Sooooo, the official trailer for the Gilmore Girls reboot on Netflix came out yesterday and I just about squealed with glee! Seeing all of our old Star’s Hallow favorite characters back together again was just too much (even with Grandpa Gilmore’s passing, he is remembered greatly it looks like from the trailer). I was late to the Gilmore Girls love. When it was first on TV, I thought the name was weak and didn’t investigate the concept. Several years ago though, reruns were all over the place and one episode in, I was addicted. The mother/daughter duo was downright delightful and uber charming! Each episode was feel good (or feel sad, depending), but so real to the dynamics of family and the beauty of community.
TV – good TV – is rare, but I so appreciate series that do ‘family’ well. Loved Parenthood (still mad it’s off the air) and now a superfan of season newcomer, This Is Us (fittingly enough, starring ‘Jesse’ from Gilmore Girls fame as well). Comedy-wise, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat (when I can catch it on repeat. It competes with ‘This is Us’ and that wins in the battle) are great for light-hearted fun. However, no series I can remember truly blended drama and comedy as successfully as Gilmore Girls.
The mother/daughter closeness between Lorelai and Rory was the stuff of my own future mother/daughter goals. In fact, when I was pregnant and we didn’t know if we were going to have a boy or girl, I would always say that if I had a girl, we were going to be the new, Black Lorelei and Rory. lol! I just loved the way that Lorelai was always a parent, but also a confidant and friend as well and how the two of them genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. That is my hope for my own relationship with my daughter.
Anyway, if you are a Gilmore Girls fan, get ready for one amazing Thanksgiving. If you have never watched before, you still have time to binge watch old episodes beforehand and catch up. It’s totally worth it.