Life Lessons from Gilmore Girls – A Year In The Life

Life Lessons from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the life by Netflix and Amy Sherman-Palladino for every confused twenty or thirty year old - The Confused Millennial

*Thank you so much Netflix for sending me this box of goodies to get in the Gilmore Girls spirit!*


Oh man, as I write this, it’s 10:30 pm on what will forever be known as Gilmore day, November 25th, 2016 and the tears are still streaming down my face from the poetic beauty of those last four words.

I can’t help but feel slightly Rory-esque as I sit here and type this, about what I know best, the story of mother and daughter.

I have been waiting and prepping for months for Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the life’. I really can’t put into words what this revival meant to me… so let’s back up a little bit.

As some of you know from my Instagram, a few weeks ago I had the honor of visiting the Warner Bros Studio and went on a seven-hour tour! SEVEN HOURS around all the back lots, sound stages, prop house. Seeing ever whimsical detail I could find that brought the Gilmore Girls to life, including the coffee cart Logan rents to follow Rory around for a day!

The next day, totally unrelated, I got an e-mail from a PR person – as a blogger this is pretty common, she wanted to send me a “date night with mom” box full of Gilmore approved goodies. Excitedly, I jumped up and did an internal YASS! clicking my heels, but then I re-read the e-mail, would that mean I need to actually watch the show with my mom? 

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… Luckily it didn’t and I still got to enjoy these  amazing goodies. gilmore girls: a year in the life revival netflix

You see my mom and I have been frozen in a Rory-Lorelai standoff circa Rory sleeping with married Dean (no, I didn’t sleep with a married man), for the last several years. As many of you know, I got married a little over a month ago and she didn’t come to the wedding. She texted me that day, and I haven’t heard a word since. But alas, those details will be saved for another post. This post is about why the revival meant so much to me and what I took away from it…

Much like the Gilmore Girls, my grandmother, mother, and I have shared similar dynamics over the years. Over the last five years, my mother and I have deeply struggled with the adult-adult relationship, so I was particularly interested in how Amy Sherman-Palladino would:

a) Come back to write the ending she always intended (Fan girl trivia: so if y’all have been around long enough, you might remember that The CW was previously The WB, which is where Gilmore Girls ran for all of it’s seasons, except the last one, when The WB and this other network merged, the took the C from the other network, and the W from Warner Bros, and this was circa the time of the writer’s strike. Long story short, the creator and genius behind Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and her husband Daniel Palladino (also an executive producer), had no hand in the final season).

b) How Amy would portray the adult-adult relationship between Rory and Lorelai

You see, the adult-adult relationship seems to be where my mom and I can’t find our sync. We spent many a year being compared to the Gilmore Girls (you can read more about that in my post on Life Lessons from Gilmore Girls).

I was so excited Thursday night that I could barely sleep. I woke up in a fit of excitement on Friday morning and cracked open my goody box.

Seriously this box is gold. Every detail is so perfect. The welcome note, Lorelai’s tv date night rules, Gilmore approved snacks including red vines, popcorn, and pop tart biscotti, and then… the part that if you caught my Snapchat, you saw totally put me over the edge…. the Binge Candle, was wrapped in the “Stars Hollow Gazette”!!! With actual stories about the Twickham house, Dance Marathon, Kirk, Festival of Living Pictures! OMGOMGOMG!

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I immediately wanted to start watching of course, but the hubs grew quite partial to Logan during my binge to prep for the revival and asked if I would wait for him to come back from his workout class. I agreed, as long as we could get some trivia in that morning! I nailed it, with 20 out of 25 questions!

 


 

Finally, when he got home from the gym, I was able to grab a coffee in my Luke’s mug and settle in…

I love how the show maintained the very essence of Stars Hollow. I love that we finally got to see Lane Kim’s dad, although I wish we got a little more of that! And how everytime I had a thought or question go through my head (for instance: are they going to make reference to Tristan? Will Paul Anka make a cameo (although, that dog didn’t quite look like the original Paul Anka…)? They haven’t eaten any Red Vines yet….), literally seconds later it would appear on the screen. For that, I thank you Amy and Daniel and Netflix.

