Am I still watching the MacGyver reboot in 2021? Yes, I am. I’m definitely keeping up with it. I may not be enjoying it very much, but I’m forcing myself to hang onto the series — like a begrudging masochist. A part of me is still holding onto the hope that the writers will finally end our suffering by letting the dorky smart guy end up with the techie smart girl. Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Riley Davis (Tristin Mays) may both be incredibly attractive, but there’s no denying that they’re geeks at heart.Continue reading
We Don’t Deserve Niccolo [Video]
Part one of Attack on Titan’s fourth season is officially over. The manga has recently concluded. And I’ve only just completed episode nine of the latest season. I don’t know whether I should be embarrassed that I’m so completely behind, or proud that I still have no idea about what’s actually in store for the ending.Continue reading
Itazura Na Kiss [The Movie] Review
It’s been quite a few months since I’ve reviewed anything on this site. I’m not going to make any promises but I am thinking of writing a review for the new Logan film as well as an animated film which was recently retitled as Leap, that I quite enjoyed. Obviously it was crucial and expected that I review Logan, fair warning, it completely ripped out my heart and had me wailing in the cinemas. Hey! Twenty bucks completely warrants the freedom to cry in a public place. The only thing shocking about it all was how everyone remained thoroughly composed about the whole thing and walked out of there so nonchalantly. Did nobody else just have their childhood stripped away from them?
I’m sorry, I’m getting rather carried away and we’re not even writing the Logan Film Review right now.
Itazura na kiss. It’s been a story that has been told so many times before. We’ve seen an almost impossible amount of versions of it from almost all of the known Asian countries. It is a rather ridiculously overplayed storyline, however it’s almost become some sort of a classic in the whole romantic comedy community. The story is absolutely timeless.
La La Land – Film Review
I’m not one to pay attention to the Golden Globes however it was absolutely impossible to stay ignorant about the explosion that the film La La Land seemed to have caused towards the end of 2016. Even for someone, who has ‘A Rock’ sprawled as my home address, to hear of such ludicrousy just automatically categorized this movie as a ‘must-watch’. I have always had a soft spot for classic old school films and hearing Hollywood having a crack at producing a film utilizing such a style once again definitely intrigued me. Hence, I sat down with my family one afternoon and we watched it; I swear you could smell the enthusiasm in the air. We’re looking at a film that managed to nab all of the Golden Globes that they were nominated for!
Spider-Man: Homecoming Official Trailer – First Impression
I’m currently in Malaysia and still completely behind on my blog post uploads however, the official Spider-man trailer for the 2017 film was finally released yesterday and I felt like since I was already running late for the other posts, I should just take the time out to write this one up whilst it’s still relatively new. I had previously intended to upload a post about Tom Holland on my other blog: Linn Tells A Story, however due to my week being incredibly hectic, I didn’t have the luxury of just sitting down and writing it all out. I will however, definitely upload that post sometime next week. It’s going to be great so please check that out here, when I do post it.
Yesterday, was an extremely long day for me.
The night before, it was announced that the new Homecoming trailer would be released on Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35PM (LA time?) and obviously my being in Malaysia means that it would be towards the late morning before I would be able to watch it due to the time difference and everything. For those of you who are not yet aware, I’m currently in Malaysia and I’ll remain in Malaysia for around 2 months where I’ll be working as an intern for a company. Therefore, during this time yesterday, I was stationed at my office desk during work and I was completely unable to watch the new trailer because it would be rather unprofessional to begin watching Spider-Man trailers whilst stationed at the office desk.
Bleach 686 Rant -END-
As you all know, I shouldn’t be doing this.
However, the whole manga/anime industry feels the need to throw this kind of crap in my face. You know what I’m talking about. You definitely know what I’m talking about. Bleach Chapter 686, also known as ‘the last chapter’. If you haven’t already read it, please leave right now because there will be no limits on how far I go today. I’m so emotionally damaged right now that my whole emotional switch-breaker has completely been rendered useless.
