I loved Gilmore Girls when it first aired. It was appointment tv–an hour away from regular life once per week. Now with Netflix, I have renewed my love for the series. Within the last six months, I have binged watched it all the way through TWICE and I am now on my third go round with the highest of anticipation of what’s to come.
My love for Gilmore Girls and everything Stars Hollow runs deep. Really deep. Here is what I hope to see in the upcoming Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life 4-episode series.
- Luke and Lorelai in love and happy. Let’s get one thing straight: these two were always meant to be. Watching them together in a relationship just makes me happy. So, so happy. I also love the way Luke cares about Rory. It’s all so sweet and wonderful. Those two crazy kids need a happy ending.
- Rory together with Logan. I’ve never been Team Jess and after he got married, I certainly wasn’t Team Dean. I feel like Logan did a lot of growing and changing in the final season. He really loved Rory and I felt sad for Logan when she broke his heart. I’m Team Logan 100%.
- Sookie and Lorelai still own the Dragonfly Inn. There were always little grumblings that a larger company would buy out the inn from the two proprietors, and while I doubt anyone would turn down big corporate money for a small inn, I have a FEELING that Lorelai and Sookie are no longer working together given the fact that rumor has it that Melissa McCarthy is only in two small scenes. But… considering she wasn’t going to be in it at all, I’m just stoked she’s in it at all.
- Kirk and Lulu are still together. These two are freakin’ adorable and let’s be honest: if Lulu doesn’t stay with Kirk, he’s going to have a hard time finding another leading lady.
- Christopher stays away. I feel like Christopher ALWAYS causes problems. Ugh. Just stay away from Stars Hollow, Christopher. You’ve done enough.
- Rory is successful and happy. When we last saw Rory, she was heading off to be a reporter on President Obama’s first campaign. In some of the teaser photos, she appears to be a teacher at Chilton. If this is the case, this would be such a huge piece of humble pie for her to swallow after such lofty aspirations and the way her Chilton classmates used to speak poorly of their teachers.
- It snows. I NEED to hear Lauren Graham say one more time that it “smells like snow.” Living in sunny Burbank I need to see someone enjoying snow since I don’t get to. (Which is so bazaar, considering the show is shot here in Burbank…)
- There is at least one festival. If there’s anything they do in Stars Hollow well, it’s festivals… and when they do happen… craziness ensues. PLEASE let there be a festival.
- Luke not regularly using a cell phone. I know it’s 2016… but I really hope Luke is still resisting embracing cell phone culture. I don’t expect him to not have a cell, but I certainly don’t want to see him tweeting out the dinner specials at his diner.
- Resolution between Emily and Lorelai. It is really interesting to watch Gilmore Girls almost ten years after it ended because my perspective is so different. I don’t know if it is the fact that I’m older, wiser and the mother of three OR the fact that I’m binge watching the episodes and get to see them one after another without a week in between to forget the episodes, but I see the Emily / Lorelai relationship so differently this time around. When the series originally aired, Emily was just so annoying to me. She was the “bad guy.” Now, I feel sad for her and really hope that she finds some sort of inner peace with her relationship with Lorelai.
What are you looking forward to most?
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be available on Netflix starting November 25.
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