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Before we get into my three life lessons from the revival – I have a teaser (NOT A SPOILER) for you all on some back story… there is a spoiler in this post, in number three, don’t worry I will give you ample reminders to cover your eyes and scroll quickly before we get there…)

In 2006 Amy Sherman-Palladino gave an interview  around the time she left the show, stating she already knew the ‘last four words’ of the show. She never disclosed what they were to anyone. When Gilmore Girls ended it was bittersweet for me – I was literally graduating high school at the time and felt like it was the end of so many chapters in my life. I liked the original ending. It made sense to me, being a young woman, that Rory would choose her career, not a guy, and Lorelai and Luke were together in a way that made sense for the timing of the show… So when I found out about ‘the last four words’ I was a little scared… unlike most shows going off the air these days, I truly felt content and happy with how things ended with the Girls. So while I trusted Amy, I was skeptical and terrified going into this… in #3 you’ll hear my thoughts. Also in case you haven’t watched yet, don’t worry, I got you covered with the spoilers, you will see a two video tweet PSA’s from the Girls below, the spoiler is sandwiched between them. I will remind you again to scroll past it before we get there.

 

Life Lessons from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life:

1 . “Life is a series of peaks and valleys” – Yup, I kind of already knew this, but to see it play out was magical. I think as we get older, ruts are inevitable, but for me at least, the magic of television always keeps things interesting. It was really cool to see such a ‘realness’ for lack of a better word, where the town and people were still doing the exact same things after ten years. Up until our twenties, it feels normal to constantly be doing something new. Always hustling for the next goal. Then all the fast-paced changes just kind of… stop. I think that’s where so many of us confused twenty-somethings freeze up a little bit and feel claustrophobic with thoughts like, “Is this my forever? Is this what the next fifty years will be like?” – But the valleys can be where the magic happens too – just like in Stars Hollow.

2. Adulting is hard. Okay, I love that they poked fun at the millennial generation, furthermore the part of our generation, who historically refuse to identify as millennials, I am talking to you in ‘the thirty-something gang‘! I know this because I am married to a 32-year-old with a 34-year-old sister, and they swear up and down they are not millennial. I think for me, one of the best parts of this revival was seeing Rory struggle. I spent so much time at the top of my class, excelling in school and internships, that I never expected my “plan” to go totally off course the way it has these last few years. Watching Rory lose her way, at 32 no less, felt beyond comforting as I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing at 27. One thing I do wish we saw, was what happened when Rory went on the Obama campaign trail? How did she become such a drifter from that point?

 

So here is where the spoilers come in – I am sandwiching them between this great little PSA on spoilers for you guys… once you’ve scrolled past youtube vide, and the SECOND PSA video, you are in the clear, I promise! So again: You need to see the same video of The Gazebo, Lorelai and Rory, before you are out of the spoilers woods lol

 

 

 

3. “Everything in life comes full circle”… So what are the final four words of Gilmore Girls?

Rory: “Mom?”

Lorelai: “Yeah?”

Rory: “I’m pregnant.”

Yup, that just happened.  Cue the credits, roll the Carole King theme song.

 

The Twittersphere and Insta-world is a hot mess over the ending… but I love it. I kind of saw it coming too though so I was prepared. You see, early on in the show, Lorelai makes it a point to say Rory is 32 — which mathematically does make sense since we are picking the show up after 10 years and the show ended with Rory being 22 or 23… but I thought it was fitting that the original show started with Lorelai at age 32… Furthermore, Logan was in the show wayyyy to much. Sherman-Palladino once said in an interview that Logan was nothing more than Rory’s daddy issues coming out — or something to that effect… — With how closely the Logan-Rory, Lorelai-Christopher dynamics were it seems fitting that he is the likely father, who will likely be absent… Especially when retrospectively thinking about the exchange between Christopher and Rory during ‘Fall’ where Rory asks Christopher how he felt about Lorelai making the decision to raise Rory on her own, and his cryptic answer about how it happened exactly like it was supposed to. Rory will likely make the same decision as Lorelai once did, with Luke (*ahem* I mean Jess), as the ever present rock in her life.


*Fan girl trivia: Were you wondering why so many of Rory’s tops were super flowy or baggy? Well, the timeline hasn’t been confirmed anywhere but it appears Alexis Bledel had just had her baby before starting filming. Or else she was pregnant during filming, but the former seems more likely.


