It’s been over seven years now since the final Gilmore Girls episode live-aired, on May 15th 2007. Enough time for the seven seasons to have aired again… that’s like your kid having a kid. Yet there’s no seven year itch in sight and the fanbase is still evident, both here at GilmoreNews and at various internet fan outlets, who I’d like to take this occasion to gather up and namecheck and give a good ol’ fashioned Stars Hollow holler. HOLLER!
Anyone who’s ever twat me will know I’m terrible with The Twitter (apologies if I’m garbling the terminology). I think by the time I joined up the cool kids had already moved onto something else. On the bright side, it seems to be working out for Gilmore Tweets, who post a few choice Gilmore lines each week. Each is up-to-140-characters worth of reminiscences, particularly good for those with a short-attention span.
For those who like their words with pictures, GilmoreGirlsWeb tweets a subtitled screengrab or video two or three times a week. On Tumblr we have Oy With the Poodles Already and FYeahGilmoreGirls, who both post pretty much weekly with screenshots or animated GIFs and subtitles or taglines. I find myself watching a really good GIF over and over as the actors’ tiniest facial expressions can make the whole thing.
On more traditional entertainment news sites, I keep an eye on Vulture and TVLine. Vulture has a current Gilmore or Amy Sherman-Palladino story once a month or so and not only do they have a dedicated Amy Sherman-Palladino tag but last month they boasted an article from Amy Sherman-Palladino herself. She wrote about the impressive dialogue in Sherlock, of which I’m a fan but I didn’t like the wedding episode.
Also a shout out to TV Fanatic, who are on the radar this week as they kick off an episode-by-episode review of Gilmore Girls, starting with series one, episode one! We’ve done it a few times and wish them luck and many many laughs. I think it’s the third or fourth viewing that really separates the wheat from the chaff.
Last up, something a bit different is Stars Hollow Confessions, a Tumblr site that accepted anonymously posted confessions about Gilmore Girls. They’d turn submissions into a graphic with an appropriate screengrab. The confession box is currently closed but new pics are still being posted from the backlog. Some of the ‘confessions’ are more observations or musings, but the candid ones are my favourite e.g.
“Season 7 isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be.”
Kira and Iscah, I hope you don’t mind me re-posting this gem…
Are there other Gilmore sites you follow? Do share! Do you (or did you) have a Gilmore Girls website?
I’d also like to have a confessional session sometime, I think it’d be an eye-opener. Anyone care to start?
Top pic c/o TheWB, bottom pic c/o starshollowconfessions.tumblr.com, check ’em out.