Fans of “Gilmore Girls” have been binge-watching since Friday, November 24, when the revival “A Year in the Life” dropped on Netflix. Our favorite mother-daughter team, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel), reunited along with the grandmother we sometimes love to hate, Emily (Kelly Bishop). We also caught up with the eccentric inhabitants of Stars Hollow. Sadly, there are only four 90-minute episodes, one for each season: winter, spring, summer and fall. Did “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” live up to your expectations? Vote in our poll below and don’t forget to sound off in our forums.
Critics have already weighed in: “A Year in the Life” scored 83% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes and a favorable 74 on MetaCritic. And currently our forum posters are also voicing their opinions of the revival.
I personally loved this revival. Other TV comebacks have failed by trying to freeze time where the shows originally left off, but “Gilmore Girls” from the beginning made it clear that Lorelai and Rory had lived all of those nine years since the show ended, and while they were still somewhat the same people, they had years of experiences that formed the characters we’re watching again now. My only slight complaint would be that Bledel’s real-life husband, “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser, wasn’t given a small role like Graham’s long-term boyfriend Peter Krause, who appears as a park ranger in “Fall.” But that’s just nitpicking!
How the show will do during the upcoming awards season is up in the air given its change in format and spotty track record at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and especially the Emmys when it originally aired on the WB and CW from 2000 to 2007. But what matters now is what you the fans thought.
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