It's time for an Obsessions update!! I get obsessed with a lot of things and they're constantly changing, and I want to share :)
Gilmore Girls Revival
Have SO MANY THOUGHTS. So many EMOTIONS. Must get them out! So in case you didn't know--- SPOILERS are ahead:
- I went into this series hoping for a lot of things. I know it's probably not the best way to go into something like this-- I mean, I went into the Full House relaunch with ZERO expectations and that worked out quite well. But Gilmore Girls had left me with so much angst and blah-ness that I wanted THINGS from the new episodes.
- So it's a 4-parter with 1.5 hour episodes and I was hoping each season would be like a mini-movie. With a distinct plot and endings, and it just wasn't like that.
- I sort of felt like not much really happened?? I mean, stuff happened, but there was a lot of slowness that I felt didn't really add anything besides length to the episodes.
- I could go on a Rory Rant for dayssss. She wasn't my fave in the last seasons of the original series, and unfortunately that continued in the revival.
- One of the big things I wanted from the revival was Rory redemption. Oh boy, that didn't happen!! I thought high school Rory was great-- she was a kid and she was smart and funny and had a cool BFF and an awesome frenemy at school. Yale Rory--- ummm, not so much. She got on my last nerve and if I hadn't started to love to hate her, I probably would have quit the series. She was special snowflake on privileged steroids.
- Revival Rory was somehow worse.
- She didn't have success in her love life or her professional life. And honestly, it didn't even feel like she was trying. If something wasn't coming easy for her, she would just give up.
- The website interview was the culmination of everything that's wrong with Rory. She's been built up to believe that she's special and everything should be handed to her... and she's just not.
- I never got "leader" from Rory Gilmore. She was smart, she was bookish-- but was she a leader?? I never felt that, so it doesn't surprise me that she wasn't able to become the international journalist superstar that she dreamed of being.
- Do you remember the Dean thing?? Remember when Rory didn't even CARE that she was potentially ruining a marriage or hurting a bunch of people? Well it was like dejavu. Now she's her engaged ex-boyfriend's booty call. Just-- what the fuck are you doing girl???
- I genuinely thought the creators would make her successful in her career and maybe not so much at love. The creators must hate her as much as I do though, because they gave her nada (except a fat trust fund apparently, because look how she travels and pays for stuff without working).
- Now we get to Lorelai. I was happy with Lorelai until halfway through Summer. Emily told her off during the Winter episode and I thought it was spot on & Lorelai was okay for me after that.... until it became glaringly obvious that she didn't give a shit about what Luke wanted for his life. It was all about her--- again.
- I thought that since Luke and Lorelai were still together 9 years later, she'd moved past that and started including him as a partner in her life. But no. She didn't even THINK to ask him if he ever wanted more kids. She didn't even THINK about seeing what he thought about marriage.
- When she decides that he is what she wants, she almost won me over-- until she opened her mouth and said that she already set a date for that month. Like really?? You can't even wait to see if he still wants your crazy ass before you set a date?? And like, maybe he has plans that day??
- I want to talk about the Wild incident, but I don't think my brain can take it. It was just so dumb.
- Emily Gilmore fucking rocks. She blew me away on this revival. She lost Richard and it was sad (**tear), and I loved that the series actually took a journey with her on the grief process. It wasn't- let's explain this missing character, and we've all moved on. They actually gave Emily (and Lorelai to a lesser extent) a storyline of finding herself without her husband.
- I never liked Emily all that much in the original series. I mean, I thought she was funny and knew how to get things done, but her likability was so-so. On the revival she had vulnerability and growth and her parts were my absolute favs.
Side character & cameo thoughts
- Lane's husband looked like he was 105 years old. Sebastian Bach looked younger. It was weird. And why does Lane always get the shaft in this series? Her appearances in the revival were few and far between.
- PARIS!! Paris was giving me life in this revival!! She was still kick-ass Paris & I was super thankful for that. Her and Doyle were.... her and Doyle. I'm hoping that they're not really splitting up-- just because he's turned into a Hollywood D-bag doesn't mean Paris can't stomp that out of him!!
- April-- ughhh. Nothing much to say about that. Her scene seemed to be put in to show the audience that she doesn't have her life together either.... but ummmm she's 22. Rory is 32. Big difference.
- Sookie- probably the closest I came to crying was when she showed up!! But that milestone cake she made just cemented everything I felt about Luke and Lorelai's relationship-- it's alllll about Lorelai. But I really wish Melissa McCarthy committed for more because she was NEEDED.
- The Parenthood appearances were adorable!! Especially Lauren Graham's IRL boyfriend. I know there were Bunhead appearances too, but I've never watched that show, so I can't really say anything about those.
Dean, Jess, and Logan
- Logan--- ughh. International Fuck Buddy. Great.
- Dean-- he was my least favorite of Rory's boyfriends, but I thought his scene in the revival was cute. I liked the cornstarch reference. I could have lived without Rory telling him he made her feel "safe". Shut up Rory.
- Jess-- I thought he could have had more in these episodes. He was once again, a guiding force for Rory, but she didn't really interact with him all that much.
- Not happy.
- Full circle my ass!! Rory is not 16, it's not the same thing. She's not her mom, she's a spoiled little trust fund bitch with no work ethic.
- And the whole thing with her writing a book called Gilmore Girls? SOOOO SHOCKING!! Like that hasn't been done 500 times already in 500 other shows/movies/books.
- I really hope there's no more seasons. I really don't want it.
Did you watch yet? If so, SHARE OPINIONS!!
Choosing a Kindle Cover
- I used to be a Nook girl, but then they pissed me off by not being compatible with sending epubs to it. So I bought a cheap Kindle. It's pretty much the cheapest Paperwhite you can get, but it's all I really need for now. Of course a day after I got it, my dog stepped on it and put a small dent in the screen. So moral of the story is, I need a cover. I've been putting it off, but I know it's only a matter of time before my brat dogs go stepping on it again.
- The thing is, it's a HARD choice. Here are some of the ones I've been considering.
Which one do you like best? Help me pick!!
I really love plaid and finding plaid everything on Polyvore. My credit card hurts a little bit!
- I know fall is almost over and we're all moving on to the Christmas season, but I still want to share my love for plaid. Plaid everything. I've loved plaid since I was wee 90's girl living in a plaid 90's world and I've never given up the obsession. The only type of plaid I don't buy as much are the plaid skirts. I'm starting to age out from that style :(
The Thousandth Floor (#1) by Katharine McGee
- I started reading this the other day and I'm TOTALLY OBSESSED. Like I can't stop reading it. It's over 400 pages, so that's the only reason I haven't finished it yet (I'm sort of a slow reader compared to you guys). It's so addictive. I love the futuristic details and can't get enough of this cool world.
- If you haven't heard of it-- it's about a group of teens living in 2116 NYC where a giant 1000-story tower has been built over Central Park. It's basically a complete city in one building & it's SO interesting.
- The only thing I'm EHHH about is that there's an adopted brother/sister forbidden love thing going on. I'm not a big incest fan. I know they're not blood related, but it's icky.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- I was a little worried about starting this because it has super big hype AND I loved the Lunar Chronicles-- it's always scary when you've loved 1 series by an author and are about to read his/her new material. Will it turn out?? I am so happy that so far I really really like this one. It's super interesting to read about the Queen of Hearts before she was Queen and was actually.... nice?? I also love reading Wonderland from Marissa Meyer's POV. She makes sense of the senseless :)