Monday, November 28, 2016
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
I finally finished watching it into the wee hours of the morning last night.
I give it overall a thumbs up and certainly as somewhat of a fanboy of much of the history of the show, I'm happy to have had any reunion/new content.
I probably would go for analyzing it more in depth, and I likely won't again, but maybe something will get me to. Even with the impending big entries on the Music side coming.
Rory's new boyfriend was dumb. Her judgement to be with a guy like that makes me wonder how much she matured in the 9+ years.
-The Scene with the Musical was more or less a WASTE of time. Other than the fact most of the audience would agree with Lorelai, except I and most fans would have lambasted the group and ideas. But then again, I didn't quite know why Lorelai was even involved. The best part of it was having Carole King.
-Kirk and Michele were hands down the funniest parts besides the Lorelai Rory tandem. Not unlike the original show, but I think they stood out for comic relief in these episodes more than ever.
-I liked the use of "You Bring the Summer" even if it was in the background, although 98% of the GG audience I'm sure had no clue it was from the new album from The Monkees.
-Logan, while it was nice to bring him back, was sort of convenient, and at times reeked of the terrible Season 7. Granted, I guess I wasn't appalled by him being in a lot of the series logistically.
-No Max?..the cameos at points seemed shoe-horned other than Jess and
-Of course Sutton Foster, and the Parenthood cast (Mae Whitman, Jason Ritter and Peter Krause) were funny but also convenient to throw in. Ray Wise I actually liked.
The ending..which is biggest point of contention for many. I get why people are outraged about ****SPOILERS***** Rory being pregnant, not actually showing Lorelai and Luke's wedding and not having the Gilmore home situation resolved. Even Lorelai and Emily are not re-bonded which might have made sense to finally ending the show. And the Book, I get that, although, I would have had her write it along with her Journalism career. Amy SP wanted to use her failed career as a device to move back and write it. I guess I'm too much of a champion of Rory's talents that she still would be working professionally around the country if not world. It's what Richard would have wanted too I imagine.
Not enough Lane of course. Really not much of an update on the band, their kids, etc.
Sookie's excuse for being gone was just last minute. If they have another reuinion movie/mini-series..Melissa has to be a lot more involved. As well as other cast like Jackson, April, Paris..although how she ended up working at a Surrogate clinic is baffling, almost how Rory still wouldn't be gigging as a journalist.
Oh and the baby might not be Logan's, but the Wookie-costume dude we only heard about.
But overall I enjoyed it. It reminded me how much I loved this show and miss it. And how Lorelai and Rory could easily be saying Shawn and Gus lines from Psych and Vice-Versa. Comedic, Clever Pop-Culture dialogue, if done and delivered well always works (unless I hate the actor like DiCraprio).
Get James Roday to appear in the next one, or get Lauren Graham cast in a Psych movie or Mini-Series. Ray Wise and Sutton Foster have done both, Lauren and James need to work together as Lorelai and Shawn..co-written by Amy and Steve Franks.
In my and my Psychic-Crapfest Psych-er Podcast co-host's dreams at least, John Costello. if it ever happens, I will have to reference this!