I’m Sick of Your Shit: Rory Gilmore

Posted by Maggie April 12th, 2006 at 02:16pm In Gilmore Girls I'm Sick of Your Shit

“Hi, I’m Rory Gilmore. I used to be all shy and bookish, and I didn’t know how to talk to boys, and I could always count on my awesome mom for the perfect comeback and spot-on advice. Now I’m at Yale… and… Logan… and…

“So I’m dating a rich asshole who’s only fun because he can throw money around like it’s his job. I’m self-righteous and irritating as editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. But I can’t stick up for myself in my personal life and I no longer listen to my awesome mom.

“What happened to me?”

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The good old days.

Rory Gilmore, I’m sick of your shit.

When you slept with Dean, that was bad. But you had had a confusing year, as the first year of college often is. For the first time in your life, boys were not lining up around the block to carry your books. Teachers seemed to expect original thought. I can see how that might bruise a girl’s fragile ego, which would cause her to seek validation in the arms of a dude who is so sweet and so harmless he could never in a million years possibly do anything callous or mean. Except cheat on his wife, of course.

But then Logan. Listen, I’m trying not to judge. Really. I myself went to a fancy pants school, and on the first day there, after meeting my roomates (three other white chicks from the suburbs — thanks for the diversity, freshman dean’s office) and some other nice kids, I met this guy who would eventually become a very good friend and then six years later star in a WB reality TV show (btw: Dutch Aristocracy, my ass). I thought to myself, Shit. There are going to be guys like this All Over the Place! But… a) No there aren’t, and b) the ones that are, are actually real people, and nothing like Logan’s caricature of “Being a Rich Guy.” Not that I’m defending rich assholes. I just think that even rich assholes have more depth and nuance than Logan Huntzberger.

Also, I’m a Jess fan. (Though Jess is also a caricature — “Poor Hipster Tortured Artist” — I forgive him because he seems to have layers.) What’s wrong with you, Rory? Going to Philly to toy with him? Telling him you love Logan? Give the guy a break already! Like you haven’t made him suffer enough for treating you badly. He seems like he’s cleaned up his act, so let the man live his life. Or run off with him. Damn. Do something.

Just do NOT stay with Logan Huntzberger and act like a boring married couple and get used to the luxury so that you’ll never be able to have a normal relationship ever again. It’s crazy and stupid. Little Rory in her private school uniform and with her high ideals would laugh in your pathetic boring face.

She’d also be completely ashamed that you are so weak and hopeless that you actually stole a boat and quit school because Logan’s dad said some mean things to you. As is every viewer of this show. Don’t think I’ve forgiven you for that, Ms. Gilmore.

As Stephen Colbert would say, grow some balls. Get your shit together, and stop annoying me already.

29 Comments

  • 1. viovio  |  November 3rd, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    totally true, but Jess is now trying to save the world with his super powers… I can´t imagine him dragging Rory around. And Dean left his wife to chase ghosts with his brother????
    No, the only possible guy to be with is Logan.

  • 2. ivette  |  December 7th, 2006 at 12:14 am

    Hi !!!!
    i think Dean must come back to GG
    i mean he is so gentelman, cute, tall, handsome, he is everything, isn´t he?
    Logan and Jess, Who knows them?
    ok byebye

  • 3. jerica  |  January 25th, 2007 at 10:45 am

    i agree, Dean is the one for Rory and he should come back, his relationship with Rory ended in a very confusing way….i mean since that day (the day he saw her with the rich guys) they didn’t talk again…. Rory didn’t explain to him what really happened or even talk to him and break up ….. so now… what are they? nothing, not even friends, it was so random. And… what happened to dean? i hardly doubt they haven’t seen each other considering that they live in the same town, don’t you think it’s weird? At least they should have give us a conclusion about the Dean and Rory situation.

  • 4. Crissy  |  February 17th, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    ya, go jess!!!!! Thanks god they are dating in real life.

  • 5. Imogen  |  May 6th, 2007 at 7:02 am

    TOTALLY!! Logan should DIE!!

    GO JESS!!!!!!!!! JESS

  • 6. owen daly  |  May 22nd, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Are you serious!? Who puts this much thought into some bullshit television show. You need to pull your head out of your ass.

  • 7. kendra  |  August 6th, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    what the heck??? are you serious?? its just a tv show!!! get a life. if she really annoyed you so much, then why do you watch the show??? YOU are the one who is annoying. im sick of YOUR shit.

