I know what you’re thinking.
You live in Bentonville, Arkansas. You already live in a small town.
Um, no. Population 40,000 is not a small town. It’s nothing like Dillon, Texas; Bluebell, Alabama; or Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
Which leads me into my three latest binge watches (which got me thinking about small town, usa and why I want to live there):
Gilmore Girls [Stars Hollow, CT] – I re-watched the full series after my Gilmore Girls Day and just finished it about a month ago. Just as good as the first ten times I’ve seen it. Still my all-time favorite show.
Hart of Dixie [Bluebell, AL] – This was my Mille-only binge, until husband started watching and also loved it. Charming, funny and Zoe Hart’s fashion is TDF.
Friday Night Lights [Dillon, TX] – This is my current binge. So much drama, so much Tim Riggins and a new role model – Tami Taylor. I’m LOVING it.
All three of these shows are set in really small towns. [Fun Fact: Gilmore Girls and Hart of Dixie are filmed on the same set] So here are my 8 reasons why I want to live in a SMALL, small town:
1. There’s always THE place everyone goes. See Luke’s Diner and the Rammer Jammer.
2. Everyone knows everyone … and their business. Don’t worry about telling everyone about your breakup. They already know.
3. Everyone goes to all of the town events, because that’s literally all there is to do.
4. And everyone celebrates the events together – the football state championship, the anticipated wedding, etc.
5. There is at least 1 love triangle everywhere you look. There’s so much drama it’s just hilarious.
6. The parties are the best (or the most dramatic, see #5) because the whole town is there.
7. If you don’t go to either church or football games, you’re an outsider. [this one’s just as southern thing]
8. Though sometimes it doesn’t seem like it, when it comes down to it everyone would do anything for each other. Because really, they’re all family.
Read my other TV posts here.
W H O
Me, two girlfriends + a brief appearance by my Lorelai
W H A T
Take a day off work and spend the entire day watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
Season 1, Ep. 1 – Pilot [Lorelai and Rory, we can already tell we love you.]
Season 1, Ep. 7 – Kiss and Tell [Ooh, Rory gets her first kiss! In Doosey’s! And runs away!]
Season 2, Ep. 5 – Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy [Enter Jess. Commence lifelong swooning.]
Season 2, Ep. 9 – Run Away, Little Boy [Paris as Romeo = gold. Also, second best guest appearance Chad Michael Murray]
Season 3, Ep. 9 – A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving [Just skip the rolls! Also, first best guest appearance Adam Brody]
Season 4, Ep. 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale [First night of college = around the world eating party, oh how Gilmore]
Season 4, Ep. 22 – Raincoats and Recipes [The most bittersweet episode ever – Luke & Lorelai (yay!), Rory & Dean (nay!)]
Season 5, Ep. 3 – Written in the Stars [Luke & Lorelai dating is the talk of the town; literally, it’s an agenda item at town hall]
Season 5, Ep. 13 – Wedding Bell Blues [“I just wanted to know what it feels like.” Go Rory!]
Season 6, Ep. 13 – Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting [Logan saves the day at the newspaper and is beyond charming.]
Season 7, Ep. 22 – Bon Voyage [Best surprise party ever. Best Luke moment ever. Best ending ever.]
W H E R E
A very comfortable gray couch in the Alderman living room
W H E N
Friday, Oct. 24
8am – 6:30pm
W H Y
Ask me my all-time favorite book and I can’t tell you. Ask me my all-time favorite movie and I can’t tell you. Ask me my all-time favorite TV show and I CAN tell you – Gilmore Girls. I could literally write an essay about why I love it so much, and some day I probably will, but for now, just a few words: Witty. Relationships. Hilarious. Coffee. Luke & Lorelai. Mother/Daughter. Milo Ventimiglia. Fast. Memorable. Community. Pop Culture. Life. Heartwarming.
O T H E R I M P O R T A N T D E T A I L S [i.e. F O O D]
We watched, we ate, we laughed, we ate, we cried, we ate. The Gilmore girls wouldn’t have had it any other way.