For some reason, it’s the show I turn to when I’m at my worst, and watching A Year in the Life helped me understand why.
Of course, the theme song is an explanation in itself:
If you’re out on the road feeling lonely and so cold all you have to do is call my name and I’ll be there on the next train
This show embodies the comfort and security of a huge cup of coffee.
But my list isn’t just about feeling cosy.
Don’t get me wrong, Lorelai, I get that wallowing is essential, but it does have to end, and this show energises me. Maybe it has to do with the fast talking or the relatable aspects of academia and business-starting. After all, in my opinion not enough stories have characters who actually do homework .
What I learned from A Year in the Life is that the Gilmore girls are about picking themselves up when life feels like crap.
They’re about moving forward, doing something, even if that isn’t the right thing or the perfect thing. Getting up and trying. Chaos will inevitably reign again, so what the hell. Let’s keep doing stuff and engaging with the world and reading books and listening to music and talking about it all, really really quickly.
Watch Junie and me recap A Year in the Life:
So what did you think of the Gilmore girls revival?
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