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16  Gilmore Girls / Relationship Threads / Re: Logan and Rory Appreciation/Discussion on: May 14, 2007, 04:49:10 pm
I think i became a headliner the instant rory turned down logans proposal. =[
17  Gilmore Girls / Fun and Games / Re: This or That? on: May 14, 2007, 04:45:10 pm

Snail Mail or Email?
18  Gilmore Girls / Fun and Games / Re: Have You Ever ... on: May 14, 2007, 04:44:10 pm
No .. unfortunately Sad

HYE met a famous person?
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston while they were filming troy.
HYE been to the Gilmore Girls set?
19  Gilmore Girls / Fun and Games / Re: ABC's of Gilmore Girls on: May 14, 2007, 04:34:12 pm
Terrible things will happen without a season 8!!!!
20  Gilmore Girls / Fun and Games / Re: Gilmore Girls Survivor on: May 14, 2007, 04:32:36 pm
Sookie 96
Lane 64
Marty 35
21  Episode Discussion / Season 1 / Re: 1.07 - Kiss and Tell on: May 14, 2007, 04:31:56 pm
This was truly one of my favorite episodes =]
22  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 14, 2007, 03:41:13 pm
The Following Article was published in the Contra Costa Times this morning:

Quoting the GilmoresFor Candy Wilbur and her teen daughter, Sammie Suchland, it's long been a weekly routine. Every Tuesday, at 8 p.m. sharp, they plant themselves on the couch and command their TV set to whisk them off to Stars Hollow, the idyllic New England hamlet that the "Gilmore Girls" call home.
At these bonding sessions popcorn is optional, but silence is not. The No. 1 rule? Shut up.

"If you run your mouth, you get the evil eye," says Wilbur, a Pleasant Hill resident. "But, of course, once the show is over, we discuss and dissect and hash it out for an entire week."

Alas, mother and daughter soon will have to find something else to talk about. After seven seasons of romantic misadventures, small-town oddities and snappy coffee-fueled wisecracks, "Gilmore Girls" is calling it quits. The witty, warmhearted series ends its run this week.

"I think the show fell off a bit in quality over the last season or so," says Suchland, 17. "But I never stopped loving these characters, so it's going to be pretty sad to see them go."

For some, it's not only sad, but stunning. Although there had been a great deal of pull-the-plug talk ever since "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show at the end of last season, until two weeks ago many were led to believe that the series would return next fall for one more abbreviated go-around of 13 episodes. But when The CW struggled to strike a deal with lead actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, the network decided to call it a wrap.
"I think a lot of fans are going through the different stages of grief," says Michael Ausiello, a writer for "TV Guide" and a die-hard devotee of the show. "Initially they were in shock and now they're settling into anger. ... They feel cheated."

Few television shows establish such a passionate bond with their fans. But when "Gilmore Girls" debuted in 2000, it had the look and feel of something special. It told the story of Lorelai Gilmore, a headstrong single mother who, at 16, bore her only child, Rory, out of wedlock. And much to the snobby dismay of her blue-blooded parents, she raised her daughter on her own in a quirky New England town where everybody knows everybody's business.

As conceived by Sherman-Palladino, the series resisted tiresome family-show conventions by giving the mother-daughter relationship rich and believable treatment. The glib and often flighty Lorelai (Graham) and the smart and sensible Rory (Bledel) made for compelling heroines as they navigated their way, arm in arm, through boy troubles, awkward squabbles with the grandparents and oh-so-many emotional junk-food binges. Along the way, the show helped to define a network while offering insights into growing up, parenting and family politics.

"I liked how the show highlighted how different these two females were, but how well they still managed to work together," says Katie Salazar, 18, a Northgate High School senior. "Yes, they were mother and daughter, but they were real friends, too, and, in some ways, they kind of grew up together."

"Gilmore Girls" also sounded like no other show on television. From the start, Sherman-Palladino peppered her scripts with pop-cultural and literary references and gave the java-guzzling Lorelai and Rory scores of crackling one-liners to toss at each other. The loquacious actresses were dubbed by "TV Guide" as prime time's "banter-weight champs."

"I know fans who will rush to Wikipedia as soon as an episode ended just to understand all the references they may have missed," says Heidi Chambers, a Southern California fan who runs the Web site "The dialogue always made me feel like I was watching a smart show that wasn't dumbed down just to get more people to watch."

Salazar echoes that sentiment, saying, "I felt like I was pretty intelligent if I could get 60 percent of what they were talking about."

Adding to the allure of "Gilmore Girls" was a true sense of place. Cozy Stars Hollow, highly stocked with weird and colorful folk, was a key character in the show.

"Over the years, you feel like you know all the people and places in the town," says Wilbur. "You feel a sense of ownership."

"I love it," Suchland adds, "because it feels nothing like living in Pleasant Hill."

Suchland and Wilbur started watching "Gilmore Girls" when mom presented daughter with a complete-season DVD set for her 14th birthday. "We put the popcorn on and stayed up past midnight watching the whole thing," Suchland recalls. "That was the start. We were hooked."

Of course, you didn't have to be part of a mother-daughter team to enjoy "Gilmore Girls," but in an era of fragmented viewing habits, it was a rare show that had the power to bridge the generation gap. Laura Sardis, a Corte Madera resident, would routinely send episodes to her daughters Taryn, 24, and Amanda, 19, in Tucson, Ariz., and Los Angeles, respectively, and then jump on the phone for extensive chat sessions.

"I'm totally addicted," says Sardis. "And having the girls involved made it all the more touching. ... There are so many family dynamics and contemporary issues in the show that lead to fantastic discussions."

