The Gilmore Girls Lives On!

Since 2000, fans of the series Gilmore Girls continue to fawn over the memorable show chalk full of pop culture references, wit, and the ups and downs of everyday life and relationships. The beloved series came to an unfortunate end in 2007. 

Netflix has confirmed the resurfacing of the series in a 4 part story line as early as October of 2015. For month, Gilmore Girls enthusiasts have been obsessing with the biggest question that left us on the edge: when? When will the series air? Finally, Netflix officially confirms that the return of the Gilmore Girls will air on November 25th of this year. 

Throughout the early 2000s, the Gilmore Girls’ ratings remained at a constant high for the majority of the series’ lifetime. According to IMDB, the show ranges between an 8 and 9 out of 10. Although the final season’s ratings were lower than in past years, the ratings show a steep incline over the course of Lorelai and Rory’s last moments together. Throughout the seven season life span, Gilmore Girls accumulated an average of between 4 and 5 million viewers.

I remember rushing home from middle school and turning the channel to abc family; curled up in the little corner of my cozy bedroom with hot chocolate and blankets around me, I was ready for a full hour of Gilmore Girls. I was raised in a town where everyone knows everybody or is a friend of a friend; Gilmore Girls reminded me of my own home a bit. Whether it was passing by EPs local gazebo with strung lights after a snowfall, or my old babysitter and family friend who always reminded me a little of Lorelai Gilmore.  Watching Gilmore Girls gave me that warm, familiar feeling. Growing up watching this show at a young age influenced my taste in music, my love for coffee and even my sense of humor. I still continue to re-live the series annually through the aid of Netflix.

Now, nearly 10 years later, the story continues. I am incredible excited to see the directors, producers, cast, and crew coming together to give the story it’s proper ending. The ending that was intended by the series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino before leaving the show after season 6. Sherman-Palladino has returned for the revival. We’ll finally get to see how that chapter of the Gilmore Girls was meant to end, through the creator’s eyes. 

Gilmore Girls is more than just a revival and resurfacing of a series. It’s a welcoming home of loved characters and well known places. And now, we get to see how those familiar components have evolved over the past 10 years. Hearing the well recognized tune of Sam Phillips’ voice in the background and getting a glimpse into Stars Hollow is like returning home for the holidays. It gives me great anticipation for November 25th, 2016. 

Lauren Peterson