ちはやふる Chihayafuru Review
Yes, it has been quite a while and honestly, you shouldn’t even be expecting any posts from me until about the end of November but here I am. I’m here and I’m ready to do this. For those that are just a tad bit curious about the whole situation. I’m well into my last year of high school now (Much like the third years in Chihayafuru- sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’ll just try to restrain myself a little more from now on.) which means there are exams and stress and all of that incredibly joyous stuff. Really, I’m actually having fun right now. However, isn’t that what school’s all about? Trying not to get too caught up in the nitty gritty? Just go with it. So I’ve just finished my mid year exams, there’ll be another one in the next 5 weeks or so and then 2-3 weeks after that, I’ll have my final WACE exams. Despite all of that, I’ve decided to take the time out to write about Chihayafuru because I really think that doing ‘my thing’ is important too. I always say that I love writing, which is true, but sometimes I really don’t give myself enough time to just write.
Moving on, let’s dig into Chihayafuru!
Dead Pool – Movie Review [Secretly a Rant]
If you’ve read my Ed Sheeran concert post from last year on my other blog- Linn Tells A Story , you would know that I spent around 7-8 hours before the concert dealing with a whole bunch of eleven-year-old kids as they spent their first official day in High School. It was exhausting, despite all the crazy sugar-driven children being so damn adorable. However, my time and effort were recently rewarded with a free movie ticket. (Which I only just received last Wednesday.) Now, let me tell you about my relationship with the Cinemas. I don’t go very often. In fact, you could say that I never go. Don’t believe me? The last recorded trip that I made to the Cinemas was when Frozen came out. Yup, that’s right. Plus, that was with a free movie ticket as well. I’m not afraid to say it. I’m an excellent cheapskate.
So as you can tell, I went to movies, just two days ago in fact.
It was with a bunch of friends, all of them were guys. (because apparently Dead Pool’s a complete turn-off to women in general.) And I get it, my parents didn’t want me to go and watch it but they were completely okay with my brother going to see it. It’s just that whole sexist thing where women should not be allowed to watch slightly corrupted films. Okay. Well, my parents are currently out of town, so I went. Ain’t nobody gonna stop me from witnessing the great Dead Pool.
I’m just kidding, my parents were cool with it in the end. It’s just a movie after all.
Anyway, enough chit-chat. Time to get on with the review.
Dead Pool is apparently the most unique mutant ever. (I’m just trying to respect his wishes of not being called a SuperHero) But really, I don’t even know what the criteria for qualifying as a super hero is. To me, I think that a Super Hero is anyone who saves the day. So who cares if Dead Pool’s a tad bit overboard and kills all the villains in the most horrendous way possible? That’s cool. It’s completely fine by me. He’s definitely getting the job done. If you ask me, the only thing Marvel should be worrying about is how they’re going to keep producing villains for Dead Pool to kill, because obviously it’d be absolutely ridiculous if any of the villains came back from the dead. At least with all the other non-violent Superheroes, Marvel can just get away with saying that all their villains busted their butts out of jail.
Now let me just lay down my understanding of Dead Pool.
I first met him in one of the X-men films. I think it was one of the later ones. You remember that fight scene were Dead Pool was being a gigantic pain in the butt by assuming all of the X-men’s mutant powers and refusing not to die even though he was fighting Wolverine? God I hated him. Which was really hard to too because I’m a pretty avid supporter of Ryan Reynolds.
Anyway, after watching that, I really can’t comprehend how it pairs up with this movie because wasn’t he a bad-guy in that last X-men movie?
So according to my understanding, Marvel completely stuffed up Dead-Pool’s character in the last X-Men movie and Ryan Reynolds only agreed to play that role if Marvel would let him starr in a Dead Pool movie so that he could portray Dead Pool correctly in his way. And so, there’s no point even trying to connect those two together.
I know that this was not really a review, more like a discussion/rant but I’m sick right now so I can get away with this kind of thing.
I’m going to be brutally honest from here on out.
