So, if you are a lover of the Gilmore Girls (as you should be), you'll want to try to check out the awesome marathon of the show that one network is planning. The UP network will be airing all of Gilmore Girls, during Thanksgiving week.
The report from Deadline further clarifies that, in order to accommodate all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, the series will run 24 hours a day from 6 p.m. EST on November 18 through 3 a.m. EST on November 25. In case you need the math done for you, that's 153 straight hours of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore goodness. This marathon leads right into the debut of the Netflix revival of the series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which begins streaming at 12:01 a.m. on November 25. That means that we'll be able to shower ourselves in oddball pop culture references, Stars Hollow eccentrics, Pop Tarts for dinner, fast-paced dialogue and all the fries we can stare at in Luke's Diner. Um...WOOOOOO. I mean, that sounds lovely, count me in.
Really, if you're not one of the obsessive fans of Gilmore Girls that have revealed themselves over the years, you have no idea how cool this is. That pop culture-filled, speedy dialogue I mentioned really lends itself to repeat viewings. Every episode is so jam packed with the stuff, not to mention teen angst, straight-up comedy and familial drama, that you could easily miss things the first time around. Not that most people will be able to watch the show 24 hours a day, but you'll certainly catch more of the in-jokes and subtleties that the show is known for if you stick around for a good smattering of episodes in a row. Actually, now that I really think about it, no one should even try to watch the show for 24 hours a day for an entire week; if you go that long without sleep you'll never catch all the cool stuff that Gilmore Girls brought into the world of TV dramedy.
In case you're wondering about UP, the cable network, which started as the Gospel Music Channel, is available in almost 70 million homes, and shows original programming as well as fan favorites. The network focuses on "programming with authentic, relatable stories about what it is to be family, in all its complexities," and that description certainly fits Gilmore Girls to a tee. Anyone who's ever had conflict with their daughter, best friend, mom or co-worker will get this show, even if everything else goes right by them.
Thanksgiving week really is the perfect time for UP to run this marathon. Lots of fans will be off work or lazing around with no classes to go to, and if ever there were a perfect way to avoid dealing with all your family beginning to gather at your home, it's taking refuge in the Gilmore Girls and their family. Just be sure to have someone pass you some mashed potatoes every now and then; you wouldn't want to faint from hunger during the middle of an episode.