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GILMORE GIRLS S01E02

Rory Gilmore: Uh, I kind of view studying as a solitary activity.

BINGE-WATCHING

Chanced upon an article on binge-watching on Entertainment Weekly recently and I realized why it is still my favourite source of entertainment news… it has put a name to my “hobby”!

There are other binge-watching related articles on EW.com, such as:

So anyway, I would just like to share my binge-watching experience!

1. GILMORE GIRLS

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I saw this on and off during my school days and it kickstarted my adoration for Jared Padalecki (not too keen on his character development on Gilmore Girls, though). When school finally ended, I took the opportunity to finish all SEVEN seasons. I borrowed the entire DVD collection from NLB, by the way.

I’m always fascinated by the relationship Lorelai and Rory have and wished I talked as fast and witty as either of them and had someone to spar my pop culture knowledge with.

2. SUPERNATURAL

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Sadly, Singapore didn’t broadcast Supernatural past season 2 and my emotional well-being was left hanging in the balance after what took place after Sam’s ordeal. Since I didn’t watch every episode, I started from the pilot till season 4 and got caught up in the ‘Sam died’, ‘Dean went to hell and came back’ and ‘who is Castiel?’ questions along with the fandom.

It was rewarding and it is still my favourite show on TV. There’s mythical lore, brotherly love, funny meta-episodes and people to root for (very important factor). It can be quite painful to watch week by week but that is TV.

3. GREY’S ANATOMY

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Catching up on five seasons of this was not easy. If you’re not crying about the lead character’s complicated and tragedy-filled life, you’re crying about the patients caught in the worst possible position ever. Not to mention all the action going on in the on-call room. Still the most addictive medical drama I watch.

4. CASTLE

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Finally caught up with Castle all the way to the season 4 finale last year. The chemistry between Castle and Beckett is magnetic and I was so glad for the season 4 finale! There are interesting cases – vampires, zombies, ghosts, Bigfoot that help fuel Castle’s imaginative mind and frustrate Beckett who believes in facts and evidence. Cannot wait for season 6!

5. DOWNTON ABBEY

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Polished two seasons of it over one weekend and my life was changed (for the week after). Matthew and Mary! How can two people lead such frustratingly connected lives and not be together! The 2011 Christmas episode served to be the best and I dread watching season 3 and the 2012 Christmas episode for fear of what it would do to my dream for Matthew and Mary.

EAT THE UGLY CARROT

Bridesmaids (2011)

Kristen Wigg stars as Annie Walker, a single woman in her 30s who has recently lost her job, savings and boyfriend when her bakery failed to take off. Her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), announces her engagement and makes Annie her maid of honour. Though broke and lovelorn, Annie tries to make it a wonderful occasion for Lillian and things get tougher when she has to fend off Lillian’s new BFF, Helen, who’s vying for the role of maid of honour.

This is one of the funniest movies I have seen this year! Almost every moment is a laugh-out-loud moment. Personally, I thought the funniest parts were during the bridesmaids’ dress fitting, the airplane scene and when Annie was trying to get Officer Nathan Rhodes’s (the charming Chris O’Dowd) attention by driving “recklessly”. Totally ship Nathan and Annie… and the raccoons are adorable!

The rivalry between Helen (Rose Byrne) and Annie was evident from the start when they toasted Lillian. The staring thing was weird and I hated how Helen hypocritical can be. The bridal shower was the last straw and I can empathize with Annie, though her actions were a little too strong (but funny). I mean, when one is really angry, the f-bombs will definitely come out. Come on, she’s literally at the lowest point of her life and it gets worst? Give her a guy with a packet of carrots!

There’s also Jon Hamm, who plays a jerk version of himself and Wigg is really lucky to have him in it even though he can be such an ass. Melissa McCarthy (Sookie from Gilmore Girls) plays Megan, who doesn’t mince her words and actions. She brings out most of the gags and steals every scene – OMG that toilet sink! Ellie Kemper from The Office also stars as one of the bridesmaids. And surprise surprise, she used to be Jon Hamm’s student when he was teaching drama!

Annie: What kind of a name is ‘Stove’ anyway? What, are you like a kitchen appliance or something? 
Flight Attendant Steve: No. My name is Steve and I’m a man. 
Annie: You are a flight attendant. 

4 out of 5 stars

RORY GILMORE GRADUATES

I just realized I posted a similar post way back when I was watching Gilmore Girls, but here’s an extended version with more laughs and tears.

Headmaster Charleston, faculty members, fellow students, family and friends, welcome. We never thought this day would come. We prayed for its quick delivery, crossed days off our calendars, counted hours, minutes, and seconds, and now that it’s here, I’m sorry it is because it means leaving friends who inspire me and teachers who have been my mentors – so many people who have shaped my life and my fellow students’ lives impermeably and forever.