Dead Pool was not the best Marvel movie. It wasn’t even in my top 3. It was okay in the sense that I wouldn’t pass it off as being ‘bad’ or anything, it just wasn’t as impressive. Especially, since my standards were set pretty high due to the whole hype that everyone was placing around it. I was expecting so much more than Ryan’s gross sex scenes and his constant swearing to cover that fact that he looked like some old guy’s butt after he’d just sat on a whole bunch of sauna rocks and his terrible prostitute of a girlfriend who played the annoying ‘I’m just a slut who only got the role because I agreed to get naked in front of the camera’ role completely spot on – just by the way (I know that she’s not but I’m going to just place her in that pile because sauntering around completely naked in front of a whole bunch of old geezers is just as vile- or even worse).
As you can see, I could critique this movie all day long.
Sure, this movie had some laughs but 98% of them were just sex jokes and it gets boring after a while. I mean if you’re not a pervert, or if you remotely have some sort of standard for quality films.
I did appreciate how honest this movie was in terms of pointing out its flaws, I’ll have to give it that.
But my god, is Colossus useless.
Are you kidding me?! You can’t even beat up some emo, plus-sized chick?! (By the way she really should stop consuming those matches, man wouldn’t it be great if she lit up on fire and you could just have Alicia Keys singing ‘Girl on Fire’ in the background.) I mean you’re frigging made of metal! And after that you have the nerve of coming in at the crucial moment to talk about how Dead Pool shouldn’t kill. Really? If he didn’t he’d be like you! And you’re one big-ass useless piece of shiny shit. Who even let this guy into the X-Men anyway? Why couldn’t they have just gotten Beast to step in?
Come on guys, step up your game.
Now, here’s just a thought. Maybe Ryan Reynolds wasn’t ever cut-out to be a super-hero. I mean have you seen Green Lantern? Look at how crap that movie was. First of all, Green Lantern’s supposed to be Black. And what do you do? You bring in a white guy. Come on. What are you guys trying to play at?
We’re lacking ethnically-diverse super heroes as it is.
Also, that whole ‘I’m going to toss my girl-friend into a glass coffin and then toss that off a big-ass bridge’, yeah, it ain’t never going to happen. How is she still alive from that fall? It’s glass! The pressure would’ve shattered it and she would’ve at least gotten some sort of whiplash as a result from the fall. Maybe Ryan Reynolds should just stick to the whole romantic-comedy side of Hollywood.
He’s not doing a great job of handling the script or the whole super-hero gig.
Let’s be honest and not try so terribly hard to kiss Marvel’s ass here.
And with that, Imma just say that I’m glad that movie didn’t cost me a single cent and I’m out!
Hana Yori Dango Anime VS Hana Yori Dango Drama VS Boys Over Flowers [花より男子]
This might be my very last review before my last year of being a high school student begins. Therefore, I thought I should send this whole thing off with a huge hit. So, I’ll be presenting the big solo debate. How do all of the popular Hana Yori Dango versions stack up? Which one is the best? And which drama had the best cast? I’m going to break it all down for you and go as in-depth as I possibly can. So for the past two days, I’ve somehow been dragged into the whole Hana Yori Dango craze again. Now just to bring you up to speed, this hasn’t happened since 2006- 2009. So I’m just as shocked by this.
(Forgive my proper use of the English language, somehow after watching so many episodes of Hana Yori Dango after my year-long anime hiatus, my confidence with it has dropped. *sigh*)
I had my first experience with the Japanese Drama: Hana Yori Dango in 2006, when it first came out. My sister and I watched both seasons when my Auntie bought both seasons 1 and 2 for us. Back then, I remember falling madly in love with Hanazawa Rui and thinking that Domyoji Tsukasa was incredibly misguided. (Honestly, you Japanese casting directors can’t just pick the new up and coming pop star to play a role that so clearly does not suit him! I don’t care if he’s the only Japanese guy that somehow has curly hair. You can’t just base it off of that!) However, thanks to Matsumoto Jun, I was introduced to the ARASHI group at the young and impressionable age of eight. (Ohno’s my favourite. My least favourite would be Sakurai. How about you?)
Remember this was definitely way before I went anywhere near the anime version. So I didn’t even have a clue as to what the original characters were like or meant to be. Now that I have finally watched the anime, I have a very clear image of how everything is supposed to be. So let’s kick it off with the character analysis of Domyoji Tsukasa.
