Wednesday, October 26, 2005

He's Her Lobster

As much as I love Luke, from Gilmore Girls (and I do), I think I want a Ross. Ross as in Ross Geller, Ross and Rachel, FRIENDS! I caught the episode last night where the gang watches Monica and Rachel's prom video, aptly titled, "The One With The Prom Video." This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of one of my all-time favorite shows. I love it because it has it all: laughter and romance which , go figure, is exactly what I want in my significant other.

Ross has it all: he's intelligent, ambitious, funny, adorable, cute, kind, giving, devoted, loving, quirky, and about 100 other positive adjectives. The end of TOWTPV gives me goosebumps every time. Rachel sees how Ross has been in love with her since high school and would do anything for her. She walks over and...*oh my gosh*...kisses him! It is so romantic and passionate and I melt everytime. It begins this amazing, yet complicated, connection between the two. They are soul mates...they are each other's lobsters! They are...fictional.

But you know, even though they are fictional characters there is reality in there too. Ross loves Rachel. He does for YEARS and it takes him forever to finally tell her. They go through things that non-tv people do, too. I think that's why Ross seems so ideal at times. I think it's because I have met people in my own life who are a "Ross." I am never going to be Rachel (aka perfect) but the possibility of finding a Ross? Those chances are good.

10 comments:

NotMiranda said...

OMG...you know I love that episode and hate you again for bringing it up! I got tears in my eyes just reading your description and remembering the episode.

Nice segway btw to real life situations. ; )

John said...

Personally, and this is coming from a straight male aged 21-25, I think Luke is a jerk and Ross is a bit of a wuss, and that there has to be a better TV character out there.

Michael from Arrested Development maybe?

By the way, I watch Gilmore Girls reruns and then cry myself to sleep.

Kidding.

Sort of.

NotMiranda said...

Well, John, perhaps I should expand my TV repertoire. I've never seen Arrested Development. We appreciate a good male perspective. Just out of curiousity...what do you think women should look for in a man?

frustratedsarahjo said...

I love that episode. I watch it over and oevr and love it al the same.

John said...

Well, I give really bad advice when it comes to stuff like this, but I would say honesty is extremely important. If you can't trust someone, then you have nothing. That's the number one thing. You can build a lot on a solid foundation, as corny as that sounds.

After that comes sense of humor. You have to be able to laugh at yourself and each other and not take yourself too seriously.

And there you have it, my excellent (or terrible) input on two things I think women might want to look for.

Lots of money and a nice house can't hurt, either.

NotMiranda said...

Honesty and humor are definitely top of the list for most women, myself included. It's just when your letting yourself indulge in a little TV fantasizing why not expand the list.

...and out of my trashy mouth...fuck money and a good house. They won't make you happy ; )

Tommy the Cork said...

but they will allow you to choose your own kind of misery...

NotMiranda said...

Tommy, I really wish I could be motivated by that, but I just can't.

NotCarrie said...

Money doesn't buy happiness but it can buy everything else! hehe

Amanda said...

oh, how i love that episode...

serena sent me over, and i am so glad that i read this post. i, too, fall desperately in love with fictional characters and situations and base embarassingly too many decisions on what worked in fiction (that's actually scary to admit.)