Oddly enough, watching last night’s episode of GILMORE GIRLS was eerily similar to sitting through an hour of AMERICAN IDOL. The episodes were both mixed bags filled with cringe-worthy moments, funny moments and those magical moments that remind you why you fell in love with the show in the first place.
The Cringe-Worthy Moments:
GILMORE GIRLS: I can’t believe after over a month off, the writers had the audacity to open the episode with a scene between Michel and Sookie. When will the writers learn, Michel isn’t funny. Additionally, nothing against the young actress who plays her, but can anyone else not stand April?
AMERICAN IDOL: Simon took the words right out of my mouth when he told Sanjaya, “Enough is enough.. the joke is over.” Will America really be fooled by another ‘wacky’ hairstyle? Who are we kidding, this is the country that voted Taylor Hicks as their AMERICAN IDOL.
The Hilarious Moments:
GILMORE GIRLS: Zack, Paris and Kirk! Zack’s love of the maze (again, how is a father of twins supporting his family on a waiter salary?), Paris’ milk fetish, and Kirk on stilts (hilarious!). These three characters have been beacons of light in what’s been a pretty heavy and depressing season.
AMERICAN IDOL: Simon finally told Doolittle what I’ve been shouting at the television all season long. Get over yourself and stop acting surprised when you’re told your a good singer. You’re great, accept it.
The Magical Moment:
GILMORE GIRLS: Luke and Lorelai finally apologized to each-other. It’s about time, it only took a season of awkward and painful moments. But you know who they really should have been apologizing to — us [the audience]. For making fnas sit through their whole mess of a relationship.
AMERICAN IDOL: How nice was it to see Phil Stacey, who’s deservedly found himself in the bottom three week after week finally deliver a guaranteed winning performance. Has America found its next Country star?