The actual first trailer for the Gilmore Girls Netflix revival is here.
"But wait," you say. "Didn’t that already come out? Lorelai and Rory kept bantering about late-night comedians and corpse flowers?"
Oh, you sweet, naive child. None of that footage is going to be in the show itself. It was all shot specifically for promotional purposes — hence all those weirdly timely references.
No, today’s footage is our first real glimpse at what Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has in store for us.
And that includes, apparently, the now-widowed Emily Gilmore in an athletic T-shirt — but still sporting her gold necklace, because, after all, the woman has some standards — Marie Kondo-ing the crap out of her mansion. (Her dining room chairs are out because they do not bring her joy.) Rory is feeling rootless and unsuccessful, mournfully telling Jess that she could have been a contender. Lorelai is feeling as though life is hazy and she’s not sure what road to go down.
And most importantly of all, Kirk is apparently going to be present at a classic Gilmore Friday night dinner. (Did Kirk and Emily ever meet in the show’s broadcast run? This is really something to look forward to.) There’s also, of course, streams of mile-a-minute pop culture references (Rory and Lorelai are not fans of Batfleck) and junk food marathons, much to Luke’s dismay.
Our titular Girls are looking older, but just as lovable as always. Alexis Bledel, perplexingly, has returned to her season one Rory voice (Rory’s voice gradually climbs up about an octave in pitch over the course of the broadcast show; listen to season one Rory and season seven Rory back to back sometime and be shocked at the difference). But her older Rory, now as old as season one Lorelai, is as driven and charming as she ever was. And Lauren Graham as Lorelai still exudes infinite warmth and charm every second she’s on camera.
They’ll be there waiting for you this Thanksgiving.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere on Netflix at 12:01 am PST on November 25, 2016.