gilmore girls: a year in the life

ON A SIDE NOTE:  My original plan was to post Part Two of my Sunny Point Cafe review. I decided to hold that off until Tuesday of next week due to the issues I’m having loading pictures. I DO think I’ve fixed the problem (with help, of course) but I want to be on the safe side! 

Now, on to today’s post…


I’ve waited until now to write a review of the long anticipated Gilmore Girls reunion. I wanted to give all of you time to watch it. Because all of you watch it, right? 

If you have yet to sit down and binge in front of Netflix, please do not read any further. There are MAJOR spoilers ahead!

If you choose to continue reading, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I am going to give you a list of my ‘Likes’ and ‘Dislikes’ from the series, as a whole. I would love to break things down according to each season, but that would require me to watch it again, and honestly, I’m just not sure I can do that (hint, hint). 

Let’s start with some of the things I LIKED:

  1. Lorelai and Luke are pretty much the same. Other than being older, they have not changed that much. And they were still together <insert praise hands> You never know with the two of them. This made me happy right off the bat.
  2. Emily Gilmore. If there was an award for, ‘Best Gilmore Girls Character from A Year in the Life,’ Emily would win it, hands down. Her character was loving, sassy, and full of life and adventure. Much different than the original Emily. She honored Richard’s memory appropriately, but took control of her life, finding herself in the process. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her evolve.
  3. Stars Hollow. I’ve compared Greenville to Stars Hollow on several occasions. I love everything from the streets to the people to the stores. It’s a picturesque town. I was relieved to see that literally nothing had changed.
  4. Jess. In addition to his unbelievable good looks (those arms!), he really made something of himself. I loved that he and Luke had a strong relationship. The writers got it right with that story line. It was refreshing… not to mention aesthetically pleasing!
  5. The Dragonfly Inn. I was pleased to see that the dream was still a full-blown success. I enjoyed watching Lorelai fight to keep Michel on board. It wouldn’t be the same without him, that’s for sure.
  6. Dean made a brief appearance. I’ve never been a fan of Dean. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look at him for too long this time. #sorrynotsorry

That’s all I can come up with off the top of my head.

Moving along to my list of dislikes (now’s the time for a bathroom break):

  1. Rory.  There’s not much I liked about her. I tried, but honestly, I was so disappointed in her character. I let the whole “affair with Dean” slide, way back when. I told myself that she was young and (really) stupid and he was her first love, blah, blah, blah (not that, that makes it okay). But ANOTHER AFFAIR? At what point are you just a mistress homewrecker? And then there’s the one night stand and the “boyfriend” she keeps forgetting about. Just stop it. I’ve read a ton of articles and reviews about the series, most of which trash her for not having direction in life, not knowing what she wants to do. That part didn’t bother me. It’s the whole relationship with Logan that kept me all disturbed. I’m not even going to address her last four words. Figure out who the father is, Rory, then we’ll talk.
  2. Sookie is missing.  Not okay. She’s Lorelai’s other half. The Yang to her Grey. (If I have to explain that analogy, don’t talk to me). I missed her so much. Didn’t you? I don’t feel like I need to elaborate on this one. Sookie belongs in the show. Period. I know she showed up towards the end, but that didn’t count.
  3. The play.  OH. MY. GAH.  You guys. Seriously?  If you watched the series and didn’t fast forward through these scenes, you’re a better person than I am. I simply couldn’t watch it. I can’t even tell you what it was about. It was THAT bad.
  4. Logan and his friends. I rooted for Logan the first go ’round. In fact, I was mad at Rory for not saying ‘yes’ to his proposal. He was handsome and (somewhat) ambitious. Clearly she loved him. But now? Ummm, nothing’s changed with him. He’s the exact same KID he was in college. Supposedly marrying a girl but sleeping with Rory (gross) and hanging out with his loser, non-directional friends. I wanted to scream, “GROW UP” at the screen. Very disappointing.
  5. Rory’s dad.  Christopher ended up being one of my favorites towards the end of the original series. Where the heck was he this time??? I definitely wanted (much) more of him.

Okay, I’m going to stop, mainly because this post is getting too long and I’ve probably lost you.

All in all, as you can see, I was pretty disappointed in the reunion.

I’m still holding out for the day Monica, Rachel, Pheobe and the boys hook back up. Maybe they’ll do a better job!

Have a super weekend, friends, and I’ll see you guys Monday!









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