While many across the country today will be heading out into the cold, dreary November weather to shop this year’s Black Friday sales event, I myself have different plans in mind. As a millennial, my Thursday evenings were all together sacrosanct watching two of my favorite television heroines, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, and the crew of America’s funkiest little town, Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
I loved everything about that show and I was a fan-girl in every way. From it’s face-paced monologs to it’s to never-ending run-on sentences, the Gilmore Girls was the first show that was etched into my heart and mind, and since its end in 2007, there has been no show to take its place. That was until this year when I found out that I would soon again be revisiting Stars Hollow as the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” would be airing on Netflix on November 25th of this year! Each of the four 90-minute episodes will reflect each season, Winter, Spring, Fall, and Summer, for a year, based on the Gilmore Girls.
So while you may find yourself scoring amazing deals in-store, I will be in my den preparing for this new four 90-minute episodes Netflix commissioned of pure Gilmore Girls bliss by throwing a Gilmore Girls binge party at home.
We will also be playing along with the Gilmore Girls cider drinking game (see graphic above), and eating Lorelai’s favorite dessert, pumpkin pie, my case, leftover Patti Labelle Sweet Potato pie!
Also, if you are a super fangirl like myself, who has always wanted a musical Gilmore Girls episode (omg, the dream), we’ll be treated to a part of one musical number during the episode, “Summer”. Another awesome fact? All the main cast members from the original series are back for the Netflix show, although their roles are in a limited capacity, except for the main players, Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), Luke (Scott Patterson), and Emily (Kelly Bishop).
All of that said brings me to my main point. Netflix recently launched both a video and a series of ‘invitations’ for their ‘Date Night with Mom’ campaign, stating that while the mother-daughter relationship is complicated, falling back in love wth your favourite show is pretty simple. Date night with your mom, or in my case, my best friend, my husband, will make watching the Gilmore Girls that much more enjoyable.
So that’s what I will be doing this evening. Enjoying leftovers and watching a mega marathon of the Gilmore Girls with my husband and family. So now I have to ask, are you also a fan of the Gilmore Girls? Will you be watching today as well? I’d love to hear about it below!
(photos courtesy of Netflix)