You Should Watch Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
I have been a giant Gilmore Girls fan, I bought every single season on DVD about 2005-2006. I was obsessed and probably watched through every single one of those DVDs about 10 times. I actually just started the whole thing over again, because I just finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and felt like I had to start from scratch! I watched it with my oldest friend, and I was the one that got her started on her Gilmore Girls fandom back in 2005. It was the first time her and I had hung out in almost 10 years and it was awesome being paired with a great show. We binge watched all 4 parts in one night. I think I rolled home about 6:00-6:30 am. We are party animals.
I am going to state this here: I WILL ATTEMPT ZERO SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW! I want to encourage others to watch this. It is amazing, and you need to either try Netflix free for a month, just buy Netflix, or find a friend with Netflix! I have had Netflix for 4-5 years, so I was good. However I went to my friends house and luckily she had it too. We were so excited and ready to go. So we should do this review thing. Ahead are, hopefully, zero spoilers. I put HOPEFULLY in there, so if one slips out, you can’t be mad.
They break up each part into a season, and it is simply amazing that way. I love that we are in the fall, and that is the final season they show! You follow Lorelai and Rory on their journey through life currently, and you learn about the past years since the show ended. I love seeing old faces and how they did not change one bit! Their characters are still as flawlessly brilliant as they were during the series. Rory is my age, shhhh don’t tell anyone, and it honestly made me feel younger then I have since I hit the big 3-0! Made me see my life is full of possibilities. Something silly to point out, but it needs to be. Her character will certainly brush the dust off your bones!
Lorelai is still as amazing as always, quick with her wit and amazing anecdotes. Paul Anka is still by Lorelai’s side and you even get to meet the actual Paul Anka. See a spoiler, that is why I said Attempting zero, anyways…. You get to see Kirk and his crazy business schemes and how he is so inappropriate, but it is completely laugh worthy. Emily goes through a lot of trials during this year, but we get to see her come into her own and do things for herself, without thought of what anyone else thinks. Was not at all what I expected, but she seems completely happy on where she ends up.
I know most of us saw all the articles about Sooki not being able to make it! I was happy to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I did get to see her, because I did not even find out she did come for one day of filming! She had not changed a bit. Still spontaneous and a little bit clumsy. Her friendship with Lorelai is what got her through a lot, while raising Rory, she needed to be in it. Had such a touching moment.
There was a lot of laugh out loud moments and a couple times I couldn’t hold in the tears. It is a must watch for any Gilmore FanGirl/FanBoy/FanPerson, or just someone who enjoyed the series. If you have not watched the series, I am not entirely sure some of it would make sense, but they did good with explaining certain things. If you have not watched the series, you can give it a go, but I recommend just getting Netflix for the free month (or just buying it) and watching through the series and then finishing up with A Year in the Life!
One last thing I am going to say, I think they left it open to either start the series again…. or perhaps give us another event. If they don’t I would be VERY freaking sad. It seemed almost like the beginning of something and not the end. You will understand when you watch it! Happy watching!