Well, this is a pleasant surprise! Despite the fact that I wasn’t expecting an official trailer until the EW PopFest on October 29th, which was to have an ‘exclusive first look,’ we are now getting that first look HERE and TODAY. This is the revelation from the Stars Hollow website countdown!
The first official trailer is over two minutes long and is chock-a-block FULL of pop culture references.
The trailer opens up with Rory just returning to Stars Hollow, going out for her ‘tour,’ since she’s been away for so long. We see Luke berating the girls for their dinner choice. We see the unveiling of the giant Richard Gilmore painting. And Rory tries to argue her career choice, which leaves her “rootless,” (with a little criticism from Emily). And just WHY is Kirk at Friday Night Dinner?! And then it gets darker, as we knew it would. Lorelai seems to be questioning whether or not she is “happy” with Luke. Emily is struggling as a widow, decluttering whatever doesn’t bring her ‘joy’ (everything). Rory is feeling “lost,” venting to Jess (!!) about it.
It’s Stars Hollow! Familiar (and new) faces! And it’s perfection. If possible, I’d say that Lauren Graham has somehow managed to add even more nuances to her rapid-fire delivery of some of these lines. The dynamic is back to early Gilmore Girls days, it’s bright and oh-so-Amy Sherman-Palladino!
“Haven’t done that for a while.” “It felt good.” Indeed.
Here is the official description:
Gilmore girls makes its much-anticipated return with four memorable chapters from the lives of Lorelai, Emily, Rory and countless more Stars Hollow stalwarts. Picking up nine years after we last dropped in on the whimsical Connecticut town, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it’s even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard.
Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life is told through four 90-minute chapters — each spanning one season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall — and brings back to life everything from the quaint corner diner to the dreamy Dragonfly Inn to a fast-talking, quick-witted mother-daughter love story unlike any other. Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life launches Friday, November 25, everywhere that Netflix is available.
Now, who wants to screen cap all the major scenes for me?!