i do agree people tend to idolize and idealize rory to large extent, and they shouldn’t, and even at 32 it’s hard to find jobs and it’s easy to just kind of flail, but the thing is, the rory from the original show would work her ass off. she wouldn’t just expect to get the job because she’s Rory Gilmore, she’d know how hard it is in the journalism world now and up her fucking game.
and tbh it’s not about about being too hard on her, it’s about not wanting to see her regress to this pod of a person where she’s in a cheating cycle with l.ogan when we’ve seen them grow up and develop together so much in the later seasons of the original show.
to me, it was more about wanting to see her flail and kind of be stagnant cause that’s true to life, but to also see her work her ass off to get those pieces at GQ and go into that interview with that online magazine with ideas to bounce off of
to me, it was about seeing her fight for what she wants; that’s what made her stand out as a character to me because while some of the smarts came as natural talent - don’t get me wrong - she fought tooth and nail to get into most of the positions she ended up in, esp with academics and business.