Netflix’s revival of Gilmore Girls has fans tapping into nostalgia, revisiting old episodes of the show. With four 90-minute installments set to release on November 25, it will serve as a bountiful Thanksgiving binge.
The streaming service has reassembled practically the entire gang in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Well, except for the late, great Edward Herrmann. The Netflix reboot will kick off with Winter and proceed through the seasons.
The upcoming show follows 32-year-old Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) who comes back to visit Stars Hollow. She finds her mom Lorelai (Lauren Graham) fast-talking and feisty as ever, along with a lot of other familiar people.
Those include Luke (Scott Patterson), who, in one of the funniest running gags keeps giving out wrong passwords for his diner’s Wi-Fi access; and Lorelai’s mom, Emily (Kelly Bishop), still wrestling with the grief of her loss. According to Business Insider, Emily’s husband, Richard, is already dead in the show. This is because the actor who played him, Edward Herrmann, died of brain cancer in 2014.
CNN reports that the four-season structure actually creates problems. The outlet notes that at 90 minutes, the story tends to meander, providing lots of banter scenes. This result to have the plot move along at a snail’s pace, sacrificing it entirely.
However, loyal fans will still buy the idea of reuniting the cast for nostalgia. Just seeing the cast re-inhabit these characters, or witnessing Lorelai and her mom awkwardly brave therapy sessions is reward enough for the faithful.
Additionally, fans will want to know who will Rory pick from the three men in her life. Although this time around, her choices will be limited to two, according to ANN. Jared Padalecki, who plays Dean Forester, reportedly only had a day to shoot his role. It means he is out of the equation. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to see what happens.
The other two men, meanwhile, are confirmed to reprise their roles. Jess Mariano, played by Milo Ventimiglia, and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberge will vie for Rory’s heart in the upcoming show.
Fans will have to see the events unfold in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life available on November 25.
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