‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ satisfies fans’ dreams
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“Gilmore Girls” fans were able to return to Stars Hollow when Netflix premiered its four-episode revival of the show on Nov. 25.
“Gilmore Girls” captured the hearts of many during the early 2000s. The show follows a single mother and her beloved daughter, who are able to experience life and the struggles that come with it while remaining best friends.
The show’s final episode aired in 2007 until Netflix decided to pick it up and answer fans’ questions about what had happened to the Gilmores.
The revival’s four episodes were each centered around a season, picking up with Lorelai and Rory catching up during winter in Stars Hollow. The revival showcasing each of the seasons seemed to represent the different seasons of life that each of the characters had transitioned into since the show left off.
Overall, the revival did a very good job of continuing the show without major changes — a risk that is pretty common when many people are expecting the show to pick up exactly where it left off.
A vast majority of the original cast returned, and the chemistry between them did not lose any of its momentum, even with the nine-year break. It was as if the lives of each of the characters had continued on ever since the show ended, and the viewers of the revival could get a glimpse into what life was like for them now.
Lorelai was still the spunky coffee addict that she always had been, and she continued to help Rory navigate being an adult. Together they both talked about love and life just as they always had.
Lorelai and her mother also were still trying to navigate their complicated relationship, especially after a major change in Mrs. Gilmore’s life.
The town of Stars Hollow seemed to be the same as well, with Taylor’s crazy antics including writing a Stars Hollow musical. Kurt was still holding many odd jobs, starting one that may have gotten him into some legal trouble with a popular company. Babette and Miss Patty were still the town’s main source of gossip.
Although many things had changed since we last left the people of Stars Hollow, all the things that fans would want to remain constant did.
The last words of the last episode do leave viewers with more questions than they started with, which hopefully implies that this will not be the last we see of the Gilmore Girls.
Although this definitely appealed more to an original ‘Gilmore Girls’ fan base, the revival could also appeal to those who had never seen or heard of it either.
All four episodes are available for streaming on Netflix, along with all the seasons of the original show.