RED Hearts: Gilmore Guys Rule


RED Hearts are guest posts on I HeartDaily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today.

Today, Jordyn Turney, 25, in Boise, Idaho, tells us about one of the most entertaining things we've ever heard. Pour yourself a few cups of coffee and get ready.

My latest obsession is a podcast called Gilmore Guys, which is exactly what it sounds like: two guys watching, discussing and reviewing every episode of the early '00s WB show Gilmore Girls. Your obsessive hosts are Kevin, a longtime Gilly (you know, a fan of Gilmore), and Demi, a newcomer to the beloved town of Stars Hollow. They’re consistently original, insightful and entertaining, making Gilmore Guys must-listen podcasting… if that’s a thing.The show is hilarious, heartfelt — and at times absolutely ridiculous — as Kevin and Demi analyze everything from GG fashion to Rory’s boyfriends (say yes to the Jess?) to the awesomeness that is Emily, the reigning queen of Gilmore.Along with their eye for detail, their great taste in guest hosts and their many (many) inside jokes, maybe the greatest thing about Kevin and Demi is that these two twenty-something guys sincerely love the show they’ve taken on. It’s clear in the way they rant about Lorelai’s selfishness, Paris’s vulnerability, and Rory’s entitlement. This is a podcast so engaging that I’ve found myself, at times, yelling at Kevin and Demi, joining in on their debates and laughing maniacally. I can’t listen to it in public anymore.

In fact, even writing this review is proving difficult, as my full immersion makes it harder and harder to talk about the show without inserting the hosts’ inside jokes that risk alienating new fans. So you’re just going to have to trust me when I say that Gilmore Guys manages the seemingly impossible: It’s hilarious, adorable, smart, sincere and snarky all at once. Go listen.

RED Hearts guest poster Jordyn Turney is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which is out in paperback.