I mentioned in a previous podcast that I would post counter points to the opinions expressed in our podcast. Wahn sent in this emailâ€¦
Alicia & Dave
Since I began listening to the Unofficial Gilmore Girls Podcast, I have been appalled by the otherwise sensible Alicia’s unabashed crush on Logan. He is (for reasons listed below) the most despicable, amoral character created by the Palladinos.
Among the negative character traits he has thus far exhibited, he has shown himself to be materialistic, insecure, jealous, glib, undependable, self-centered, cavalier, destructive, extravagant, reckless, brash, hypocritical, insolent, inconsiderate, condescending, and spineless.
What is with that distressed sports coat? Phuleese. It screams, “I’m a poor rich boy.” That alone would send Lorelei into paroxysm of one-liners.
The boy has thus far exhibited no socially redeeming characteristics with his extravagant, destructive behavior.
He is without conscience willing to let the help take the fall for another of his meaningless pranks.
The only reason he hasn’t dragged Rory down is because of his father’s money rescues him from his profligate ways.
But worst of all is unwillingness to step up and make something of himself. He follows his dad’s orders like a naughty puppy and can’t wean himself from the lifestyle. In contrast to Jess, Logan has the world at his feet. He has a Yale degree, the Huntzberger name, and life experience. Jess had nothing and yet Logan hypocritically mocked.
But he has served one purpose and that is to show the mundane, banal side of Rory. Maybe it’s in the genes or maybe it’s some perverse daddy complex but her attraction to Logan is inexplicable in light of her upbringing, her friendship with Lane, and the values she professed the first three years of the show.
The introduction of the Logan character by the Palladinos is a sad but probably true commentary on life.
[Plus an email from another listener, Claire]
I can’t STAND Logan. He’s really just a prissy rich boy who doesn’t have
to work at all. Before Rory came along, all he did was flit around with
other girls, doing basically nothing at the paper and treating people
like Marty like crap. Logan has never had to work hard and is therefore
missing out on a sense of good character that comes from actual WORK. I
do however think that the actor, Matt, does an excellent job at playing
him.Jess is the one who snaped Rory out of her dropped-out-of-yale-living-
in-hartford-party girl stage, so that’s why I like him better.
PS love the podcast
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