Reflecting on ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’

I need to preface this by saying that I have only watched the revival once, a second viewing will be happening soon. CAUTION SPOILERS BELOW.

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A lot of people have been saying how different these 4 episodes were to the original series. Whilst I do see their point, I’m glad that these 4 were different. It was a bigger scope and the stakes were higher. I didn’t want to see something exactly the same. I wanted to see 4 mini movies and that’s what we got. Did some scenes go too long, yes, but at the heart it was still the Gilmore Girls I know and love.

From the beginning Lorelai and Rory had their witty banter going all while coffee in hand.

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The Gilmore Girls were back at it and the Emily Gilmore was hilarious and poignant all at the same time. The scene of Richards funeral was gut-wrenching. Could not stop crying. Edward Hermann’s death was handled so beautifully and he was definitely missed, his death certainly took the script in a great direction. I really thought Emily and some of the funniest scenes. Her purging all her belongings, letting her maids family move in, going to therapy with Lorelai then dropping out of therapy, so Emily. Her ending I don’t know if I was fully on board with. I thought it was great that she moved away to have a soimpler life but I really didn’t get the whale expert part at the museum. Yes it was funny and of course she had to be in control but I’m a little unsure. All in all thought Emily was great, would have just loved to see her at the end. But I loved that her terms are back. Bullshit!

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Lorelai and Luke were together (thank goodness) but still not married!! C’mon guys! They were both dealing with their relationships next step in their own way. I wanted to see a resolution to the baby surrogacy storyline. I felt like Luke just stomped on it. Lorelai’s WILD adventure was funny to begin with but then the scene where she calls Emily had me in tears. It was nice to see that Luke and Lorelai finally decided to get the show on the road and get married already. Man Lorelai likes to elope, it was a beautiful wedding I just wish that Jess, Emily and Sookie were there. Why wasn’t Jess there?

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Paris Gellar, such a blast to watch. I loved that she became all the things she wanted to and more. She also became what seems to be a great mother. Sad to see her and Doyle seperated but loved that he was famous screenwriter. She can still invoke terror in the Headmaster though which was pretty funny. I just wish we saw more of her. And a resolution to her and Doyle.

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Jess, where to begin. I will start with him helping out Luke. These 2 are so cute I cannot stand it. Jess has turned into the man Rory (and every Jess fan) thought he could be. I never truly saw the character as a truly bad boy. In fact I think he was one of the nicer guys on the show. He was smart and kind, but he didn’t know how to channel it. His upbringing always made him think that he wasn’t worthy of people yet Luke and Rory saw something in him. They believed in him and it was in part thanks to them that he got his life together. It was great seeing him interact with Luke again. These 2 crack me up.

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Rory is now 32, the same age as what Lorelai was when the show first began. Rory has been off being a freelance journalist, she wrote a successful piece that was published in The New York Times. She is now feeling a little lost as she doesn’t know what direction her work will take her. She has a few offers but nothing she can really sink her teeth into. Amongst all this she has a boyfriend she keeps forgetting, all while she is fooling around with Logan in London who has a fiance in another country. I just can’t even with that. It is clear that they have love for each other, but he will not change., He is on the track of his father and her father. Rory deserves better than that and frankly so does Logan. The Life and Death Brigade scene was awesome! I don”t care what anyone says, that was fun to watch. It was sad to see them part but it was for the best. Rory trying to figure out her life takes over the Stars Hollow Gazette. Still feeling lost Jess shows up to save the day as always. He points her in the direction of writing a book about her and her mother. Sorry did anyone else swoon when he did this and offered her money, what a sweetie. She takes his advice and goes ahead with the book. Lorelai isn’t pleased at first but it’s what she needs to do. As I am the same age as Rory and I also dabble in writing I totally understood her struggle with work and life. It was kind of hard to watch at times as it was serving up some truths.

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Now for those final four words. Not exactly what I thought they’d be but also I’m not shocked. I’m shocked that for now there isn’t more because I need to see what happens. Right now theories are going crazy in my head.

“Mom”,

“Yeah”,

“I’m Pregnant”.

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Holy crap! Ok first of all totally saw it coming when Rory went and spoke to Christopher. That wasn’t book research. Second, it’s a no brainer that it is Logan’s baby. Not the wookie. And thirdly, Jess totally still loves Rory. I mean that’s a big D’UH but when Luke asked him and then he looked in the window, my heart kind of broke for him. He has done so well and he deserves to be happy, as does she. So we have now come full circle. Rory is following Lorelai’s path just in a different way. Logan is quite clearly the Christopher of the situation and Jess is clearly the Luke in Rory’s life. This makes me totally happy. I would just like to see what happens now that this bombshell has been dropped.

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Supporting cast:

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Lane and Zack – would have been great to see more of them, especially Lane. She was a main character and we hardly saw her.  She is still totally bad ass though.

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Michele – one of my favourite Gilmore Girls characters. I love his dry sense of humour and his ability to snap so easily. I love him! I lobe that finally revealed that he was gay, and married. I thought him and Lorelai together was so sweet. The bar scene, grab tissues.

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Logan – again while I love Matt Czurchy and I sometimes love Logan, I am firmly Team Jess. Ok well Team Rory but c’mon i’m picking Jess too.  He was successful but didn’t seem really happy. Hello Christopher. The goodbye between he and Rory was lovely and it was time.

