The Gilmore Girls Project

THE-1 A large number of my friends exploded in squee last week when Netflix announced that the entire run of Gilmore Girls is now available to stream online.

Confession: I have never watched a single episode of Gilmore Girls.

MV5BMTYyMjM4Mjc5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTg1OTAzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_You'd think that the show would have hit me right in the sweet spot when it first aired. From what I hear, it's heavy on the literary references and features two smart, witty female protagonists who spend a good amount of their time reading. Also, it premiered on October 5th, 2000, when I was a freshman in high school. At that age, I was the target demographic for pretty much everything on the WB.* And yet somehow the show passed me by.

Fast forward to 2014, and the show has popped up in my life again. When I texted my critique partner, Alexis Anne, to ask her to sell me on the idea of watching, I got this message back: "O.M.G."**

Enough said.

So this is what I've decided to do. I'm going to commit to watching two episodes a week until I'm done with season one. That should bring me through to mid-December. During this time I'll be blogging along. These aren't going to be wrap ups. Sometimes I'll be reacting to what happened in each episode. Other times I'll be using the episodes as a jumping off point to talk about other topics. Sometimes, I'm sure, it will just be about the books that get name dropped in the show.

You can expect posts every Thursday. This coming week will be "Pilot" and "The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton". So come join me as I no doubt make a lot of poor predictions about future story arcs and find out if I'll fall in love with Gilmore Girls enough to do this for season 2. And while you're at it, fans, leave me a comment to let me know why you love the show.


* RIP the WB.

**See what I mean about the squee?