  • 8. Xena  |  August 29th, 2007 at 10:14 am

    I just saw some of the old episodes I never really saw and I found Rory especially annoying when she tells Dean (after he’s married) not to drop out of school. I happen to know that she would later “drop out” of Yale herself – making her a hypocrite of some sort. But more importantly, who is she to tell him not to listen to Lindsay?

    I think the change in Rory Gilmore also has a lot to do with Alexis Bledel herself. She (the actress) tried so hard to look more mature than her character that she started wearing clothes and hairstyle that Rory (IMO) never would. The writers are also to blame, of course.

  • 9. dama  |  September 18th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    c´mon, rory is a girl, and has doubts like everybody. I admire her in many aspects, but i do miss the younger rory.I think that it happens all the time, when we grow up, we tend to make many mistakes, and to harm some people. But in the end we are all trying to find our way trough, and both good and bad things we´ve done in the past, will help us in the future.
    anyway I am a kind of romantic, and I do hope rory come back with jess, he is absolutely cute, and has a different way of seeing things. He is everything rory needs to be the real rory, the ones who use to laugh all the time, who was so self-confident,and who used to know exactly what she wanted
    Well, I love GG.

  • 10. hannah  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 12:56 am

    yea, i guess i liked the old rory better
    I totally agree, she should be with Jess
    Milo is so hot!!!
    and Ps they broke up earlier this year

  • 11. kate  |  January 15th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Dean is the best

  • 12. cay  |  January 21st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    wtf is wrong with you? its a show. not like you can change anything you stupid shit.
    i agree the original character of rory was better, Milo V was hot, w/e, but its just a show and theyre just characters.
    the world will keep spinning, life will go on.
    so shut up.

  • 13. Rickie  |  January 28th, 2008 at 5:34 am

    k so i think the 3rd season Rory was best because she actually had a backbone and her valedictorian speech was amazing. BUT i am inclined to agree with owen daly because it is JUST a show. i also think her new dress style rocks and i love her hair
    and YES Milo V is very very very very sexi

  • 14. Kelsey. is way smarter than you fools.  |  March 25th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    this is screwed up. i mean of course some of this has some validation. but really. as we grow up-duh- she is going to start dressing different and start caringa bout boys. also she was attracted to logan because she wanted something different and fun. she had gone through all taht crap with dean and she wanted something less stressful.

    also you mention that the old rory woudl never steal a boat or drop out of school becaus eof mitchem. but actually the “old” rory was even more annoying taht the new one. the old rory was self-rightous. the old rory was an annoying twit that coudlnt make up her mind about anything. the old rory had a mental break down because she got a D on a paper. so actually she really hasnt changed that much.

    also it is perfectly reasonable that as she matured and grew up she made mistakes. also she lived a very sheltered life in stars hallow-it only makes sense that shen she went to yale being in such a crazy, free environment would change her.

    rory has stayed true to herself completely and only grown as a character throughout teh seasons.

    also it cracks me up how soemone wrote “she is hypocritical” becasue she told dean not to drop out before everything happened with teh boat. everyone mights ay one thing one year but then a couple years later after things have changed have a different opinion

  • 15. jason  |  April 10th, 2008 at 4:02 am

    get a life losers

  • 16. Carly  |  August 19th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    What fan forum got a hold of this post? Aye Carumba.

    Also: I concur. Eat my socks, Rory Gilmore.

    Which is sad because when I was 10 I wanted to be her.

  • 17. Katie  |  November 23rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    ummm… it’s a show…. I’m terribly sorry. Really, I myself am a fan of Gilmore Girls, and it’s great that you’re getting into it, but there’s no need to be mad about anything. It’s just a show, Alexis Bledel has to be whatever her script tells her to be Yeesh!

  • 18. Becca  |  December 31st, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    For one why the hell do you watch this show if you hate it so much do you just have no life. and of course rory would change over the years obviously you just have the mental capasity of a 12 year old not to know that. and her style is awesome i think the writers did a great job aging rory. i do agree with you that jess was the best but i would have forgot bout him to i mean he just leaves and doesnt even tell her and then he comes back and tells her he loves her then leaves again.thats fucked up. she started going out with logan cause she was used to having a boyfriend and wanted something different which she says word for word so if your going to write something like this maybe you should actually bother to watch them first. and stop hatin and grow up and get a life.

