I’m almost embarrassed that I was raving so about Gilmore Girls (season 1, on DVD) because I watch the new season on TV and think to myself, “Huh? Is this the same show?” I liked it for its quirky characters, the 1930s screwball-comedy style banter, and highly literate dialog. Now, I find it annoying and filled with storylines that are silly and stupid, and I wonder if it’s due to the quirky characters, the 1930s screwball comedy style banter, and the highly literate dialog. That and the storylines that are incredibly silly and stupid.
Enough already with the lame Dean boyfriend storyline (pathetic attempt to attract young viewers?) Rory as Nancy Drew college reporter is really not that fascinating. Just how much did Norman Mailer get paid to sit there at the Dragonfly and get faux-interviewed, for like 40 scenes? (“Oh, Mr. Mailer, you’re my favorite author. I’ve read all your books five times and I’d love for you to be in my TV show!”) And what’s up with Lorelai’s hair?
So, as someone who’s jumped from season one to season five, I’m wondering is it just me or am I missing something here? At what point did this show veer off the country road of spark and originality and hit the highway of silly soap opera and stupid storylines? It doesn’t say much that I’m enjoying reading the snarky recap of each episode on Television Without Pity more than I am watching the show itself.