“Everyone has a purpose in life – perhaps yours is watching television.” – David Letterman
We’ve all been stuck inside for quite some time now. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve already binge-watched a show or two, become completely immersed in the spiraling hole of YouTube, or have watched movies back-to-back during this quarantine.
Oh, you’re curious what I have been watching? How kind of you to ask!
About a year ago I started the show on Amazon Prime Video called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and completely fell in love with it. The overall premise is a housewife living in the Upper West Side of New York in the 1950s, and her life takes a harsh turn and she discovers herself and her purpose through stand-up comedy. The writing is brilliant and witty, the cinematography is beautiful, the costumes are elegant and romantic, and the cast is incredible. It is easily one of my favorite shows.
With that being said, before and after I watch a show or movie, I always do research on it. I realized that the writer and creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, had written for other shows and had another very successful show before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - that show is Gilmore Girls.
Once I finished The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I hopped Netflix and started Gilmore Girls and fell in love yet again.
Before I started my summer class, all I did was watch Gilmore Girls day in and day out. I would wake up around noon and would watch all day until around midnight.
Good use of my time? Abso-freakin-loutely.
Gilmore Girls is also a magnificently written show. It is chock-filled with popular culture references, witty remarks and conversation, and a lovable cast. It is about a mother and daughter and the experiences they have together and separately through life.
Me attempting to describe these two shows would be doing a disservice to their brilliance.
So, just trust me, and indulge!