Gilmore Girls’ Matt Czuchry Responds to Criticism About His Character Logan

Gilmore Girls’ Matt Czuchry recently weighed in on the hate his character Logan Huntzberger receives after a video called him "below average."

By Hayley Santaflorentina Apr 04, 2024 5:15 PMTags
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Matt Czuchry doesn't know a lot, but he does know Logan loved Rory. 

Though the original iteration of Gilmore Girls has been off the air since 2007, fans are still deeply invested in its characters—especially which love interest is best for protagonist Rory (Alexis Bledel). And after a TikTok video called his character Logan Huntzberger inconsistent and "below average," Matt had a message in defense of his former persona. 

"We shouldn't be searching for perfection in anything," the Resident star said during an April 1 appearance on The Talk in response to the critical video. "Whether it be relationships or whatever it may be."

In fact, when it comes to Rory's other leading men, Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Dean (Jared Padalecki), Matt admitted each has his merits. 

"I think that Logan had his strengths and weaknesses and Jess had his strengths and weaknesses and Dean had his strengths and weaknesses, like we all do," he added. "And I think that the fun of the show is that you've got these characters who are flawed and had these great pieces."

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He also noted that key to the show's enduring—and passionate—fanbase is it's relatability.  

"That show has spanned generations because of the timeless nature of it," the 46-year-old added. "Amy Sherman Palladino and Dan Palladino, that created it, are amazing artists."

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Though Rory and Logan parted ways amicably, though sadly, at the close of the original series, the two reunited for 2016's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. In fact, the two characters found themselves having an affair despite the fact that Rory was dating somebody else and Logan was engaged. 

And to matters more complicated, when Rory finds herself pregnant at the end of the limited reunion series, it was subtly implied that Logan is the father.

But before that fact was officially confirmed in March 2023, Matt was ready to take that fact to the grave.

"They told me who the father of the baby was," he told Us Weekly in 2021. "And they said, ‘Yeah, you can tell whoever you want.' And I never have."

Keep reading for E!'s definitive worst-to-best ranking of the many couples in the original series.

19. Lorelai and Digger

He sued her father. He almost destroyed Luke and Lorelai's burgeoning relationship. He went by the nickname Digger. What more do we need to say? 

18. Dean and Lindsay

They got married impulsively as teenagers (what a fun trope, said no one ever!) and then he promptly cheated on her. The only thing she got out of this marriage was disappointment and a mean meatloaf recipe.

17. Lorelai and Max Medina

We still can't believe a proposal with a thousand yellow daisies was wasted on a dud like Max Medin-ugh.

16. Luke and Nicole

Remember that time Luke randomly married Nicole on a cruise ship? And then she cheated on him? Yeah, we try to forget about it, too. 

15. Paris and Asher Fleming


14. Rory and Tristan

Sorry, but the fact that he called her Mary (you know, Virgin Mary?) still creeps us out. 

13. Luke and Rachel

Rachel was Luke's first love, whose dreams were just too big for Stars Hollow. She was super-sweet and pushed Luke to realize his feelings for Lorelai. Thanks, girl!

12. Lane and Zack

OK, hear us out: Lane deserved more than Zack, who was a convenient filler for the void left by Adam Brody's exit. Sorry, not sorry. He's the rebound, NOT THE ONE. 

11. Kirk and Lulu

Two weirdos, one weird relationship. Not the most epic of romances, but she did deal with his night terrors. So, true love. 

10. Lane and Dave Rygalski

Dave was definitely the one that got away (or, you know, ran off to become Seth Cohen on The O.C.). Come on, he inscribed his bible, with "This bible belongs to God but is being borrowed by Dave Rygalski." Swoon City, population: us. 

9. Lorelai and Christopher

You never forget your first love...but that doesn't mean you should continue an on-and-off relationship for over a decade. While we liked Christopher, we didn't love these two together, especially when they thought it was OK to run off and get married without Rory (their daughter!) being there. Unforgivable. 

8. Paris and Doyle

Fact: These two could take over and run their own country. They were made for each other. 

7. Babette and Moury

Sigh, the unsung heroes of Stars Hollow also made up its most solid couple that flew so under the radar you often forgot about them...until you needed a cup of sugar from next door. 

6. Rory and Dean

Yes, he made her a car and was her first love. But he also cheated on his wife with Rory. Talk about a great way to lose your virginity. Basically, Dean was ruined for us. Still, their quick reunion during A Year in the Life was random, nostalgic and bittersweet in only the way a catch-up session with your childhood sweetheart can be.

5. Rory and Logan

She made him a better person, and he helped her learn what she really wanted to do with her life. Often over-shadowed by Rory's two other major love interests, Logan is the dark horse among Gilmore's guys...and possibly Rory's (spoiler alert!) baby daddy?! We're going to need another revival STAT.

4. Rory and Jess

Of all Rory's love interests, he was the one that challenged (and frustrated) her the most. The classic bad boy. If only they had met later in life...and watching their brief interaction during the Netflix revival just proved how potent their chemistry still is. 

4. Rory and Jess

Of all Rory's love interests, he was the one that challenged (and frustrated) her the most. The classic bad boy. If only they had met later in life...and watching their brief interaction during the Netflix revival just proved how potent their chemistry still is. 

3. Sookie and Jackson

While Lorelai and Rory's love lives were unpredictable and (deliciously) wrought, there was something so sweet and simple about Sookie and Jackson's love story. You always argue over produce with the one you love!

2. Luke and Lorelai

"Will you just stand still?" Fact: These two had the best and most-earned first kiss in the history of first kisses. And everything else was pretty epic, too. (Let's just all pretend April Nardini, Luke's daughter, never showed up and ruined everything, mmmkay?)

1. Richard and Emily

Emily: "No! I did not sign on to your dying. And it is not going to happen. Not tonight, not for a very long time. In fact, I demand to go first. Do I make myself clear?"
Richard: "Yes, Emily. You may go first."

Oh, how much more significance this exchange from the series' original took on in the revival after the 2014 death of star Edward Herrmann. BRB, SOBBING FOREVER.

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