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