For those in the know, Gilmore Girls is more than just a show – it’s a lifestyle. With the revival now less than a month away you have exactly 153 episodes to watch on Netflix before the 25th of November. Unless, like myself, you consider yourself a true ‘Gilmore Girl’ and understand every reference from ‘Oy with the poodles already’ to ‘You jump, I jump Jack’, you will probably have watched, and re-watched all seven seasons several times already.
My first experience of Lorelai and Rory was, in fact, in my own living room with my mother. We watched in awe of these two women talking at a speed that resulted in each script being 15 pages longer than normal and drinking more coffee than any human should in a day. Of course, Lorelai is the reason for my bad coffee habit. I also blame Rory for my constant reading and irritating determination to get better grades. I too follow in her footsteps in becoming the Editor-in-Chief of the University magazine (or in Rory’s case, the Yale Daily News). The Gilmore Girls have always found a way into my life, and I willingly accept the every-day coincidences.
Although I am beginning to despise eye roll worthy statements deeming Lorelai as a ‘Queen’, I realise that, despite wanting to only share my opinions and thoughts with those who really understand the show, Lorelai and Rory both stand as role models girls should have. Throughout the show they confront class, feminism, politics and reference all things important in the music and film industry. There is huge emphasis on the importance of education, as we see Rory go from high school to private school and choose Yale over her much loved Harvard. Being nerdy almost looks ‘cool’ in the eyes of a rebellious teenager.
From watching the show, we all but know the last season was undoubtedly rushed (due to its cancellation), and directed by someone other than the inspirational Amy Sherman-Palladino. Luckily, there were so many questions left unanswered that we have even been promised to finally hear the last four words that Sherman-Palladino originally wanted to end the show on.
As Stars Hollow is brought into the modern day, we will get to see Rory living her life as a journalist, and Lorelai surely doing something exciting with Luke by her side. The four part-series will see them through a year of their lives as they exchange pagers for smartphones, Yale for London and the death of both Richard and Bowie.
By the 25th of November, you will either want Lorelai as a mother or a sister and either want to be Rory or be her best friend. Paris will undoubtedly be your frenemy, and you will have to make the difficult choice between Dean, Jess and Logan. Just remember to buy your pop tarts as soon as possible as they will most likely be in high demand.
The Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be available on Netflix on the 25th of November.