Thoughts after watching “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

Alright, so it’s been long enough to avoid spoiling Netflix’s newest TV revival: Gilmore Girls. That means I can write a post I’ve been yearning to do since I first started the four-part mini-movies right after Thanksgiving. (Note: I literally stayed up until 2 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. to see it in completion that Friday post-Thanksgiving. And it was totally worth it.)

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Here’s a random collection of my thoughts, divided by season.

*Please stop reading for now if you have yet to finish the series– spoilers aplenty 😉

Winter:

  • Rory is freelancing? How much does she hate not having a solid job?
  • Wow, Paul is super nerdy, poor guy
  • Luke’s offers free wifi for customers?? He’s gone soft
  • Wow, the sets are wayyy bigger, ASP
  • Michel got married?? To another Frenchman? Who wants kids?
  • Haha Lorelai’s Jeep is “fun to kick”
  • OMG, Richard’s portrait is HUGE (but, I’m still crying)
  • Funeral making me cry  a lot
  • Oh my god, JASON STILES!
  • Luke and Emily hugged?!?!
  • No no no no, not Richard’s seat, Luke!!
  • Okay, maybe I was right in my prediction that Lorelai will be pregnant?
  • Paris has a surrogacy/fertility firm? (Well, it combines her law and medical passions)
  • Geez, Paris has a lot of degrees!
  • Rory and Logan in London together! (shrieking here)
  • It’s a “only in London” relationship??
  • Haha Taylor finally lost it… But Luke’s has fake wifi
  • Haha the irony of Doyle being a screenwriter (accurate, right, Danny Strong??)
  • Nooo Paris and Doyle divorcing?? (I shipped them the hardest in the original series.)
  • Did Lane and Zach buy Sookie’s house??
  • We get to see preteen Steve and Kwan!!
  • Hep Alien looks the exact same.
  • I can’t believe Emily is wearing jeans… (OMG, they were teenage Lorelai’s!!)
  • Can’t have Stars Hollow without its wacky festivals..
  • Paul Anka the dog dressed as Luke, haha

Spring:

  • Stars Hollow composts??
  • Haha Mrs. Kim is the exact same… “They suck eggs… Literally.”
  • It’s Sasha (Julia Goldani Telles) from Bunheads! (Side Note: Lin-Manuel Miranda loved it!!)
  • OH MY GOD, Mr. Kim appears!!! He exists!
  • Awww, Rory and Logan are so cute. Heart eyes emoji…
  • WTF, Logan is engaged?? (I did think that’d be possible…)
  • Stars Hollow has a secret bar??
  • Real Paul Anka dream is back!
  • Kirk made a second film??
  • Gilmore Guys cameo at the inn!
  • Rachael Ray??? (Um, she pronounced Sookie wrong…)
  • Well, I think Dakin misspoke at Waitress about which episode he was in…
  • Richard left Luke money to franchise the diner?? That’s still a thing?
  • New actor as Tristan?? Weird.
  • Francie??? In the bathroom??
  • Paris and Doyle have cute kids!!
  • Awww, “Ace…” Heart eyes emoji.
  • What did Paris name her kids though???
  • Look, Paris dresses her daughter in Burberry..
  • Mae Whitman cameo! And such a cute little scene between Lauren Graham (her TV mom)
  • Rory is not the best journalist– blatantly ignoring an unplanned story angle that’s more interesting than her scheduled idea of what it should be.. (See Nylon article on this topic for more.)
  • Wow, Rory is back to a relationship with someone else’s guy…

Summer:

