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  1. Did anybody else think we might see Lowell too? Only me?
  2. They've all been 6 episodes. It's the standard length of a sitcom season in the UK.
  3. I know, I know!
  4. I cried at the end of last night's episode.
  5. That annoyed me too! I don't know why, stupid wedding ceremony details always annoy me, like when Lorelai and Chris got married in a church in France (don't get me started!). I just don't get why they didn't just plan a civil wedding where I assume you'd have a lot less hassle. I don't know, in Ireland you have to give 3 month's notice of a wedding no matter what type it is, so 2 weeks would be out anyway. I know not everywhere is like Vegas, but I assume a civil wedding in the States would have fewer strings attached than a Catholic wedding. I mean, I don't see Father Brah having issues with Rebecca not being Catholic, but we needed the certificate of completion of pre-marriage course in Spain, friends needed it in Poland, everybody I know who got married in a Catholic church needed it. I'm sure plenty of weddings take place without it, but no matter how easygoing Father Brah is, I think he would use it as an excuse to get them to talk about their issues. And yeah, that seems too sensible for this show, so why not leave it out?
  6. I watch this on Irish Netflix. The 1st season was added in the summer. Now each episode is added the day after it's shown in the US. I don't know anybody else who watches it but I've noticed a steady increase in the mentions on Twitter, I mean from Irish people who have a lot of followers. The more popular US series will probably be picked up by networks over here and make them more difficult to watch if you don't want to follow a schedule. (Sky online is so cumbersome). If they are added to Netflix it might be over a year later. I'd say for Netflix it's handy to pick up low rated but high quality shows it can offer as next day viewing internationally.
  7. I mean if it is the case that the writers had to make do with the actor's departure, I suppose I don't really want to speculate (I haven't read anything, just what's in this thread) as to why or whether he could have been persuaded to stay longer. And it's not really easy to write their way out of it. If they hadn't got married it would be easier to write him off(on another show it might not matter so much), but since they did, I guess I should be glad that there was a short period of happily married life and he wasn't just killed off then so Jane could keep her virgin status for Rafael. But I remember reading at the end of season 2 that they had planned the ending from the beginning and I can only assume in that case that this would involve Rafael. When I started watching I assumed Michael was a character who would be written off fairly quickly. Obviously the writers knew better than that but I do think that they were probably not expecting him to be as popular as he was and I wonder was the wedding/virginity with Michael the plan to appease fans of that camp. I've also read recently that this was planned from the beginning, but I'm not so sure. Also, with the time jump, I really hope they have at least a few episodes in the immediate aftermath, mourning etc. I think if they have to have a time jump it should really be after a summer hiatus so at least there is some break for viewers, but since this is happening so soon I guess it's unlikely. I know it's unlikely but I think I'd rather someone new came on the scene rather than Rafael. I know the writers are good and can come up with unexpected ways of treating the usual scenarios, but it just seems like there'll have to be some version of the cliche of feeling guilty for betraying Michael followed by the realisation of 'Michael would want me to be happy' and ' I felt this for Michael but now I feel THIS for Rafael'. Maybe people will say this is mean of the character but I kind of feel like Michael would want Jane to be happy with anybody except Rafael! Anyway for me, I'll probably catch up on the show later. Netflix here only has season 1 and it's not shown on any network so I might just read about how it plays out. It's not a show that I liked anything as much as Jane but I stopped watching The Mindy Project when they began the character assassination of Danny and nothing I've read had persuaded me back. Maybe it is better in the long run just to actually kill the character, I guess we'll see!
  8. Ugh, why did I read this? Though I'd rather know and just stop watching. I had weaned off all of my other American series I had to watch illegally and now I can give up on this too. Maybe I'll come back in a few years when I hear about how amazing it's all turned out, but just not interested. Also, I don't get time jumps like that, does that mean everything up to now happened 4 years ago? Or it's set in the future?
  9. Like most people I found the musical too long, but I was so surprised to find myself bawling during the last song. It must have struck a chord.
  10. They got Rory's age wrong then, she should be 32 in Fall, not Winter! Because in Spring they're discussing Brexit.
  11. I kept thinking of similarities to Jane the Virgin while (re)watching Gilmore Girls and then noticed the showrunner was a writer/producer on season 7. I hope it hasn't put anybody off watching JtV!
  12. I was totally ok with the fact that it was bad first time and then they didn't get another chance on the honeymoon due to being ill and then she thought the whole thing was awful and found out she was pregant. But....it would have been nice if we'd got some indication later on that they had actually tried out again and it was ok.
