Accept That You – And They – Aren’t Perfect
One of the biggest frustrations of the original series and the revival is that Lorelai and Rory are “the worst.” And, in some ways, they certainly are. They can be self-serving, self-involved (for the love of Luke’s Diner, you guys, his name is Paul), and self-aggrandizing. As a daughter, I’m not perfect, and I’m certainly not coming any closer as a parent. As for my daughters, I certainly hope they avoid many of Rory’s life choices, but I’ll always be on their team even if their decisions turn out, God forbid, worse. It’s important to be able to see a deeply flawed character and still root for them.