  • OMG April!! Hipster?
  • Woah, April went to MIT…
  • This scene really humanizes April from the original series… Makes her likable now
  • Luke is still an ass about parenthood (haha punny, sorry.)
  • Prediction: Logan will break up with his fiancee for Rory??
  • Ginny (Bailey De Young) from Bunheads cameo!!
  • Carole King is back!
  • MUSICAL!
  • Is Rory going to take over the Gazette? Knew it.
  • Sutton Foster singing!!!
  • Michel is leaving?? Sad.
  • “Let’s have another round tonight:” Hamilton reference??
  • Lane works for her mother??
  • Whose kids are Dewey and Brandon?
  • Haha Doyle as a sellout
  • Christian Borle singing!!
  • Oh my gosh, I freaking love this musical….Hilarious. Jeanine Tesori did great.
  • Sutton and Christian’s pilgrim number…
  • Yes Babette, Christian Borle is hot… (Sorry, my Broadway fangirl is showing.)
  • “You are me in pants/ a dress.” What?? (They are siblings???) WHAT.
  • “Rapping like Hamilton..” hahaha
  • Haha singing Waterloo from Mamma Mia!
  • Carole King singing!! Haha Taylor saying it’s bad…
  • New DAR ladies?
  • “TV tray in the living room.” What. Emily wouldn’t even let them eat in her car…
  • JESS!! (A bit confused that Jack Pearson from “This is Us” is in Stars Hollow and shaved…jk)
  • “Still a contender,” aww cute.
  • Wait, has Rory not had any underwear for three seasons?? Um…
  • Jess, so inspirational
  • Prediction: Jess’ book idea is the perfect show ending
  • How has Emily not fired Berta by her standards?? (Side note: Berta is Gypsy aka Rose Abdoo!)
  • Is Emily saying ‘hello’ again?
  • What is going on with Luke??
  • Hmm I bet Logan still loves her over the fiancee…

Here we go… Fall:

  • Mimics Wild by Cheryl Strayed?
  • Truly (Stacey Oristano) from Bunheads cameo!!
  • LG’s teacher fiance from Parenthood (Jason Ritter) as park ranger cameo!!
  • Are Luke and Lorelai the wedding scene??
  • Life and Death Brigade!! In Stars Hollow?
  • Logan showed up, awww… he so loves her!
  • Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing pros in this tango scene!
  • Huntzberger Maine house key?? (Like Vermont for Olivia Pope and Fitz of Scandal??)
  • Book: how the show will end??
  • Logan’s eyes show he’d rather be marrying Rory instead
  • Adam Braverman from Parenthood (Peter Krause, Lauren Graham’s partner as other ranger!!
  • Where is Emily??
  • Luke fighting for Lorelai. FINALLY.
  • Ah she’s proposing again!
  • Is Rory going to write Richard’s story?
  • I’m in tears as we see old image of Richard in his study…
  • The show was her whole manuscript??
  • Emily just revealing everything!!
  • Miss Celine!
  • Rory meeting with her dad!!
  • Christopher joined his family company?? GG is still in Paris??
  • Emily is selling the house?? WHAT.
  • Asking for a loan– full circle to the pilot
  • DEAN in Doose’s!!
  • Dean left town and got married and has four kids?? Wait, he LEFT??
  • SOOKIE baking the wedding cake! (I knew it from the trailer!)
  • Is Truncheon/ Jess going to publish Rory’s book??
  • Is Team Jess endgame?
  • 20 minutes left and I can’t stop crying.
  • End: “Mom, I’m Pregnant.”– Like no matter guys, she’ll be just like her mom to the next generation?
    • This show has never been about men and romantic relationships– it’s a family dynamic of a close mother and daughter; final scene exemplified that.
    • When she met with her dad, was that closure about her childhood or really about coming to terms with this baby and potentially Logan as the father/ raising the baby on her own???
    • SO FULL CIRCLE.
    • It closes the chapter of the show that had been open since season 7, with a hint of openness that only Amy could write…
  • 8:30 a.m.– I finished it. So moving and profound. Wow, a perfect ending to a longtime favorite show of mine…

Well, there you go, a random collection of my complete thoughts while binging the latest Gilmore Girls movies for the first time. Were you similar? What did you think?
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