Well it’s been about a week that A Year in the Life hit Netflix and the Gilmore Girls high is still strong. My hurt still flutters when I see a new Gilmore Girls tweet or article. It’s weird that I no longer have anything to look forward to, so I’m hoping they do this yearly at least. So now that the dust is settled, I wanted to spill my feelings. Here are some thoughts, with little spoilers, I promise.
Oh man, I have way too many thoughts on Rory. I will say that her struggles to find a job hit close to home. She’s a journalist like me so I get the struggles of trying to find a job. It’s hard, really hard. But seriously, some of her other choices are so questionable. Rory lost me once she went to college and I feel like she’s a brat. I’m sorry, I said it.
Where’s the Progress
Let’s be honest, these episodes where mostly for nostalgic fans to catch up with our favorite mother-daughter duo. However, I feel like it picked up right where it left off. Yes, years and things changed, but I felt like the characters were the exact same despite the fact that it’s been almost 10 years. Jess probably had the most character growth, in my opinion.
The Real Stars
Gilmore Girls obviously follows Lorelai and Rory but in A Year in the Life, Emily and Paris were probably the best parts. Emily was absolutely amazing. She had the toughest job because she had to cope losing Richard and she tugged your heartstrings. It was great to see how she stepped out on her own. Paris was killing it. She’s still hilarious and made things interesting. I would love to see a spin-off just on Paris.
I don’t want to spoil it because it’s still pretty new but I enjoyed it. I may also be in a minority but I loved how it ended. I didn’t feel blindsided by the final four words. The whole four episodes, especially Winter, felt kind of slow and it took me a while to get into them. It wasn’t perfect, but it was still entertaining. But it did leave it open for something else in the future, so hopefully that will bring more closure because I don’t think 4 episodes did the characters justice.
Did you watch A Year in the Life? Were you impressed? Do you hope there’s more? If you’ve never watched it, why not? Let’s talk Gilmore Girls.