Domyoji Tsukasa (Anime Version): Let’s say that this is the template for how the character is supposed to be like. (Because it kind of is..) So Domyoji is egoistical, temperamental, forceful, weird and also… kind of cute. Let’s start it off with: he’s a spoilt brat. Money comes easy to him, he has no real idea of how to interact with other human beings and I get the feeling that his brain is slightly underdeveloped. His stand out characteristics that really pin-point his character is-
- His curly hair Apparently it’s natural. In the anime version, it actually looks normal. A lot of people nowadays actually have that haircut. (Not that I particularly agree to it) but maybe it was a little bit modern for that time. However, during the 80s and 90s, that hairstyle was definitely very common in America. In some of the episodes, his hair is seen to be straight. The first time was intentional, to look nice for Makino. The second and succeeding times were completely unintentional, due to his curls losing its shape once it has any contact with water. Honestly, I have nothing against his hairstyle, sure it’s not exactly my type, but I wouldn’t judge him for it. It’s not like he purposely styles it that way. Since, his hair appears to be way too long when it’s straight, I prefer his curly hair.
2. His lack of language skills – For some reason, his grasp of the Japanese language is off. He tends to speak weird Japanese, reading Kanji wrongly, completely disregarding the onyomi and kunyomi system of it and completely messing up the mood of things by messing up the proper sayings. In a sense, he’s a little dimwitted. But I guess they had to drown out his harsh personality with something… and this is just what they resorted to.
3. His child-like behaviour – Domyoji is very childish, his obsession with Makino should say it all. However, this really softens up the audience to him because it just makes you pity him and sympathise with him. I’m not going to lie, his very innocent personality, despite how he comes off, is very adorable. Especially in the anime because even though he’s such a big-shot. He’s still a virgin that has zero experience what-so-ever. And good for him! If you haven’t already figured it out, the anime is definitely much more explicit compared to the drama spin-offs, I guess they wanted to water all of it down a little bit in the dramas.
4. His violent and almost animalistic nature – Of course, in the dramas, Domyoji is violent. He beats people up for basically no reason. Somehow he has incredibly strength and has no intention of ever controlling it. He’s the biggest bully, not only at school but in the streets. In the dramas, this was not believable at all. However, this was very convincing in the anime. He’s tall, big-sized and he’s just all-round crazy. In the anime, he was definitely very progressive towards Makino.
On account of almost raping her. (Don’t worry, I was freaking out too, however after Makino cries he backs off and tells her not to worry.) After that he just grabs her and kisses her a lot. Which is still very shocking for me because I never really thought that Domyoji would be the the aggressive-kissing-manly type of guy. They definitely cut this off in the dramas. However, I’m not going to lie, it brings a whole different dimension to his character which kind of appeals to me.
Tsukasa (Anime) VS. Tsukasa (JDrama) VS. Jyun Pyo (KDrama)
Okay, let’s do this.
Prior to watching the anime version. Jyun Pyo definitely won me over. (Not that it was very hard to, MatsuJun was a wimp) Lee Min Ho (Jyun Pyo) is tall, is relatively stronger than MatsuJun and he’s definitely better looking. And naturally I gravitated towards him more. I do not hate Matsumoto Jun. I have a very deep past with him. I just don’t quite agree to him being an actor. Especially since, I’ve only seen him play roles that were definitely not cut out for him. He’s also not very good at interpreting characters. For me, I feel like the only time he was actually able to accurately portray Tsukasa was when he was embarrassed and even then, it felt a little forced. Honestly, you can’t blame him for not being able to fill the role. His body type wasn’t capable of portraying the tall and muscular Tsukasa. Matsumoto Jun, is definitely destined to have a career as a singer despite his somehow successful acting career.
Damn him for being considered the sexually charismatic guy in ARASHI.
Lee Min Ho definitely fit the physical criteria. So he definitely did come off as intimidating whenever he got physical. (However, I do not agree with all that crap of him being afraid of insects and swimming, that was definitely not in the original one and somehow it felt odd that a man of such power would be afraid of swimming. He owns so many islands, what does he do with them if he can’t even swim?) That wasn’t Lee Min Ho’s fault though. Come on you Korean scriptwriters! Step up your game!
