I would like to think I'm someone who's learning to admit when I make a mistake.
(For example StrangeCulture has admitted errors in predictions related to Academy Awards 2007, predictions related to Academy Awards 2008, Pre-thoughts on the film documentary Wordplay, and mis-identification of Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood).
So, as I prepare to discuss and share some of my thoughts on the off-the-air WB television show the Gilmore Girls, I felt like I couldn't post without presenting a friend the band aid posted above as a token of an apology and a hope that my record and previous comments on the topic could be expunged.
You see, my wife and I just finished watching Season 7, the last and final season of Gilmore Girls. In fact I have now seen season 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7. (I made fun of my wife for watching season 2 and caught a few episodes, and she had previously watched season 1 live on television.)
And so I first must admit that I enjoyed watching Gilmore Girls. I admitted this last October when I finally succumbed, and found myself not only enjoying the show, but relating to Lauren Graham's character Lorelai Gilmore.
Yet...I must apologize to a good friend Grete Dawn of caLIfe who has posted on Gilmore Girls a couple of times in it's final days as a television show. Each time I was critical.
Grete's first post on the topic:
When the CW announced the date of the Gilmore Girl's final episode, Grete wrote a post where she shared a fan rant she wrote on the shows message board. In this post she exposes her thoughts on issues that she felt needed to be resolved and things she was looking forward to seeing.
Yet, my reply to her emotionally sincere post:
"yikes...sounds like you should stick to watching good television shows."
Grete, my apologies, I can totally see where you were coming from when you wrote this.
Grete's second post on the topic:
When the final episode ends, Grete responds with some heartful thoughts about how she felt the episode ended and how she felt about the characters from Gilmore Girls being a part of her life. I agree with much of Grete's assessment of this final episode...
Yet my reply to her emotionally sincere post:
"Grete, this post is the saddest thing I have ever read. It's sad because I understand how/why you would have these feelings, and the secondly, I'm sad because you're talking about The Gilmore Girls a creation of the WB. Perhaps for Christmas Jon should buy you the complete seasons of "Sister, Sister" to supplement the void."
Grete, how could I say such things. In reality I agree with many of your assessments and wish there was a Season 8 to watch and was sad to see how it all ends.
Grete, please expunge my comments from your mind and let the record show I have changed my position.
Readers, stay tuned for some further Gilmore thoughts.