If you feel like you've been waiting forever to get a look at the Gilmore Girls revival that's coming to Netflix soon, well, you don't have to wait any longer. Netflix has finally given us a glimpse at our return to Stars Hollow with a newly released trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Take a look.
OK, if you're anything like me you just had some mild heart palpitations at finally getting to see Rory and Lorelai talking at the kitchen table over coffee and Poptarts again. I mean, really, it's almost cruel to show us this snippet and then let us know that we have to wait until November 25 to feast our eyes on the whole thing. And yet, I will admit it: I love this trailer. There is nothing Gilmore Girls fans have wanted more than to get a peek at how the new show will look, and now that it's here, it's almost too good to be true. Let's break down this return to our favorite sleepy Connecticut town and the fast-talking people that populate it, shall we?
This video showed up today on the Netflix YouTube page, and, oh, they let the suspense build, didn't they? Instead of just giving us Rory and Lorelai right off the bat, Netflix teases us with some of the iconic spots around Stars Hollow. We get a look at the church looking over the town's sign, Luke's Diner, the Dragonfly Inn, the gazebo in town square all decked out in fall foliage and pumpkins (probably awaiting some adorably weird Stars Hollow festival) and we also see Doose's Market all while hearing the familiar strains of the show's "la...la....la aaa aa" music and being told that "seasons may change, but some things never will."
So, what are the things that never change, you ask? Well, apparently, odd ponderings from Lorelai Gilmore, that's what will never change. A gorgeous shot of the, finally fully remodeled, Gilmore house leads us right into a dreamy-eyed Lorelai asking Rory if she thinks Amy Schumer would like her. Unfortunately for Lorelai, Rory has to throw some cold water on whatever friendship fantasies she was working on, because there are simply too many water sports involved in Amy Schumer's life for her and Lorelai to really get along on the deep level that Lorelai would probably want them to relate on. Of course, since this is Gilmore Girls, we only get that revelation after Lorelai goes on about weapons, vampires with no sense of humor and the seldom blooming plant that smells like dead fish (that's the corpse flower, thank you very much).
Man, they really managed to pack just the right amount of nostalgia and humor into a minute and a half for the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer. Even though we only get to hear from two characters, we really have everything we need to get excited about the four, 90 minute episodes that were produced for the revival. We've got the Gilmore Girls, obviously, the most important parts of town, and, the famously odd and pop-culture obsessed sense of humor that populated all seven seasons of the original iteration of the show. The new episodes will debut on Netflix November 25, and I'm really hoping we'll get to see Rory telling Lorelai whether or not she thinks John Oliver would find her hot. I think we all need to know the answer to that question now, if for no other reason than to be in on the joke the next time John Oliver's name comes up on Gilmore Girls.