What a very special year it’s been, especially in our little corner of the world.
In A Year In The Life we finally received those last four words. Better still, they came with six hours of (mostly wonderful and frequently perfect) content that some of us have waited an entire decade for. I count myself lucky that I only had to wait five years since I arrived late to the party but those were five – long – years. If it wasn’t for you lot, I’d have gone nuts. Double nuts, even. Thank you for holding my hand through it. Well done us.
And who’d have ever thought that Rory’s storyline would have caused so much upset? It felt like some viewers would rather not have had the new episodes at all. Have the new episodes broken Gilmore Girls for these viewers completely, in the same way that Tom Cruise broke Dawson’s Creek because now you can’t even look at Joey Potter (played by Tom Cruise’s now ex-wife Katie Holmes) without thinking about him?
Still, it’s certainly been controversial which is not a bad thing. For ratings.
Plus Amy Sherman-Palladino finds a previously undiscovered high gear with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Available right now on Amazon Prime, this show dazzles with writing, an astonishing cast and accelerated Sherman-Palladino comedy stylings. A second season is already on the way.
Here in my pocket of the UK we were blessed with just the right amount of snow last weekend. Enough to open the curtains and have your breath taken away with Lorelai’s glowy sense of wonder – but not enough to have to dig the Jeep out on Monday morning. I feel like I need to re-watch the Winter episode. Perhaps this will become one of my annual rituals, like watching A Muppet Family Christmas (‘mind the icy patch’) and Elf (‘… I didn’t know you had elves working here’).
Well anyway in case I don’t see you before, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. And for 2018 I wish you peace, love and interesting times. Catch you on the flip side.
We finally got new Gilmore Girls! That’s great! … It is great, right?
Is anyone re-watching Winter because it’s Winter? How is it the second (/third/fourth) time?
Would you rather have not had the new episodes? Have the new episodes ruined the original ones?
Even with his checked shirt and notepad, Paul Anka doesn’t look like Luke without a cap in the same way that Luke doesn’t look like Luke without a cap. Discuss.
Pics c/o Netflix