Welcome to None Plus Five: An episodic blog series devoted to all things Gilmore. This blog will cover seasons 1-7 of Gilmore girls and the Netflix revival, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life. Each week I will watch and break down an episode. I will share my insights and how the show has profoundly changed my life.
A little about me, your tour guide! My name is Kristin, I am in my mid thirties, and have been a Gilmore fan since it first aired in 2000. I own all of the DVDs and before Gilmore girls came to Netflix, I would watch the disc versions each and every year. I have been married for almost 10 years to my own version of Luke (named Steve) and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. We currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. No kids or fur babies yet, but I could definitely see a Paul Anka in the very near future.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in English and Creative Writing in 2013. I published my first book of poetry titled “The Silence Before the Snow” in 2007. I wrote for my college paper “The Advocate” at Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon many moons ago. I have toyed with blogging over the past ten years; however, I could never narrow my scope to focus on. Until now. Until Gilmore. Why it took me 17 years to get to this point, I may never know, but I am here now, with you, and that is what matters most.
How did I come up with my blog title: None Plus Five? That one is easiest explained by this clip (which happens to be the very first speaking scene in the pilot episode of Gilmore girls):
The current, but always subject to change plan (including descriptions of the different categories):
Behind the Scenes: Episode name and number. Original air date. Written by and directed by. With each I will also include information about what else they have written for and what else they have directed. I will also collect data as to how many episodes of Gilmore girls they wrote/directed.
I’m Seeing Stars: Guest stars on this week’s episode.
Monkey, Monkey, Underpants: The Overview: This one is just like it sounds. There will be a brief summary of the episode being evaluated.
The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward: What I liked, didn’t like, etc. From story lines, to scene set up, bad/awkward/confusing lines, and actor performances.
Episode Rating: The scale will be 1-10 cups of coffee.
Gilmore Guy: My husband Steve (first time Gilmore girls viewer and male perspective) will share his thoughts after we have our own “Friday Night Dinner”!
Gilmore Grub: This will highlight the food that was mentioned or consumed within the episode and where (Sookie’s Kitchen, Friday Night Dinners, Luke’s Diner, etc).
Gilmore-isms: I will research and share as many of the pop culture references that I recognize throughout the episode.
Stars Hollow Books: This is where I will share/discuss the books and author’s mentioned on each episode of the show.
The Hep Alien Review: Music in Gilmore girls and artists/bands that are mentioned will be highlighted in this section with clips from You Tube so you can relive the music in one place.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee: A running total of how many cups of coffee Lorelai consumes in each episode.
Kirk-of-all-trades: Who can keep track of all of the jobs Kirk keeps throughout the series? We will!
The Quotable Gilmore: My personal favorite quote(s) from the episode.
**Content Release: My current plan is to put out one episode per week at first. This is the first kind of blog that requires regular scheduling and I am not fully clear on how long the process will take considering I still have a day job in Healthcare, spend time at the gym, and like to spend time with my husband.
I will keep this area updated as changes need to be made.
I am excited to explore the Gilmore world with you all!
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