i feel like i'm about to lose a family a member. a bunch of them, actually.
i just found out last night that the gilmore girls only have one week left to live.
the gilmore girls, in case you don't know, is a tv series on the cw (formerly the wb) which is in its seventh, and apparently final, season.
now that you've probably already jumped to judgment, but before you lose all respect for me, let me just say, unabashedly and unashamedly, that i am a huge fan. i love it. i love it like family.
i've loved it for years.
i've loved it since the first day i saw it, just catching the end of an episode, but seeing enough to want so see more.
i've loved it for its characters. i've loved lorelei and rory and luke and logan and emily and richard and paris and sookie and michelle and christopher and lane and zack and miss patty and kirk and taylor and all of them.
i've loved it for its setting - the idyllic star's hollow. it is small town, usa, complete with town meetings and a gazebo.
i've loved it for its dialogue - ridiculously fast-paced conversation loaded with pop culture references and real human interaction, rather than traditional tv talk.
i've loved it for its music - its simple sam (formerly leslie) phillips strumming and singing.
i've loved it for its messyness - how it deals with divorce and love and parenting and faith and death and despair and wealth and life-in-general.
i've loved it for how it has fostered community in my home - no other tv show has created the kind of community we've had around this show; the way we've had numerous friends over to the house over the last several years; the way we've had junk-food parties; the way we've called our town stars hollow, imagining with friends that we are in that world; the way its provided food for discussion and conversation with friends.
i've loved it for the way it has engaged me as a whole person - my mind, my emotion, and my spirit.
i'm sad today.