If you’re like me, you haven’t stopped sobbing over debut quite yet. While the video mainly served as an announcement of the show’s November 25 premiere date, it also gave us our first proper look at Stars Hollow and returning characters Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) and her mother Lorelai (Lauren Graham).
Everything in the trailer was pulled from the wildest dreams of Gilmore Girls fans everywhere. As even more proof , as of this writing the teaser has been viewed on YouTube over 1.4 million times, with over 15 million views on Facebook in it’s first day of release. Gee, you think they might be on to something?
The teaser took us right back into the Stars Hollow we knew and loved, and the same ‘ol Rori and Lorelai banter that got us through high school. So without further adieu, here is a breakdown of the most important things we saw in the date announcement teaser.
1. Luke’s Diner
Thankfully, Luke’s Diner is really still there in downtown Stars Hollow. Which means Luke is still there, and that Lorelai probably still goes there for her cup of coffee and muffin every day. That must mean that Luke and Lorelai are together and happily married for ever and ever by now, right? Right?!?
Fans were left hanging as to what happened between the pair during the show’s series finale, and a quick glimpse at Luke’s shows that we’re likely to finally get the answers we so desperately crave.
2. The Dragonfly Inn
We know was only able to film a quick cameo for the Gilmore Girls revival, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t still running the Dragonfly Inn with Lorelai. Maybe they have more than one inn now, and Sookie is away tending to the other. Hey, as long as Michel is still working there sassing Lorelai, I think we’ll be good.
3. Stars Hollow Through The Seasons
We get to start Year In The Life in the absolute best season to be in Stars Hollow — Winter. The trailer revealed that the four part series will start in Winter and end in the following Fall.
Winter holds some of the Gilmore’s best moments, like when Jess first told Rory that he loved her. We know that for the new series, and here’s to hoping we get even more .
4. Home Sweet Home
There it is in all it’s glory — the Gilmore home, complete with the white fenced porch and ample shrubbery. So many memorable moments happened in the house. Of course, it’s where Lorelai and Rory held epic movie nights and recovered from break-ups. But who could forget when Rory returned to home from college with a haircut and caused an “air raid?”
I think it’s safe to say that every Gilmore Girls fan almost feels like they grew up in that house. For us, seeing this peek in the teaser really makes it feel like we’re coming home.
5. Nothing Has Changed
I don’t think anyone will argue when I say that the best thing about Gilmore Girls was the relationship between Rory and Lorelai. It’s as if they speak their own language, and miraculously we’re still able to keep up. The mother/daughter duo go from Amy Schumer to a plant that smells like fish to water sports to John Oliver in under 30 seconds. Yup, nothing has changed.
6. The Music
Netflix gets us. We not only get the original cast, but the same songs and voices that were the soundtrack to our young adult life. The soft “la, la, las” are back causing a swell of explainable emotions in my gut. No, I’m not crying, you are. Note to Netflix — where you lead, I will follow.
A Year In the Life
So how does it feel to be back in Stars Hollow? Pretty darn good. And while fans are sure to love this teaser, there are still a lot of questions to be answered. Are Luke and Lorelai together? And who the heck did Rory finally end up with? We know all her old beaus are coming back, so she’s bound to find herself in an episode of “Ghosts of Boyfriends Past.” Still, Alexis Beldel doesn’t want her love life to be the show’s main focus, stressing Rory has accomplished a lot since we last saw her. At a recent panel for the Television Critics Association, Bledel explained that, “There is so much more to her character. It is great when people focus on her ambition and her accomplishments.”
As excited as we are for the reboot, there will be a few hard situations to get through, like the death of actor Ed Herman. Herman played Rory’s tough but witty grandfather, Richard Gilmore. He was a big part of the show, and it sounds like his passing will be a big factor in the revival. Lauren Graham remarked on just how much weight Lorelai’s father’s absence held on the reboot and her character saying, “It plays into all of the choices the characters are making. Through dealing with that, [Lorelai] makes some decisions [about her love life].” Just like real life, the Gilmore Girls will face some tragedy of their own, but we’re still eager to see what happens next for our favorite mother/daughter duo.
All four parts of Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life hit Netflix on November 25. What do you want to see in the upcoming revival series? Let us know in the comments below!
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