Okay, I have waited long enough and I hope you have all (or at least those who are interested) seen the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. For those who haven’t, I recommend you stop reading because there will be a lot of SPOILERS.
Heat Level: ♥♥
Genre: Netflix Event
Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers
The show starts in Winter where we see Rory Gilmore homeless and most importantly, underwearless. She, like many people these days, didn’t have the greatest experience in the job market and is now desperately searching for her place in the world. However, Rory is fighting to hold onto her old life. She keeps the same boring and forgettable boyfriend and is actively on the hunt for a job or work as a journalist. Funny enough, that was pretty much how the tv series left her before going off on the campaign trail. The only thing different, Rory has gotten a little lose with her morals.
I am not a fan of Rory and Logan spending their evenings together, if you catch my drift. I don’t think cheating is the way to go. It would be one thing if Rory didn’t know about Logan’s fiance Odette (love the name) but she does and chooses to ignore it. Then, the ever critical Lorelai doesn’t really say anything about it. At least when Rory and Dean had their slip, Lorelai laid into Rory. True, Rory is grown up. However, I didn’t ever expect for her to hold her tongue.
Speaking of Rory boyfriends, I have always been a fan of Jess. We see him later in the seasons and his book press is still going strong and so are his muscles. He looked good! There was a moment when he starred long at Rory without her knowledge, but that was it. Come on! There had better be more to that story! I am a hardcore Jess and Rory shipper.
However, I think we all know the problem with them. Rory announces to Lorelai that she is pregnant. The interesting thing about this is that she and Logan were the last ones to be together. This of course was when they were saying goodbye to each other. Lorelai kept making comments about the world coming full circle. Now, Rory is the one in Stars Hollow with no job, pregnant, and an absentee father. Heck, Logan doesn’t even live in the same country as her. Again, I hope that there is more to this story. That was quite a bombshell to drop right before ending the show.
But Rory did have her heartbreaking moment. Christopher has always been an anomaly to me. He always seemed like he wanted to be there. Then he shares with Rory that he wasn’t around because he didn’t want to fight with Lorelai because she was difficult. Rory finally heard the truth. He never fought for her and as a result, he wasn’t around. He made a choice and it wasn’t her. I don’t know about you, but I ugly cried. It was devastating to hear him try and explain away his actions. But the truth was, he still didn’t seem to find time for her.
Moving on to Lorelai. I did like that she and Luke didn’t feel the need to get married straight away. They were comfortable just being together. This is very reflective of the time. A lot of people think that marriage is a requirement but engagements tended to create problems for Lorelai. It was no surprise that when she and Luke decide to get married, they set the date for a month out. The best part of it all was how Lorelai came to the decision to marry. She became one with nature (sort of) and had a great introspective moment. She didn’t come to the decision lightly and she didn’t get cold feet. I think she was so sure about it because she took the time to live together and really learn how to be in a relationship. It also probably didn’t hurt that Christopher wasn’t around.
On to the wedding. This scene didn’t really make a lot of sense to me. I was waiting for Luke to say I knew you wouldn’t make it to tomorrow so I set it up early. How was her wedding perfectly set up when it wasn’t until the next day? Also, I’m gonna ask a question that will make me very unpopular. Where was April? Even when Lorelai was going over the list of guests, April wasn’t mentioned. Why have her in one scene, proving that there was a connection and then leave her out of their biggest day? I also wasn’t a big fan of the fact that Jess wasn’t at the last minute wedding. He and Luke finally seemed to figure out how to interact and he wasn’t called. They grabbed Michel from what I assumed would be his beauty sleep, so they definitely could have grabbed Jess.
On that negative note, I would love to talk about the wedding. It was beautiful and looked perfect. I liked the Alice and Wonderland theme. The gazebo was perfect and I had serious party envy. It was a beautiful moment between Luke and Lorelai and I was glad that they finally did it. Who hasn’t been cheering for them since the beginning?
Now for Emily. I think she was my favorite part of this whole thing. She dropped that perfect facade and found a way to be happy. I watched my Nana struggle to do the same after my grandfather died and the acting was amazing. Nothing will beat her walking down the stairs in jeans with holes in them. I also loved watching her do the whale killing monologue. It was horrifying and fantastic at the same time. She finally moved on and was a whole new person. I loved seeing that and Kelly Bishop played out the emotional struggle wonderfully.
I realize that this was one of my longer posts, but is there any other way to talk about the Gilmore Girls? I enjoyed the revival and I really hope there is more. As of now, I couldn’t find anyone saying that there will be a second season but hey, we never thought that there would be a first season so who knows. But, you can bet we’ll talk about it.
This is just the beginning of my feelings but I felt they were the most important. What did you think of the show?
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