We’ve finally passed the final week mark – Gilmore Girls comes back to our screens in five days people! The trailer for “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” was released almost a month ago on October 25th, and since then we’ve been gifted with tidbits and teasers from some of our favorite Stars Hallow residents that have just barely managed to keep us through that last month of waiting. Now, with the premiere less than a week away, most of us are surely taking a second (or fourth) glance at that trailer for a fresh look at what we can expect come Friday. So between the trailers and promos we've been given, here are FIVE of the best things to look forward to with the four-part Netflix revival.
Bonus (!): As I'm writing this, I've discovered a second, full-length trailer I had no idea had come out and all I can say is YAS.
1. Lorelai and Rory's classic banter
The unique facet of the Gilmore show was no doubt the incredible pacing in its equally amazing writing, and thankfully the writers seem to have passed that on to its sequel (bless you, Amy Scherman-Palladino). Lorelai and Rory’s banter is on point with the same fast-paced, quirky repartee filled with their signature pop culture references. From Lorelai’s dream of befriending Amy Schumer to their joint defense of the nutritional benefits of tater tots, we can surely expect the wit to be back and better than ever.
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2. Catching up with old characters
If the trailers are to be believed, we’re going back to Stars Hollow and literally getting to see everyonefrom the original show. Dean at Doosey’s Market (really hoping he did more for himself), Taylor heading town meetings, Babette and Miss Patty gossiping in the town square – everyone’s back, and some in some very unexpected places. Jess in Stars Hollow? Paris at Chilton? Kirk at Friday-night dinners? (Can’t wait for them to explain that one). The most beloved of Stars Hallow’s residents are taking up our screens as if they’d never left and we can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to for the last eight years.
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3. Rory's career
4. Old romances
Rory's love life had us hanging at the edge of our seats with her steady - and sometimes not so steady - stream of relationships throughout the show, but when she rejected Logan's proposal at the end of season seven, there was no doubt that that was exactly what was right for her at the time. However, eight years have passed and it doesn't seem like Rory has anyone significant in her love life as of right now and by the looks of things, she's about to run into some very familiar faces during her visit to Stars Hallow. Which one of her exes will be lucky enough to reconnect with her, if any at all? #TeamDean? #TeamJess? Nope, #TeamLogan all the way (in my totally unbiased opinion).
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(A little side note to Luke and Lorelai: how are you not married yet?!)
5. Dealing with Richard's death
Edward Herrmann’s passing in 2014 was a devastating shock to the entire Gilmore Girls fandom, fans and cast alike. Richard was without a doubt one of the central characters of the original show, and I’m so glad they’re dealing with the actor’s passing so centrally in the revival. We’re getting to see how Richard’s death affects each one of the Gilmore women, what will no doubt add a deeper level of sentiment to the already nostalgic reboot – even if they can still find ways to bring out the humor in it in the classic Gilmore fashion.