I'm about 5 episodes into Season 2 of Gilmore Girls. I was hooked on the show thanks to my daughters, and devoured the Season 1 set. Loved the dialogue,the acting, the plotting...seemed like a very smart show. Like Friends, West Wing and ER, a show that came out of the gate nearly fully-formed and high quality consistently over the initial season. I'm now in the episode where Luke's nephew comes to stay with him...and I feel like I'm watching a different show. I guess I'm looking for some feedback from others here (no spoilers, please) if I should keep going or bag it. I'm really surprised at how much the S2 episodes are NOT catching my interest, considering how much I loved S1. The breakup with Max was not a huge shock, but they didn't even show Lorelei telling Max, and we have to basically infer that she called or told him. The story arc with Jess seems fraught with TV cliches, and Luke's gone from gruff tough guy to bumbling, mumbling uncle with a spine made of jelly. So what's the deal? Should I keep going, or does the show not recover?