I think the biggest surprise for me here is the look of the show. I guess I sort of always took the loveliness of various Gilmore Girls episodes for granted. “Oh look, a pretty small town in New England looks pretty.”
But this is just a revelation about ASP and her husband Daniel Palladino. I’m not sure what the right word is here. Lush maybe? I mean everything, from the dingy interior of the Gaslight to the cramped music store, to the gorgeous department store, to the apartments and whatnot…it’s all such eye-candy in its own way. Even the streets of 1950s New York are amazing.
And the costumes. Holy shit the costumes. I mean, I’m not usually the kind of person who really notices costuming that much, but some of the dresses they put Midge in are like an explosion on the senses. They remind me of nothing so much as some of the costuming Edith Head did for Hitchcock movies like Rear Window and Vertigo. They’re just amazing.