After LFW everyone deserves a bit of down time and a guilty pleasure and I’m not afraid to say that mine this season is Gilmore Girls. I’m obsessed with Babette, her gnomes and her wicked raspy voice. Here she is explaining to Rory how sometimes women can’t help themselves when it comes to bad boys (aka Jess, circa season 2).
My friend Sophie is fanatic about the show and often posts factoids and interesting articles on her sisters’ FB pages in a bid to educate them further about GG. Such as: did you know Lorelai aka Lauren Graham used to date Chandler from Friends? & that she’s friends with Ellen Degeneres?
While it has a bad rep for being a girly show, it’s actually filled with pop culture references galore in a way that reminds me of an Angela Carter novel – so jam packed that you want to google anything you don’t know and are certain you’re probably even missing subtle references. (Making a case for this, see this blog feature). Not to mention, the show is inextricably tied to Rory’s bookishness, so for anyone who loves academia and literature it’s a fun world to escape to. It is wrong that I feel like I’m learning something when I watch it?