I figured since this thread was directed at newbies that it would be the right place to ask this. Okay, so I've been watching this for the first time and I'm up to the first part of the 2nd season. It just wasn't a show that caught my attention when it was on, but I figured I might as well try it since it popped up on Netflix, and since a lot of people who like my other favorite shows seem to really like this one.
My question is this: Is every Rory/Lorelai love interest on this show a complete and unrepentant asshole? Because so far that's the idea I'm getting. I'm up to the episode where Jess first appears, and I want so badly to just punch him in the face. Like, his face is more punchable to me at this point than the Tristan character (I think it was Tara on an EHG ep who said CMM had the most punchable face on TV? I agree that he's pretty bad, but this Jess dude is just the worst).
I really like this show a lot, but I don't see a lot of redeeming qualities in any of these guys, and I kind of don't buy any of them as viable love interests. And it really seems like these women, who for the most part seem really intelligent and strong, are super into these dudes and totally okay with their whiny, jealous, entitled behavior. Is this an ongoing thing throughout the length of the series?