I get it, we (Gen Y) are the cooler, older generation — they (Gen Z) can’t publicly like or admit that we have any style, ideas, or identity. But you know what – from Ginny and Georgia to Pretty Little Liars – Original Sin to Buzz Lightyear, to don’t trust the bitch in apartment 23 (James Van Der Beek as himself) to the reboots of Gossip Girl and soon, Ally McBeal – without the misogyny this time, I hope – one thing is clear: Gen Y and our specific tastes aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
It’s cool* how media is reigniting excitement for older shows. ‘The OC’ has a podcast: Welcome to the OC Bitches (an iconic line), so does Scrubs – Fake Doctors, Real Friends and of course, the office ladies. But also – our collective voices (and a kickstarter) is why there was a movie and 8 episodes of a 4th season of Veronica Mars, seven and 12 years respectively years after the show went off the air; why we got to see how Rory Gilmore’s life turned out, and why there were three revival movies with 80’s kids Gus and Shawn in Psych.
E Online wrote about the similarities bw ginny and georgia and the gilmore girls and that’s nice – but you can go back to Netflix and watch the original, where the writing and the acting is simply better.
“We’re like the Gilmore Girls, but with bigger boobs.”Ginny and Georgia
Okay sure, but you know what Ginny & Georgia don’t have – and I mean at all? The angst filled, ‘I don’t give a damn,’ perfected look of a generation. And if all of this has made you nostalgic for a time of cingular minutes, Ryan Atwood being the bad boy, and adding “that’s what she said” to any and everything, here’s more – 100 Pop Culture things that make you a millennial. Enjoy the trip down the Gen Y memory lane!
*dont let some kid tell you they invented cool, they didn’t.