Parents' Guide to

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fast-talking revival retains lots of original's charm.

TV Netflix Comedy 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 15+

Very Disappointing

Show was a serious let down. There was excessive talk about sex in every single episode. Rory had a one night stand, Rory and Logan are both in relationships while cheating on their significant others, there was a play with someone having sex with 26 different people, and that’s just in the first two episodes. Rory is basically jobless, homeless, and a home wrecker. They took the show from setting a good example for young girls to teaching young girls how to not behave.
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Lorelai and Rory are the same as they ever were in this limited-edition return of the much-beloved series. They'll know from the very first lines of the very first episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. "Hey!" says Rory. "That's how you look when you get off a plane?" says Lorelai. "You've been stuffed in a glorified tin can for seven hours, surrounded by people with consumption, diptheria, scabies, hummus dip, rabid dogs." Pause for huge breath before moving on to Broadway showtune references, a home remedy for pimples, and a Gwyneth Paltrow zinger.

Stars Hollow is the same, too. Though Luke is currently giving out fake passwords to the W-Fi that doesn't exist in his diner, the tiny town is still as cutesy as ever, with sweetly lit-up Christmas decorations, pet pigs, a town father obsessed with replacing septic systems with sewers, a small-town newspaper, and citizens who spit out pop culture references like machine-gun fire. The cynical might find it a cesspool of Prairie Home Companion-like twee, but the already charmed will be warmed by the prospect of sitting down and spending a few more hours with their favorite hyperliterate (and just plain hyper) mother-and-daughter pair -- as well as delighted by how many characters, major and minor, have been coaxed to return.

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