Review: "Gilmore Girls" Reboot

Like a lot of people, I was (and still am) obsessed with watching and re-watching Gilmore Girls. What can I say, it’s my comfort show. The colors and calmness of the show make me entirely too happy to watch over and over again. That, and Jared Padalecki who plays the first boy love interest, Dean. 

So when I heard the reboot was in the works, I was beyond excited to see how things have changed or stayed the same between Rory and Lorelai. And I can easily say I was not disappointed! 

For this article, I made sure to stay awake for the entire duration of the four episodes that were released by Netflix this month. The reboot, A Year In the Life, features almost all of the same characters from the original Gilmore Girls, except they’re older, and it makes me sad to see it. In my mind, Rory and Lorelai were supposed to stay young and live their life in Stars Hollow forever. 

When starting the first episode, I was excited, as I’ve waited for this continuation of the series for such a long time. But, as the show started I felt a bit overloaded with too much information. Between the introduction of our beloved original cast characters and the lots of catching up to do, I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of word vomit that came out of both girls. It was a lot to take in all at once. I was over the moon about seeing these new characters and where everyone is in their adult life, but I did not expect the show to be produced like a Hallmark movie, where there are bright colors everywhere, people with perfect teeth and hair, and other staple Hallmark trademarks. It’s not a Hallmark production, but it easily could have been one. I was more excited for the realistic life issues of mother and daughter quarrels and lots of coffee. 

Although my expectations were not met, I can say that this reboot was very exciting to watch and unlike other reboots, the characters were basically the same people they were all those years ago. I’m glad that not everything in Stars Hollow had changed, and I’m also happy that we now know where the characters are after all of the Gilmore Girls seasons we watched in the past. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Gilmore Girls I highly suggest logging into Netflix and taking a look at the seasons. It’s an unbelievably comfortable show and I’d recommend it to anyone who needs to feel that “at-home comfort” that this show offers most of its viewers.