So I don’t know about you but I watched the entire Gilmore Girls Year in the life all in one sitting last night and it was something else. I laughed, I cried and then I sat in shock at the final last words spoken.
Before I really get into it, I am going to do my best to not have any spoilers for you, but mostly my thoughts about it as a whole and the themes throughout the episodes!
We busted out our pizza and pie and coffee and snuggled up for a night of Gilmore Girls!
….With our Luke’s Diner coffee mugs, of course!
I thought that as a whole it was really good, but I didn’t like how it left us with more questions than answers. Ehh, actually I can see both sides of it because after the last words it really did leave you to sit and think about what happened and after a little bit of reflecting it really does come full circle. It was actually geniusly written at the end. I still want more, maybe another year in the life next year? I’d be okay with that! I just feel like I need more, it totally wasn’t enough.
I’ll just start off with what everyone is thinking about, and I’ll just say that no, I am not on a “team”. Dean, Jess and Logan are all great guys and were all sweet boyfriends to Rory but she’s a strong girl and doesn’t need to end up with anyone. In the words of Jared Padalecki in one of the many interviews I watched he said, “They were all great for her at that time in her life” and I totally agree with that. I also think that at this particular part in her life, where she has sort of lost her way, she should be focusing on herself not really any of them. (but also even though I love Dean because Supernatural, Logan is my fav of the boyfriends and Jess a very close second…just for the record 😉 )
I mean this in a good way, but I really liked Rory’s “downfall”. I felt like during the show Rory had quite the privileged life and got so much without even asking for it, granted she worked extremely hard for her accomplishment. She had connections, like her grandparents, to give her all of the resources for success. She always knew what she wanted to do with her life and how to get there.
Seeing her veer off that path and have to figure out what was the right path for her to take was so relatable to me. It showed that she’s human like the rest of us, and even Rory Gilmore doesn’t always know what she’s doing. That even at 32 she still hasn’t figured out the whole “adulting” thing and that is sort of comforting to know. You don’t always have to have your whole life planned out and taking it one thing at a time is okay.
In complete honesty, I’d just like to live like Rory, there’s so much to be learnt by her.
Another thing that I wanted to touch on was Richard Gilmore’s death. (Ooops.. that may have been a spoiler..sorry… but really, you should have figured that out by now!) I loved the way that it was handled, and how the showed each of the girls grieving throughout each of the episodes, especially Emily. I thought it was so realistic because what most shows don’t capture is that grieving is a process and it doesn’t ever go away, you just learn to live with it, which is exactly what they depicted through Emily. Her character development throughout that year was so awesome to watch her grow and figure out how to live life without her husband because she really is such a strong woman.
Oh boy, I didn’t realize how long this post is getting! If you haven’t left than thank you very much! There are just a couple more things I want to touch on and first it is Luke and Lorelai, can I just say how happy I am that they are together and happy because it was such a long time coming, but I did think the whole baby talk thing was a little strange.
AND I JUST ABOUT LOST IT AT THE END WITH RORY’S BOOK. Well, I could tell you like 6 different times I cried but that was one of them, but I am a super emotional person anyways.
I really honestly loved this revival of Gilmore Girls and I am so happy they did it and I thought the entire thing was magical but there was one thing that I could have done without and it was that musical. Like why? Why did they need to make that scene like a half hour that had literally nothing to do with the plot, so many other things could have been happening, but no, we sat there and watched the crappy musical with Lorelai. I get that it was probably meant to show the small town charm, which I do adore but why so long?? It was borderline torturous, especially when there was so many other things that could have been going on. You feel me? or am I crazy?
Phew, that was super long, and I could still say so much more. I could probably just go on and on about any part of it but I’d literally be here all day long. If you read all of that give yourself a high-five and then go get some coffee because you must be super tired now!
Tell me what you thought about it down below so we can talk about it more!