Given that I started this season, really looking for my surrogate family to give me some clarity and answers with my mom situation as I am starting a family I can really only say this, “everything in life comes full circle.” I was raised with my mom always telling me, “You take the good from your parents and try to filter out as much bad as possible, to hopefully not become them and repeat their mistakes.” – I’ve heard that more times than I can count in my life. It’s a motto I live by… It’s also why we aren’t speaking right now probably. And while I am definitely not reaching to pick up the phone and give my mom a call anytime soon (our therapy sessions went a lot like Lorelai’s and Emily’s during the show), it’s a nice sigh of relief (as someone who is considering being a parent) to know, that no matter how much parents try to protect their kids from making the same mistakes as them (as Lorelai had done so many times over since Rory stayed out all night with Dean all those years ago…), they will always make their own choices, and the only job the parent really has at the end of the day, is to be there for them.

I know 100% I am repeating my mother’s mistakes with her mother. The amount of years they went without speaking when I was little was in the double digits, and now I am here very much so on my way to those same double digits. But, much like Rory, while I am making the same “mistakes” that my mother made, I am improving upon them (after all, Lorelai had to drop out of high school and raised her baby alone at 16, Rory at least has a degree and is in her thirties). I spent a lot of time obsessing over this and in therapy over this, and I know at the end of the day, by setting the boundaries I have set with my mom, it’s for the betterment of me as a person with self-respect, confidence, and self-love. Somethings I know she has struggled with her whole life. And while, much like Lorelai, she probably wouldn’t be thrilled that I am writing about her, I hope she can understand why.

While Amy didn’t help me figure out this adult-adult relationship with my mother, she did help breathe some peace into my normally anxious psyche, as someone who hopes to be a mother someday, I feel a little more confident about how to handle those difficult times, and know I can simply ask myself, “What would the Gilmore Girls do?”


 

With that the Life Lessons are over, but spoilers are not…

So now to all of the unanswered questions and what I wish we could’ve/would’ve seen:

  • I love that we had a nice cameo of Lane’s dad, but still, what the heck is the story with that guy?!?
  • Whyyyy couldn’t they get back Chad Michael Murray?!?
  • Why/how did the Rory/Logan thing even happen after Rory’s guilt and shame from the Dean situation?
  • Why in the Stars Hollow Gazette, that was mailed to me in my goodie box, did one of the articles mention Kirk being a published author? Another future storyline perhaps?
  • How will the relationship with Lorelai and Emily develop now the Emily has mellowed out, Lorelai has finally gotten married, and they are both in very new and different phases of their lives?
  • Where will Rory live to raise the baby? Lorelai’s house? Where would Lorelai live?
  • Can we all just pretend, that now that Rory is living her truth and following her passion with writing this book, she will in fact live happily ever after as the powerhouse career woman we always dreamed of?

I would totally be down for a full on Netflix revival to answer these questions and many more (think Girl Meets World, seriously that is one of the best-revived shows IMO), but I am also totally at peace at how beautiful Amy’s ending is.

 

 

 

OK SPOILERS ARE OVER FOLKS!

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One more final random thought, who else was crazy happy to see all those cameo’s of Parenthood guests?How fun that Lauren Graham’s TV Daughters met! HAHA Does anyone know if there was a connection between the shows beyond Lauren Graham?

 

Gosh, and with that I leave you. If you haven’t finished, I seriously suggest you hop on it! If you have finished, let me know your unanswered questions from the revival, what you wish you would’ve seen, or any other thoughts on it in the comments! I could talk about TV all dayyyy!

 

****UPDATE: 10/29/16: A lot of you have been messaging me about the possibility of a revival. Here is a recap of what I’ve read/watched and what I gather from it: On Chelsea last week, she interviewed “Jess” who basically said that coming back was for the fans, and not for him, – his whole attitude made it seem highly unlikely he would come back ever, let alone as a regular — On the Today show this morning, Kelly Bishop (Emily), Scott Patterson, (Luke), Lauren Graham (Lorelai), and Alexis Bledel (Rory), all made it sound like it was a possibility… So we will see! I know there is a petition going around Facebook for Netflix to pick it up… If you’ve watched, would you want more? Or let it rest?

