Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of this DVD for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you know me, then you are aware that I have a *slight* obsession with Gilmore Girls. I’ve watched the original 7 seasons through, from start to finish, over 60 times. I can recite episodes, in their entirety, while watching along. I often quote my favorite lines and use Gilmore-isms, almost daily. To say I am a fan, is an understatement.
When Netflix announced they were giving us 4 new episodes, I swear I heard the heavens open and the angels sing from above. It was the best.news.ever. I started a countdown on my Facebook page and shared a Gilmore meme each day until Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hit Netflix on 11/25/2016. When the episodes hit the air at 2am, there I was, in my living room with my cup of coffee in hand, wearing my Luke’s t-shirt, surrounded by Pop-Tarts, Red Vines, Mallomars, Twinkies and more.
Hearing my favorite voices and seeing my favorite characters come back to life, I was glued to the TV from Winter and binged right on through to the end of Fall.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life takes you back to the nostalgic Stars Hollow for the ultimate revival of the adored series, Gilmore Girls. The coffee-loving, fast-talking, mother and daughter duo are back just as you remembered!
Nearly ten years after the original series ended, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life begins, Lorelai still runs the Dragonfly Inn (and chugs coffee like it’s water) and Rory, now 32, has experienced some career success. As Rory works through job-related struggles and Lorelai deals with some unresolved issues of her own, Emily Gilmore has been handling the loss of her dear husband, Richard. Emily is at a major crossroads in her life, recently widowed and trying to figure out what to do next. Richard’s death forces Emily and Lorelai to finally reexamine their own fraught relationship, which hasn’t changed much since the beginning of the series.
As a diehard fan, I have to say that I loved this revival, I loved everything about it. I cried and I laughed, and I just loved it. It did leave some unanswered questions, like the original series did, however I am remaining hopeful that there will be another revival!
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life consists of 4 – 90 minute episodes, titled Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall and is available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray on 11/28. You can preorder it below!
If you have a Gilmore Girls fan on your shopping list, I guarantee this will make the perfect gift!