‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ is a welcome slice of smart holiday escapism

//‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ is a welcome slice of smart holiday escapism

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ is a welcome slice of smart holiday escapism

From Bedford Falls of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to Mayberry of “The Andy Griffith Show,” the idyllic small town has always held a special place in American pop culture, providing fictional refuge in times of real-life turmoil. 

On Friday, anyone exhausted by the effort of avoiding political conversations with that one uncle should consider a visit to Stars Hollow, Conn., the impossibly quaint and harmonious community at the center of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” 

Nearly a decade after “Gilmore Girls” concluded its seven-season network run, the whimsical dramedy about quick-witted single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), her overachieving daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) and WASPy mother Emily (Kelly Bishop) returns in a much-anticipated Netflix revival. 

Consisting of four movie-length episodes written and directed by creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, “A Year in the Life” finds each of the Gilmore women at a crossroads months after the sudden death of family patriarch Richard (actor Edward Herrmann, who died in 2014). 

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Where: Netflix

When: Any time, Friday

By | 2016-11-23T14:26:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Life|

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