My thoughts? While I enjoyed Fuller House, it still doesn’t quite feel right to me. I don’t want that to happen with my beloved Gilmore Girls… I love how Girl Meets World has been revived, it makes sense, maybe because it’s a new cast we primarily focus on? — I think if it came back, it would need to be different – I don’t know exactly how or what I mean by the right now. I trying not to put expectations on anything and keep an open mind when watching TV, it helps me get lost in the world that’s been created for us to enjoy.


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  • Allie Blaising

    I loved your life lessons! I could seriously sense your excitement through your words 🙂 I can’t wait to binge the last episodes over Christmas break–It’s my motivation for finals!

    • Awe thanks Allie! Haha and that’s good motivation! Good luck with finals! I am sorting through all the posts for December later this week, so I’ll e-mail you with where I land with everything!

  • Amber Marie Werner

    YESS! I loved this post. I grew up watching Gilmore Girls and watched the whole thing on Friday. It was amazing and I cried like 3 times haha. My biggest question too is where will Rory live to raise the baby? I can’t wait to see more episodes.

    Xoxo Amber

    • Haha I cried when all the voices started at the intro and through most of the first episode. I felt like Ashley I from BIP, I needed a cry counter! haha – right?!? I don’t think there will be more episodes, and if they are I think we will be disappointed — I watched Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) on Chelsea yesterday and he basically said he would never go back to GG… so there’s that. lol

  • Oh my goodness, what awesome goodies in that box! I watched the entire revival in a day and a half. So much nostalgia!

    • Haha it was awesome! What was your favorite part?

  • I LOVE your enthusiasm and love of GG!!! I actually just started with season 1 but I already know how everything ends because my mom and sister are obsessed. So far, I really love it! Almost done with season 1…I’m always late on the bandwagon haha

    • Lol thanks Chelsea! That’s so exciting you are starting it! It’s such a quirky show and so smart!

  • mckenna bleu

    Love the life lessons from the show! Couldnt be happier that its on netflix!

  • nicole simonetti

    I never got into Gilmore Girls when I was younger but now with it’s follow-up release & all women my age obsessing over it, I’m wishing I did! after reading this post, I might need to go start a Netflix binge… x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

    • Haha yeah a lot of people I know never got into it – I was in middle school I think and it just made sense, and then I developed irrational transference issues with it lol What shows did you watch growing up?

  • Lauren Stockton

    Adulting is so hard. I’m learning all about that this year and in another country to boot. It was lovely to watch the new episodes from Gilmore Girls!

    • Haha yasss girl! I can only imagine having to get my adult on in a foreign place! Kudos to you! What country are you in?

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Ok I’m beginning to think I am TOTALLY missing out not watching this. GG have been all over my Facebook feed lately. I need to start a binge watching session!

    • Haha do itttt! It’s a good time if you like over the top face paced dialogue and lots of pop culture references, and family

  • What a fun box to receive! I was shocked and appalled at the last four words. My Mom, sis and I had a GG viewing party the day it came out, and we had so much fun! We spent the whole time going back and forth about what the last four words could be. I was not expecting a pregnancy! Eek! I know how Amy probably wants us to infer it will end: Rory with Jess, Logan the distant father just like Christopher was, etc.. but I wish they would have done a montage at the end that just gave us a taste of Rory’s pregnancy, birth, and the inevitable fourth Gilmore Girl being born. It was just so harsh to give us those four words and cut! Sigh. I will always love the GG, and I am so glad there was a revival, but I feel less satisfied now then when I began watching! I will say that they certainly did Emily justice: her storyline was perfection.

    • Awe what a fun viewing party! I was totally expecting it! I totally agree with your montage idea! Like we waited 11 years to hear the last four words — give us a little something more to go off of! What you are experiencing is what I was afraid of experiencing lol and totes agree about Emily! I loveeed that storyline!

  • This little box is so cool! I loved the Gilmore Girls Revival. It did not disappoint.

