24 July 2006

Guilty Pleasures Week: TV, Part 2

I should also mention that I love Gilmore Girls. Haven’t missed an episode during its entire run. I know it’s targeted for teen girls, but I don’t care. I block out every Tuesday evening so that I don’t miss a moment downing cocktails (sad, isn’t it?). I want to live in my own Stars Hollow — a small town filled with witty repartee and obscure pop-culture references, where neighbors are eccentric and loving, where Grant Lee Phillips is my town troubadour (doesn’t every good town deserve its own troubadour?).



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19 Comments:

At 7/24/2006 07:06:00 PM, Blogger mat said...

I posted my "days gone by" guity tv over with Haahnster, but you seem to be talking current, so here goes... yes, a 34 year old male got sucked into "American Idol" this past season. How it happened, I"ll never know, but it did. I was soooo pissed when Taylor kept advancing, and then for him to win... Oh well, there you have it.

 
At 7/24/2006 08:01:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I didn't watch much TV in the 1980s, so I stayed current. Wish I'd gone old school like the Haahnster; he always trumps me.

So, you have to admit who you were rooting for on American Idol ...

 
At 7/24/2006 08:23:00 PM, Blogger mat said...

Do I really have to admit that I had the "McPheever"? Her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was probably the best I have ever heard.

 
At 7/24/2006 08:24:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I heard that replayed on the radio, and it was pretty amazing. She's a hottie, too.

 
At 7/24/2006 08:51:00 PM, Blogger mat said...

There you have it.

 
At 7/24/2006 08:54:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Then you AI away, buddy.

 
At 7/24/2006 09:00:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

I'm 42 and got sucked into the Idol for the first time ever (honest). I wanted Smelliot to win but if not him, then Taylor. Katherine's OTR was indeed brilliant though. There, I've said it. Can it ever be taken back?

 
At 7/24/2006 09:13:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

It's on the Web, Dale. Fifty years from now, your grandkids will Google that line and read it at your funeral.

 
At 7/24/2006 09:46:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

I'm fucked. I want that on my tombstone.

 
At 7/24/2006 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

"I'm fucked" ... or "I wanted Smelliot to win"?

 
At 7/25/2006 07:48:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

Hahaha, I plan on having a very large tombstone to mark my very small life so there's room for both and anything else anyone would like.

 
At 7/25/2006 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

I know nothing about the Gilmore Girls besides the fact that I know numerous females (ranging from aged 15 to 50) that love it. I once watched about 10 minutes of it and was excerbated by the somewhat contrived dialogue, but then won over when someone threw out a reference to a fued in the show being like the fued between the Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Any writing group that can throw in a indi music reference that obscure is ok in my book:P

I'm having a hard time finding something to admi there, not so much because I have stellar tastes but more because I'm rarely home on regular enough weeknights to watch anything. Lost is really the only show I keep up with; although I can admit to watching the first season of the OC when it was out, so that will probably fit the bill here:P

 
At 7/25/2006 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I'll send out the flyer so that we can start writing up Dale-worthy epitaphs.

 
At 7/25/2006 01:28:00 PM, Blogger Benny said...

Beth! I love this show. I've only ever sat down and watched it in Italian (I was held hostage in Bologna with some friends who refused to miss an episode), but it was so cute. It reminds me of my mother and me, so any time something happened between the two on the show, I started crying.

Guilty as charged! :-)

 
At 7/25/2006 07:23:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Glad you're on my side, Benny. I now feel cool for loving Gilmore Girls.

 
At 7/25/2006 10:17:00 PM, Anonymous DJ Cayenne said...

I am a big fan of the show as well. No matter how many feminine hygiene products they want to advertise during the show can keep me away. The season finale with Sonic Youth, the Femmes, The Sparks, Yo La Tengo, etc. was great on that front alone. The new network adds for the show that are on the side of city buses say "free to be girlie". Any show that throws in that many book/music references gets my full support. I want to CD swap with Lane. Of course, I'll never admit any of this publicly.

 
At 7/25/2006 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DJ, I'm sure you know that the third person with Sonic Youth is Kim and Thurston's daughter. And I'd love to hang with Lane and swap music. Your secret's safe with me ... although I think it adds to your level of cool.

 
At 8/19/2006 09:54:00 AM, Anonymous María said...

I know this post is a bit old, but as is Sat. and I'm working (slacking, more likely), I'm going randomly through archives, etc...and had to comment on this.
I love/hate GG... well, I watch it always, sometimes I even watch reruns, sometimes I flip channels when I feel dialogue is getting insufferably witty and lame.. but somehow I can't stop watching!
Don't know in the US (i'm from Argentina) but here we have WB cable channel and it seems there's always a rerun of old GG episodes.
It's in the top 5 of my guilty pleasures... my husband gives me the "I married a crazy, airhead woman" stare whenever he surprises me watching it... damn! I should learn to hit the remote buttons faster!

 
At 8/21/2006 08:37:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Keep watching, Maria! I love "GG." Want to live in Stars Hollow. And I'm glad to see you're not working when you're working.

 

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