tennisgurl September 19, 2016 Share September 19, 2016 That article was really interesting, and I love the idea of Lorelai as a sort of proto anti-hero. GGs might be one of my favorite comfort shows, and I might still love my GGs, but there are certain things that do need a re-evaluation. However, I do question comparing Lorelia to the Don Drapers and Walter Whites of the TV landscape. I think of the Dramatic Anti Heroes as being more goal oriented, and their plots more...plotty. Lorelia is more comparable to the Funny Dysfunctional Narcissistic comedy protagonist, like the cast of Girls, the main couple in Your the Worst, or Barney from How I Met Your Mother. The character who is a funny jerk who screws up their relationships, is extremely self centered, but the audience still likes them because of their one liners, and the sadness and humanity the characters sometimes show. Their dysfunction is sometimes played for laughs, and sometimes played for drama, and its all intentional on the writers part. With Lorelia, I feel like its not intentional, and we are just supposed to take her as the Best Most Vivacious Person Ever, and all her flaws that have been discussed here were just the writers not realizing how their main character came off. On 9/17/2016 at 0:09 PM, Lady Calypso said: And this lies the issues with early 2000s shows in general. There were a lot more quips and jokes that they got away with. All shows from this era and before had these types of 'jokes' with homophobia, racism, etc. Her issues with therapy and psychiatrists in the later seasons, as well. Its honestly pretty shocking to me how homophobic, racist, and sometimes down right awkward a lot of jokes were back then, in what were basically light, frothy shows. I was really young in the early 2000s (like, elementary school), so a lot of this went over my head at the time, but now? Some of the "quips" that were made just come off as, at best engaging in stereotypes, and at worst, extremely ignorant and prejudiced, especially when it came to gay jokes. I watched a lot of Friends over the summer last year, and holy crap! SO MANY gay jokes! If one of the guys dared even imply they enjoyed a play or classic music or something, someone would be like "what are you, a GAY?!?!" and the audience would crack up. GG was not quite that bad, but there are some pretty questionable moments. 9 Link to comment
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