Out of the two dramas, Lee Min Ho’s interpretation of Tsukasa was more believable and so, he takes this round.
However, compared to the anime version. He still loses. I also don’t really like the hairstyles of Tsukasa in the dramas. Both of them didn’t shave the bottom of their haircuts and so… it really looks weird.
In my opinion, if they needed a tall, muscular and tanned man for the job. They should have gotten Rain Bi (A Korean actor/ singer/ dancer), he’s an amazing actor. He has played two action movie roles in America and even got himself up in the the Time Magazine for being in the top 100 of the most influential people in the world. He’s played great roles in many other Korean Dramas. For me, it’s Full House, where he starrs as a man that is very wealthy as well. (Of course, nowhere near the wealth of Tsukasa but still) In that role he was very egoistical as well. He would have done an amazing job, especially since he’s a very physical actor, on account of having to go through all that hard training when he acted in Ninja Assassin. Some may argue that he’s way too old for the job but he still looks relatively young. Especially since everyone in the Korean adaption looked way too old to still be in high school. Don’t even get me started on Jan Di.
Hanazawa Rui (Anime): Hanazawa Rui is the silent type. He plays the violin, he’s wealthy and he has a crush on this beautiful model. Though things get slightly out of hand. (Let’s just say she ditches him and runs off and marries a French man. Talk about being fancy.) In the anime, he looked very stoned to me and I couldn’t really warm up to his character, especially ever since Oguri Shun was the first Hanazawa Rui I had ever met. (and fell in love with) Honestly, I didn’t like that non-approachable feel to him. After awhile, I kind of …. “No wonder Todo Shuzuki left him!” … you know?
Hanazawa Rui (Anime) VS. Hanazawa Rui (JDrama) VS. Ji Hoo (KDrama)
Let’s get this straight first, Oguri Shun’s Hanazawa Rui is hands-down the best. No one can compete. I don’t know how he did it but I think… It’s just him. He IS Hanazawa Rui. He’s silent, stoic but also adorable. Ji Hoo’s portrayal of Hanazawa Rui really made me feel like grabbing him, shaking him and then punching him. That long hair, with the long fringe and urgh…. I can’t even go on. Don’t even get me started on his pre moustache stubble that always clashes with his overly brown hair. It was… fake. I don’t know much about the actor, (I don’t even know his name.. so I’m just going to keep referring to him as Ji Hoo) but he seemed to do a pretty okay job of playing Irie from Itazura na Kiss in the Korean adaptation: Playful Kiss. However, he just looked like a very tacky mess in this one. It just wasn’t right.
Now, I understand why I didn’t like the way he acted, I guess he was just trying to follow the anime version by being stoned all of the time. He didn’t bring any character to the role at all and frankly, the love triangle completely collapsed because he was not believable at all.
Back to Oguri Shun’s version.
Oguri Shun filled the physical criteria completely. He was tall, and very relaxed. Throughout everything, it didn’t feel like he was acting at all, it was completely natural. Of course, I fell in love with him. Who cares if I was eight? That’s just how good he was. After doing some research, I have come to realise that Oguri Shun is just that silent, tall and slightly adorable type. Because he brought this personality with him when he acted in the Hana Kimi Drama. (I didn’t really like him in that role because he was a little too silent. But I’ll save that for another day.) For me. Unlike the Korean adaptation, he definitely pulled off the brown hair. It definitely didn’t look unnatural on him and it was a nice shade of brown that complimented his features. And to top it off, he looked comfortable with the violin. Definitely not out of place.
I also like how Oguri Shun brought certain qualities to Hanazawa Rui. Hanazawa Rui in the anime doesn’t smile as often as Oguri Shun does, he doesn’t say “Makino” like Shun does, and he definitely doesn’t make my heart flutter as much. All those little things that Shun did, those nice little ‘Makino’s whenever he called her, how he always smiled at her (Except when he was really supposed to be serious) and how he was just so naturally charismatic.
(Not to mention, he saved her getting raped like three times. Does he have a radar that goes off every time or something? How does he move so fast from one place to another so quickly?)
I can’t express how much Shun has brought Hanazawa Rui to life for me.
