In my youth, I admit, I was OBSESSED with Gilmore Girls. The witty repartee, the copious amounts of coffee, the unabashed mother-daughter relationship? I thought this was the GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION!
Gilmore Girls has always been one of those shows that I constantly rewatched out of comfort or familiarity, but the older I got, the less and less I wanted to watch...
...and I'm realizing why: It's because Rory and Lorelai are, in a word, insufferable.
Now, I didn't come to this conclusion lightly. It happened over time, but I did eventually arrive here. Allow me to provide you with all the reasons why:
1.First, and most importantly, the PRIVILEGE is dripping off of these humans in DROVES:
2.The fact that Lorelai puts up a fuss about having weekly dinners with her parents — which she often tries to get out of — in exchange for Rory's $50,000 A YEAR TUITION literally has steam coming out of my ears:
3.Also, when she did leave home — 16 and pregnant, mind you — she...didn't...tell...her...parents...where...she...was...:
4.AND WHAT'S EVEN WORSE is that she was in the TOWN OVER!
5.Still on the privilege train. I know that Harvard is a dream for a lot of kids growing up — especially us East Coast children — but I still do not understand why Lorelai was upset when Rory went to Yale:
6.Now, this isn't all about Lorelai. Rory is a culprit, too. One of the moments that sticks out to me is when Rory dropped out of Yale for a semester because Logan's dad said she didn't have what it takes to be a journalist:
7.Also, one of the BIGGEST offenses, IMO, is this overall belief that Lorelai and especially Rory don't fit into this "elite world":
Now, I can go on and on about the oodles of privilege between these two ladies, but we're gonna move on to their relationships and how they're bad at those as well.
8.It's VERY clear that Lorelai has a crippling fear of commitment — which a lot of people suffer from — but that doesn't make it fair to drag other people into her issues:
9.My goodness, her treatment of Christopher! Lorelai only goes for him when he's in a committed relationship:
10.And POOR LUKE! This man has been in love with her from the jump and she spent seven seasons and a reboot tossing this man back and forth:
11.Now, I understand that Rory didn't have the best example growing up, but some things should be obvious, not learned, like not sleeping with a married man:
12.And not obsessing over one person while dating a whole-ass other person...and then getting MAD AT AFOREMENTIONED PERSON when they try to move on:
13.And taking responsibility for one's actions and not blaming bad behavior on the actions of others:
14.It's not just their romantic relationships that they're bad at, but their family and friendships as well. I understand that Emily Gilmore isn't the easiest woman to get along with, but there are just some things you tell your mother. Like, IDK, getting married??
15.Or, at the very least, not push her to the point of discomfort and tears:
16.Rory, even though she doesn't believe it, has the tendency to be self-involved and an awful friend:
17.This all boils down to the fact that Rory and Lorelai have a toxic and codependent relationship that's more detrimental than helpful:
All in all, Lorelai and Rory are certified trash™ and this woman RIGHT HERE should have been the star of the show: