I had a hard time deciding how to categorize this post on the blog. Should it be under entertainment, life lately, or pathetic? Not sure. Let me give you a little back story of why and how I watched 157 episodes of Gilmore Girls in one month! First, I blame Netflix. Netflix gives you approximately 17 seconds after an episode for you to decide to do something with your life or keep watching. You know which one I did.
Let me start with my excuses first. I was so sick over Thanksgiving break and it was just my daughter and I at home for four days by ourselves. I was looking for a “new binge” that we both might enjoy. Lately, I have heard a lot about the Gilmore Girls since the mini-series came out last year. I seriously had never seen one minute of the show or really heard much about it before this year. So, we decided to watch a few episodes to see what we thought. Six episodes later and at 1 AM we decided that we liked the show! Secretly, I loved the show. One thing led to another and we kept watching over the four days. I would like to say that we both did our artsy things while we watched tv. I cut out six million baby blankets to sew. I couldn’t actually sew them because…duh…I would have to turn off the tv. No chance. (If anyone needs a baby blanket…I have a
few six million in stock)
After the Thanksgiving holiday and I was feeling better but I was still hooked and took every opportunity to watch. I set my goal on finishing all seven seasons and the mini-series before the new year. I’m aiming for the stars with my goals these days.
Let’s just break down the math:
154 episodes at approximately 40 minutes each. That is 6,160 minutes. 102.66 hours. Plus the 6 hours of the mini-series. 108 hours. 4.5 SOLID DAYS OF MY LIFE.
I have no regrets. I have gained 5 pounds. My Fitbit thinks that I’m dead. I have gotten my monies worth from Netflix. I suckered my husband into watching with me. I accomplished my goal.
Please don’t tell me about any shows that I must watch! For now…I don’t need a another binge. Unless we are talking about an endless supply of Swiss Cake Rolls, then I’m up for a binge.
My thoughts on the show:
I love Paris! She was intense but I loved watching her!
I liked Rory with Logan the best. If I had to choose I would probably pick the bad boy Jess.
I love Stars Hollow and could totally live in a town like that.
How much money did they spend eating out all the time? That’s all I could think about every time they went to the diner or ordered take out.
I really like Luke for Lorelai. I never cared for Max. At all.
Michel…oh Michel! I loved him and was truly entertained with his irritation with people!
Sookie was fantastic! Whenever they showed the kitchens at the Inns I would be an awe! The food looked so good.
I liked Lorelai more at the beginning of the show than I did at the end. She was indecisive and that worked my nerve a bit. Also, she rambled a lot. Maybe if I wasn’t watching 27 episodes in one sitting then it wouldn’t work a nerve as much.
I love Emily. She was quick-witted and entertaining to watch.
I could go on forever about this show but I’ll spare you. I will say that I hope they come out with another mini-series. But…for now I have backed away from Netflix, I have put on real clothes and I have left the house. Things are looking good for 2017.