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Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, a Season Six Redux

Compare the narrative similarities of season six with the Netflix revival. A lot of the same conflicts were set up, Rory not being fully committed (to Yale or a stable job), Rory and Lorelai fighting, Luke and Lorelai fighting, Rory and Logan’s relationship. Amy Sherman-Palladino seems to have re-set these pins again so she can knock them down the way she initially intended. Does the time jump affect the intended narrative in any way? Does it even matter?

  • I also found this very interesting. In a discussion with a friend about it she said originally Sherman-Palladino had wanted Rory to be pregnant at 21 but ended up holding off. (I'm not sure if it was due to actor preference or what specifically changed her mind) But I do think in a way she used this final season to bring back the generational challenges that have always circled the Gilmore family. I think the time jump affects the narrative because it snaps us back into a sort of reality. We were originally left on a high note with Rory not settling and striving to achieve her goals to be a journalist. Now we see that some things don't change and our fate catches up with us eventually, no matter how much we may run from it. – Julianne 4 years ago
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The writing style of Gilmore Girls

What makes Gilmore Girls different from other shows? Is it the fast-paced dialogue and the type of humor, how real it feels? Is it how the writers always leave you a little unsatisfied, never really giving you what you want? All the above? Something totally different? Compare the show to other hit comedies and/or dramadies and talk about what sets it apart.

  • One of the best analysis of the Gilmore Girls that I've heard was "let's speak really, really quickly in short sentences in a very staccato style and maybe people will think we're clever instead of vapid". – NoDakJack 4 years ago
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  • I think the blend of drama and humor is one of the defining traits that lead to the success of Gilmore Girls. Often times they are seen mixing their dramatic story telling with a fair amount of comedy that allows audiences to not be overwhelmed like they would otherwise be in a typical drama – shugo828 4 years ago
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  • The relationship between Lorelai and Rorie and that of Lorelai and her mother are interesting. Think on this idea of teenage pregnancy and how this affects mother daughter relationships. – britneyann 4 years ago
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Feminism and Gilmore Girls: A Look after Sixteen Years

Analyze the hit TV Show Gilmore Girls from a feminist perspective, looking at the way feminism has changed since the show ended in 2007 and how the show’s own brand of feminism is or is not outdated. Examine how the show’s feminism works and doesn’t work, and where it fails or does not fail.

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    Gilmore Girls, The ending we were all waiting for...

    Gilmore Girls is a TV series that aired from 2000-2007. This series is a comedy/drama and is based around Rory, and her mother Lorelai Gilmore who live in a small town called, ‘Stars Hallow’. This TV series ended with a lot of questions in regards to what happened to Lorelai and Rory, and in regards to Luke getting together with Lorelei. There are said to have four revival episodes to finish up any stories that didn’t finish up in the clearest of ways. Do you think these four revival episodes will be enough to satisfy the audience? Or did you think the series finale did a good job finishing up all of the stories?

    • Great topic, it could also be worth it to mention Netflix's track record with reviving older TV shows, like The Killing and Arrested Development. Also, it should be mentioned that from what I've seen, Netflix has still declined to comment. – Austin Bender 5 years ago
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    • I think if done correctly 4 episodes is enough. I think the show def. left with a lot of unanswered questions. At least for Rory. I think we could assume Luke and Lorelai get together...but ... what does Rory end up doing after gallivanting around? I think this is going to be a tough feat though. The people who watched this show are all grown and many of us have come to terms with the ending and invented our own versions of what happened.... so we might be a little hard to please. Then again, a lot of us have also rewatched the series, so maybe this opens the story back up and also reminds us all that we didn't get a real ending. – Tatijana 5 years ago
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    Gilmore Girls: The Return

    It was recently announced that Gilmore Girls will be returning on Netflix. What does this mean for the characters? This is especially important now that Rory and Lorelei are older and the fact that the actor who portrayed Richard Gilmore, Edward Herrmann, has passed. How will the new storyline be different?

    • I wonder what they will do with the grandfather since the actor passed away recently. I am still to this day obsessed with this show, so I would love to read this article reviewing it! – Nof 5 years ago
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    • I never got into the Gilmore Girls...everyone on my FB feed is freaking out about it. This is something they should read. – laiineylaceup 5 years ago
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    • while we do have all these questions about the supposed reboot, what will this article be about? will it be accusations of what could happen based on the past series? or just examine pieces of the show and how amazing it is? – madistyle94 5 years ago
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    • I think that the next four episodes will be great for those who were left with questions, but it might open up some wounds for those who loved the Gilmore Girls series, making them want more. The unfortunate event with the Grandfather passing will be an affect on the revival episodes, but I think that the story line might have a more grim atmosphere in the next four revival episodes. – HannahRd 5 years ago
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    • I think this is a great topic! It will be interesting considering the age differences. We will finally be able to see how the characters, especially Rory, have dealt with the later stages of life. – katiebaker12 5 years ago
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