“I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world. For me, there is no difference between Ripley from “Alien” and any Katherine Heigl character. They are equally implausible. They’re all participating in a similar level of fakey razzle-dazzle, and I enjoy every second of it.”
This is actually a new category. First time ever. I guess there were a lot of write-in ballots, and, um, well, t-the prom committee asked me to read this. “We’re not good friends. Most of us never found the time to get to know you, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t noticed you. We don’t talk about it much, but it’s no secret that Sunnydale High isn’t really like other high schools. A lot of weird stuff happens here. But whenever there was a problem or something creepy happened, you seemed to show up and stop it. Most of the people here have been saved by you or helped by you at one time or another. We’re proud to say that the class of ‘99 has the lowest mortality rate of any graduating class in Sunnydale history, and we know at least part of that is because of you. So the senior class offers its thanks and gives you this. It’s from all of us, and it has written here, “Buffy Summers, Class Protector”.
Ignoring my obsession with this song right now (so sultry and oddly seductive for a song called ‘video games’), watching the video and seeing what Lana Del Rey actually looks like, I couldn’t help but think to myself — how unfair is it that pretty people actually manage to be talented, too? How has the world not internally combusted?
Remember when pretty people were just good at being pretty, and everybody else decent-looking had to have that ONE THING they were especially good at (or be decent at many things, that works too) just to get by? And then you get people like Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent and how do we not just throw up our hands and drown ourselves in the bathtub?
With how open-ended the series ended (Rory breaking up with playboy richie Logan Huntzberger) I would love to think that Jess and Rory eventually ended up together. That’s me in my little fantasy bubble.
Easily one of the most romantic scenes in Gilmore Girls (am I a true church girl because I find the endeavor of a guy reading the entire Bible in one night just to take a girl to prom incredibly… strange yet awesome?). The look he gives Lane as he closes the door is one of the most swoon-worthy looks in the history of TV.
(spoiler alert: it wasn’t even from the Bible. It was Shakespeare.)
Punk-rock band drummer, indie-rock aficionado and Faithful Church Daughter Lane Kim deserves a spot in my Cool Asian Girls Who Have Helped Pave the Way For Cool Asian Girls (Fictional Edition).
Look, Dean was adorable in that teen heartthrob kind of way, but I was team Literati (Rory/Jess) all the way. I mean, how could you not be? Him in his standoffishness and leather jacket, those brooding looks… he was like the James Dean of Stars Hollow. Which makes sense, since I’m a big fan of the bad boy brooder (see other fictional crushes: Conrad Fisher, Draco Malfoy).
My second favorite pairing? Lane and Dave (Adam Brody). Need we be reminded that he read the entire Bible in one night just for a chance to go out with Lane?
And then of course, Luke and Lorelai. But that’s a given. Did I mention that the earth is round?
Can I just ship Daytrotter Tyler Posey/Nightcreeper Chloe Moretz in real life? Can’t I? They are just so adorable not to even try.
Music Video of the Day: Best Coast - “Our Deal”
The Drew Barrymore-directed (yup) visuals for the west coast trio’s latest off Crazy for You features an ensemble cast composed of Chloe Moretz, Tyler Posey, Donald Glover, Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, and Shailene Woodley.