The girls are back.
Two minutes have never given me such joy.
We find Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) umemployed and living a “vagabond” lifestyle. She has no job, no credit, no underwear. She laments to Jess (!!!!!!!) she could have been a contender. I like that as the show continues, it shows more of Rory’s imperfections and the reality that lots of young overachievers face later in life: you can’t always be at the top.
We find Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) at a crossroads in her relationship with Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) and in the midst of the grief of the death of her father Richard (the late Edward Herrman)
And Emily Gilmore, (the incomparable Kelly Bishop) now a widow, finds herself looking for joy and a new identity after being without her other half for the first time in fifty years. It brings to mind this scene:
The death of Edward Herrman is so bittersweet, as series creator has often said, he was the first to reply to the cast reunion at the ATX festival last year.
Other nuggets in the trailer: Rory and Jess are still friends, Dean shows up in Doose’s next to cornstarch sign (I love that they put that deep cut reference in), Logan is alive, the Gilmore Guys get a cameo, Sutton Foster and the Bunheads girls, a new festival for Stars Hollow – the international Food Festival, Taylor still being Taylor, Miss Patty! Babette! Sookie!, Michel and of course, Kirk. I love that it featured Lane (Keiko Agena) playing the drumns. It always bummed me out that the series ended with her giving up on her musical dreams. ALSO PARIS GELLAR Y’ALL. It appears Rory and Paris go back to Chilton. I hope Paris’ speech at Chilton is as iconic as this
PACK YOUR CHASTITY BELT GILMORE, YOU’RE GOING TO HARVARD
Paris Geller (Liza Weil) was my favorite character on Gilmore Girls. Throughout the series, Paris had such a complete and fulfilling transformation while never compromising her core ambitions and at times, ruthless honesty.
Gilmore Girls, as penned by Amy Sherman-Palladino has remained a timeless favorite over the years, interweaving the complicated love between generations of women and mothers and daughters.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix at 12:00AM Pacific time on November 25th.