Ah, Thanksgiving. Next to Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday: family, fall, food, and football. It’s the best of everything. This year, Thanksgiving will be Thursday, November 24th, just in case you haven’t thought that far ahead about your year.
The next day, of course, is known colloquially as Black Friday, the day that retailers hope consumers will turn out in droves to spend money on Christmas gifts. However, this year, this Sister Geek will not be joining the fray. No, no, I have four very good reasons to sit my butt on my sofa, turn on Netflix, and ignore my family on Friday, November 25th:
Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall
That’s right. If you are at all a Gilmore Girls fan, you know those are the titles of the four 90-minute episodes of the Netflix revival of the show that ran from 2000-2007. Against, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s wishes all four episodes will be available on November 25th for you to stream to your heart’s content.
In addition to a date, we also got a trailer for the revival, though it doesn’t give us any actual scenes from the new episodes, just Lorelai and Rory sitting around their kitchen table, doing what they do best: talk.
A few tidbits about the revival gleaned from the recent Television Critics of America panel:
- The first episode opens with Rory and Lorelai in the gazebo in Stars Hollow’s town square.
- These episodes will address Richard Gilmore’s death and the natural complications and other issues that arise from that sort of loss.
- Because both Rory and Lorelai are now full-blown adults, the girls have many more stories they can tell and ways to tell them (over cocktails, perhaps?).
- Of course, both Gilmores will have their love lives addressed, though, if you ask me, I’m more curious about Rory’s career than I am about who she is dating or who she ultimately ends up with.
In addition to the premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Lauren Graham has a memoir called Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between coming out November 29th.
Mark that date on your calendar, GG fans: November 25th. Let’s hope we don’t crash Netflix’s servers that day…