Have you ever sat down to watch something on the television set, not really having anything in mind that you wanted to watch, so you randomly browse the channels until you happen upon a show that looks quirky enough to capture your attention, and then you realize “How have I NEVER watched this show???”. (By the way, that is a REALLY long sentence).
I was eating my cereal this morning in the living room (Big No-No. Mmm, Honeycombs. Stolen from the kids shelf in the pantry…hehehee) and tuned into The Gilmore Girls. Um, where has this show been? Let me rephrase that. Where have I been? I have never watched this show before. I had heard of it, but when it was popular, I was either too busy or didn’t care at the time. Darn it, I care now. And now it’s not a popular program. I don’t believe they are making new episodes any longer. I am stuck watching the show in the morning at 8:00 am on ABC Family. And the storyline is somewhere in “you should have watched the prior four seasons” and “you better keep watching because we aren’t going to wrap it up in this season either”.
In the one-hour episode I watched this morning (Season six, episode 13 “Friday nights alright for fighting”), I immediately began to relate to these woman, Lorelai and Rory. I could see myself, in Stars Hollow (a darling quaint little town that I want to move to someday). I could easily run an Inn. Really, I’d find the time. I want to leave my cute kitschy house and walk down the lane into my cute kitschy town and go see my boyfriend at the diner he owns…ok, maybe Mr. Gates would oppose to that last one, but you get my drift. I absolutely fell in-love with those girls.
Here in lies the problem. I can totally see myself scheduling my entire life around the airing of this show. Monday – Friday at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time, is Gilmore Girl time. How sad is that? I will be scheduling classes, Dr’s appointments, and meetings all around this show. I will slowly become obsessed like I have before on so many other things before. My DVR is going to be stuffed full with Gilmore Girl shows, stacking up, waiting to be watched by me.
That is, if I haven’t had the life sucked out of me at 8:00 am PST, Monday – Friday.