Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

In anticipation of the Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, I’ve created a wish list of things I NEED to see happen during the four part series!

This article was originally featured on Hello Vancity, the lifestyle blog I contribute to for all things pop culture, fashion and beauty. 

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The long awaited revival of the beloved dramedy, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, will hit Netflix on Friday, November 25th.

I would describe myself as a fan, but I don’t feel as though the term conveys the intensity of my emotional investment in the series. Stars Hollow is my happy place. It’s like a suburban Island of Misfit Toys where I feel my brand of neurosis and caffeine addiction would be welcomed. It’s a magical place, home to some of the funniest, most complex, aggravating but lovable characters ever to appear on television.

Like many passionate Gilmore Girls viewers, I was deeply unsatisfied with what ended up being the series finale in 2007. It’s been ten years, and I am beside myself/physically sick with excitement to see what’s in store for everyone’s favourite Mother/Daughter duo.

 

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In anticipation of Friday’s premiere, I have compiled a Wish List to the universe of things I would like to see in the four part revival. Ask. Believe. Receive.

Not Another Fuller House

Please, TV gods. I beseech you! Do not let us stray into Fuller House territory with nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake! Like all progeny of the 80’s I was curious to see the beloved TV sitcom back on Netflix, but not even John Stamos’ immortal beauty could save that franchise.

I’m hoping, nay, praying, that with Amy Sherman Palladino back at the helm of the show, Gilmore Girls feels true to it’s original self. The show had a distinct rhythm and humour that I’m hoping will still be apparent on the revival.

Luke & Lorelai Forever

I’m firstly going to give an unpopular opinion here but go on the record saying that Lorelai doesn’t deserve Luke. Loving Lorelai is like loving a rickety wooden emotional roller coaster. That being said, I need this central relationship to still be intact during the revival. Please, don’t break-up again. Don’t marry Christopher. Don’t even talk to Christopher. No more Digger’s. No Max Medina’s.

 

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I’m aware that I’m talking to a fictional character but Lorelai: Luke is the zenith of men. Sure, he’s a little surly at times, but you can’t do better than him. You’re the reacher. He loves you despite your apparent insanity and emotional instability. Snap out of it!

Please tell me Dean went to college

I feel an affinity for Dean similar to my first boyfriend, who was conveniently also named Dean.

PLEASE tell me Dean went to a state college. A four year school. Tell me he moved on from the wreckage that was his brief starter marriage with Lindsay and his ill-fated go-around with Rory (I’m still cringing at them hooking up in a twin bed), and made something of himself.

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Dean has always had a complex when it came to work, school and money. Sure, maybe Rory didn’t do the best job at calming these insecurities, but wouldn’t it be a Pretty Woman “Big Mistake. Huge”  moment if Dean went to school, married somebody even more WASP-y than a Gilmore, sired some children and was living the picture perfect life?

Dean, you deserve it.

Not today, Huntzberger 

Keep on walkin’, Logan. Walk right on back to your trust fund and successful turn on The Good Wife.

I never liked this pairing ever since Rory got bangs and decided quitting Yale was a decent idea. Logan represents everything Lorelai despises and that alone is enough for me to dislike him. I don’t wish this fictional character ill. Maybe it would be nice if the Huntzberger enterprise fell on hard times and Logan could relate with the average American and their struggles, but do I want him with our Rory?

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No. No I do not.

Goodbye, Richard Gilmore

I have no doubt that the show will give the late actor Edward Hermann, the tribute he deserves. I hope beyond hope that for the sake of the story, Richard’s passing will finally end the tension between Lorelai and Emily. Once and for all, I’d like for Emily and Lorelai to be moving towards a healthier relationship and for the icy Gilmore stares to be kept to a minimum.

 

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Jess & Rory: The Sequel 

I will need to be sedated if Jess and Rory don’t end up together.

I’m not exaggerating. I wish I was. This is the plot point that has been putting knots in my stomach for years. Is that sad? No. Because if you cared as much as I do about this show, you would feel it to.

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Jess Mariano: The intellectual, creative, reformed bad boy that dreams are made of. He’s basically Jake Ryan in a leather jacket. Jess may have been a bit of a lost soul in his teen years, but he’s gotten his shit together, and made something of himself. Jess has made several appearances on Gilmore Girls throughout the years, but the characters have never given their love a second chance.

If Luke and Lorelai were together since the show’s ending in 2007, we can only assume that in the fictional/alternative realm that is Stars Hollow, Jess and Rory have seen each other at family events. Maybe Thanksgivings. Christmases. Stupid events for Luke’s stupid daughter, April.

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However, here’s what I’m going to need to prevent myself becoming tachycardic: I’m going to need a mutual declaration of love, and as steamy of a sex scene as Netflix will allow. YOU OWE US, Gilmore Girls. You owe us this!  I don’t need any of my Gilmore Girls to get married, I just need some loose ends tied, and those loose ends are Jess and Rory.

 

I can’t wait to binge watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life!

What are you hoping happens during the four part revival?

We’d love to hear from you!

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2 thoughts on “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

  1. If Luke and Lorelai are not together anymore, I am just going to be annoyed. There was enough “will they-won’t they” drama in the series. I do not want to deal with more nonsense with them breaking up and getting back together. If they couldn’t make it work by now, then maybe they aren’t together.

    I am in total agreement with Rory and Jess. They better end up together. But I can’t agree with you on Fuller House. That show was sooo cheesy but I really enjpouyed it.

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