Samantha Chic: The one where I attended the Gilmore Girls premiere...


The one where I attended the Gilmore Girls premiere...

So, I've waited to post about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life until I could completely process how I feel about the revival. 

So much of the past few months have revolved around Gilmore Girls between the Luke's Coffee Day, the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Connecticut, my binge watch of the first seven seasons, and then attending the premiere and Four Seasons Festival here in LA that I felt I needed a break to fully figure out my emotions - hah! Gilmore Girls is extremely important to me, if you can't tell!

I'm still not sure how I feel about those final four words, but overall, I loved Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Some parts were better than others, but I felt like it's what Amy and the Gilmore Girls brand needed to close out the earlier chapters. I laughed. I cried. I was shocked. It was the most emotional six hours of my life.

I do, in a sense, feel like Amy used A Year in the Life as her "season 7" and felt like some of the story lines would have been more appropriate 10 years ago, but it was absolutely amazing to be back in Stars Hollow with the gang. Also, Emily Gilmore is everything!

A few people have been asking me about how I got a chance to attend the Los Angeles premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and I'll tell you now. I got free VIP tickets through 1Iota, which provides audience tickets to a variety of shows, movies, etc. in Los Angeles and New York City. 

Ryan and I have previously tried to attend a handful of events last year but kept getting turned away because they fill up quickly (and overbook for events). During our last one, they promised us free VIP tickets to the next event we requested. Well, I had completely forgotten about it until I saw the tickets to the Gilmore Girls premiere go up. I put in my request and reminded them about the promise of VIP tickets so - thankfully - I was upgraded!

It was the best experience to sit and watch the "Winter" episode with Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and everyone else. I started freaking out before the start when I realized Babette was sitting four rows behind me!

The very next day, Ryan and I attended the Festival of the Four Seasons where Netflix recreated Stars Hollow on the UCLA campus. It was such a cute and fun experience! Having been to the "real Stars Hollow" in Connecticut, the Stars Hollow set on the WB studio, and now the recreated Stars Hollow, I can definitely say I've gotten my Gilmore Girls fix this year!

I want to hear from you guys, though. What did you think about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life? Did you love it? Hate it? Not sure? Tell me in the comments below!

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