  • 19. Vanessa  |  January 29th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Rory is a stupid bitch!
    I HATE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And she’s ugly too, so i don’t see what the big attraction is?!

  • 20. Karo  |  May 4th, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Wow… This was probably the most obnoxious post I’ve ever read. Do you really care so much about a TV character? I happen to really like Rory, but even if I didn’t I wouldn’t pour my own personal frustrations (because that’s what you seem to be doing) in an article and send it for everyone to read.
    You used the word pathetic… I think you should say that looking at a mirror.

  • 21. Jenna  |  May 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Sure, she changed but isn’t that what life’s about?
    I think the writers did an excellent job. She grew up. She made mistakes. She’s REAL. Wouldn’t it be boring if it was all so perfect? Not listening to her mother demonstrated how she was starting to become independent. I think it was well done.

  • 22. MiguelSanchezAmarillo  |  September 10th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    While I am fully aware that it’s little more than a tv show, it was a tv show worth watching and getting into. Well, it was until the introduction of Logan, who completely killed the show.
    A shallow, smarmy, smug, spoiled creep who lacked any sort of charisma somehow managed to land the intelligent and cute Rory Gilmore?
    It was a little vexing to say the least.
    Hmm, maybe she wanted to be with somebody like her dad, who was a useless piece of crap himself? Well, she definitely succeeded there, didn’t she?
    I just didn’t get it. He had the most annoying circle of friends (though I’ll admit Finn was pretty funny at times). He bitches about his father, yet has no problem with using his daddy’s money to fund his shenanigans. He likes to name drop, which is annoying and pathetic since it’s his daddy’s connections he’s bragging about. And worst of all, he cheats on her! With his sister’s entire bridal party no less!
    And this is the guy who alot of people (mostly the younger, newer audience by my best estimation) seem to think is perfect for her?
    WTF is up with that?
    She really should’ve ended up with either Marty (who was written badly out of character in season 7) or Jess (who had actually redeemed himself by making something of himself on his own terms), both of whom understood her little quirks and were willing to call Rory on being naive and annoying when she got that way.
    Where people say that Marty was a pushover and served no challenge to her, I call bullshit. He just never got a fair shake, always being ignored in favor of boring old Dean or Lame-ass Logan. I think he would’ve pushed her without derailing her dreams. As to his actions in season 7, I’m thinking he was channeling Logan’s douche-baggery. That wasn’t Marty at all.
    To those who say that Logan was a bad boy and Jess no longer serve a purpose, I call bullshit. Logan was not a bad boy. At best, he was a poor little rich boy with too much time and money on his hands.
    Hell, I would’ve preferred Rory with Paris rather than the stiff, disjointed and all around forced coupling that was ROGAN.

    Wow, that’s quite the rant, isn’t it? I somehow feel better after that, you know?
    Have a nice day, because I’m done.

  • 23. Ali  |  February 4th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I absolutely loved Rory, Loralie, and the entirety of the Gilmore Girls’ cast. How can you not? Even guys admit to loving the show. It just makes you feel good. I prefer Rory when she’s in high school, but that’s just because she was naive and simple and focused on school. She was also dating Jess, who i am completely IN LOVE with. At Yale, she becomes a real person. She dates Logan, who is in noooo way Jess, but I actually grew to somewhat liking him. You have to give the show credit for actually letting Rory grow and develop over the seven seasons, because it is realistic. Morals change, people change, seasons change. I will always love the show and I will always watch it whenever I can, so who givessss a fxxxxx. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. No big deal.

  • 24. Tess  |  March 9th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I just started watching the show (I know I’m years late). I made the mistake of starting at season 5, watching to the end, and then starting at the beginning. Confusing, huh!

    So after watching seasons 4-7, then jumping back to the pilot, I was utterly confused. Why was Rory suddenly all Angela Chase for most of the first season? I really liked it. Sometime towards the end of season one, her voice increases in pitch drastically and she develops this childlike tone and expressions. It drives me insane. The girl is eternally 12 years old.

    I love the show. Ironically Rory, the main character, is the only character I dislike. The series finale, worshipping the oh-so-perfect, innocent, and beloved Rory, made me want to barf. I wanted to applaud every other character for putting up with her for seven years.