  • I really appreciate Gilmore Girls and how they always keep it real on life. Life isn’t perfect, it’s messy, and sometimes it takes you awhile to get your stuff together. But in the end if you surround yourself with the people who matter most, everything will be okay. Although the end left me in awe at first, it makes total sense that it ended up happening that way. I do wish they would have focused a little less on some parts (i.e. the musical) and more on others, but all in all I loved it. 🙂

    • YUPP! My husband gets annoyed at the girls sometimes, and my dad hated Lorelai when I was growing up – but I love that they embraced the character flaws, it made them so much more human! Totally agree with you – i couldve done without the musical and with a little more Jess time – but I think they had a harder time getting everyone back on the show than we realize… I saw an interview with “jess” on chelsea the other day and he basically made it sound like he didnt really want to go back, but it was for the fans, but career wise it felt like a step backwards – which leads me to believe why he was in so few of the scenes/episodes

  • Sydney Power

    Okay so I need to go watch Gilmore girls apparently!!

    • Haha do it Sydney! What shows are your classic favorites?

  • Elly Leavitt

    lol was so stressed about reading this because I’m waiting to watch it and didn’t want to find spoilers so thanks for the warning! I am SO PUMPED to watch and love that goodie box you got. Also I feel for you about your relationship with your mom and hope things work out love xx

    • Haha I am so glad my warnings kept the secret safe for you!!! I was like, how can I still write this, while still giving people the option for secrecy haha — And thank you, that means a lot <3

  • I had to stop reading before the spoilers because I actually haven’t watched the show…and clearly I need to. Oy. Also how COOL that you got the studio tour!!! That sounds incredible!!!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Lol really? I feel like you and your momma would love it! Yeah I have a whole post about the studio tour coming out wednesday! It basically was like the coolest day of my life, next to my wedding day of course haha

  • Jaycie Sullivan

    I have to say, I couldn’t read the whole thing – I want to watch before I do – bookmarked for later!! <3

    • haha totally understandable! I hope that nothing was spoiled for you! And I hope you enjoy it!

  • What a beautiful post about the revival! The studio tour and box is AMAZING. I think each episode found its footing more and more to get better and better. 🙂 Gilmore girls has always been special to me because my mom and I are similar to Lorlei and Rory – my mom being the fast talking charming one and me being the fast talking bookish one. Anyways, I got my boyfriend HOOKED on Gilmore girls so we watched the revival together. What a great thing for all of us fans!

    • Thank you Heather! Tomorrow’s post is actually all about the tour! It’s a doozy! I totally agree – I think the first episode definitely felt like it was the first filmed. I watched them on the today show today and Scott Patterson (Luke) said it took him some time to find his rhythm again. Glad you guys get to enjoy it together!

  • JeeYoung

    I wholeheartedly agree that life is a series of books! Loved this revival!! Gilmores forever!!

    • Glad you liked the revival. What do you mean life is a series of books?

  • Obsessed with this post!! I agree with so much of it 🙂 Gilmore Girls is just such a great show 🙂

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • ummm THE LAST FOUR WORDS! I had to watch fall TWICE.

    Afterwards the whole Christopher thing made so much more sense…

    Mother daughter relationships are hard. My family is rife with strong women who don’t always get along… and goodness knows repeating our parents mistakes (but to a lesser degree) is pretty common. For all that I don’t know if I would want a Lorelei-Rory relationship, though I did like how they grew into the adult relationship.

    .. Also the Life and Death brigade… so much love.

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • in omnia paratus!!! Right! going back to christopher its like woahhh!! Yeah I wish we got a better understanding of how they went from being crazy co-dependent to adult-adult ya know? like how did they find that middle ground?

  • Amie Retzlaff

    ok, I am not going to lie, I read the spoilers and haven’t watched yet but I fully plan to!!! (and don’t feel bad for any spoilers I read, I was going to google exactly what happened anyway) – can’t wait to watch!

    • Haha I knew I had to binge the day it came out because I was going to google otherwise. I would’ve done the same thing!

  • I just finished it tonight and the end about killed me. I really hope this means that there will be more!!!

    • Haha I updated the post today to include stuff about the revival talks:

      ****UPDATE: 10/29/16: A lot of you have been messaging me about the possibility of a revival. Here is a recap of what I’ve read/watched and what I gather from it: On Chelsea last week, she interviewed “Jess” who basically said that coming back was for the fans, and not for him, – his whole attitude made it seem highly unlikely he would come back ever, let alone as a regular — On the Today show this morning, Kelly Bishop (Emily), Scott Patterson, (Luke), Lauren Graham (Lorelai), and Alexis Bledel (Rory), all made it sound like it was a possibility… So we will see! I know there is a petition going around Facebook for Netflix to pick it up… If you’ve watched, would you want more? Or let it rest?

