8 Thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

I was psyched to hear that there were going to be new episodes op Gilmore Girls. So awesome! To prepare, I re-watched the first season of Gilmore Girls this month. And then it was finally time to watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Well, if you don't want to read any spoilers. STOP. This article WILL contain spoilers. Here are my thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: 

1. Paris

Paris is awesome! I wanted to start this top 10 with something I REALLY liked. So Paris is the one! Liza Weil proves to be a great actress. She doesn't seem to have any trouble to bring Paris back to life. Instantly it felt the same as in the earlier series. I like the story line they chose for  Paris. She still has the same humor. She ambitious as ever. I loved the part where she admitted that she just carried her briefcase to look more interesting! 

2. Lorelei

Ok, don't hate me. But I'm not very enthusiastic  about the Lorelei/ Rory bound. I missed their fun and spontaneity. It just isn't the same as in the earlier series. They've obviously grown apart. I really wish they hadn't. It felt unreal and out of character. I thought they lacked chemistry. For me it didn't feel like it did in the earlier series for one moment. 


Lorelei & Luke felt weird as well. There was no passion. Not even their old familiarity. I missed the jokes and sarcasm. There was just nothing left. That's not the way I wanted to see them together. I thought Lorelei doing 'Wild' was weird as well. It could have been a good idea. But I missed Lorelei's natural clumsiness and funniness. 


I do think Lauren Graham did a good job. The plot just didn't give her something good to work with I think. I recognized Lorelei in tiny things. The way of talking, the way she handles things etc.  

3. Logan

Believe it or not, I'm team Logan! I thought his plot was great. I liked the idea of the affair. And I like how Matt Czuchry played him. Just great. If they would ever do more episodes, I'd love to see more of Logan! 

4. Rory

Sorry again, but I didn't like what they 'did' to Rory. Her story line took a totally different direction than I had expected. I just didn't recognize Rory in these episodes at all. It made me re-watch the last episode of season 7. Rory was just so different. I don't like how these 4 episodes are focusing on Rory being a 'lost' thirty-something. She lacks the enthusiasm and chemistry with other actors. Alexis Bladel doesn't feel like Rory anymore. What's up with the tap dancing? I really thought that was weird. Rory felt too adult. Too much pretending. 

5. Paul

I didn't like the everyone forgets Paul joke. I didn't find it funny. 

6. Luke

I like Luke! I've always liked Luke. He's funny, grumpy, hilarious! I really love the thing thing with the wifi password. It felt typically Luke and fits in quite well. Like I said earlier: I didn't like the relationship between Luke and Lorelei (the way it was now). I do love to see them together. They can have their troubles. But they should stay true to who they are. It felt unnatural that Luke seemed to be the underdog in their relation. I'd expect Luke to be stronger. Which might have caused other problems (but more related to how they acted in the earlier series). 

7. Movie references

I liked the movie references in the series! How many did you spot? I liked the reference to the Godfather where Lorelei uses a quote from the movie and says 'It as a quote for every circumstance'. Lorelei also refers to the Lord of the Rings when they're talking about the painting of Richard. Paris throws in a reference to Gone Girl. And did you hear Rory say "Whoa, give him a crystal sword, he’s a White Walker"? Yeah, here's our reference to Game of Thrones! And there were many many more references. Let me know which ones you remember! 

8. These last 4 words...

Well, these last 4 words. What to say? It leaves us curious about what's next for Lorelei or Rory. I have so many questions now! 

I'm still curious whether more episodes will follow. But I'm they would change a few things if they do! 

Tell me in the comments, what did you think? Did you love it? I'd love to hear. 

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Comments: 14
  • #1

    Jasmin N (Saturday, 03 December 2016 17:51)

    This was such an interesting read! I haven't been watching Gilmore Girls ever, but after reading so much about it over at twitter and blogs I think I should definitely start watching it after I've finished with the Good Wife. That'll be umm, later this week because I tend to watch a season per night when I get caught up in a good series haha :D

  • #2

    Ashley (Sunday, 04 December 2016 00:09)

    omg! you are my ultimate Tv internet soulmate :-) I have the same thoughts you have on absolutely everyone! I am team Logan, I expected more from Luke too... also the joke about Paul, wasn't funny at all. I told myself they are getting back on the grind again and after four episodes my thought was, maybe now it will start shaping up! I guess it's hard bringing the gang back together huh?

  • #3

    lex (Sunday, 04 December 2016 12:22)

    havent seen any part of this, my bad but clearly from your post and the two comments above me, it shows how interesting it is. hopefully someday i look this up and see.