  13. Oh God, ages and birthdays and dates, I always wonder how this can be so difficult to get right! OK, I've just finished the series and now have waded through the nitpicking thread. I don't think I have much that is brand new to offer, just echoing some earlier ones. I watched the first few series back when it first aired. I was actually in my final year of college and it was a great escape for me. At that stage I was only a few years older than Rory and similar age to the high school actors, I had some weird daydreams about going to America and playing some kind of year abroad student at Chilton student. Anyway after series 3 I went abroad and never got watching the rest, but I've burned through them all now, ( and feeling very old at the thought that I'm closer to Lorelei's age at the end). I really enjoyed it again and I think i could be less disappointed than most with later seasons knowing that it's not the end. OK, so the one that really, really annoyed me was the wedding in France. I know it's been said before, but that is absolutely crazy. Loads of foreigners have a wedding in France but they have to do the legal thing in the country they're living in. And if they're having a church wedding the celebrant won't do it until they see the certificate, even if you're French you need to go to the registry office first. There are other countries in Europe where you can get legally married in a church without living there, Spain, for example, but the church will still want to see plenty of paperwork and that takes time. In Gibraltar you can get married with very little notice, but I think it's a little bit longer than in the days of John and Yoko. Anyway, that one just annoyed me a lot, because I'm sure somebody who doesn't knows these things could find out in a 2 min google search. ( I suppose it happened post GG but just reading today that Brad and Angelina had to get married in America before their French wedding). Getting a train to Ireland, I already knew about that one before watching as I'd seen this thread: https://www.boards.ie/b/thread/2055525655? Anyway, yeah, it does sound very weird. Yes, as has been pointed out, you can get the sail and rail, the train from London and then ferry. I've never done it because a flight is so much handier, but my sisters live in London and sometimes do, especially if they have a lot of luggage or they left it too late to book flights. They would always say they were getting the ferry though, even though they have to get the train first. If Lorelei and Rory were on a Eurail pass there would be a discount for ferries so it might make sense for them to go that way rather than fly, though you would just think they'd say, 'so we got the ferry to Ireland', or just keep it vague, 'so we just headed over to Ireland'. I started thinking of a story I studied for my leaving, Nora Mharcais Bhig, from Scothscéalta, where this young woman takes the train from the west of Ireland to London. I remember we all laughed at it in class. Oh, and she was an unmarried mother to be too, even if the story was as vague as it could be about it. Ok, rambling on again... Regarding the time off from Yale and the fact it would need to be requested in advance, I'm sure Rory is not the first person who had a bit of a meltdown, or some other reason for dropping out and then pulled herself together and wanted to return. There would be ways around that even if they don't specify them. I actually appreciated that story as I would have been someone who always did well in school, got the best grades out of my year, was always looking forward to university and then... well I just couldn't seem to make any impression. I was only 17, so could probably have just thought some more about whether what I was doing was for me and maybe started again, but I had the pressure of loads of siblings coming after me and if I repeated a year it was more to pay... Anyway I continued on and unfortunately had my meltdown in my final year, which per all rules i knew you couldn't repeat. My tutor mentioned something about a hearing and presenting my case. I buried my head in the sand, but she came back to me, having presented my behalf. I will always be so grateful to her. Anyway, I know I've gone off topic, but basically I think somebody like Rory, who had always done well - for her to just quit like that, there was obviously something going on and I'm sure universities would consider that when they come back and even if we don't see it there's probably somebody in the background who would be following up with her, whether she listens or not. (Oh and not so much nitpicking, but I didn't really get Lorelei's response, summer was just starting, why not give her some time to mull it over before pushing her away, but I'll leave that there...) Another thing that niggled was Rory and her sister. She gets asked in Yale, whether she has any siblings and she says no. And I thought, OK, maybe she is so used to answering no that she forgets about Gigi. Then, in the finale she tells Lane 'i never had a sister' and I totally get what she means, but it still seems weird.
  14. Wow, so for once I could watch ahead of everyone here? Though to be honest, I wouldn't be 100% sure that the show is on next Tuesday, I can't believe the amount of times in the past (ok, though, I am talking far in the past) where you would tune in to watch the latest episode and then find a repeat. Like maybe RTE programming aren't aware that there's a break next week in the US?
  15. So every year for the past few years I see articles like this one and last weekend walking around the city I noticed the signs calling for extras too. http://www.thejournal.ie/vikings-dublin-casting-2784041-May2016/ Also last summer they filmed on the lake where my in laws live and I heard stories of them sitting out watching battles unfold. And yet, for some reason I've never had any great interest in watching. Am I missing out? What would be a comparable series, like 'if you liked x then you would enjoy Vikings'. I'm willing to be converted!