It’s been a week since I watched A Year in the Life. I started to watch it again. All week I’ve been getting questions like:
1. Have you read The Wild?
2. Have you watched The Wild?
3. Book or movie?
4. Did you notice how the conversation with Christopher alludes to Rory’s pregnancy?
5. Did you love that they used the theme song during the opening credits?
No, I have not watched The Wild. No, I have not read The Wild. I’m guessing I’ll like the book more because the movie takes liberties. There are so many small details that I missed because I was so invested in the show. I think I was actually in shock. I didn’t even notice the things mentioned in questions #4 and #5.
I still hate the ending but I’m glad that Amy Sherman Palladino didn’t finish the series originally. I know..blasphemy. I would’ve been a wreck if Rory had gotten pregnant right out of college. At least at this stage of life she knows that life is hard and not everything she wants it to be. She’s seen the world. She’s had her Jack Kerouac stage. I still like the end of season 7 better but now that I’m watching A Year in the Life again I don’t mind it as much. I was just in shock. I still don’t want them to make any more seasons or have any more events. What are your thoughts about the show the week after?
I’m a little bit less worried about the Gilmore Girls reboot on Netflix than I was the last time I wrote. Melissa McCarthy joining the cast helped ease that. Here is what I want to see:
I’ll be watching to see what Lorelai Gilmore is wearing. She always had the best/craziest outfits and I need an updated version of that in my own wardrobe.
Now that Amy Sherman Palladino is back I hope there’s lots of obscure movie/tv/music references that Season 7 lacked.
I’m still worried about the time factor. I know that 4 90 minute movies sounds like a lot. This show was largely about the town and day to day life and things that didn’t seem to matter but do. I’m not sure it’s enough time to really go in depth with my favorite Stars Hollow supporting actors. If there is a Richard Gilmore funeral I will lose it. I just can’t handle that.
What do you want to see? Do you like the name of the reboot?
I’m obviously an avid fan of the show because I’ve been trying to become Lorelai Gilmore for over a decade. However, I’m probably the only fan who isn’t that excited about the show coming back to Netflix for four episodes. Here is why:
I was happy with the way the series ended. I wasn’t gunning for a Luke and Lorelai wedding because the show was never about that for me. It was about mother and daughter relationships. It ended the way it began and I’m good with that.
Since Edward Herrmann passed I just can’t envision a show without Grandpa Gilmore. Melissa Mccarthy is probably too big of a star to revive her role as Sookie.
There is a lot of potential to screw this up and ruin the show forever. I used to love a show called Dead Like Me which didn’t get a proper farewell. So I was thrilled when there was a movie. Dead Like Me: Life After Death totally ruined the series for me. There were very few original cast members and it had been too long since the show aired to pickup any of the original storylines. For instance, April is in the cast and I hope she doesn’t take up too much of the plot. My ideal revival would be Rory and Lorelai sitting in a coffee shop saying crazy things while Luke brings them food.
If they are doing this, I’m glad it’s Netflix. They did a great job with Arrested Development and I’m excited to see Fuller House. I only hope we get to hear the four words that Amy Sherman Palladino promised so long ago was how she’d end the series. I’ll watch it but until that point I’m going to worry that they’re going to mess up my favorite show.