Just kidding. I know everyone hasn’t stopped talking about it since this weekend, and I am actually late to the conversation. To be fair, spoiler alerts, duh. Also, this is just going to be kind of a more organized version of a Facebook comment conversation between two girlfriends and myself.
My inital thoughts right off the bat are that I loved the four season episode format. It was like coming home to be back in Stars Hollow with the characters. I’m glad the story line picked up in real time.
My friend was disappointed in Rory’s personal life. I actually appreciated that it seemed realistic. There have been so many times, more so in my later 20s than now, when I was frustrated and disappointed with expectations versus reality about where I pictured my life being. Also the more I thought about it, the more I decided Rory and Logan’s arrangment was not out of character for Rory. Think about Dean and Rory and Lindsay and Dean and Rory and Jess.
I’ve also read from some people that they thought the show tried to make too many people happy, with the exception of the ending. I disagree. With the circumstances, the way the 7th season didn’t end with the original writers, the amount of time that’s gone by since the series has ended, and the build up since the revival was announced, the fans were owed every single scrap the show had to offer in A Year in the Life.
That being said, fans also deserved a conclusion. After another friend posted this in our conversation, I don’t consider the ending a cliffhanger.
If Netflix doesn’t come out with any more episodes I will be satisfied that it ended with a parallel Rory/Logan/Jess and Lorelei/Christopher/Luke storyline. Also, Emily is ready to be a pretty badass great grandma. Side note: I liked her character’s development, and that Richard’s death was not just a moment touched upon but a theme dealt throughout.
If they do come back with more episodes I imagine there may be a question if it is or isn’t the wookie’s baby, even though the timing seems off. Really though Rory would be a person not to show for like 7 months, right? So there could be a whole season of who’s the dad and maybe the introduction of a whole new character and story line.
Again, I’m okay if they don’t do anymore, but if they do I’d watch that shit. There’s also something to be said for knowing when to be done, finishing while something is still good. If you accept the baby is Logan’s, Rory has chosen to raise it alone, and Jess still has feelings for her though, you have your ending. And all that information was essentially in the Fall episode.
Anyway, that’s my take. What was yours?