Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Netflix Original Series

The Gilmore Girls Are Back!

I want to be Lorelai. There, I said it! I also want to live in Stars Hollow and own a dog called Paul Anka. If you do not know what I am on about then where have you been?!

Here, quickly catch up….

I have been a Gilmore Girls fan since the beginning, I feel like I have grown up alongside Rory (we are both 32) and so when I found out that Netflix were bringing the series back, I felt as though it was like old friends coming home. Probably sounds weird if you don’t watch it but if you do, you’ll know what I mean!

I don’t get much time to myself these days. With three kids, a husband, housework and a business to run I don’t get much chance to sit down and watch tv on my own. Anything I do watch is a joint interest with Mr F (we are currently loving Suits) and that means I miss all of the girlie girlie things. There was no way I was missing this though so I kicked Mr F out for the night, put the girls to bed and snuggled on the sofa with Wills asleep next to me.

Luke's Diner Mug

Being on the Netflix Stream Team has meant I have known about the new series for ages and they may have got wind of the fact that I am a huge fan. They sent me a fab little package to help me get into the spirit – including my very own Luke’s Diner mug!! Love it!!

Eating popcorn

It is not a full series unfortunately, just a 4-part mini series named Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. Each episode is an hour and a half though and covers one of the seasons to make up the full year.

So what did I think?

I am going to be honest and say I teared up a little when it started, I can’t even explain why but it felt like a momentous occasion. Again I will say, if you haven’t watched it you need to and then you will understand! I have only managed to watch Winter, Spring and Summer so far as Wills woke up for a feed and I realised it was almost midnight!

I enjoyed every single minute of it and loved how the characters were exactly the same as they were all those years ago, I had forgotten so many of them – like Kirk, I do love Kirk! The episodes were made purely for the fans I felt, letting us catch up with old friends after so many years. I hadn’t actually realised how much I loved them all until now. It was like when Take That reunited – just like that. And actually just like Robbie’s absence, I miss Sookie, why isn’t she there? Also, where is the theme tune?! Bring back the theme tune!

Do you love the theme tune too?

I still have one episode to go and I am hoping by the end of the week I will have managed to sneak it in. But honestly I am not ready for it to be over, I want them to make more… and more! But listening to others who have already seen the end it sounds as though it comes full circle, I hope so! I know I will cry and I know for sure that I will still want to be Lorelai – that is a given.

If you haven’t watched it before then it is never too late – all of the original episodes are on Netflix now so you can start from the beginning! I might just start right back at the beginning anyway, for old times sake!

Are you a Gilmore Girls fan too?

my sig 2016

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  • Reply
    Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)
    November 30, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I am a little bit jealous of your Luke’s Diner mug. I also grew up with Gilmore Girls, being the same age as Rory and hitting certain life stages at the same time she did on-screen. I’m interested to hear what you make of the last episode, I think it was my favourite out of all four of the new ones.

    • Reply
      November 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Argh I still haven’t managed to watch it! Need to kick everyone out again!! x

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