I disagree. I think if she’d gotten super famous it would have been completely unrealistic. The way it turned out is probably how it would be in real life.
They didn’t have to show her getting instantly famous but it still could have ended with her playing with her band, rather than Zach getting the glory. It’s also not terribly realistic that Jess became a published author so quickly but it’s a satisfying ending. It just seems incredibly insulting me to that Lane longs to leave Stars Hollow her whole life and then gets married and pregnant after barely enjoying adulthood and then is so happy about it. Not that those things can’t make you happy but I don’t think Lane would be at first and I can’t stand how women’s story arcs end like this on shows and men’s never do. To me it’s the equivalent of Jess getting a short story published in the Stars Hollow Gazette and then giving up trying to get anything published to enjoy being a father with Rory. Part of the message of the show is hope for the next generation, Lane’s early life mirrors Lorelai’s in some ways but eventually they ended almost identically. It didn’t seem fair to me that Rory was able to realise all her dreams and Lane’s ended. Yes, they could happen in the future but the viewer doesn’t see it. I wrote a long post on this a while ago.
So much this! I certainly don’t think her (or the band) becoming “super famous” would be remotely realistic but I mean they’re actually pretty good, especially since Gil joined and I think the twins thing was especially out of the blue and unrealistic (I’m kind of indifferent about the marriage). Maybe they could’ve gone on another tour, or scraped together money to put out a single or album which wouldn’t do fantastic by any means but would be satisfying to watch Lane achieving a small piece of her dream in a similar way to seeing Lorelai opening her own inn.
I just feel like Rory got all these opportunities by luck, or chance, or knowing the right people (Logan, etc.) and had every door opened to her by the end even when she messed up big. Then there’s Lane, who waited so long for her chance at living life her way and gets cut off barely getting a taste of adulthood. I know some people say it’s realistic that Lane didn’t get to live out her dream life but to me having her get pregnant and basically give up all her dreams was just bad storytelling. There was nothing realistic about Rory’s life in season 7 either.
I just have to disagree with Rory’s life being unrealistic, yes she got everything by luck and chance and knowing the right people- but that’s how life is. Especially if you’re in the arts! I’m a film major at school and pretty much the only amazing opportunities I come by are with a little luck, and by knowing the right people. Sure it probably would have taken her longer to actually find those opportunities and people in real life, but they only have so many episodes you know. I’m not really going to address the lane issue because personally I loved the last season and though everything worked out pretty great. Other than the fact that jess and Rory didn’t end up together, I love everything about this series and always will.
No matter how many times I watch the Jess and Rory ‘I love you’ scene, I still always hope for another out come. I’m here yelling at my TV ‘Follow him, Follow him Rory! Go After him now damn it! Tell him you love him to!”
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