Gabrielle’s review published on Letterboxd:
Okay, I am not sure how long this is gonna last on the database or why the hell it's in german (it's german right?), but anyway...
I just got done with all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. Lots of coffee, lots of pizza, lots of la la la. What a ride. I haven't got this hooked up with a show since I finished Buffy earlier this year, it's one of those where characters are not simply characters anymore but dear friends, and their stories part of our lives, because they share their lives with us. Of course, I never watched the show when it was ongoing, I've only met these guys for a few weeks, but the feeling is that they've been there for a long time, and thanks to Netflix I get to live a few more tales with them.
I just watched this first episode in A Year in the Life, and it maintains all the magic while improving some technical values. From the beginning it's very notable that Gilmore Girls is a absurdly well directed show, and perfectly balanced amongst the episodes, and in this Netflix revival Amy Sherman-Palladino comes back in the best shape possible. The long steady shots, the terrific counter-shot rhythms, they're all sharp and Amy's writing is also as witty as ever. The remarkable dialogue is one of the show's biggest features, and mrs. Palladino has not lost her way there. The pacing and narrative progression is also perfect here, which I think the original show faltered a bit in the last two seasons. And the photography? Beautiful! Simply beautiful!
If A Year in the Life stays in the database, then I guess my break is over, I'm back at reviewing stuff. Tomorrow I'll watch the next three episodes!