  • 25. Ara  |  March 27th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Oh wow. your view on Rory the later years are just like my sis and although there are some parts i’d agree with you (like the sleeping with another wife’s husband) we can’t really blame Rory for making some messed up choices. She’s young and she’s vowed to make mistakes. I agree with Jenna. Rory grew up She can’t be Miss Perfect Grades all the time. Everyone has to rebel against something at one point in their life.
    I never liked the fact that Logan cheated on Rory but she should have known it was bound to come with his reputation. I actually like Jess and he would be a great fit with her. Blah.

  • 26. Peter  |  March 3rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    You’re psycho you little twit. Oh and nice language, what are you 12? Think its cool to mouth off like that? Get a life.

  • 27. Kae  |  April 9th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I.HATE. RORY.

    She went from being this little flower-in-bloom to a pathetic jellyfish in the blink of an eye. In Season One, she actually stood up for herself. (She yelled at Tristan and Paris.) In Season Four, when she confronts (married asshole) Dean, looking for a reason why he won’t wave at her anymore, he rolls his eyes and acts all self-righteous, and she just stands there on the verge of tears, “What did I do wrong?” If a guy I liked did that to me, made me feel like the constant fuck-up and made me take the blame for his bad days 24/7, I’d flip him the bird and leave. Promptly.

    Rory didn’t take any constructive criticism from anyone (Lorelai about Logan), she couldn’t even begin to tell people to mind their own business or to quit attacking her (Logan’s family), she even gave Logan permission to treat her like crap and take advantage of her, because she decided that being sexually active was better than having a little self-respect (the “no strings attached” agreement). She dumped Logan because he wouldn’t just drop everything and wait until she got a job, she ignored Lorelai when she warned her about Logan’s friends’ stunts/drinking/partying (the L&D), and she let Mitchum crush her like an insect just because he wanted to. Far be it from me to say anything, but I’ve been down that road before. I’m no Rory Gilmore. No one treats me like crap. She can dish the whole you’re-making-a-fool-of-yourself talk, but she sure can’t take the slightest negativity. (Basically, anything other than, “You’re perfect, you’re an angel, you’re a direct relative of God.”)

    Dean was/is a domestic violence situation waiting to happen. Don’t believe me? Just watch a few episodes, and see how he reacts when Rory disagrees with the smallest of things he says. He’s ready to explode and go destroy some property. I’m not one for infidelity, but I’m glad it was he who had cheated, and not Lindsay. She’d be in a shelter somewhere, poor thing. Not a Lindsay fan, but still. Dean seemed to me like he’d beat the living daylights out of Rory if she so much as brought him a glass of regular milk, and not chocolate like he asked. He’s better off behind bars.

    Jess, at least, grew a pair and got on with his life after Saint Rory of the Playground threw him aside. He got his act together, he did what he loved, and he wrote his book, finally. All while Rory was eating caviar by the pool with her DAR sisters. You know what I mean. I believe she was better off with him when it came to choosing between the three guys, but really, I think Jess was much better off without her. At least he has a spine.

    Logan is the worst of all three choices. Between the whole cheating on Rory with the bridal party (and justifying it, really?), going out drinking every night and breaking up friendships just because someone makes a joke about his daddy’s money (again, no criticism), I don’t see any redeeming qualities. What does he have to offer a girl? A free ride through life with a chain-smoking mother-in-law, multiple STD tests, and 100-year-old bitter grandparents who will still be here with the cockroaches. Awesome. Sign me up. Better yet, maybe Logan is the best choice here. At least Rory will never have to do anything with herself. She’ll always have her throne.

    Lorelai is brash, loud, and speaks her mind when she should probably keep her mouth shut. She can, however, take others’ advice, feel remorse, and admit when she’s wrong. That’s why I like her better. She’s more of a real character, as opposed to the 20 pound waif of a washcloth we’re stuck staring at instead.

    But then again, maybe I should go out, steal a yacht, and then maybe I can get a job as the Pope’s personal assistant. Yeah, because that actually happens in the real world.

  • 28. Callie  |  September 13th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    DONT HATE RORY! I LUV RORY! Alexis Bledel is a great actress and shes amazing! Everyone makes mistakes in their lives and everyone changes! its the way of life!!! RORY IS GOING TO BE THE SAME FOREVER!!!

  • 29. Lola  |  September 16th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Arghhhh Rory really starts to annoy me in series 4- with the whole not wanting to go to a party a Yale, and being resentful to Emily for buying her nice things!! Have to say I also find Lorelai sooo irritating and paranoid- rant over ha! Kudos to Alexis Blediel, though, some fantastic acting!


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