There have been several teases leading up to next month’s release of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, including months worth of reveals as to who would be returning (culminating in the one actor many fans questioned – that being Melissa McCarthy). But for me, it was the new Gilmore Girls trailer that was released today that finally made the wait feel impossible.
In true Gilmore Girls fashion, the trailer opens with Lorelei and Rory lamenting their ridiculous food (and in this case, movie) choices from the night before, eventually cutting to the words “The girls are back in town”…
And despite continuous quips, it seems that things aren’t going great for Lorelei or Rory, either. Assuming they are picking up in something close to real time, Rory should be somewhere between 30 and 32 years old now, and yet she’s still – as Emily puts it – “living a nomadic lifestyle”. Meanwhile, Lorelei swears that she and Luke are happy, but apparently she feels lost, too.
While the new Gilmore Girls trailer certainly has it’s lighter moments – and its fanservice moments, including brief shots of Jess, Dean, Logan, Lane, Michel, and Sookie (and even slightly longer scenes featuring characters like Taylor Doose and Kirk) – we’re definitely going to get a look at the heavier side of things. The question is, can Netflix do it right? Their comeback series (for example, Arrested Development and Fuller House) have been pretty hit or miss, and as we all know from the questionable season 7, Gilmore Girls is a show that can absolutely flounder without the right people behind it.
That said, I for one am keeping my hopes up. If anything, I’m sure there will at least be some enjoyable moments between two of my favorite TV girls…and the quirky characters who surround them, of course.
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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