened HAD to happen that way. I guess I'm a little weird when it comes to believing in the show that strongly, but I don't know. It mimicked my life in weird ways, and it always seemed to follow a path even at the end when the writers took it too far. Basically, I think it's the one show that I can watch where I don't think about the writers making up storylines, and I just believe the events as they unfold.
LE4d wrote:have you considered becoming an electron

it takes just a little practice to learn to be
(she/her/hers)

User avatar
Delbin
Posts: 472
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:50 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Delbin » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:57 pm UTC

Wardial3r wrote:I watched Gilmore Girls growing up but got bored after she went to college.
Same for me. I dunno what it is, but it just wasn't worth watching after that. Paris got more interesting, but that's about it.

I enjoyed the first couple of seasons, though. It was the only show I would specifically plan to watch. The wit was extremely entertaining and the girls were fun to watch.

User avatar
GraphiteGirl
Alpha Male
Posts: 1531
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Location: South-East Snakeville

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby GraphiteGirl » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:09 am UTC

Loved Gilmore Girls all through high school - my mum and I used to watch it together, and there was a large group of girls in my graduating class who would bring the series DVDs into the common room and watch them during free periods. The dialogue is packed with cultural references and great humour, even if it is a little soapy sometimes.
Sandry wrote:Man, my commitment to sparkle motion is waaaaay lower than you are intimating.

User avatar
Intrepid
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:51 pm UTC
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Contact:

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Intrepid » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:48 am UTC

Like most of you I agree with the dialogue. The humor is witty. I also enjoy it because it was one of the few shows where every character is not sleeping with every other character. In some way GG probably influence my own writing style, as I have become very heavy on dialogue.
(^@^)

User avatar
EnderSword
Posts: 1060
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:11 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby EnderSword » Tue May 05, 2009 7:20 pm UTC

I loved Gilmore girls, my ex got me into it and I liked the writing and humour and I found the storylines good.

Best part was it stayed mostly a comedy show not a big soap opera.

I was also disappointed in the last season, but I know they had a little dispute over the creator leaving the show and not continuing it so they wrapped it up very abruptly.

I don't like the other shows like One Tree Hill people consider similar, but i guess its because I didn't actually find them similar at all.
WWSD?*
*what would Sheldon do?

User avatar
Ixtellor
There are like 4 posters on XKCD that no more about ...
Posts: 3113
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Ixtellor » Mon May 11, 2009 8:30 pm UTC

My wife got addicted to the show so she bought all the DVD's which lead me to the conclusion:

The show is bearable when you watch them in rapid succession. That way the plots keep going.

But if you try to just watch it on a weekly basis it became unbearable because the vast majority of the time NOTHING happens. Lots of witty dialogue with zero plot development or main objectives further hashed out/persued/etc.

Ixtellor
The Revolution will not be Twitterized.

User avatar
apricity
almost grown-up but not quite
Posts: 3983
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:28 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby apricity » Tue May 12, 2009 5:31 am UTC

True. Seasons 1-3 were okay about moving things along. Season 4 was sloooowww, to the point where I actually didn't watch every week until the Luke and Lorelai stuff in the end. The problem is that a lot of the time, they'll focus so hard on one girl that they abandon the other one. Like in season 4 when Rory didn't date anyone the ENTIRE season, and Lorelai had all the stuff with Jason. Then it turned around in season 5, when Luke and Lorelai got together but then were abandoned in favor of Rory-Dean and then overwhelmed by Rory-Logan.

But watching it over and over on DVDs is very fun :)
LE4d wrote:have you considered becoming an electron

it takes just a little practice to learn to be
(she/her/hers)

User avatar
Gojoe
Posts: 3218
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
Location: New Zealand!!!

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Gojoe » Tue May 12, 2009 5:40 am UTC

My friend tom and I used to watch this show everyday. It was on at the perfect time, we would get home from school, pop a pie in the microwave, and turn on the TV. and there it was. We got so into that routine, that if we didn't see this show for a day, we went into withdraws. I got him gilmore girls on DVD one year for a present, and he just laughed.
michaelandjimi wrote:Oh Mr Gojoe
I won't make fun of your mojo.
Though in this fora I serenade you
I really only do it to aid you.
*Various positive comments on your masculinity
That continue on into infinity*

Feeble accompanying guitar.

GodShapedBullet
Posts: 686
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Location: Delaware
Contact:

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby GodShapedBullet » Sun May 24, 2009 5:23 am UTC

It was kind of a shame to watch Rory get into so much trouble as the show went on. Shouldn't she know better? Who steals a boat?

Mo0man
Posts: 1258
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Location: 2 weeks ago

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Mo0man » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:32 pm UTC

The thing that disappoints me most about the show is that I can't really see Rory being successful in her chosen field.

Yes, I necro'd a 2 year old thread. What of it?
causa major dormuc vulnero ut ovis goatee
I'm number 20075. Remember that. It's important

User avatar
GraphiteGirl
Alpha Male
Posts: 1531
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Location: South-East Snakeville

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby GraphiteGirl » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:22 am UTC

I think she'd make an excellent editor, but there's no real sense that she's capable of being a foreign correspondent. But part of the appeal of the show is that life doesn't go to plan, and frequently Rory finds herself not acting in the way she thought she would as a kid
Spoiler:
(eg Yale, taking a semester off)
Sandry wrote:Man, my commitment to sparkle motion is waaaaay lower than you are intimating.

Mo0man
Posts: 1258
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Location: 2 weeks ago

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby Mo0man » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:59 am UTC

Really, what bothered me the most was
Spoiler:
When told that she didn't really have the drive to become a newsperson, she decided to drop out and give up.

Which is to say that it's not the show that disappointed me, it's the character, which I suppose makes good, though unsatisfying, writing
causa major dormuc vulnero ut ovis goatee
I'm number 20075. Remember that. It's important

rabidmuskrat
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:37 am UTC

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby rabidmuskrat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:54 pm UTC

My wife loved this show. She actually cried at the end of the last episode. I kind of miss it if for no other reason than the fact that of the shows that she watched that I didn't/don't, it had the most entertaining dialogue of any of them to just hear in the background.

User avatar
LittleShadowMagnet
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby LittleShadowMagnet » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:17 pm UTC

I enjoyed it for the most part but the ending was really kind of bad, least of all with the whole Yale/post Yale stuff...
Felltir wrote: ...Shadow is a better online debater than me.

Fuck.

User avatar
UniqueScreenname
Something something Purple. Stop asking.
Posts: 1430
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:11 pm UTC
Location: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Re: Gilmore Girls

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:54 pm UTC

This is my favorite show ever. I wish it had never ended. It's the only one where I really cared about all the characters and what they would do. I think it jumped the sharked when
Spoiler:
Luke decided not to tell his fiancee that he had a daughter. Especially that relationship, where they had been almost completely open book with each other for the previous, idk, 12 years?


Rory's character towards the end also disappointed me. She ended up being rather selfish and inconsiderate. I can understand wanting to follow your dreams in journalism, but there's really no reason she couldn't do it in California.

BTW: I will name my first daughter Lorelai.
PolakoVoador wrote:Pizza is never a question, pizza is always the answer.
poxic wrote:When we're stuck, flailing, and afraid, that's usually when we're running into the limitations of our old ways of doing things. Something new is being born. Stick around and find out what it is.


Return to “Movies and TV Shows”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests