I remember the first time I watched The Gilmore Girls. The show was already over, I was about 25 years old, and I really (REALLY) wanted to hate it. I knew nothing about the show or the characters but I knew it was on The WB and that alone was reason enough for me to hate it.
But I didn’t. I pretended to not be too in to it, but if someone watched an episode without me, I was secretly really annoyed. (I was living with about 6 people, and someone else was checking out each season one by one from the library.) Years later, I have fully embraced my love of all things Gilmore Girls. Unlike other shows that I haven’t watched but actuallydoknow some stuff about, The Gilmore Girls is a tv show chock full of intelligent and witty pop culture references. The dialog moves along at an incredible pace, meaning that you miss some even if you listen really closely and you are bound to miss the meaning of some that you are able to hear. There’s so much going on in a single episode.
This short book reads as essentially a screenplay of the very first episode of the show, but told solely from Rory’s point of view (Rory is the daughter, Lorelai is the mother). It was great to be able to go back and read the references that I still missed even though I’ve seen the first episode many times, and getting to read about things that Rory was thinking (that weren’t in the show) was a new insight.
There was nothing life-changing or earth-shattering in the guilty pleasure 1-hour read, but I’ll probably read more of them. My library has all of them, and they are the perfect sit outside on the porch swing and read for an hour kind of books. Guilty pleasures tend to be that way.