Lindsey Pannell, a Crockett resident, can relate. She and her daughter, Suzanne Millward, 17, have watched the show for years with special attention paid to the coming-of-age challenges faced by Rory.

"All these recognizable issues young women have with school and boyfriends and their social life were playing out right there on the TV screen and, at times, it was helpful," she says. "It opened the door for us to talk about things going on in her own life."

23  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 13, 2007, 02:35:06 pm
Does Anyone have a snail mail address for David Rosenthal?

It would be the same address as sending a letter to any cast member in care of the studio:

Cast (or Crew) Member's Name
Gilmore Girls
Warner Bros.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 2222
Burbank, CA 91522

  -- Rob

Season 8:  Because Uncancellation would be the most excellent early birthday present for me!  (I'm a Gemini cusping out of Taurus.)
Yeah, ok that is what I figured.
[Happy Early Birthday, too!!]
24  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 13, 2007, 12:06:56 pm
Does Anyone have a snail mail address for David Rosenthal?
25  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 09, 2007, 08:26:35 pm

P.S.- As if its not bad enough that the CW rips our show away with practically no notice, the promo robs us of what's probably the climax of the finale... Thanks Angry
Amen to that
26  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 08, 2007, 04:48:18 pm
Chloe's letter was great! I just want to say that I watched Lauren on Ellen today and she really seemed like she didn't care whether GG lived or not.
Yeah, some points that she made were positive, and some were negitive.
VERY negitive.
"7 Seasons is a long time"-Ellen
"Too Long"-Lauren.
That really disappointed me
And it seemed weird that she got a phone call in the middle of dinner.  It seemed like if it was really up to her, it would have been finally announced at a negotiating table, but that is just how I imagined it. 
27  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 08, 2007, 04:40:28 pm
Yeah, I would totally prefer a season 8 as well, but part of the reason I am so upset about this whole thing is that I really want to have closure and know what happens in the end, at least a sort of special feature on a DVD would be a way of getting that if the cast is not willing to do an 8th season, I don't see the harm in doing the equivalent of an additional episode, although it may require more creative writing features since it would be set like 5 years down the line. How can we propose this idea to the powers that be though, would we contact the cast, the CW, the writers or proudcers, who? Any suggestions? I am so pleased though that you guys like the idea, maybe its something we can work on after the 17th if our 8th seasons efforts fail?
I think writers and producers first, and they can suggest it to the cast/crew.  And also, I think five years is a little too far, maybe 1-2 is more appropriate.  But yeah, I am totally on the bandwagon for this one.  Anything to help.  
28  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 08, 2007, 04:24:47 pm
Chloe: I thought your letter was good. but it may sound more polite and professional if you referred to her as Ms. Ostroff, I wrote letters to Alexis and Lauren just today and that is what I did as well.

I don't know if anyone has already come up with this, but I thought about something that would at least be a decent compromise for me if an 8th season doesn't happen. When Dawson's Creek ended they did a series finale in which it was like 5 years in the future with what happened to all of them, they could do something like that with Gilmore Girls. I realize that making that the series finale is out of the question since it is airing next week and they'd still have to film this and I have heard people suggesting a reunion like a made for TV move or something, which Growing Pains did that and trust me, it was lame. However my thoughts were putting this hour special on the 7th season DVD. Since the season isn't over yet and they don't have a release date for the DVD of this season that I know of, I think it would be reasonable to film this special over the summer, possibly get ASP on board if possible and put it on as a special feature, to me that would be a nice gesture to the fans and a way to get more sets sold since people would be more inclined to buy it to see what happened. This would be really nice, especially after the lame move of not putting special features on the season 6 set. I mean after everything everyone is doing I think we deserve as much, but who would we need to contact about this possibility? Let me know what you guys think and if you have any other ideas.
It is better than nothing.  Not my first choice, but oh well.  and especially the whole marketing idea, where more people would buy it.  I would definately be more interested in buying it [even though I most likely will, I have all 6 others].  But, it also doesn't seem fair to others who can't get the DVD's.  They are generally 40-50 dollars, which is pretty pricey compared to other television shows.  But, it is worth mentioning, they may go for it.
29  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 08, 2007, 04:22:36 pm
Hey Everyone.
I just thought of something, and I have no clue if It has been mentioned yet, but, it is worth putting out there just to see opinions.
Do you think that it would be possible/likely to show episodes every OTHER week, so then cutting the work time in half (4-5 hours a day 6 or so days a week/8-10 hours a day, three days a week?).  I don't know the inner workings of television, but is this at all possible?  

It's not possible.  When a show airs, it has to air weekly or people won't tune into it, so the only thing that they can really do is shorten the work day to 8-10 hours per day, film the given episode over a few extra days (10-12 working days rather than 7-8 as is the current model), then bank the episodes to start airing weekly at the earliest they can start airing it and never have to skip a week for that episode. 13 episodes straight through, but with normal-person working hours.  That would suggest a January premiere date for a 13-episode season.

  -- Rob

Season 8:  Because Lorelai and Emily should drink Mojitos together.  But keep Emily away from the cigarettes!
I think I understand.  Except, can we make this happen?  Is there anyone we can write to to suggest this?  Who would be the most appropriate person?  I would be more than willing to help, if its possible.
30  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 08, 2007, 04:03:35 pm
It has been mentioned before, but there was really no duscussion of it. I really have no Idea what it would do with the network, but i think it is something that we need to talkovber, and maybe take asction on
Yeah, it seems like it could be a possibility.  A Reruns everyother week? Or something like it.  I mean, they allready have enough re runs as it is
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