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HATED Jericho last night. HATED, to the point of may never watch again. I wonder if Pamela Reed ever gets tired of saying, "We have to do something." Bones was kinda lame, too, and I fell asleep before LOST.

I am obsessed with The Gilmore Girls right now, and I think we're at the beginning of Season Six, where Lorelei proposed to Luke. What got me, especially in Season Five, (and it's completely in character for Lorelei) but she wouldn't share much with Luke. I mean, she and Rory were estranged, but she didn't tell Luke. I get that she's been on her own for so long, has difficulty trusting, and that Rory is her daughter and her responsibility, but there were so many times I wanted to yell, "TALK TO LUKE!"

It's not just The Gilmore Girls that gives me this reaction (how's THAT for a passive sentence?) I've had the same reactions to books and movies, because keeping it in is never good (unless it's a plot device, but even then...) I feel a little anti-feminist wanting the heroine to go to the hero for help, but as long as it's well informed and well intentioned, I think it's the basis of a successful relationship. Heroines who think they can do it all on their own....well, many can, but if they want to open themselves to a relationship, should they?

I know, I'm working on Alex (finally ready after a 4 day break), but it IS Supernatural Thursday. And frankly, not a lot of pictures of Alex!

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9 comments:

Tim King said...

Hi, Mary. Re: Gilmore Girls. Communication is so important in a relationship, as it trust. I also noticed the way the Lorelai doesn't want to talk to Luke. She's in love with him, not like with any other man she's ever known. And she's afraid that if she reveals too much, she'll get hurt. It's not about being the hero or the heroine. It's about being vulnerable. And that's what brings two people close, being vulnerable with each other.

(I actually think I could write a book on Lorelai's fear of intimacy.)

So without revealing too much: She keeps it in, until she realizes her relationship with Luke will be damaged unless she takes a leap and trusts him. But that's in season 6. And then after that... Well, watch season 6, and tell me what you think. ;)

-TimK

Tori Lennox said...

I didn't hate Jericho last night, but I was sorely disappointed they didn't kill Emily. Lord, I hate that chick. I want her to die, die, die! *g*

Toni Anderson said...

Happy Easter Mary :)

Natalie Damschroder said...

Not talking to each other bugs the hell out of me in Lost, but I know the writers are trying to avoid boring, repetitive exposition, so I tolerate it.

You know what drives me absolutely BONKERS, though? No one ever says thank you for anything!

marybeth said...

I love Gilmore Girls too. Love it. The dialogue is fabulous. Veronica Mars has the same kind of feel with a little more edge.
I've actually liked Lost again this season. Last night was intense.

Sarah L. Catherine said...

LOST has reawakened this season - back to its old attention-grabbing ways.

Mary -- Did you get Best of the Best results from The Emily???? You were #4, which I think is totally awesome!! 4th place out of all the entries in the whole contest!! Congrats!

MaryF said...

Hi, Tim! I love your site! What you're saying fits with this theory that I'm developing that we are attracted to people's strengths but the vulnerabilities are what we fall in love with. Anyway, that's how it's working in the book I'm writing.

I see Lorelei as not wanting to show Luke any weakness for fear he'll be disgusted by it and leave her, but he's already seen her in all manner of distress as he's loved her from afar.

I think they have one of the best romances on television, superbly acted. You can really see his love for her when he looks at her. Sigh....

Tori, I was thinking about you when I was watching Jericho. I thought Emily would go with Roger and you would be happy ;) I did love that he told her he would never take the person he loved most out on those roads. What I hated was that sending those people away was ever even considered. Terrible.

Happy Easter, Toni!!!

LOL, Natalie, I know what you mean about the folks on LOST! Sheesh! I haven't seen this week's episode yet - I'm sure I'll see it a half dozen times this weekend - the ds is obsessed.

Mary Beth, I have the first season of VM on DVD and haven't watched it yet! Maybe this summer! I've caught a few episodes, but I think it's on Tuesday, and that's House night for the boy.

Sarah, yes, thanks, I got the results! Thanks! I REALLY need to see LOST today, huh?

Tim King said...

"I love your site!"

Thank's, Mary. I've put a lot of work into it. BTW, you have a standing invitation to be a guest blogger there, anytime you want.

"I see Lorelei as not wanting to show Luke any weakness for fear he'll be disgusted by it and leave her, but he's already seen her in all manner of distress as he's loved her from afar."

Yes! I'm so happy to hear someone besides me say that. And you can tell how much he loves her. Not just by the look in his eye, but by what he's willing to put up with for her.

"What you're saying fits with this theory that I'm developing that we are attracted to people's strengths but the vulnerabilities are what we fall in love with."

I never thought of it that way before. But that is consistent with my own experience, too. When someone is vulnerable, then you know you're seeing the real person, not just a facade. You're seeing the human underneath the mask. And when you get that deep, you know you've found the part of the person that you can trust, the part that you can fall in love with. Ironic, isn't it?

"... superbly acted. You can really see his love for her when he looks at her."

Yes. And vice-versa. More than once I've stopped myself to note that it's not really Luke on the screen, and he's not really that sad. Or it's not really Lorelai, and she's doesn't really feel like crying. Of course, the fact that I constantly forget, that's one of the things I love about this show.

-TimK

MaryF said...

"Thank's, Mary. I've put a lot of work into it. BTW, you have a standing invitation to be a guest blogger there, anytime you want."

Wow, thanks!

"Yes! I'm so happy to hear someone besides me say that. And you can tell how much he loves her. Not just by the look in his eye, but by what he's willing to put up with for her."

I know! I just saw the episode when the dog ate the chocolate, and the way she looked at him when he told her what he'd done to save her dog...

"I never thought of it that way before. But that is consistent with my own experience, too. When someone is vulnerable, then you know you're seeing the real person, not just a facade. You're seeing the human underneath the mask. And when you get that deep, you know you've found the part of the person that you can trust, the part that you can fall in love with. Ironic, isn't it?"

EXACTLY!!! I'm really working on showing this in my work-in-progress.

"Yes. And vice-versa. More than once I've stopped myself to note that it's not really Luke on the screen, and he's not really that sad. Or it's not really Lorelai, and she's doesn't really feel like crying. Of course, the fact that I constantly forget, that's one of the things I love about this show."

I'm kicking myself for not starting watching this show sooner. It's masterful. I can't wait till the book COFFEE AT LUKE'S comes out.

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