“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a continuation of the popular series that aired on the WB and then CW from 2000 to 2007, premiered on Netflix on Friday, November 25, and many viewers have already devoured all four 90-minute episodes. They’re giving their reactions in our forums, and while they don’t all think it’s perfect they’re nevertheless enthusiastic about the new episodes, especially the performances by Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop and Alexis Bledel.
Do you agree that it’s “nostalgia served in the best possible way”? Read some of our posters’ reactions below, and then join the discussion. Warning: The following comments are spoiler-free, but the full discussion in our forums may not be.
BamaEd: I loved it. Was it perfect? No. It did get a bit too cute and overstuffed at times. But the direction was great and the performances were stellar. You expect Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop to be Emmy worthy and of course they were. Scott Patterson brought even more shades to Luke and Alexis Bledel was better than ever as Rory looks for her place in the world.
Hieu Vo: I just finished this and I have to say I am still at a loss for words. This was nostalgia served in the best possible way. By no means was this a perfect effort, but this is something us fans really needed and I am so glad it happened. The performances were beyond amazing: Lauren Graham deserves an Emmy nom for this, include Kelly Bishop in this as well (as expected).
Icky: I’m two episodes (or “movies”) in. It’s pretty much what I expected. It’s sometimes too cutesy for its own good … And the extended format simply doesn’t work. Six to eight 45 minute episodes would have been ideal. But it’s good enough thus far, certainly the best we’ve seen from these types of revivals. Lauren Graham and especially Kelly Bishop have been special.
24fanatic: This was absolutely great for the nostalgia! Loved every second of this miniseries. Felt a bit weird at times, and I get what they mean when some critics say that it isn’t perfect, but for the most part, this reunion captured the wonderful essence of the original series.
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