  • I totally read the spoilers because SOMEONE ALREADY TOLD ME! -_- I was going to binge watch the show over the holiday break.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • I skipped over the spoilers because I haven’t watched it yet. One down though! Dying to know about those last four words everyone is talking about. I better watch it quick before the spoilers catch up with me! Love this box idea though!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    • Haha get on it! I can’t believe you’ve gotten this far without the ending getting spoiled! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you finish!

  • What an awesome box to get just in time for the show! Also, I love this post. I totally get the ending and “full circle” part but I still don’t want them to leave us hanging like that! I noticed the baggy shirts as well and how she kept covering her stomach awkwardly with arms and props and it was driving me crazy! And YES. My thoughts exactly on the weirdness of Rory being ok with the Logan situation. Overall, I loved the revival though… we just need more 🙂

    • Haha I get it! I updated the post today to include the revival rumors/thoughts from the cast:

      ****UPDATE: 10/29/16: A lot of you have been messaging me about the possibility of a revival. Here is a recap of what I’ve read/watched and what I gather from it: On Chelsea last week, she interviewed “Jess” who basically said that coming back was for the fans, and not for him, – his whole attitude made it seem highly unlikely he would come back ever, let alone as a regular — On the Today show this morning, Kelly Bishop (Emily), Scott Patterson, (Luke), Lauren Graham (Lorelai), and Alexis Bledel (Rory), all made it sound like it was a possibility… So we will see! I know there is a petition going around Facebook for Netflix to pick it up… If you’ve watched, would you want more? Or let it rest?

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    I really enjoyed the revival (binge watched it with my daughter), but was somewhat disappointed in how messed up Rory ended up. Although I didn’t want her to be perfect, it was really hard to watch a girl with so much potential, squandering it on silliness-like the engaged Logan!

    • Awe thats sweet! I agree about the engaged Logan but the rest of her storyline I thought was super comforting as a confused millennial haha no pun intended lol

  • Miss ALK

    Can you believe I’ve never seen this show! Haha! It’s been fun seeing people get so excited about it though.

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • Haha yeah it’s been wild the response and chatter and excitement!

  • I haven’t watched a single episode of this show. Lol I just never got into it when it first came out years ago. Maybe I should.

    • It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea! what shows do you normally like?

  • I never watched this show but your story alone makes me want to sit down and watch a marathon! Thank you for your amazing review and congrats on your marriage. You are a beauty!

    http://www.maggiekrol.com/

    Xoxo, Maggie

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to watch this on Netflix!

  • I watched the whole season in one sitting on Friday (because obviously I’m also obsessed) and LOVED it! I agree that the ending definitely made sense, but I had not knowing what comes next! In all honestly, I didn’t see the ending coming AT ALL, even after Rory’s conversation with her dad!

    • Haha same girl! Do you want more or are you good with it ending?

  • I have always loved Gilmore Girls. Such a good show with so many life lessons. I still need to watch the revival! This made me all the more excited. x

  • Jennifer Shreckengost

    I just finished watching the revival! Fall was my favorite, especially Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Now I’m left with what’s next?!?

    • Haha yesss!! Do you want it to be revived? I updated the post with what the cast is saying:

      ****UPDATE: 10/29/16: A lot of you have been messaging me about the possibility of a revival. Here is a recap of what I’ve read/watched and what I gather from it: On Chelsea last week, she interviewed “Jess” who basically said that coming back was for the fans, and not for him, – his whole attitude made it seem highly unlikely he would come back ever, let alone as a regular — On the Today show this morning, Kelly Bishop (Emily), Scott Patterson, (Luke), Lauren Graham (Lorelai), and Alexis Bledel (Rory), all made it sound like it was a possibility… So we will see! I know there is a petition going around Facebook for Netflix to pick it up… If you’ve watched, would you want more? Or let it rest?

