Normally, I believe that an incredible show that has concluded should be LEFT ALONE. When the Carrie Diaries came out as a sort of prequel to Sex and the City I was horrified. A lot of the plot lines of Carrie’s childhood mentioned on the show did not even remotely parallel to the plot lines of the Carrie Diaries. It was painful to watch, and therefore I felt tremendous anxiety when I heard about the revival of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. However, although I am only finished with one of the four hour-long episodes, I have already fallen in love with it and notice many differences in it that make it a successful counterpart to a wildly successful television series. Firstly, it uses ALL OF THE SAME CHARACTERS minus Suki. This is an extremely significant quality of this revival. It also takes place in a realistic time lapse, meaning all of these same characters have aged and progressed according to the story line that the finale essentially left us with. This is a brilliant aspect of this show!!! I almost teared up when I started the first segment as you are left with the same stylistic aspects of the series, the same witty banter, and all of the same beloved characters and you get to trace how their lives have changed. All of these choices combined have led to the first time I have ever enjoyed a remake/revival of a previously successful series. I cannot wait to watch the rest of this four-part special, and I do not want it to end as I have dearly missed Stars Hollow all of these years!