But here's why: nine times out of ten, if I'm working on something for my shop, or catching up on emails, I have something on. I love good tv.
So when Netflix started offering The Gilmore Girls this fall, I jumped on board.
Because believe it our not, I somehow missed that one back in 2000 when the rest of America fell in love with Rory and Lorelai. Sorry, ladies, I'm here for you now.
Another fave, coincidentally, is Parenthood. I've seen every episode and am working on my second run through with my husband. He isn't as big into tv, so when we can find a show we both like, it's usually a binge situation. The last show we watched all the way through together was Lost. So, it's been awhile.He's slowly falling in love with the Bravermans just as much as I am.
As I've started watching The Gilmore Girls, I realized that Lorelai and Sarah Braverman are essentially the same person, just with very different kids. She's a goofy, energetic, possibly overly involved mom. I can relate, except for the energy part, maybe. But in TGG, she has Rory, who is aiming for Harvard, stays up all night cramming for tests, has more focus than most kids, and tends to be the voice of reason in the mother/daughter relationship. Still quirky and goofy and bubbly, she plays Sarah, mom to Amber, who can't seem to get it together, no matter how hard Sarah tries to make it happen. This feels far more realistic, and Amber is my favorite character on tv at the moment, in all her angst and trying to figure life out and broody behavior.
Either way, I love Lorelai and I love Sarah, which mean I love Lauren and I've decided she's my new Netflix BFF. Trying her best to love her kid, in her overly opinionated way, drinking too much coffee and being a little bit dorky all along the way. MFEO.
What are you watching these days? I'm always looking for shows and movies that I haven't seen yet. What should I watch next?