It’s here! It’s finally here! We’ve reached the premiere date for Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, and the final installment of Gilmore Friday (catch the first three here, here, and here)!!! When the post goes up I will be at work, having blocked myself from any and social media so I avoid spoilers, and then the second I’m off the clock I am Tokyo drifting out of my work parking lot and heading home to binge watch the whole season! I’ll hopefully have a recap of my thoughts on the revival next week, but until then let’s get into this super fun survey that Martina forwarded to me on Twitter (thanks Martina!) that originally began as a Youtube tag! This was so much fun to fill out, and got me extra hyped for the show!
How did you discover the show? I grew up during the golden age of The WB (now “The CW”), during the era of Dawson’s Creek, 7th Heaven, Felicity, and of course, Gilmore Girls. I think I was in 6th grade when the show premiered? I remember watching it weekly all the way up still it ended while I was in high school.
Do you own the collection? On DVD? Kind of. My sister bought it for my Dad as Christmas years before we all knew you’d be able to watch anything online for either free or next to nothing. Also yes, my dad is a huge Gilmore Girls fan, and no I cannot explain it.
Favorite Season? Season 3! I loved the buildup to Rory’s college decision, the dance marathon, the four Thanksgivings, Jess, Lane and Dave, all of it!
Least Favorite Season? 5-7, otherwise known as “Rory’s Garbage College Years”.
Favorite Episode? “The Big One”, mostly for the moment Sookie finds out she is pregnant for the first time, and the last scene when Lorelai and Rory get home and find their mailbox full of college acceptance letters.
Luke’s Diner Dash (Lightning Round)
Favorite Character? Emily Gilmore
Least Favorite Character? April “All I did was make everything terrible for everyone” Nardini, but also Rory seasons 5-7.
Dave or Zack? Dave Rygalski forever and always.
Luke or Christopher? Luke.
Dean or Jess? Jess.
Lorelai or Rory? Lorelai.
Do you think Lorelai over-reacts with her parents? Eh this is tough. I think she is validated with most of her anger towards them in a few instances, especially when they go against her plan to get Rory back to Yale, but there were also several times where she could have afforded to dial back her hostility towards them.
Do you think Emily & Richard over-reacts with Lorelai? I genuinely think they cared for, and wanted the best for her, but would tend to forget that Lorelai was someone with her own thoughts and personality and push their own beliefs and traditions onto her.
In the big fight that Rory and Lorelei had, who’s side were you on? Lorelai 100%. Rory, what in the WORLD were you thinking??
In a fight between Taylor and Mrs. Kim who would win? Mrs. Kim could/would clock Taylor upside the head with her own antique vase and still find a way to make him pay for it.
Who would spread the fastest rumor Babette or Miss Patty? Miss Patty because she has the advantage of always being in the center of town with her studio.
How much do you dislike April? I’ve never disliked a fictional character more in my entire life. I just don’t understand what purpose she served to the show! If I give her credit to anything, I liked that she was written as a smart girl who had little regard for what others thought of her, but it was written in such an abrasive and annoying way that I couldn’t enjoy it.
How excited for the revival are you? As someone who bought a t-shirt, a Luke’s Diner mug, and a Stars Hollow scented candle…I don’t know you tell me.
If you could have dinner with any cast member, who would it be, and what kind of questions would you ask them? Lauren Graham. She seems like an absolute delight. I’m so excited for her book to come out!
How do you want it to end? Luke and Lorelai are happy together. Rory is the Christiane Amanpour she always dreamed of being. April turned out to be the product of a weird fever dream that the entire town had and turned out to never actually be real. Mrs. Kim becomes the next host of Antiques Roadshow.
Feel free to share your answers in the comments!