Catching up (kinda) with Gypsy the Mechanic

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I often find myself (especially on quiet news days) wondering what’s happening with the Gilmore Girls cast these days.  Michael Winters (Taylor Doose) will hopefully be playing something wonderful again at the Seattle Rep next year and Sean Gunn (Kirk) will be shooting up the raccooniverse in a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy but what of Gypsy the mechanic?

No, but he was carrying it in a canvas bag with a big dollar sign on it.

Rose Abdoo has been keeping incredibly busy on the small screen.  Since the cancellation of Bunheads, she’s had recurring roles in Pretty Little Liars, Parenthood, Shameless and The Comeback as well as appearances in The Mentalist, Psych, The Millers and Sofia the First.

Her turn on Parenthood was particularly poignant – she played a cancer sufferer – and was cast in the part a year after she finished chemotherapy in real-life.  She was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix in February 2011, which is a rare type of cancer so difficult to diagnose, it has an almost 100% mortality rate.  However, she is now in remission and evidently making the most of life.  Here’s a podcast from last year where she talks about what she’s been through and her time on Parenthood.

http://www.thatvoiceoverpodcast.com/tvop-welcomes-rose-abdoo/

Next up is an appearance in the opening episode of Castle season 7, at the end of this month.  Two theatrical releases are also due later this year: Welcome to Me – with Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell – a comedy about a woman with borderline personality disorder who winds millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.  And Cake with Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick, a drama – maybe dramedy – about a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.

Anything of those tickle your fancy?  Have you been following Rose Abdoo?  Spotted her in something unexpected?  Favourite Gypsy moments?  Will anyone give me odds that she’s the one that did it, in Castle?

[I’ve been enjoying Sofia the First much more than I should.  Some of the songs are brilliant (the theme tune is straight from the 80’s) and when the real Disney princesses make guest appearances… well, it’d make any fangirl squeal.  But their songs are rubbish.]

Pic c/o RoseAbdoo

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

5 thoughts on “Catching up (kinda) with Gypsy the Mechanic

  • September 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm
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    Speaking of Castle, I just saw the Christmas episode from season 5, where Headmaster Charleston (Dakin Matthews) plays a bad Santa :O)

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  • September 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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    It must have been nostalgic for Rose to star in Pretty Little Liars… former Stars Hallow set!

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  • September 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm
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    I wonder how Rose and Lauren interact on the set of Parenthood and if they trade stories of the good old days on Gilmore Girls…one can hope!!

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  • September 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm
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    Oops…the link takes me to Michael Winters ,not Rose Abdoo…

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  • September 12, 2014 at 2:45 am
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    Whoopsy!! Thanks for the catch Leslie. I’ve updated the hyperlink. You have my gratitude and you go in my good books.

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