Stars Hollow's Resident Complainer: Why I'm So Over Rory Gilmore

by David Oliver
Warner Bros.

I have a bone to pick with Rory Gilmore.

One half of the titular "Gilmore Girls," Rory Gilmore is a private school, Yale-educated journalist.

She's a trailblazing gem with a beautiful face and perfect skin, who can eat whatever she wants.

Typing that makes me incredibly jealous, but that's not the point.

Rory Gilmore is not a good person.

It's a piece of criticism that doesn't come up too often, as fans are typically more interested in picking a boyfriend for Rory (Team Dean, Team Jess or Team Logan).

Fans of "Gilmore Girls" received a gift greater than an all-expenses paid education to both Chilton and Yale on Monday night, when TVLine reported the series would be heading for a Netflix revival.

Before the series (fingers crossed) returns, it's the perfect time to revisit Rory.

Rory starts off as the Stars Hollow good girl, but her true colors grow into focus as the series goes on.

For instance, when Jess makes his way into town, the community vilifies him as a bad influence on Rory.

But she's the one drawn to him, even though she's with Dean.

This is an indication that Rory is prone to such decisions, and although people make mistakes, she doesn't learn from the consequences of her actions.

Her impulsivity issues start to get the better of her in college, particularly when she loses her virginity to a later married Dean.

She drops out of Yale after stealing a boat, she moves in with Richard and Emily knowing it will hurt her mother and she turns down a job offer, awaiting a fellowship she doesn't ultimately get.

But I digress.

She's selfish, and what makes it worse is she doesn't know it.

Her whole life, she's been at the center of her mother's world and one of the smartest people in the room. It only makes sense she would act entitled.

However, Rory does make moves that signal her character's growth. She declines Logan's marriage proposal and ultimately sets off to work for an online publication covering Barack Obama on the campaign trail.

These tightly-wrapped decisions, as fitting as they were at the time, still leave room for skepticism.

Just because Rory made these choices does not guarantee all is well in the reported time-jump scenario.

Let's not forget most of Rory's love interests are said to be appearing in this revival.

While this could be more of a ploy to get fans to tune in again, it could also mean Rory's in for more drama — likely that of her own doing.

The creator of "Gilmore Girls," Amy Sherman-Palladino, said at a panel earlier this year that the series wouldn't get picked up today. She's right.

Despite its prevalence to pop culture, a quaint, small-town series likely wouldn't make it past the pitch room. But the revival trend is here, and it opens up a world of possibilities for the beloved show.

People fell in love with mother-daughter pair Lorelai and Rory, the duo at the heart of the series.

Let's not talk about when they fight. The show works when Rory and Lorelai are a team, and when Lorelai can give Rory the motherly advice she so clearly needs.

Rory Gilmore is not a good person.

Although she could be in a better place come this revival.

After all, not many people have it together in their formative years, let alone fresh out of college (or even after that).