I don’t often blog the Gilmore Girls, but tonight’s season finale – the last hurrah for series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her producer hubby – was a doozy.
Jenn and I actually attended a themed Gilmore Girls season finale party. I say themed, but really it was an excuse to create our own smorgasbord of delectable goodies, eat like pigs, dissect the show theatre-in-the-round style and enjoy some fellowship. Dig.
Rather than do a full-on recap, I’ll hit some highlights, but not before I describe the culinary delights:
- Mini Hamburgers
- Pizza Rolls
- French Fries
- Chinese Take-out (Mongolian Beef, Fried & white rice and something else)
- Ice Cream
Now I restrained myself and didn’t eat two of these items (I’ll leave you, gentle-stomached reader, to guess which two) but I two-fisted everything else. When in Stars Hollow, eat like a Gilmore Girl!
So here are my thoughts on tonight’s episode, snark-style:
- Troubadors. Really?
- Waiting this long to have Lorelai give Luke an ultimate. Really?
- Christopher as love interest. Again. Really?
I mean, giving all your friends one acting gig (Sonic Youth!) and giving us some old-fashioned Stars Hollow wackiness is good – as is inducing a Taylor Dosse ulcer – but this act was way overdone.
This would have been a mid-season rant at the latest in any other season. I’m convinced that the new writers can retcon their way around April at all costs.
Newhart the whole thing. One big, bad dream or something. Please.
Please. Dear. God. Kill. Christopher.
I think if it was going to work we’d have seen a spark by now, but all I ever see is some occassional good sex (not me personally, “Lor” and Christopher) but no lasting relationship.
My two cents.
Honestly, the whole damn thing should have been done months ago.
And shame on the Palladinos for leaving this way. So you can’t eek out two years from the CW and your main stars are gone after one more season, so what?
Was it really better to leave the incoming clean-up crew that pile of dreck than to see some form of your vision completed?
Do you honestly think that if they were going to be around for next year’s final season or their “perfect world” two upcoming seasons that tonight’s episode would have ended like this? Hardly.
Maybe I’m just angry at waiting through the Summer months for new Gilmore Girls. Either way, THPPPPTTT!!!!!
Oh, and the party was a hit. I may need to mainline some Pepto, but I’ll live.
Fun folks, good conversation and lots of television to argue about. (Damn Palladinos!)