Monday, December 1, 2014

Podcast #18 - S1E17 - The Breakup, Part II

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Poor tortured Dean can't even look at Rory.
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  1. Since you mentioned it in the last podcast, I want to talk about the existence of Mr. Kim because I have thoughts, but that might be considered a spoiler? So for now, I'll say that I like the idea that Lane has two parents and we just never see Mr. Kim, kind of like how we never see Al and his Pancakeworld but they're still there somewhere.

    Trix is at the same time both great and terrible, so she's actually like a lot of the Gilmore women in that sense. I like Emily when Trix is around and that we see a totally different side of her we haven't seen before. It's fun seeing her freaked out.
    Richard adores his mother and that's fine, but it doesn't make him look good that he doesn't see or completely ignores what Emily is going through and what Trix is putting her through.
    It's mean when Emily tries to freak out Lorelai about her relationship with Rory changing if she had money and it seems a little ridiculous because that probably wouldn't happen, but I can see where Emily is coming from and I feel for her again.

    Paris is great. It's sad though that at the end, all of the progress Rory and Paris had made in their relationship seems to be gone again.
    Tristan didn't bother me too much but I have a hard time reading CMM's performance when he tells Paris that they're better off as friends. I doesn't really seem like he's trying to be cruel and deliberately hurt her, but is he trying to be nice and just stupid? I don't know what he's doing there.

    I want those dog statues.

    1. Haha I loved when Lorelai was talking to the dog statues. Also Emily's remark "Stop talking to the dogs!!!"

  2. 1x17
    Rory's reaction when Dean and Luke were fighting was awkward. I loved Rory's dress and necklace at the party. Paris looked like she was about to hit on Rory when they were by the soda. That would not work out very well. I liked Tristan more here-- while he was miserable. He didn't try to mess with Rory, Rory actually bothered me more in their scene by the piano. I am glad she decided to wallow.

    Rory and Dean's relationship didn't have very many meaningful moments until the end. It was cute when they were recommending books to each other, when she dressed up like a 50's housewife to apologize to him in the Donna Reed episode, and when he wanted to make her happy on their anniversary date, but other than that he just did not seem to understand her.