I definitely rooted for him over Tsukasa in the Drama.
(I’m actually going down memory lane so much, I’m falling in love with him all over again..)
Back to lightening up the mood.
Shun’s depiction of how pissed off Hanazawa Rui would act was great. I loved how he didn’t give any other girls the time of day (Other than Makino and Shizuku) and he instantly weeded out the bad girls from the good ones. He was definitely the man that conveyed what the audience was feeling. And I really appreciated that. Without him in the picture, I may have very well dropped the JDrama series from all of the misunderstandings and drama.
In this round, Shun’s Hanazawa Rui trumps both the KDrama one and even the original anime version. He improved Hanazawa Rui and for that, I am thankful.
Please, don’t even hate on me for not liking the Korean one, did you see that Ji Hoo handed Jan Di a paper towel instead of proper handkerchief? I mean seriously, how rich are you? You can’t even give her your handkerchief? And what kind of rich guy even carries around a paper towel? And just one sheet? Are you kidding me? And do you also lack common sense? Have you never cleaned in your life? How in the world is one paper towel sheet supposed to clean all of the flour and egg off? You can’t even wet it without it tearing! Let me just smack him, please!
Trust me, just go back to episode one and watch that scene again because how do you expect to clean anything off like that?!
Makino Tsukushi (Anime): She’s practically the only commoner in Eitoku Gakuen (Eitoku High School). I don’t remember the exact details but I think that she was only able to snag a placement into such an expensive school because of how intelligent she was. (And she needs to graduate from this school to pursue her dream career of being a laywer?) However, I don’t really understand how she’s so smart if she never really studies. In all of the anime episodes she’s just thinking about boys and all of the drama. I really don’t like how she’s so completely loose in the anime. She lets any of the guys kiss her, she really does string Tsukasa on by allowing him to kiss her and it’s just not very appealing. I found it extremely hard to sympathise with her at all. I’m very pleased and grateful that they pulled that quality out of Makino in the dramas.
Makino Tsukushi (anime) VS Makino Tsukushi (JDrama) VS Gum Jan Di (KDrama)
For me, I finally understood why Makino was slightly annoying in the Japanese Drama. It’s definitely not Inoue’s fault at all, she was just doing her best to follow the original Makino in the anime and manga. I definitely agree with the casting director with this choice. Inoue definitely has a resemblance to the original Makino, be it the haircut to her body build. I’m very happy that they chose a girl that looked like a teenager, who wasn’t extremely thin. If you compare Inoue to the anime version, you can definitely see a resemblance.
The Korean choice on the other hand…
Wasn’t very good. They chose a woman that definitely did not look like she was in high school at all, she didn’t even come close! She looked old enough to be Jun Pyo’s big sister. She could easily have been passed off as a thirty-year-old. It also wasn’t convincing watching her play the ‘poor girl’. Especially when she was telling all of the rich girls off for having gone under the knife. Because the actor herself has definitely been under the knife, be it for her eyes, her nose or even her cheeks. Her hair was another factor that didn’t click right. The very essence of Makino would be her signature braids. Which was not even included until the very end…it’s just plain stupid. Plus, what is with her becoming a doctor? You can’t go around changing things like that!
In this round, Inoue as Makino Tsukushi takes the win. She looked like the anime version without all of the super annoying traits and so for that she gets an extra gold star.
Now for Akira and Soujiro, we’re just going to be super quick with it.
I actually really liked Soujiro in the anime version, he looked good and he was a great friend. Now, I’m not sure if I can ever get over Akira’s long hair, but he wasn’t too bad in the anime either.
For both the dramas, I would choose with the Japanese casting for Akira and Soujiro, they just stayed really true to the character and truth be told, they look pretty accurate. Except for Akira maybe, but I don’t think you could give anyone’s Akira’s hairstyle while expecting them to remain somewhat presentable. So I’m choosing the Japanese Akira because the Korean one’s face pissed me off.
Don’t lie, it pissed you off too.
I was initially pretty upset with Soujiro’s hairstyle in Hana Yori Dango 2, however after watching the anime, I understand that they just wanted him to look like the original one.