I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina, and strolled down Swann’s Way. It’s a rewarding world, but my second one is by far superior. My second one is populated with characters slightly less eccentric but supremely real, made of flesh and bone, full of love, who are my ultimate inspiration for everything. Richard and Emily Gilmore are kind, decent, unfailingly generous people. They are my twin pillars without whom I could not stand. I am proud to be their grandchild. But my ultimate inspiration comes from my best friend, the dazzling woman from whom I received my name and my life’s blood, Lorelai Gilmore.

My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be. She filled our house with love and fun and books and music, unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from Jane Austen to Eudora Welty to Patti Smith. As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.

Thank you, Mom. You are my guidepost for everything.

As we prepare ourselves today to leave…

I’M GETTING THE PIG!

RED stands for Retired and Extremely Dangerous. Based on a comic book series, it begins when former CIA agent, Frank Moses, is attacked in his own home. He brings along his love interest, Sarah, and gathers his buddies (Joe, Marvin and Victoria) – all retirees with lots of class and automatic weapons.

It’s like even though they look like normal retirees on the outside: hanging out at the retirement home, arranging flowers but it seems they always keep themselves armed. It’s a very funny movie, especially those parts where John Malkovich appears. He’s over-sensitive to technology, buzzing overhead helicopters or strange women who might be following them but he’s got the best weapon in the movie: the pig! Plus, Helen Mirren is really good with the guns! Non-stop firing! And Mrs. Kim (Emily Kuroda) from Gilmore Girls has a bit role in it! 3 and a half out of 5 stars.

I’VE BEEN GILMORED

Wow, this month has been filled with madness, or rather, madness filled with Gilmore-goodness. It’s the reason why my movie reviews have been kinda belated and the seemingly endless amounts of quirky quotes from the show itself.

I used to catch it on weekends when it was showing on TV but it was always bits and pieces and now, I have completed the entire seven seasons! It feels great! Now, I think I can really understand all they say at the magical speed they speak with. They are really the fastest-talking mother-daughter team on TV.

I would love to be in Stars Hollow, because of the small town charm and they constantly screen old movies at their local theatre! That is absolute LOVE! Plus, Lorelai really introduced Rory to a whole load of movies, like those with Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink) to classics like The Godfather, Pulp Fiction etc. Every one of their sentences are littered with pop culture.


Initially, I think I was watching it because Dean (Jared Padalecki) but it became more of Lorelai and Rory then Lorelai and Luke. But Team Dean didn’t go well cos Jess appeared but as much as I hated Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), I could see why Rory likes him. He reads, like her! Unlike Dean, who tries very hard to read, but Rory reads really sophisticated stuff. Though, I must add, it will be very difficult to find a rule-breaking bad boy who enjoys reading in the real world. Team Dean fell apart after he got back to her while being married and it totally ruined him for me. So I guess, surprisingly, I’m Team Jess. Logan (Matt Czuchry) didn’t really work for me, because he didn’t give leave much of a good impression and I could have counted the times when Rory might have broken up with him (but did not). I think I was subconsciously rooting for them to be apart.

And, it was finally in Season 5 that Luke and Lorelai got together. What a long wait! Luke has been always there for Lorelai and he does things to keep her happy. Building her an ice rink, helping her find Rory’s chick, free repairs to the house, breaking the church bells, and pumping her full of caffeine. The only time you might dislike Luke is when he starts hesitating about them and keeping April away from Lorelai. That was bad Luke. Well, they broke up but the finale was kinda hopeful though. I mean, Luke spent the entire night making an enormous tent for the entire town so that Rory’s surprise graduation party could go on as planned even with the impending rainstorm.

And most of all, it’s the mother-daughter dynamics. Lorelai and Rory have always stressed that they are best friends first, mother and daughter second. And it speaks volumes about the relationship they share. You can feel it whenever Rory graduates and thanks her mother for everything because Lorelai is really that great. It is also kinda heartbreaking that they were apart for some time because of their differences. But when they made up, it was such a wonderful feeling!

And this is, in my opinion, one of the best scenes from the show. The epic Gilmore shouting match.

I do hope a Gilmore Girls movie will be in the works!

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Emily Gilmore: I’ve come to talk to you about your marriage.
Lorelai Gilmore: My marriage?
Emily Gilmore: Yes. I’m concerned. I don’t like what I’m seeing and I’ve come to offer you some friendly advice.
Lorelai Gilmore: Mom, I really don’t want your advice.
Emily Gilmore: Well, then, consider it unfriendly advice.