Sookie’s scene was way too short and I didn’t find it was enough of a reunion for best friends who haven’t seen each other in 2 years.

Christopher was as always cute and annoying. You love to hate but love the guy.

Paul, who? This was funny. Well done.

Kirk was amazing as always in all his Kirkness. His wedding redecorations were beautiful. Well done Kirk.

Taylor, Babette and Miss Patty are always good value. Funny funny people. Not much has changed here apart from Miss Patty looking amazing!

Dean’s scene I have to say was a nice proper ending for the character. He started the series as such a nice guy then about mid way through season 1 he turned into a douche bag. I think he was finally given some redemption. And thanks to Supernatural (and age) he looked great too.

Now let’s all pray to the Gilmore Girls gods that are Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Plladino and now Netflix, for just 1 more episode to wrap everything up. That’s all I need, 1 more. I know life doesn’t wrap in a bow but it would be so nice to see if Luke and Lorelai have a baby, If Emily moves back to help with Rory’s baby, If Jess and Rory get together, if Hep Alien finally make it big and seeing Rory’s book get published, most likely at Jess’s publishing house.

Also a side note, the cameos were awesome!!!

All in all I loved the revival and can’t wait to watch it again.

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Some of My favourite Gilmore Girls Quotes.

This is just a select few of my favourite quotes that made me smile so I thought I would share them.

Lorelai: Michel the phone.
Michel: It rings.
Lorelai: Can you answer it?
Michel: No people are particularly stupid today I can’t talk to anymore of them.
Lorelai: You know who’s really nice to talk to? The people at the unemployment agency.

Lorelai: Did you know that butt models make $10,000 a day?
Emily: Camelot is truly dead.

Emily: I need the hat rack.
Lorelai: The fish flies at night.

Emily: Who was that on the phone?
Richard: Long distance.
Lorelai: God?
Richard: London.
Lorelai: God lives in London?
Richard: My mother lives in London.
Lorelai: Your mother is God?
Richard: Lorelai.
Lorelai: So God is a woman.
Richard: Lorelai!
Lorelai: And a relative that’s so cool. I’m gonna totally ask for favors.
Richard: Make it stop.
Rory: Oh that I could.

Lorelai: I still can’t get over that I’m related to God. It’s gonna make getting Madonna tickets so much easier.

Luke: Get out Taylor.
Taylor: Why?
Luke: it’s just a rule I live by.

Christopher: This town is like one big outpatient mental institution.
Lorelai: Glad you could join us.

Richard: Focus please.
Lorelai: I am a camera.

Logan: Rory, you’re special.
Rory: Like “stop-eating-the-paste” special.

Luke: Your slave is here.
Lorelai: Where’s the maids outfit I requested?
Luke: I’m wearing it underneath the plaid.

Emily: They’re here Richard, they’re here, come in, come in, come in!
Lorelai: Ah no.
Emily: why?
Lorelai: Cos your scaring Rory.

Lorelai: Oi with the poodles already.

Lorelai: Copper boom!

Christopher: No its French for milk. Láit is milk.
Lorelai; Really I thought it was café au láit, like coffee, all right!
Christopher: You’re kidding? You’re not kidding? You are you’re kidding? I can’t tell when you’re kidding.
Lorelai: I’m a woman of mystery.

Rory: Oh, my god.
Lorelai: What?
Rory: He hired Brennon Lewis.
Lorelai: And?
Rory: Ew!
Lorelai: He doesn’t look that bad.
Rory: He’s the boy who dissected a frog, did not wash his hands, and then ate a sandwich.
Lorelai: Ew!
Rory: He’s like the lost Farrelly brother. He’s so stupid. He watched ‘The Breakfast Club’ and decided to tape his own butt cheeks together.

(Jess is wearing plaid & a backwards baseball cap like Luke)
Luke: What do you think you’re doing?
Jess: Working.
Luke: So you think this is funny do you?
Jess: I’m sorry I thought this was a uniform?
Luke: Ok you know what, that’s fine have your little joke you know it doesn’t bother me at all, you just go and clean off that table. Okay I’m ignoring you, you don’t exist.
Jess: Okay.
Luke: That’s it get upstairs and change.
Jess: Whatever you say uncle Luke.
Luke: it’s Luke, just Luke. Mr. Luke. In fact don’t address me at all.

Jess: I plan to get out of Stars Hollow.
Rory: And go where?
Jess: Wherever.
Rory: And do what?
Jess: Whatever.
Rory: Wherever, whatever.

Lorelai: What’s wrong with you?
Luke: Nothing.
Lorelai: You yelled at Ed.
Luke: Ah Ed bugs me.
Lorelai: Ed cries!
Luke: I’m just having a bad day.
Lorelai: zzz
Luke: Excuse me?
Lorelai: Days zzz, you’ve been stomping around here barking at people for days.
Luke: I have not.
Lorelai: Yes cudjo you have.
Luke: I always talk to people like that.
Lorelai: No benji you don’t.
Luke: I’ll be fine tomorrow.
Lorelai; Really lassie why is that?

Just a taste of some of my fave quotes. Hope you enjoyed.

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