Day 15 - Favorite female character
I am drawn to shows with strong female characters and there are so many who I could talk at length about. Just four that immediately pop into my head are: Amber Tamblyn's Joan of Arcadia, Connie Britton's Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, Tina Fey's Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, I made the hard decision and selected:
Brilliantly played by Lauren Graham, Lorelai is quirky, funny, smart, big-hearted, and, yes, flawed. I'm not sure if I'd want her as my mom (good thing she has the amazing Rory for her daughter) but I definitely want her for a friend: we could hang out, watch TV, eat lots of food and have crazy fun conversations. There's an episode where Luke is confused about why she's saved all these old videotapes with TV shows on them and I had this moment where I realized that she and I are kindred spirits (my partner has asked me exactly the same question about my video collection). Other than the fact that Lorelai (with help from Graham) is stunningly gorgeous (and also super skinny), she feels like such a real relateable character. In real life most of us do drink caffeine, talk a lot and watch TV! haha, or I do anyway!
I feel I should clarify my comment about not wanting Lorelai to be my mom. The thing is that on the show she's an awesome mom and she raised an amazing daughter. She's definitely unconventional and there's times when it's clear that Rory is the more mature one. But what makes her awesome is how much she loves Rory and how Rory is the #1 person in her life.
Sure their relationship may feel a bit like glamourized single motherhood but it is ultimately a wonderful relationship to watch, which, like Lorelai, isn't perfect.
Also, the difficult relationship Lorelai has with her parents is so well played out and shows an entirely different side of Lorelai, and we understand why she's the kind of mom that she is. The show is just so good at relationships. Oh! And I can't forget the fact that she worked her way up from being a high school dropout to getting her degree in business at college and running her own Inn.
Unique, strong, loving and so damn funny. Just a few of the reasons why I love Lorelai Gilmore.
What's Upcoming/Previously done
Day 01 - A show that should never have been cancelled: Joan of Arcadia
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching: Community
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season): Parenthood
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Day 05 - A show you hate: TMZ.com
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show: BtVS's Once More with Feeling
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show: BtVS's Beer Bad
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch: The Vampire Diaries
Day 09 - Best scene ever: We discover that John Locke couldn't walk before crashing on the island in Lost
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving: Friends
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you: Veronica Mars
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times: HIMYM's Something Borrowed
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show: Little House on the Prairie
Day 14 - Day 14 - Favorite male character: Coach Taylor
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death