You Should Watch Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life


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.

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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.

Gilrmore Girls A Year in the Life

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!

Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life

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.

Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life

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.

Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life

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!

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life



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28 Responses

  1. Avatar Annette Yedlin says:

    I will have to check this show out. Everyone is boasting about it.

  2. Avatar Tina says:

    I’m obsessed with the show. We only have Netflix at our lake house and last summer I binged the entire show in one summer. I was thrilled that they did another show. I hope they decide to bring back more episodes than just 4.

  3. Avatar Elizabeth O. says:

    I have never seen an episode and I feel so bad! I’ve heard so many good things about this show and that women are going to relate a lot to it. I’d love to catch up and finally see the latest episodes as well.

  4. I just finished watching A Year in Life last night. Out of the 4 episodes, there were about 5 minutes that I thought were good. I don’t know what they did, but they ruined my love of the show. And the cliff hanger at the end? Lame.

  5. Avatar Ourfamilyworld says:

    I love Gilmore Girls. It is one of my favorite. Many women can relate. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Avatar Dora Clemons says:

    Maybe it’s time I start watching this series…. Have never watched any of them but there is a ton of chatter about it online so maybe this is next on my much watch list 🙂

  7. Avatar CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg I legit feel like I’m the only person that has never seen this show!!!! I think I will need to see what the hype is about

  8. Avatar Rosey says:

    I haven’t seen it. I keep hearing a lot about it lately though.

  9. Avatar Chloe says:

    I’ve seen so many good things about Gilmore Girls and I’ve been hesitant to start watching it as I’m a massive binge TV watcher haha But this has me intrigued all over again!

  10. Avatar Kimberly c. says:

    I have heard so much about this show…everyone watchesbit. Might have to start too.

  11. Avatar Jes says:

    Even though I was way too old when it first aired, I soooo wished I were like Rory. I love the recent comeback of this show. I’m hoping I can get my daughter hooked (just don’t tell her that 😉 )

  12. Avatar Amber Myers says:

    I love Gilmore Girls! I did watch this and I liked it, but I didn’t care for Rory. Her behavior was just bleh to me. But I still love her Mom!
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  13. I have seen some of this show but I am not an avid fan. They do have a good show, mostly relevant to every girl’s story where they can relate to the different situations they’ve been into.
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  14. My sister in law is crazy about this show. When I found out how much they like coffee it explained it!
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  15. Avatar tara pittman says:

    I have never seen this show but would love to watch. My husband controls the Tv so I dont watch tv
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  16. I have to be honest, I have heard so many great things about the Gilmore Girls but have not watched that series just yet I guess I need to get into the bandwagon and watch the series before year ends =)

  17. Avatar michelle says:

    Enjoyed some aspects of this. Didn’t know where they were going until the end, then it made sense. Poetic, even.
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  18. I have been dying to watch this show! But, i keep putting it off because I hated when the series ended. I noticed that it was a four part show but ya know a person that loves GG can’t see it end. Thanks for the review, you made a fan want to watch the show.

    Isaly Holland

  19. My daughter goes nuts over this show. I don’t know if she has seen A Year In The Life. I will have to ask her. I may look for past episodes of the Gilmore Girls because I missed a lot!

  20. Avatar andrea says:

    I have heard so many great things about Gilmore Girls, but haven’t watched the original or new episodes yet. I’m on Christmas break, so maybe it’ll be my binge show 🙂
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  21. Avatar Nicole says:

    I loved it. It shows how messy and confusing life gets, how things change… I think they did a great job. I didn’t, however, like that cliff hanger. Seemed sloppy.
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  22. Avatar Ellie says:

    I have to admit that (coming from the UK) I don’t think we had Gilmore Girls there so I never caught on when I moved to North America but I’ve heard so many people so excited for a year in the life to air on Netflix.

  23. Avatar Amy Jones says:

    I don’t know why everyone is so obsessed with this show lately. I think I’ll have to give it a try!

  24. Avatar Crizzy Kiss says:

    It’s been a long time since I last watched a “girly” film or series, I can’t wait to check this out! 🙂

  25. I can’t wait to see this!! It came out on my birthday 🎉 and I have t he the chance to watch it yet because I’m finishing up my own book by this week and I Will be rewarding myself and watching this after I am done with my book 📚
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  26. Avatar Emily says:

    I’ve seen a lot of discussion about this show recently due to the new releases. I’ve been feeling like I missed out on the show in the beginning!
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  27. I can’t wait to see this! Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite tv shows and this makes me so happy!
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  28. Avatar Angela Key Milnes says:

    I haven’t seen this show and looks interesting for me and sounds fun too

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