  • #4

    ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:33)

    Hi. I am curious. Which other series or shows does Gilmore Girls resemble? Also what other fans of shows does Gilmore Girls appeal to? There are a lot of choices of series to follow, and I know this one is popular, but I have not gotten around to watching. Some of the new shows I began watching includes Designated Survivor and Conviction.

  • #5

    Sam (@followyouroad) (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:36)

    I used to watch Gilmore Girls with... surprise! My mom. I was thrilled when I saw the trailers. But I also felt that something was off and missing. It's so sad to hear you confirm it! Lorelei and Rory's chemistry is everything about the series. I've always thought that I can't imagine both of them playing anything else because they fit perfectly.

  • #6

    allie (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:21)

    I agree, I’m such a fan of Paris haha! Also was disappointed with Rory’s character. Oh well haha


  • #7

    rachel (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:28)

    Do you believe I have still never watched the original? After seeing everyone so excited about the revived episodes, though, it's on my list...

  • #8

    Lauren (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:03)

    Omg so Paris is amazing. She's still the same haha.

    I agree the Lorelei / Rory storyline was not what I was expecting. And the Paul thing got kind of annoying.

    But I loved the episodes and hope based on the last four words, that there is another season!

    Great review and opinions.



  • #9

    Maria (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:20)

    I actually have not seen anything connected to the Gilmore Girls. It's still in the binge watch list that I have for quite some time now. Personally, I do not mind spoilers since it tests me and my reaction whether will I still feel that gasp or whatever emotion despite knowing about it. So, I'll treat your post as a guide for me when I get to watch Gilmore Girls. :) Can't wait for your thoughts about the DC Week! That four-way crossover was just the bomb!

  • #10

    Serena (Thursday, 08 December 2016 14:39)

    I'm only a new fan of Gilmore Girls but I loved the revival! Paris was fantastic and I was so happy that Lorelai finally got married to Luke! However, I wasn't keen on Rory's secret relationship with Logan.

  • #11

    Bonnie (Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:38)

    I totally agree about the Lorelai/Luke and Lorelai/Rory thing. Rory irritated me. I mean it could be natural for them to grow apart since they weren't spending much time together with Rory traveling and working so much, but she was just more self-absorbed than she used to be. The chemistry between Lorelai and Luke & her and Rory was lacking too. I think that could be improved upon, and I hope they do more episodes to work on that and give us more!

  • #12

    Sandra (Sunday, 18 December 2016 15:13)

    I used to watch the Gilmore Girls and I saw the first episode from the new season, but I dropped off quickly because it has become boring. Indeed, the Lorelei and Rory storyline was't What I was expecting. X - https://esseremoda.nl/christmas-look/

  • #13

    Andrea (Saturday, 31 December 2016 20:46)

    I wanted to see more Rory, Logan, Luke and Lorelei, Michele, Sooki, Kirk and Taylor, Babette. Leave out the filler, hated the Stars Hollow Musical. I loved Logan and the gang. I disliked what they did with Rory; makes it seem like the whole Yale education was a waste and that she should have gone to Harvard. For someone so focussed on school why wasn't she more passionate about grad school; this strong/lost woman theme is stupid, Lane ended up with a better life. Paris was great - a true success with or without Doyle. Rory should have taken the first job offer or married Logan when he asked, said yes and opted for a long engagement in Palo Alto. He ended up in London anyway. So what if he's too rich - Logan is a man who actually loves her and took a risk and asked to marry her; unlike all of the other men on the show who can't express a feeling. Instead she's just screwing around - and the Gilmore book - big deal, that is the writer's fantasy, didn't need a Yale education for that. She could have written that after high school. At least it ended with her being pregnant she will have someone to focus on besides herself. If there are more episodes have had her marry Logan already or have her go to grad school; but don't have her waste another 15 years like Lorelei just to end up with loser Jess. Never liked his character at all. Loreli and Luke; Loreli and Rory all need to get the old magic back. Did love the diner password jokes. Disappointed in Luke/Lorelei - 9 years and this man still needs his girlfriend to propose. Missed Richard, sad for Emily, and it would be nice if she hired a translator to communicate with her new family.

  • #14

    lauren (Monday, 09 January 2017 20:21)

    So, the Paul joke got old really fast...I totally agree with you.
    Paris is amazing as always...I loved her character still. I wasn't happy with Rory's character. I hope that the last four words is an indication that the show would come back for more.
    Thank you for your thoughts!