The Graduates are Back and Need to Vent!


You may recall a little while back we interviewed Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale, authors of Graduates in Wonderland, a funny book about funny girls and their post-college adventures.  They are both massive Gilmore Girls fans and their dream to have Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino translate their book the screen led to a conversation with Amy which you can read all about later.  They’re very witty, you’ll want to read their book afterwards. 

A true Gilmore Girl, Jessica waited until Christmas to watch A Year In The Life to watch it with her mom (awwww) and now together they’ve posted their own opinions and outrages because like a lot of us, you can’t watch it and not want to talk about it.  Lorelai is infectious.

We didn’t want to weigh into an already saturated pool of recaps. We really didn’t. But in the end, we had to because a lot of people wrote about their feelings on this and yet somehow, somehow, major points have not yet been addressed.

It’s a great collection of thoughts and thought provocations – a lot of agreement with out commenters – what they liked, especially what they didn’t, and Other.  For example:

Taylor does not age.

Lorelai’s hair looks good. Maybe better than it ever did in the original series.

We’d kill for Logan’s flat in London. Fireplace? Huge sofa? Spacious? How? WHERE?

Check out their thoughts on their site here.  And for our interview about their chat with Amy Sherman-Palladino, right here baby.

Pic c/o Jessica & Rachel



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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