You may be thinking, but WHY? Why so fervently dislike a main character of the show. Even from my first watch a few years ago now, I didn’t enjoy the journey of Rory’s character. But I want to start by saying that there were things I did like about Rory. She was driven. She had an insane love of books. Both things that I can so appreciate. For me, I really enjoyed early seasons Rory and Lorelai, and the fact that at that point she would have done anything for her mother and they were so close.
For me, Rory started cracking in season two. The way that she treated Dean like absolute garbage the second that someone more interesting came along really showed signs of her character. Yes, Dean was boring but season two – three Dean at least deserved Rory admitting to him that she had feelings for someone else. When Lorelai told her almost these exact words and Rory took like you would think that she would, I was applauding. It was in season five that she really took a turn for the ugly, never to return. She stopped listening to Lorelai and whatever special bond it seemed like they had never returned. By season six, I really couldn’t have cared less about Rory. She became self centred, inconsiderate and it was when she had a line in the news room when one of the people there vented their relationship troubles to her, that I knew she was gone. She chose to say, ‘This is why I don’t ask people about their social lives’ instead of saying anything sympathetic to the guy.
Then came the revival and I almost could have just fast forwarded through her entirely. She was AWFUL in every single sense of the word. When she wanted to write her book and Lorelai said no, she acted like a petulant child even though she was in her thirties. She was the same self centred Rory who left the show and didn’t change or learn a single thing in the following decade.