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Gilmore Girls – The Series and The Return

I discovered this TV show in April.

I had returned home from a trip to Cornwall, England with my daughter and we were heading into cooler weather our side of the world (Cape Town, South Africa) which translates into hibernation weather and stay at home days – and nights. Which in turn means ‘needing telly’ to watch as entertainment. We don’t own a telly, or should I rather say, we now own a telly after about 10 years of not owning one but we don’t actually have telly on it. We subscribe to Netflix, when it arrived in SA, I am sure we were one of the first people to get it and now have a world of tv series at a touch of a button.

So, back to April, I obviously had heard of Gilmore Girls, in countless blogs I have read over the last few years there have been references to the series, to the books Rory read, and so on, but I just never got the idea to watch it, you know? I found it on Netflix, thought I would give an episode a go and well, that was me, hooked. It kept me entertained for the whole of Winter, I had nights where I binge watched episodes, I literally gorged on Gilmore Girls. And then the weather heated up, and Greys Anatomy and Elementary returned to the screen and I only just two weeks ago, finished the final episode of season 7. Why didn’t she marry Logan??? She could of had her wild and free even with being married!

And then this weekend… I binge watched the entire Year in the Life. Oh, how I sobbed! I adored all four episodes. But the last one? Why?? *Spoiler Alert* if you have not yet watched it and plan to, stop reading now…….

 

 

My first thought when hearing Rory say those fateful words, was Don’t do the same thing your mother did! Why? There was nothing wrong with what Lorelai did, or how she did it, but why does she want to carry on the cycle? And Logan would so marry her and ditch Odette, who clearly is not really that important to him otherwise he wouldn’t be sleeping with Rory…!I know life is not all peachy perfect and this is just a TV show, but goodness, its just as bad/good as a brilliant book, one gets attached to ones characters…and one feels all sorts of warm and fuzzies, or sobs, seriously I sobbed at one point. And honestly,¬†why not tell Logan? And why is it bugging me so? Any one else have this issue?

 

Anyway, back to my ‘review’, I loved this show. I love that the new episodes came out now and I had just finished all seasons to be able to watch it. It made me feel all warm inside. And how lovely to see them all grown up and changed but not changed. That is a sign of a good TV show and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I don’t know of anyone who has watched it though, so please if you have, share your thoughts with me?!!!? Lets chat, lets bemoan the ending, and hope that there may be a spin off, or, just MORE.

I even went to search for books about them….I found this list on Goodreads:¬†https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=gilmore+girls

Has anybody read any of them, and if so are they any good? Do let me know if any of them are good to read…!

 

 

 

 

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