A Meathead Watches Gilmore Girls (“Hammers and Veils”)

Sam Wilkinson

According to a faithful reader, I'm Ordinary Times's "least thoughtful writer." So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  1. Kim says:

    Any chance Lorelai is trying to push Luke to declare his undying love for her?
    After all, some people are afraid to take the leap themselves, and do push the other person to do it.

    That seems a lot more sensible than “this guy who I kinda like I kinda want to be there… even though he’s unhappy For Good Reason”Report

  2. Kim says:

    Sociopath? you sure you don’t mean Sadist?Report

  3. Mike Schilling says:

    I’ve missed these.

    Agreed that both Lorelai-Emily scenes were well-written and wonderfully acted, It’s amusing that even in relenting, Emily has to remind Lorelai that she has a big head.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    This is the flipside to Fifty Shades.Report

    • Sam Wilkinson in reply to Jaybird says:

      Consensuality is a big issue here.Report

      • Sam Wilkinson in reply to Sam Wilkinson says:

        No, in terms of who is doing what to whom.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Sam Wilkinson says:

        While Fifty Shades gives a fantasy version of the dominant kinda guy, Luke is a fantasy version of the so-called “nice guy”. He’s so nice that he doesn’t even call himself that.

        And yet he’s emotionally supportive, logistically supportive (coffee!), and is even a pretty decent handyman. He’s ruggedly handsome! He’s got his own business!

        Why, we look at those two and while we may, privately, think that she’s a fool for not getting with Luke (hey, we know that she doesn’t owe him a damn thing! Except money for her meals at the diner) and we will avoid use of the term “friendzone” because, seriously, the guys who say such words out loud are awful people… but that’s because the guys who say “nice guy” and “friendzone” out loud are not in the target audience for this fantasy.

        Luke is a fantasy. A very specific fantasy.Report

      • Sam Wilkinson in reply to Sam Wilkinson says:

        Yeah, this is a good analysis, and I was being a bit glib in suggesting that Luke isn’t necessarily consenting to how badly he’s been treated by Lorelai. But then I realized that he really is consenting to all of this.

        Stars Hollow is so complicated.Report

    • Kim in reply to Jaybird says:

      Only Yanks watch it?Report