All in all, I like the casting better for the Japanese one however, I like how the Korean one attempted to stay true to the events that occurred in the manga/anime. Aside from Jan Di becoming a doctor, Jun Pyo being afraid of insects and swimming, Ji Hoo being afraid of driving and Korean Soujiro making pottery instead of tea. You know what SCREW IT! The Korean one butchered it up too, and maybe even more..
Let’s not forget that no one in the Korean Drama looked like they were actually still students You can’t just get a whole bunch of old farts to play High School students! That’s just not how it works!
All in all, the Japanese Drama wins!
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Gilmore Girls- [RANT] – Rory is a Terrible Girlfriend.
This doesn’t happen often. It does happen sometimes but this is a first for this year.
That’s right. Let the ranting begin.
Mid-way this year, I began my journey with the Gilmore Girls. Of course, my urge to watch this series began during my mid-year examination period. However, I successfully abstained from acting on it until after my exams. Go me. I actually really liked Rory Gilmore before I had even began the series due to the study screen caps that were spreading around on Tumblr. It was so inspiring and I wanted to be just like her, work hard on my studies, be pretty and have a completely unrealistic mother.
Even throughout the whole first season of the series, I still liked her. I still wanted to be like her.
However, now that having reached the midpoint of the second season, everyone is completely unbearable and honestly, I feel that Rory takes the cake. She wins the prize money. The whole lot. She’s a terrible girlfriend.
Obviously that statement that I have just stated will be frowned upon and there are angry Gilmore Girl fans furiously scribbling my name at the very top of their ‘Hit List’ as we speak. Sure, she’s pretty and smart, that is undeniable, however my statement still remains.
Cue in exhibit one.
Let’s rewind and go back to the reason as to why Dean and Rory broke up in the first place.
It was their three month anniversary, Dean planned everything. It was a little over-the-top but it’s nice to have a guy that takes initiative. Especially a guy that you like, it was a little mature for his age- which is a waste of his youth if you ask me. Anyway, after that expensive meal at a fancy restaurant, Dean takes her to a junk yard where he unveils this pretty decent car that he had made from scratch, just for Rory. He then proceeds to proclaim his love for her. However, at his age, I highly doubt that he even knows what love is- but let’s just run along with it.
He very patiently waits for her reply. A simple ‘I love you’. But no. Not only does she falters and the silence is painfully annoying, she ends up reply to his ‘I love you’ with … ‘I love the car’. What does that tell you? Can someone holler out a ‘GOLD DIGGER’?
Dean ends up breaking up with her- that brings me back to the whole ‘he doesn’t even know what love is’ issue- but that’s not the point.
The next day, Rory goes to a party and somehow, she ends up sucking face with the blond-haired, disturbing playboy Triston. The very next day after the break-up. I don’t care if she was currently single at the given point in time. She did not have romantic feelings for Triston, Triston was emotionally unstable and it had only been twenty-four hours since she had left her previous relationship. She’s only sixteen! Why is she so loose? Yup, that’s the lady-like, elegant Rory for you, right there.
Just a few episodes after Rory and Dean become a couple again, Rory lets Jess into her room. That might not be a big deal but if the roles were switched around and Dean had let a person of the opposite gender saunter into his room. All hell would’ve broken loose and Dean would’ve been attacked by the general public. Don’t lie. It’s true.
Now how do you feel about that whole picnic basket episode?
Rory ends up siding with Jess just because Jess- due to his raging hormones- decides to blow ninety-five bucks on Rory’s picnic basket of rotting crap. Which, I should remind you, she had originally planned on shoving down her boyfriend’s throat, despite her boyfriend’s intention of paying good money on it. That’s perfect girlfriend material right there, you might want to snag her up before some other unlucky bastard does. And it’s not Dean’s fault that he couldn’t afford it. He went as far as bidding eighty dollars for it! And let’s not forget how much money Dean had blown on her already. – Linking back to how much of a gold-digger Rory is.
It’s ridiculous, it’s unfaithful and I don’t care how pretty or smart she is. I don’t care how innocent she appears, she’s flirtatious and it’s just wrong.
I don’t ever want to be like her.