‘Gilmore Girls’ Rewind: Season 2, Episodes 16-22

Originally aired April 9, 2002 – May 21, 2002.

Wow, wow, wow, wow. Rory’s love life is in the middle of quite the predicament. Since the bracelet episode she and Jess have been spending a lot of time together. After a few episodes apart (which we get to see some great Richard and Emily episodes that I’ll talk about later) things really pick up when Luke asks Rory to tutor Jess because he is flunking out.

Look, even I admit Jess is being a jerk here. There is nothing I hate more than kids who are smart, but think they’re too cool for school to try. This was the only time I was rooting against Jess this season, but then watching how adorable the two are together and how awkwardly cute their conversations are I realized that I can forgive him.


‘Gilmore Girls’ Rewind: Season 2, Episodes 9-15

Originally aired November 27, 2001 – February 26, 2002

Sorry that this second batch of episodes from season two took so long (to the five of you who love Gilmore Girls). This group of episodes is most certainly worth the wait. It is filled with ridiculous themed episodes (an Olde English-style dinner, a basket auction) some weighty-ish episodes (like Richard coming to Stars Hallow) and some great love triangle development between Dean and Rory and Jess.

Gilmore Girls


Predicting the 65th Emmy Awards

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday on CBS and will be hosted by the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris. That means it is time to make my annual picks yet again in hopes of doing better than the previous year. I was going to break this up into a multi-day post, but since I got these out so late I’ve included all of the major award. Check it out below.

65th Emmy Awards


Five new fall shows I’m eager to watch

The new television season effectively begins tonight and they means I’m going crazy trying to catch every new show that I haven’t been able to watch the pilot for already. While I’m excited for some returning favorites, here are some new shows (in alphabetical order) that piqued my interest.


‘Gilmore Girls’ Rewind: Season 1, Episodes 15-21

Originally aired: March 1, 2001 – May 10, 2001.

Let’s finish off the inaugural season of Gilmore Girls. This is really the third act of a three act play. Everything comes full circle, almost, and personal relationships really take center stage as the show begins to gain traction on the pace and angle it will take the rest of the series.

The mirroring of storylines between Lorelai and Rory is terrific. The love triangles, the interactions with Emily, the whole she-bang. It’s really great from a writing perspective as well as a thematic one. These last seven episodes show how in sync the Girls are and how alike their lives are – save for the fact that Rory didn’t get knocked up at 16.


‘HIMYM:’ the 45 Days monologue

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Last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother presented Ted talking to a lot of future versions of himself and Barney, but in the end it was all a ploy to reveal how along Ted really was in April 2013. Future Ted begins a voiceover telling his kids that if he could go anywhere that night that he wouldn’t go to Robots vs. Wrestlers. They knew where he’d go. He’d go to 115th Street to find his future wife. A fantasy sequence finds him there, talking to Future Wife. Here’s what he had to say: