At first, I couldn't get over Lauren Graham's face. Too many fillers. And Melissa McCarthy clearly had a cold, her voice was weird. It's totally unbelievable that she'd just up and go to Blue Hill all willy nilly without a serious transition plan, as she did for both babies. There were better ways to explain her absence. And there's no damn way the Dragonfly could continue to be a viable enterprise with no visible improvements or changes AND no chef FOR TWO YEARS. It's a tiny inn with a famous dining room. No famous dining room = lack of like basically half the revenue. If they'd made it that Sookie JUST left like 6 months earlier, that would both A) explain the absence and B) be moderately more believable.
Also Jess is too good for Rory. But he'll make a good dad to Logan's baby. The cheating bugged me a lot. How about some damn character growth. Also, this driven genius girl who has wanted to be a journalist from the age of 10 hit a SIX MONTH career rough patch and just totally disintegrated? Gave up journalism entirely except for a half assed free weekly paper? Showed up to an interview unprepared? STFU. At minimum, Paris wouldn't have let her friend give up.
The musical was funny, but could've been cut by a scene.
I didn't find the whole "trying to do Wild" thing unbelievable at all. Lorelei getting caught up in a white girl naval-gazing fad? Of course she would.
I'm glad there's a new GG thread. We just drove a U-Haul from my mom's house with some furniture that she gave us. So now I'm working from home at my dad's desk...the same one he taught me algebra at way back when. It's making me feel like Rory sitting at Richard's desk (except that I'm not writing a memoir LOL).
cville - I pretty much agree with everything you've said.
I'm also really pissed off with the last words - if those were supposed to be the last words at the end of season 7, when Rory was just graduating college, then that just sucks.
And I felt like they really dropped the work side of Rory's life. I mean, we see her working (for no $$) at the Stars Hollow paper. Next thing, she's moving to NYC, still with no consistent income. She seem so engaged when she was at Chilton, teaching, and then in the next scene they just shit all over that idea. Seriously, I never got why Rory wanted to be a journalist anyway ... it never really seemed to work with her character. It felt more like a 5-year-old saying she wants to be an astronaut. Then you grow up and find things that actually work with your personality.
I find it really annoying that Rory has this really monied, really well connected family ... and everyone pretends she doesn't when she's trying to break into journalism. The girl has an amazing education, too. Why are they trying so hard to make her start from scratch in Sleepy Hollow for no money and on the kindness of friends - like her mother ?? It's annoying.
But, I absolutely HATED the musical. Like, Men on Films style hated it.
Instead of the musical, I would have preferred seeing more of Lane and her family, or more of Chris and G.G., or even more flashbacks of happy memories of Richard.
And what was with the girls cruelly body shaming people at the pool??? It was awful. Maybe that humor was funny back in 2000, but today it's not. I know Lorelai and Rory could be mean sometimes - like when Rory wrote the review article about the terrible Ballet dancer, and equated her to a dancing hippo - but this was above and beyond unkind.
Kirk was the same old Kirk; he was great. I thought Paris was too over the top, though, even for Paris. I loved Emily, Michel, Luke, and Jess. I especially loved Emily and Jess' character developments. They really grew and became better people.
I know this revival came 10 years after the show ended. I get that things change, people change. That's to be expected. But the original GG flavor, humor, and wit was so glaringly absent from the Revival, that I almost wish they never made it. I wish I could unsee it.