Monday, May 09, 2005
Is it weird that we sorta like these people?
The Gastineau Girls
Okay, so we haven't really thought about it too much, but we've developed a sudden and inexplicable fondness for Lisa and Brittny. First of all, Lisa is really fun to watch, and she has that husky sort of voice we love. And she's a "cool" mom in a rich-version of Lorelai Gilmore sorta way. Brittny, despite being "spoiled" and not as immediately likeable as Lisa, also really grows on you. She's sort of goofy and oblivious and spoiled and not really grown up yet, but she has this really amazing hair and we think the way she spells "Brittny" is hip.
But besides those things, we think there may be some real substance to our affinity for this show.
1. This show is about women, and we always like that. It's title -- Gastineau Girls -- even sort of sounds like the title of one our very favorite shows, The Gilmore Girls. The focus of the show is the relationship between the two women, which is truly supportive and loving. And, like the Gilmore Girls, it is interesting because even though Lisa and Brittny are mother and daughter, their relationship also resembles that of two sisters or two best friends.
2. These women want things, and they talk about what they want and they go after it. What do they want? Fame, Fortune, and Love. Of course those things are probably much easier to come by when you have truckloads of money to keep yourself impeccably groomed and outfitted, but still.
3. They have dogs.
4. So far, I haven't seen them take one bit of shit from men. In another wildly popular show about single women in new york city, the protagonist of the show perenially ate shit from one man over the entire course of all seven seasons. ugh! It was just gross. Anyway, while the GGs like men, it doesn't appear that either of these two is going to settle for some yuppie asshole prick. Well, at least that is what we hope.
Of course the jury is still out; we are very fickle, and we've no doubt that if we were to spend much more time thinking about it we'd have a hard time celebrating the amount of money these two drop on fur (ick) and diamonds (ick) when, well, you know, half the kids in nyc probably don't have schoolbooks. But for now we're willing to put those thoughts aside and appreciate the genuine entertainment we get from wathcing these women sashay through the "reality" that is The Gastineau Girls.