I am most definitely a reader and I love to get lost in my world of books, however, there is a world that I would rather be in. This world is full of comedy, love, music, and no wasted time. It’s a world that I have know most of my life and I remember the exact moment that I entered it. It was in the summer before 5th grade and we had planned a trip to California, it was the longest plane ride like, ever. We had landed and somehow ended up in a Walmart. I had gone through all of my movies and was ready for something new. I had stumbled across on Season 4 of Gilmore Girls. I had never watched this show before, but hey it was on sale and it looked good. My mom and dad got it for me to watch on my little DVD player at night and stuff. I remember going through the whole season within a couple of days. This is where the addiction began. I watched all of the episodes in season 4 at least 2-3 times within the 17 days that we were there, plus the plane ride. It was amazing how much I loved this show. I had never really been a television watcher due to the fact that I was more of a reader. There was something about it though. I felt as if I connected to them in some weird way. I felt like the show answered all of the questions I had ever had. It weirdly helped me to become a little more confident. So, once we got home, at this time the show was still on air. So I quickly tried to accumulate all the past seasons and catch up. I remember finding this show on any channel I could. It took me years to finally get all of the seasons on DVD and as soon as I did it felt complete.
Now, I might sound crazy with my obsession, but theres something about this show that certain people can relate to. It’s the relationships that are built and the realness of the characters. There are struggles and there is sadness, but they always survive. This is the only show I literally sit in my room and laugh at a part no matter how many times that I have seen it. This show is always happy and is always relatable. This show has helped me through many heartaches and many lonely feeling nights. It’s my comfort when I get that feeling of homesickness. This show is a show that I hope to one day share with my daughter. I hope to one day share the same relationship that Lorelei and Rory share. I know this might seem like an odd post but in a way this show has saved me. It has made me laugh so hard when all I want to do is cry.
One of the things that I enjoy most about this show is the fact that they enhance women’s independence. When you look at all the strong characters in this show, they are mostly females. Very rarely do you see a woman in this show run to a man for something. There are some episodes, but all in all it’s girl power.
Since I have been watching this show since I was young, I have developed some habits from it self concisouly without realizing it. For example, I am a HUGE coffee drinker, I like cannot live without it. Another thing is I talk like ridiculously fast to where people can barely keep up. These are qualities I am happy to have gotten though.
I envy Rory and Lorelei. They make these characters so intelligent and happy(Yes I do realize that they are just characters and not real people). I have always wanted someone who I can talk ridiculously fast with and intelligently. I love how their conversations are so intelligent. It seems as I have gotten older and the more that I watch the show, the more I understand. The more movies I watch, the more books I read, the more that I understand everything.
My point is, some people run to books, video games, and TV shows to escape from the real world. The truth is I run to Gilmore Girls. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it makes me feel at home. It’s the world I escape to, I escape to Stars Hollow. Stars Hollow is my happy imaginary world. Only someone who loves Gilmorisms and Stars Hollow will understand this.
I invite you to my world of Stars Hollow, because I promise you’ll love it.
LATER I WILL BE CREATING A POST ON MY TOP FAVORITE GILMORISMS