The best fast-talking, mother /daughter duo make their reappearance this November as the revival of the early 2000’s favourite hits Netflix for a four part series entitled Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. And here’s 4 reasons why you should be excited too
From The Bangles making an appearance in season 1, to a dog named after Paul Anka, to Rory and Lorelai’s love of classic and bizarre movies, GG is rife with references to pop culture and the new season promises the same. The trailer (which you can see here) sees Lorelai and Rory, as we love them, discussing the pressing issue of whether Lorelai and flavour of the month comedienne Amy Schumer would get along. It’s current and it’s funny and most of all, don’t we all wonder these things?
2. Gilmore Boys
Come for the Gilmore Girls, stay for the Gilmore boys, it has been confirmed that many of our favourite love interests past will be returning for the reboot. Including Milo Ventimiglia, who played moody teen heartthrob Jess Mariano, Logan (Matt Czuchry) Rory’s college boyfriend and of course, personal favourite, Jared Paladecki will also be returning. Although to many he is better known as Supernatural’s Sam Winchester, true Gilmore fans will always know him as Dean, the first boyfriend we all wished we had.
On a personal level, but I think this applies to many GG fans. Rory’s love of reading and learning and the general positivity that Gilmore Girls approached learning and schooling with, is part of the reason why I loved and love reading and learning to this day. The show not only portrayed a character that had such a passion for literature and knowledge in a positive light but also constantly made reference to famous works of literature
Feminism has had a bit of a modern revival in the mainstream media of recent years, films and shows like the the all female Ghost Busters reboot, Orange is the New Black and The Heat have all been very female focused in a refreshing, non male centred way. Now that movies and TV are beginning to catch up a little on the whole ‘women are people that need to be represented too’ thing, it feels like the Gilmore Girls revival is a welcome one. Despite strings of romantic interests in the show, the focus is not entirely on the relationships Lorelai and Rory have with men but more with each other and their friends and family. The show passes the Bechdel test with flying colours. It represents females of varying races, ages and sizes in a positive light and enforces positivity towards women in important roles (Sookie is a head chef, Lorelai the owner of the Dragonfly inn, Rory working her way into journalism and Lane rocking it drumming and mumming). Comparative to shows like The Big Bang theory, whose females are accessories to the male leads, GG’s women are strong, independent and interesting characters.