Review: ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival- Was it Worth the Hype?

Read our Gilmore Girls' A Year In The Life review! Was it worth the hype? Were you shocked by the ending?

Gilmore Girls is back!  A Year in the Life made its debut on Netflix on November 25, 2016. And oh my!! The ending kept me on my toes! Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life featured four episodes that are each 90 minutes long. The episodes are titled: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. So, what happened? Well, here is a summary and review of the four episodes, plus the ending everyone is talking about.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Main Characters!

Three generations of Gilmores.

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Before getting to our juicy review of Gilmore Girls mini-series, let’s check on the main characters! The series is a continuation of the comedy-drama television series, Gilmore Girls, which aired on The WB and The CW, for 8 seasons, from October 5, 2000, to May 20, 2007. Many of the main character from the television series starred in the revival, including:

  • Lauren Graham- Lorelai Gilmore
  • Alexis Bledel- Rory Gilmore
  • Scott Patterson- Luke Danes
  • Kelly Bishop- Emily Gilmore
  • Melissa McCarthy- Sookie St. James
  • Keiko Agena- Lane Kim
  • Yanic Truesdale- Michel Gerard
  • Liza Weil- Paris Geller
  • Sean Gunn- Kirk Gleason

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Review!

First, let’s check the official trailer:


Winter, I think, was the best of the four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life. Rory is currently living in London with Logan Huntzberger, after letting go of her apartment because of the amount of travel she does for her job as a freelance journalist. Logan is currently engaged, and Rory is dating a guy named Paul. However, that doesn’t stop Logan or Rory from having a friends-with-benefits relationship.

Rory is fired by Naomi Shropshire, whom she was writing a book for. Lorelai Gilmore and Luke Danes are living together. (I must say it is about time since they have been dating for like 10 years now). The episode pays tribute to the death of Richard Gilmore, Lorelai’s father, and Emily’s husband. (Edward Herrmann, who played the role of Richard Gilmore, passed away at the age of 71, on December 31, 2014, from brain cancer).


(Not much happened during this episode. I think they probably could have added it to the other episodes and done away with this episode entirely). Lorelai and her mother, Emily Gilmore, attend therapy to try and repair their damaged relationship but things don’t work out well there. Rory gets a new story as a journalist with Conde Nast and moves back in with her mother.


Rory starts working full-time for the local newspaper, The Gazette, as their editor. While working at the newspaper office, Rory’s ex, Jess Mariano, comes to the office. After complaining to him about her messed up life, he suggests she write a book of her own about her life with Lorelai. However, Lorelai didn’t want her secrets exposed in a book.


In this Gilmore Girl’s episode, Lorelai decides to go on a long hike after a fight with Luke. However, her hiker’s permit was buried in the bottom of her backpack, so she decides to call her mom to make amends. Lorelai and Luke make up upon her return and got engaged as well. After one last night together, Rory and Logan said their final goodbyes.

However, Rory and her dad, Christopher Hayden, finally got closure after her dad told her that his lack of involvement in her life was for the best.

Also in the episode, Lorelai expands the Dragonfly Inn, Emily sells her home and moves to Nantucket to start her life anew; Lorelai gave Rory permission to write her book after all, and Rory and Paul end their relationship.

Oh, and the best part? The episode ends with just three words from Rory to Lorelai- “Mom, I’m pregnant!”

Now, I didn’t include every little detail in here because you are just going to have to watch the show, but I highlighted the important stuff. Overall, I loved this little mini-series of sorts and am hoping the ending means more episodes are coming!

So, who has watched Gilmore Girls: A year In The Life series? If you have, what did you think? If you haven’t seen it, it was certainly filled with laughs, romance, and surprises!

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21 thoughts on “Review: ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival- Was it Worth the Hype?

  1. My GF was so excited when I heard this was coming out. She’s currently finishing up an epic binge of all the seasons, and then she’ll be moving into this.

  2. Am I the only female who hasn’t watched an episode of GG? I’ve always heard it was a great show, but never found the time to watch it. I think I need to give it a try!

  3. I’m so excited about Gilmore Girls being back! I love it – I think the way they approached the re-make is very creative. Great recaps! -Kendall

  4. Ok, I honestly don’t get the GG fanatic train. I watched a few episodes back in the day and was like ‘eh no big deal… why?!

  5. I have never seen an episode of GG. I have seen a lot of people talking about it lately and it kind of makes me want to try a few episodes!

  6. I have never seen Gilmore Girls ever. I’m not sure what the hype is about. I guess I need to catch and episode or two and see if I like it.

  7. I’m a fan of the show! I have seen the Winter episode already and soon I’ll be watching the other three episodes.

  8. I have never seen the show. This might be a good time to check it out with the new revival.

  9. I’ve heard a lot about it and really enjoy Lauren Graham in Parenthood (which we’re currently finishing up on netflix)

  10. I totally loved it! I definitely thought that there could have been an entire season done instead of just four “seasons”. And those last two words! Oh my! (Commenting for Jay Simms)

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