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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life review

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Caitlin Geurts, junior, watches Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix.

Caitlin Geurts, junior, watches Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix.

Caitlin Geurts, junior, watches Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix.

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*Warning: Contains major spoilers, read at your own risk.

After all the drama, the rumors, the theories, it’s finally here. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has arrived to Netflix and it is everything fans have wanted and then some. Divided into four 90-minute episodes, the series transports the audience right back to the town, and gazebo, where it all began. Let’s break it down.

Winter

Beginning with Winter, the first episode starts in a snowy Stars Hollow, showcasing the homey, comforting vibes of the small, quirky town. When Lorelai and Rory finally reunite, it feels as if they know we are a part of this reunion too. Suddenly, this episode takes on a very gloomy feel to it as the loss of Richard Gilmore is introduced. This news was a huge surprise to me and he will be greatly missed.

Spring

Spring then brings us to therapy with Emily and Lorelai. They seriously need a spin-off of just the two of them in therapy because they are absolutely hilarious! This episode was definitely one of the best because it showcases everything that the fans wanted for the Gilmore Girls return. It had town squabbles, family drama and it didn’t feel as forced as Winter did. The references were spot on, making this episode great.

Summer

Continuing into the third episode, Summer is yet again filled with those lazy, hazy Stars Hollow days that we all missed. Unfortunately, this episode is very slow and there is not much going on content-wise. Towards the end, there is some chaos and fighting between Lorelai and Rory, leaving the audience feeling unhappy. This bad taste in my mouth is not something that Gilmore Girls typically provides.

Fall

Ending with Fall, we finally find out what those last four words are that Amy Sherman-Palladino has had in mind all along. This episode makes up for everything that the last three were missing. Unfortunately, all this information comes way too fast and is very overwhelming. Although the ending is a cliff-hanger, it was the perfect ending because it really showed that everything comes full circle.

Once again, we have been played by the Gilmores.

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