The “Gilmore Girls” Netflix revival, “A Year in the Life,” premieres on November 25, and there is already so much to love about the show. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, it’s the story of mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) who are best friends, and it was a delightful family show. It was feminist without being overly blatant. And the characters where never stereotypes; Rory the nerdy brain was as interested in pop culture as she was in Russian literature.
The series ran for its first six seasons (2000-2006) on the WB. Then after the WB and UPN merged to form the CW network the show continued for one more year. But Sherman-Palladino was replaced as showrunner for season seven and the show, to fans’ dismay, was unexpectedly cancelled in 2007. But after a nine-year drought Netflix got the “Girls” back together for new episodes that drop later this month, giving fans a reason to skip Black Friday and binge instead.
The show never really got its due when it came to awards. It won a single Emmy for Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup in 2004 for the episode “The Festival of Living Art,” but Graham, her co-stars and the writers were never recognized by the TV academy. The series did, however, win the Television Critics Association Award for Best New Program in 2001.
With time can come appreciation, so perhaps “Gilmore Girls” will finally get the awards recognition it deserves for “A Year in the Life.” In the meantime please scroll through our gallery above of 16 reasons why “Gilmore Girls” is amazing, addictive and eternal — one for each year since the show debuted.
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