Gilmore Women is a weekly newsletter from journalists Maggie Mertens and Megan Burbank examining everything that’s wrong with Gilmore Girls.
Gilmore Girls is a show we love dearly and that also, like so many of our favorite feel-good nostalgic shows, hasn’t aged very well! Jump in with us as we explore such questions as: How does the editor of the Yale Daily News join the press pool for the Obama campaign and yet not get a job in journalism? How did the show that gave us Sookie St. James end up so fatphobic? How is the coffee at Luke’s good if it appears to come out of a Hills Bros. can? Why is everything in Babette’s home tiny? Is she a hobbit? How did Lorelai not marry Luke the second they finally admitted they are in love? And can Amy Sherman-Palladino write any love interest that is not a “bad boy who is actually really smart”?
Each weekly email will recap, analyze and critique one or two episodes of Gilmore Girls. We’ll go in order, so watch along with us, or just remember fondly—or not so fondly.
So you never miss an episode.
Oh, and send it to the friend you used to watch The CW on Tuesday nights with.
Who Are These People?
Maggie Mertens is a writer and editor based in Seattle. She writes a lot about gender inequality as it plays out in work, culture, and sport. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Glamour, Deadspin, VICE, espnW, and The South Seattle Emerald.
Megan Burbank is a culture writer and reporter at The Seattle Times, where she covers outdoor recreation and the city's visual art scene. Previously, she was an editor at the Portland Mercury. Her work can also be found at The Stranger, Teen Vogue, Dance magazine, and alternative weeklies and daily papers across the country.
In true Gilmore Girls meet-cute fashion, Maggie and Megan met working on our college newspaper.