Oy with the poodles already! Gilmore Girls returns

From Issue 4

Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore “smell snow” in the Winter (season one, episode one) poster.

Fast paced jabber has once again rung through the homes of Gilmore girls fans. For months, admirers stalked Youtube channels and Facebook pages in hopes to find out who the returning characters would be, or if they were lucky, a trailer. Fans were ecstatic to learn that supporting characters Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard), and Sean Gunn (Kirk) would be returning to the screen. Unfortunately, Edward Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore, does not make an appearance since he passed away in December of 2014.

After leaving the show to go work for the up-and-coming CW Network in 2006, Amy Sherman Palladino comes back to the Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life cast as the screenplay author and debuts as the show’s director. Her husband, Daniel Palladino, works alongside her as the producer and author. The twosome bring back the quick-witty banter of Lorelai and Rory and the charismatic charm of Stars Hollow that made original viewers long to be a Gilmore girl.

Season one is divided into four ninety-minute episodes, which are divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall. Spectators are immersed in the town festivities that change with the season as well as the everyday life of the characters. Senior Marion Sapen shared her take on the seasonal episodes. While she enjoyed the show, she said that varying seasons seemed unconditional since the characters would do things that they did not normally do (i.e. laying out by the pool in the summer or walking around the town with umbrellas).

Longtime fan Mr. Richard Younce, gave his view on the show saying, “I think that what the writers did for Rory, where her life is and where her story is, is totally inappropriate for someone who is thirty-two years old…Here is the problem: Rory is not a fully rounded character..The biggest problem is the arc of Rory and the way she is written. On the other hand, there is some other stuff that is very Gilmore girlsy. I don’t resent spending six hours on it. And I did. I watched them all in one day, I think.”

Whether you are a lifelong Gilmore girls fan or a novice, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life will be sure to have your stomach aching with laughter as you reach for a cup of coffee, getting lost in the world of Stars Hollow.