What Happened to Rory Gilmore?

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The Gilmore Girls: One Year In The Life marathon is over and, after 4 episodes, 6 hours, 1 year back in Stars Hollow I feel mostly disappointed.

What happened to Rory Gilmore?

Rory Gilmore, the role model for all the girls out there (and for the parents as well). Rory Gilmore, always much too praised, but driven and hard working. Rory Gilmore, the ambitious girl, always over prepared and willing to work her way to the top with no shortcuts.

What happened to Rory Gilmore?

As everyone around her is “super proud”, she apparently reached her peak and cannot top her New Yorker piece. Is she starting to doubt herself? Was Mitchum Huntzberger right about her not having what it takes to be a journalist?

Self doubt can sometimes bring a healthy new perspective, old Rory would have known that.

So, what happened to Rory Gilmore?

One piece published in the New Yorker and anything less feels beneath her, teaching at Chilton smells like failure while she has Mitchum Huntzberger arranging interviews for her (Serena and her DAR application, anyone?), arrives to a real job interview totally unprepared, assuming that just being Rory Gilmore will be enough.

But let’s talk about the Stars Hollow Gazette job. Editor of the paper when she had nothing else on the horizon. Could have been her turning point. Yes, the equipment was old and the coworkers hopeless, but with your own laptop and your friends writing for you for free, what can stop you? As she herself points out, she has a master degree in journalism from Yale and experience as an editor. She could have made the Stars Hollow Gazette at least a better newspaper, she could have assembled a hell of a team to write for it: Doyle (former editor of Yale’s paper) was already writing her movie reviews. Add Jess (professional writer), Paris (former editor of the Yale’s paper and the Franklin), the Heap Alien writing a music column, Kirk writing Kirk stuff. Not too far-fetched, in my opinion.

Instead is a poem on the front page/no poem on the front page diatribe until Jess comes to give her enlightenment in a two-minutes conversation (again?)

For the last time,

What happened to Rory Gilmore?

She is better than this, deserved better than this.

Not mentioning her love life, this deserves another post.

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Tuesday’s Inspiration: Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Acceptance Speech

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“We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”

(and the rest of the world, I may add)

Look at Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez cheering loud and Shirley MacLaine smiling in the background!

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Go Patricia! Great speech!

Gilmore Girls

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Gilmore Girls is my favorite tv show ever. These last few days there has been a little buzz on the internet because the whole 7 seasons are going to be available on Netflix starting October 1st. I personally do own them all on DVD, and even though I have rewatched them again and again trough the years, just the news make me wanna start again from day 1 in Stars Hollow.

Truth is, GG is more than a tv show: it’s a lifestyle. It’s a religion.

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For those like Dean who have been left in the dark all this time, here’s a little synopsis: Lorelai is the thirty-two years old manager of the Independence Inn and the single mother of Rory, fifteen. The relationship with her parents, the wealthy and conservative Emily and Richard, is quite tense and they barely speak. When Rory gets accepted at the prestigious Chilton high school, Lorelai realises that she cannot afford the tuition and is forced to turn to her parents for help.

Even if it looks like just a family drama, GG is so much more than that. The characters are quite well developed and they all grow considerably throughout the seasons as they experience high and lows. The relationship between Lorelai and Rory changes as years go by, as that with her parents does. Plus, GG heavily introduced pop culture references and fast and witty dialogues -as the heart and the soul of the show itself.

So, if you haven’t subscribed to Netflix yet… well, starting October  you have a good reason to.

Please note that this blog will be closed from October 1st due to intensive and compulsive rewatch of Gilmore Girls.