  • I just skipped through all of this because I haven’t gotten to watch the revival yet and I’m avoiding spoilers like the plague! But I’m excited to come back and read it when I’m finished 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Haha awe man! I hope they were well marked for you! excited for you to finish!

  • jillconyers

    So much fun! I love the Lukes coffee cup.

  • I’ve never watched Gilmore girls, but love your rendition of life lessons! Being a 30+ millennial (but I love calling myself one. LoL), and a mom to a daughter, I consider this high on my list of must-watch now – Thank you!

    • Awe I hope you enjoy it! It’s such a sweet show.

  • How lucky are you, I am so jealous of your gilmore girls goodies! They look so fab. I quickly skimmed through your post not to see ay spoilers but my sharp eyes caught on one, noo.. Now I have to go watch the remaining 1.5 episodes to find out how!?!?

    Love that you did a post on GG and included all the rid-bits from your own life!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Oh no! I thought the videos marked it really well! Sorry about the spoilers! Fall is the best episode though, so it’s totally worth it for so much more than that!

  • I’ve been slowly working my way through Gilmore Girls… I know, late to the party! I’ve finished Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, am working on Friends… Can we tell I’m not much of a TV gal? LOL, this box is awesome!

    • Lol you are hitting classics though!! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve re-watched Gossip Girls and OTH! Did you like OTH??

  • Hannah Stark

    I love this post! I am super guilty of watching all of the season in about 24 hours haha. The end had me begging for more… not kidding, I sat there with my cup of coffee and my mouth wide open questioning everything I had just seen. They have to be making another season because you can’t just end on that note plus I have to know who’s baby it is!

    Hannah
    http://www.ohwhatasighttosee.com

    • Haha me too! No shame! Have you re-watched it yet? I went back and rewatched these last few days to digest it even more – and I seriously could watch fall on repeat! I am starting to think they are going to revive it…

  • I finally watched the revival last night and the ending had me in tears. I really liked it, but it also made me so mad.

    I felt like a lot of the new season didn’t contribute to the story or move the story along. The only episode that really held significance, to me, was Fall.

    When I heard the last four words, I thought “No way.” Through the entire series, I’ve been watching this strong, independent, driven young woman grow and flourish, setting and achieving lofty goals. I really identified with her. Then, as I watched her struggle with her career identity in the revival, I was elated because I’m in the exact same position as her. But, then the ending…

    I get the whole “life comes full circle” theme, but I hate it. Rory is now simply following her mom’s path, albeit making some “improvements.” I so wanted Rory to be different…

    I wonder if this isn’t supposed to be a “feel good” show. Maybe the director has some cryptic message about the reality of our society hidden within the revival. Or maybe I’m just making excuses!

    I really enjoyed reading your thoughts!

    • Agreed – they could have literally made fall 2 hours and taken the relevant parts storyline development of the other three – but i think they did the other episodes for nostalgia- haha and i read a lot of interviews with Amy – and it’s not meant to be feel good so you’re not making excuses! You got it!- it never real was meant to be. it was supposed to be funny, sweet, but realistic. Which meant the characters had really annoying and frustrating flaws, just like real life people do. I have also read some really good articles on why Rory sucks today. IT’s definitely frustrating to see someone who was such a “role model” fall so far, but I think it’s realistic. At least for me, I’ve screwed up a lot after having “so much potential” and it’s sad and frustrating. I think thats kind of life which is what Amy gave us instead of happily ever after.

  • I’ve only seen one season of Gilmore Girls, but look forward to watching more.
    I am envious that you took the trip and got this box of goodies for such an amazing show, but I am happy an adoring fan got it.
    <3

  • That looks like so much fun!! Everyone has been talking about Gilmore Girls lately.

  • Lauren Norton

    I love this post! You write so beautifully and it was so interesting to see how your life parallels with The Girls. I’m sorry you and your mom aren’t speaking but I am glad you found peace in this show. You seem to be handling it all very well and have fantastic perspective on life and motherhood (from both ends). <3

    As for The Revival – I LOVED all the Parenthood Cameos! I got Lauren Graham's book, "Talking As Fast As I Can" for Christmas and it is killing me that I haven't been able to read it yet! I have too many other things I have to finish first. BUT when I do read it, I hope I will learn if there is a connection between the two shows – other than her.

    xoxo Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur

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