By CLAIRE EKAS, Ranger Reporter:
Grab some Pop-Tarts and a cup of coffee because everyone’s favorite mother-daughter duo is back this Thanksgiving. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiers Nov. 25 on Netflix. This beloved show first aired on Oct. 5, 2000, and ran for eight years. The revival was revealed earlier this year with Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai Gilmore, announcing in a video the release of seasons one through seven on Netflix and the release date of the continuation.
The original show was filled with touching moments and rapid-fire dialogue ranging from Lorelai hosting a cat funeral, to the entire town of Stars Hollow throwing a surprise bon voyage party for Rory in the rain. Fans of the show will get to see what their favorite Stars Hollow residents are up to nine years later in this four-part event.
Many have speculated and meticulously theorized the premise of the new show and are anxiously waiting for their questions to be answered. “I’m excited to see how they’re going to modernize the show. I can’t wait to see everyone’s relationships and how they’ve grown. More than anything, I cannot wait to see where the story continues because I’ve been watching reruns for years now,” Macey Gibaszek, a history major, said.
The show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and the stars of the show have been preparing for the sequel for months now. Everything from hundreds of Luke’s Diner pop-ups across America in celebration of the show’s 16th anniversary, to the creation of the Stars Hollow website, https://townofstarshollow.org/, where they have a visitor’s guide and a ‘Dear Kirk’ section.
There is a plethora of questions to be answered in this long overdue reboot. Will Lorelai and Luke end up together? How will they address the death of Richard Gilmore (played by Edward Herrmann)? Who does Rory end up with? Will Rory end up with anyone? Why is Kirk at Friday Night Dinner? Will Luke cure the girls of their bad eating habits? Will Rory find her place?
All will be revealed Nov. 25, so settle in and be careful–they talk fast.