amy patterson

A Year In A Life really killed my love of Gilmore Girls. I used to watch that damn show over and over and over (for real I’ve seen in over 20 times. Not exaggerating!) I would finish the final episode and start the first one straight away. And now I struggle to get through a couple episodes, I just watch my favorites now. I hated everything about the revival. It all seemed like bad fanfic. None of the characters seemed like themselves. It all felt real in the original show. People always complain about how “no one actually talks or acts like that,” which is true, but Amy and Dan made Stars Hollow believable. They made it seem like a real place. The revival seemed so forced. Nothing felt real, it didn’t even seem like a real show. Just a long and drawn out nothing. I hope there isn’t a second season bc I don’t want my favorite show to be ruined anymore than it already was..

Gilmore Girls Revival Highlights

Winter:

Kirk and his new business (Uuuuber) 

The “Paul is forgettable” running joke (It went a little long, but it was definitely a highlight in “Winter”) “I just forgot the entire conversation we just had” - Luke

Lorelai throwing bagels at Kirk whenever he says uuuuber

Berta played by Rose Abdoo!!!!

The giant picture of Richard

Richard’s funeral (The first time of many that I cried during this revival!)

Lorelai and Emily’s big fight in “Winter” (It’s always fun hearing these two amazing actresses go at each other for some reason :) 

Kirk at Friday Night Dinner/playing soccer with Berta’s kids

Every scene with Paris!

Louise Goffin (Carole King’s daughter and fellow singer of the theme song) as The Town Troubadour’s sister! “But i’m your sister!” “No proof of that”

Hep Alien together again!!

Emily in jeans and tshirt, getting rid of anything that “doesn’t bring her joy” 

Paul Anka dressed up as Luke


Spring:

All the scenes  of Lorelai and Emily at a therapist

The Spring Food Festival! “Singapore is just being a dick” - Kirk

Mr Kim!!!!!!

Liz and TJ joining a vegetable cult

Lorelai and Luke at the Black, White, and Read bookstore watching eraserhead/everyone bringing food from outside the movie theater

Another “Film By Kirk”

The Gilmore Guys cameo

Paris teaching a class at Chilton and having a breakdown in a Chilton bathroom

Doyle is a screenwriter!!!!

Jason Mantzoukas’ cameo!

Lorelai charming people into giving her the things that people are waiting in line for.


Summer:

April breaking down in front of Rory

The whole town meeting where Taylor first talks about Stars Hollow The Musical

The therapist (Kerry Butler) auditioning for Stars Hollow The Musical

Esther (The woman who never stops filing, at The Stars Hollow Gazette)

The scene with Lorelai and Rory delivering the papers (with “These Boots Are Made For Walking” playing in the background)

Every scene with the “thirty something gang” (especially the “i drink your milk shake, I drink it up” scene) “We love everything Paul Thomas Anderson does”

The entire “Stars Hollow: The Musical” (I get why people think it was too long, maybe it’s my love for musicals but I thought it was just long enough :)

The meeting after the musical!! “What do you want it to be? Less perfect? -Donald

Jess taking Luke’s hat off his head and tossing it away

Rory writing a book about her and Lorelai’s life


Fall:

Jess unhooking the WIFI!!! And everyone’s reaction

The entire Life And Death Brigade scene with “With A Little Help From My Friends” playing in the background (especially Finn, Colin, and Robert’s badass entrance)

Logan taking a mental picture of Rory before they end their relationship

Lorelai’s story about her boyfriend breaking up with her on her 13th birthday, skipping school to go the mall, her father finding her and buying her a big pretzle with mustard and taking her to a movie 

Lorelai proposing to Luke (and Luke’s entire rant just before)

Emily finding contentment in Nantucket. (The scene where she listens to “Some People” from the musical Gypsy. Which is a very empowering song)

Rory walking through the empty Gilmore mansion and all the flashbacks of Richard!

Michel giving all the applicants for his job a hard time, because he doesn’t want anyone else to have the job.

Miss Celine!!! “Lorelai, I need to finish pinning that dress, I don’t want you to lean over and have your Deanna Durbins tumble out in front of the clergy”

Luke being friends with Kiefer Sutherland and Lorelai’s reaction, her impression of Kiefer Sutherland is gold. Lorelai dancing so she can fit in her dress and telling Luke to leave when he suggests she not eat ice cream.

Dean’s cameo (I’m so happy that he’s found happiness in his life! He deserves it!!!)

Sookie’s cameo!!!! (As if I hadn’t cried enough during this revival!!!) Michel’s reaction to seeing her and eating the fat free granola with his hands.

“Reflecting Light” playing in the background while Luke and Lorelai elope!! (Whatever company makes Kleenex should pay ASP for all the money they made off of this revival!!)

And yes even the ending and the last 4 words. (My only disapointment is that we might not get to see Lorelai as a grandmother)

No matter how much I hate season 7, and no matter how much it kills me to watch some of it; Bon Voyage is absolutely golden.

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“All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Cover) – Once Musical Australia Cast

For a bit of Christmas fun the cast and crew of Once Australia decided to jam to Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas tune - but with our unique Once twist. Filmed on the stage of Once at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne.

A special thanks to the crew of Once who helped film and record this jam session - without them none of this would be here!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Once Musical Australia.