Catching up on The Gilmore Girls on DVD, I’ve reached the midpoint of season three. I love-loved it when the episode entitled “A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving” began with the Girls watching the most-excellent documentary Grey Gardens.
Kudos to the writers! The entire opening scene had the jabbering, articulate (fictional) TV mother and daughter watching the jabbering articulate (real life) mother and daughter on TV. Nicely done. It’s cultural references like this one that bring an additional level of enjoyment to an otherwise fine show. (You can read my review of the Little Edie-Big Edie movie here.)
On a side note, watching these older episodes makes me nostalgic for the zing-pow of Gilmore Girls the early years. Anyone else think GG has lost some of its magic? The witty dialog flashes from time to time, but the story lines are often weak and downright silly.