This week I started watching (for the fourth or fifth time) one of my all time favourite shows right from the pilot episode. With its sarcasm, wit and spot on life advice – 'Gilmore Girls' is guaranteed to make me smile no matter what else I have going on in my life.
I watch a lot of TV, ranging from Game of Thrones and 24 to Greys Anatomy. My taste varies, but there are some shows that you can watch on repeat and never tire of. I’ve also decided when I have a kid, that they will be named Lorelai (if it’s a girl), that’s how much of an impression it has left on me.
You've been Gilmored
The show (for those of you who don’t know) focuses on Lorelai Gilmore, a privileged girl who grew up with overbearing parents. At 16 she falls pregnant, moves out, refusing to marry her boyfriend just to please her parents. The show begins years later with her daughter, known as Rory starting private school.
Lorelai is an independent woman, smart and kickass, whose relationship with her daughter is heart-warming. We explore Stars Hollow (there home), the complicated relationships with family, as well as dealing with her daughter growing up. My favourite thing about this show is the quirky commentary mainly given by Lorelai. Here are some of the quotes from the show that I can only benefit your life.
There's a few extra illustrations thrown in this post, with sayings that aren't necessarily advice or helpful in any way, but they certainly made me smile.
Do you like coffee? Only with my oxygen.
Anyone who knows me I love coffee, I’d take it in an IV. I connect with Lorelai on this level, first I drink the coffee then I do the things. It’s the stuff that makes me a functioning human being.
I wanna be good, life’s just not letting me.
Sometimes bad things happen or you get stuck in a rut. A bad day doesn’t make you a bad person. If you make a poor decision or are mean to someone, it doesn’t define you and it’ll get better.
I’m afraid when your heart is involved, it all comes out moron.
Never have I heard anything so accurate. Relationships can be awkward and you don’t always say the right thing but that’s love. If you love someone it’s inevitable you’ll say something stupid.
If you’re going to throw your life away, he’s better have a motorcycle.
Everyone loves a bad boy. This is more of a sarcastic comment aimed at Rory, she considers not going to Private School because the guy she likes is at her old High School. It’s an important thing to remember that you shouldn’t throw your life away for a guy. Don’t put what you want on hold, if it’s meant to be it’ll work out. If you are going to then a motorcycle would be nice.
People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute.
Rory is quite a safe girl; she goes to school, studies hard and does what she’s supposed to. Logan brings her out of that shell and this line from him is perfect. It’s something I believe in whole-heartedly, a lot of people’s ideas of living are very different. If you never step outside your comfort zone or chase after what you want, are you really living?
I smell snow.
Lorelai can literally feel the snow before it falls and it’s kinda amazing. She says it’s her gift and that everything is magical and pretty when it snows. It’s important to find something little in life that makes you feel that way, like anything is possible.
This thing we’re doing here, you, me. I’m in. I am all in.
Lorelai and Luke are the couple you route for throughout the show, they belong together but life gets in the way. If you really want to be with someone, you have to be all in. Don’t just tell them how you feel, show them and don’t get embarrassed or scared. You’ll only regret it if you don’t say how you feel.
What she tackles, she conquers.
You can do anything, don’t let anyone make you feel like you can’t.
The pop tart tasted like freedom and rebellion and independence
Lorelai grew up in a household where she wasn’t allowed to have or do a lot of things. That first pop tart was her first taste of freedom. Everyone can understand that experience of asserting your independence. Plus food can be pretty orgasmic, I’m sure we’ve all got that one treat that makes us feel this way.
If you haven't watched it, go binge! What are you even still doing on here, get onto Netflix right now.
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Aby, 24. Northerner.