This Gilmore Girls posts is on behalf of being a Netflix Stream Team member, but all Gilmore Girls fan girling is my own!
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and prepare to revisit Stars Hollow to hang out with your favorite mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Gilmore Girls is returning to Netflix for a mini-revival. A series of four ninety-minute mini-movies are hitting Netflix soon, set in real-time, to help fans wrap up some unanswered questions and check in on the Gilmores roughly nine years later. While you’re waiting for these movies to show up in your Netflix queue, you need to be binge watching the first seven seasons.
The end of Gilmore Girls took a lot of us by surprise and didn’t really answer a lot of questions. Even some cast members spoke out with their dissatisfaction for the way the television series ended. After seven seasons of feeling like we were a Gilmore ourselves, it hurt when we didn’t get concrete answers on where our favorite characters wound up in life. Did Rory land a job? Did Lorelai and Luke end up together? Does Rory wind up with Dean, or Logan, or Jess? These are just a few of the questions we’re hoping to see answered in the mini-series on Netflix.
Even if you were the most diehard Gilmore Girls fan when it was airing on television, rewatching isn’t a bad idea. It pays to refresh your memory of where exactly the characters were and the journeys they went on during the show so that you can better appreciate the four mini-movies arriving on Netflix in the near future.
One of my favorite things about Gilmore Girls is that it is full of quick-wit humor and literary and pop culture references. It’s hard to catch them all in real time because of the fast-paced dialogue, especially if you were younger when the series was originally on the air. No matter how many times you watch an episode, you’re likely to catch some joke or reference that you hadn’t picked up on before. Re-watch all of the episodes now and see how many of the references you can pick up on. There are a lot in every single episode!
The realness of the characters living in a small town is something that I can relate to – as well as the awkward family dinner nights at Lorelai’s parents home every Friday night. Lorelai is a single mother walking the tightrope that is being a parent and being a friend to her daughter. Their relationship is one of my favorites on any television show. I also personally love the shameless appetite that the Gilmore Girls possess. Their love for fried foot and hatred of health food is totally relateable for me. 🙂
Gilmore Girls is one of those shows that you can watch over and over again and not get tired of it. It’s witty. It’s emotional. It’s hilarious. It’s real. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll wish that you had a Luke’s Diner in your town – not to mention a Luke. Pour yourself a Lorelai Gilmore-size coffee, get comfortable on your cough, and head over to Netflix to binge watch the first seven seasons and get prepared for the mini-series arriving soon!