Ok, so if you read my spoiler heavy review of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, then you know that I was somewhat underwhelmed by the new Netflix Original. I just didn’t think it lived up to the hype and most of the main characters just seemed, well, lost.
I was speaking to my colleague who is also a big Gilmore Girls fan, and we was discussing what had happened over the 4 Seasons of the Year. I said I was just disappointed in Rory, her choices and overall I felt it was flat. Also, that musical killed my love of Gilmore Girls, but I’m not here to discuss that.
She then sent me a YouTube link to Fan Theory she has seen and thought it would help me find an appreciation for A Year in the Life. It did just that!
So if you are like me, and didn’t think A Year in the Life was ‘right’ for the Gilmore Girls; keep reading…
Gilmore Girls Fan Theory
As I mentioned, this Fan Theory comes from Cracked team over on YouTube. I have not got the imagination to think up a Theory like this at all.
Lets start with the basics of this fan theory. You know that Rory has started writing a book about her and Lorelai growing up as a Single Mother & Daughter relationship? And you know the way Rory and Lorelai just seemed out of character in A Year in the Life? Well actually this is real life.
Yeah, you think that is mad me saying that’s real life. Right? Well, that is because as Cracked suggested (in the video below) that Series 1-7 of The Gilmore Girls is actually the book that Rory is currently writing in A Year in the Life.
Seems mad? Yeah, I thought so too at first. Cracked then talk about the way that Rory proposes writing the book about them moving to Stars Hollow and creating this life together away from her Grandparents. Lorelai was set against it, which could be because their relationship isn’t as good as what it portrayed in Series 1-7 (Rory’s book). Rory goes ahead and writes it anyway, something that I don’t think Series 1-7 Rory would of done if I’m honest.
Then we move onto her relationship with Logan. In a Year in the Life, they are having a ‘what happens in Vegas’ kind of relationship and Logan is engaged to another girl who is out of the country. The last we saw of Logan in series 7 was him proposing to Rory and her turning him down. Why would they be in a relationship (however messed up it is) if that had really of happened? Or what did we miss in those 10 years?
Rory at the same time is in a relationship with a guy called Paul who lives in Stars Hollow. Everyone in the family forget who Paul is, which I find odd anyway, but why is Rory stringing him along? Rory in the past left a guy and then moved onto the next quite swiftly, which puts her out of character again. He leaves Rory by text at the end of the Series (good for him), but couldn’t Rory have done that at the beginning anyway? She had no feelings for him! She couldn’t hardly remember that he existed!
Moving onto Rory’s relationship with her Dad, Chris. I like Chris, no matter how many times he has been in and out of The Gilmore Girls. Her relationship when she goes to visit her Dad now seems very strained, where in the past no matter what was going on with Lorelai and Chris; Rory and Chris always saw each other and had a good relationship.
Cracked then go into mentioning about the way that Rory in Series 1-7 just seemed too perfect and idealistic. Which I do agree with. She didn’t do anything wrong, only making a few relationship errors along the way. They also mention the promotion photo’s for a year in the life saying they seem really staged and like like the ones through Series 1-7. Maybe I agree with this point too, but I don’t know whether that’s just a photographers stylistics or not.
What do you think?
What did you think of that Fan Theory? Looking back at A Year in the Life now, I can see exactly their point and for someone who loved Series 1-7 but was disappointed by A Year in the Life; this has helped to put a new breath of life back into the Netflix series.
Do you agree with this? Did it help you to not feel disappointed by A Year in the Life? Or did you think it was just a Fan Theory and that’s all it will ever be? I would love to know your opinion on this.