Warning: I have my Gilmore Geek Hat firmly pulled over my ears for this one.
In episode 3 of ABC’s Agent Carter (bear with me), Peggy pays a visit to Howard Stark’s mansion, which features a singularly familiar staircase.
Recognise it? The marble floors were once graced by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Robert Frost donated the main staircases’ banisters.
Watching it, I had one of those moments when I suddenly realise I’m bouncing in my seat, pointing at the TV with my tongue hanging out. The decor is slightly different – Headmaster Charleston appears to have done some wallpapering and you certainly won’t find Lorelai and Rory’s reversed initials carved anywhere, no-sirree-bob.
Lorelai: Wait, wait! Look around for a second. Notice?
Rory: Notice what?
Lorelai: It’s not so scary any more.
Rory: No – it’s not.
So I’m obviously watching Agent Carter, which has a unique flavour compared to, say, Agents of SHIELD – it’s more like an enjoyably trashy mix of Buffy and MacGyver. The strong feminist slant is particularly apt in the current climate and fits neatly into the 1940s setting. I’m also all caught up with Game of Thrones, eager for the new season and dragons coming in April. DRAGONS!! On the recommendations of our commenters, I have made a start on Veronica Mars and I’m also re-watching The Wire – just finished season 3. Still the best TV drama, ever.
What else (besides Gilmore Girls) are you watching this year?
Anybody else out there watching the same stuff as me? I often feel very alone in my particular Venn diagram. I’m told Americans don’t watch The Wire – can anyone confirm?
If you’re re-watching Gilmore Girls, how many times is this now? What are you noticing that you didn’t before?
And a call out to my Gilmore Geeks – any other recent sightings of Gilmore locations or cast?