Saturday, 10 December 2016

Saturday Movie Night: Gilmore Girls


This month we have a special edition of Saturday Movie Night! We will be discussing "Gilmore Girls - A Year in the Life"! This is a TV movie series that is pretty much a continuation of the TV show. 



Title:  Gilmore Girls -  A Year in the Life
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama 
Running Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes
Rating: TV - 14
Released: 2016

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.


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DISCUSSION: 
C: Now...this was a long time coming! I have been waiting for years for them to give some sort of closure/continuation of the show!

B: I can honestly not remember the end of the last season so for me it was a pleasant surprise.



C: I remember a wee bit. It's been SO long...so I think I forgot a lot.

C: Valid, valid. Now. What did you think about the structure of each episode/movie? Each one was over an hour long and took place in each season.
B: Eh, new eps, new life, all the better :D

B: They did feel looong, I would rather have had more eps. Now they were mini movies and sort of slow at times. But I did like the seasonal thing.

C: I think I would have preferred more episodes instead of short movies. I liked how they structured each piece IE Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. However, you are right...some parts dragged...especially in the first and last one.



B: They all blur together now, do I can not remember what dragged, except for the musical, snooooooze fest

B: It felt like they had nothing else to show so they invented that stupid musical! I was not really a fan of the Wild thing either.

C: . I hated the musical part. Like...it was so unnecessary to the whole plot. Ugh. I get that the one song had “meaning” and blah blah blah, but they could have cut out the rest of the musical bits. Too long.
C: Hahaha you are bad ;) I like Luke a lot. However, I am not the biggest fan of Lorelai (*gasps ensue*) I know, I know...she is like the main character next to Rory. But...I feel like she treats Luke like crap. And she horrid to her parents (which I get they have a bad relationship, but eh).
C: MMhmmmm I was neutral. I hated how it made Luke feel. But I think it was good for her...GAH so hard not to give spoilers….as a character. B: You know what, speaking of that, I am not a fan of them. They make me feel meh. I always wanted them to date but when they finally did I was all eh, bored now.
C: LOL the parents are stupid, but the whole funeral scene was so wow. You can’t think of one thing? ONE THING? >_< Yes, what Luke said wasn’t nice. BUT that was their original plan set down by Lorelai. They have separate lives and they come together at nighttime and sleep. I think they are both selfish people….but Lorelai is worse. She only ever considers Rory. Don’t mind my deep rooted contempt of her. XD
B: No comment on the parents, they have a bad relationship. As for her and Luke, well I still remember what he said. I take care of mine, you take care of yours. That had to stung. I also felt like they had grown apart. Sad but true. But the end gave me hope B: LOL, OMG. Let us agree to disagree, I like Lorelai more than Rory ;) I think Rory was a leaf in the wind in these eps. How could she be so unsuccessful?
C: Yesss! It killed me! Like….WTF? WHY? Rory is not a stupid girl...but she acted SO stupid. The ending. GRRRR!
C: Haha. Finnneeeee ;) I like Rory, but she bugs me with her love issues. I’m not sure how I feel how they made her unsuccessful and flighty. It seems SO not her. B: I thought she would be on top of the world, and she was just SO not. I did like her storyline in that aspect. I expected more. C: In a way, it made the show more interesting to see her be at her lowest. It was not AT all what I was expecting. B: True, it made for a good story, but it was just so not her. Not even to mention her lovelife, wtf, not cool.
C: Nope. Same here. BTW - which of Rory’s bfs was/is your favorite and least favorite? My favorite was Jesse (I liked Dean a lot too) and my least favorite is Logan. My hatred for Logan is like a dead red rose…..lolllll
B: That ending messed it up! I did NOT like it. It felt cliche and ugh no. I have seen that. C: Sad thing is I totally called it was going to happen, but I didn’t think they actually would do it. There was a huge foreshadow about 15 mins before the ending. I legit said, “No...they better not.” ugh and they did it. No. B: We all know how the history will end… C: Yup….I can already see how the future eppies are going to end up looking like. Sighs. However, I am a fan I know I’ll watch it. B: I will watch too, but I am not looking forward to it now



B: I lost all respect for Logan. I did not like how she and Dean had that thing. I am not really a fan of her and Jesse, but he is her Luke and after she has tried a few they will end up together. I want a new boyfriend, and not Paul ;)
C: Paul? Who’s that?.......BAHAHAHA! I think I’m funny today. But I can get behind a new and better BF for Rory B: That was honestly so weird, poor Paul.
C: I’m done. It was good, but it could have been better. Hopefully the next eppies don’t do what I think they are going to do.
C: Hahaha I thought it was hilarious. XD Mainly bc I had an ex with that name and he was nice like him, but forgettable. I barely can even remember what he looks like. B: Bad you ;) Done? C: *fingers crossed* The end?
B: The end



22 comments:

  1. I could never listen to them talk for more than 5 minutes at a time so I didn't watch the original.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  2. I plan to watch these soon. Loved watching the original show :)

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  3. I decided to skip these so far. They really sound dreadful to me :( I'll stick with the end of the original series I think.

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    1. I was happy to watch, but yes disappointed too

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  4. I watched the original series with my youngest daughter (she was in high school at the time). So far I've only had time to watch the winter episode. I thought it seemed long as well. I'll try to remember to come back and read your entire review when I finish.

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  5. Watching this right now and I want to skip all the Lorelai and Rory scenes because they are awful people. Honestly, I'm only watching for Kirk and the other secondary characters now.

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  6. Hmmm, well I'm a fan of GG's. I caught on to it late though. A few years ago reruns were playing. Then it was available on Netflix so I was able to watch it right from the beginning. I really relate to Lorelei's strained relations with her parents. So, the revival series? I actually loved it. The musical was stupid though. Overall, a nice character development for all except Rory (she has some growing and work to do). That makes sense though and I kind of like that the story line showed her flaws for a change. No one is perfect! I was actually very moved by the last episode with Emily's growth and change as a widow. It actually brought tears to my eyes.

    p.s. I just popped over from KimbaCaffeineted book reviews. I often see your comments there and this topic drew me in. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Oh the musical, sigh, unnecessary.
      And yes it was nice to see Rory with flaws, but still, she could have had some flaws and still made it. I just wanted to see her do something big :D

      Poor Emily, it really made me feel for her

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  7. I used to be a fan, but haven't decided if I want to watch this. Truthfully, I'm a bit tired by the endless parade of remakes, returns, and sequels. I'd rather just have my good memories and leave it well alone.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. They way they left it was so open too

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  8. Nice, I watched this on and off when it was first on, and might catch a bit of this too.

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  9. I skipped it because I still need to watch but soon!

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  10. Great review! I am actually one of the few who wasn't all giddy for this revisit to Stars Hallow. While I loved MOST of the original show, I felt the last couple of seasons went downhill. Repetitive story lines, bad decision making by the 2 main characters. so now that I read your review, I'm thinking I would just be annoyed by the whole thing. Hmmm...

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    1. I agree with those last few seasons, especially the last one :/

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