By: Leslie Alston
A month before the release of the Netflix revival, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life, the internet was blessed with a 2-and-a-half-minute trailer that successfully transports you to Stars Hallow as if the fast-talking, dangerously gorgeous Gilmore girls never left. Gilmore girls, which originally debuted on the WB (RIP to the WB frog), began its run on October 5, 2000, providing viewers with swift dialogue and pop culture references for seven seasons. Even after the series finale in 2007, Gilmore girls has become a TV favorite with the help of Freeform, formally known as ABC Family and UP TV, playing re-runs non-stop and Netflix adding it to its streaming queue.
To gets fans involved and honor the series original premiere date, Netflix partnered with some of the most popular local coffee shops in the nation, granting the first 200 customers with some of Luke’s famous coffee with a quick-witted quote from the Gilmore girls series printed on the cup. “Oy with the Poodles already!” Scott Paterson, who played the infamous Luke Danes, even graced fans with his presence at a coffee shop in Los Angeles. Sans baseball cap.
Netflix has done well keeping viewers and fans on their toes with teasers and hints about what is to come for the series through their Instagram page and YouTube channel, but people are still dying to know and have even come up with some speculations about where the Gilmore girls will be and what love interest they ended up with. Enter pregnant Lorelei and married Rory. Guess we’ll just have to wait for the four part 90-minute miniseries to find out.
But, more importantly, what fans are really concerned about is the state the Gilmore girls will be in after the 2014 passing of the beloved Edward Hermann who played Richard Gilmore. The newest trailer shows the Gilmore women honoring the only Gilmore man in the best way each knows how. Allowing Emily Gilmore to honor her late husband in the gaudiest way possible with a portrait of Richard, that as Rory says stunned “it’s the whole wall” and Lorelei and Rory clearly distraught over-looking Richard’s funeral.
The trailer gives you all the feels in the world seeing its quirky band of misfit toys moseying around Stars Hallow like nothing has changed. Here’s to hoping that this Netflix reboot will not disappoint (We’re pointing to you, Arrested Development) and stay true to its essential characters and the wackiness that is Stars Hallow.
Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life will premiere on Netflix November 25th, so grab your mom, Thanksgiving leftovers, pizza, coffee, and whatever is being served at Al’s Pancake House that night, curl up on the couch and enjoy all things Gilmore.