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13 Reasons Sookie Should Have Been the Star of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Now that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is upon us, we can all begin to nit pick the minutia of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s return to Star’s Hollow. Before we dive into that critique, however, let’s just say thank God the Gilmore women are back in our lives. Though this newest installment may not have been the return to form some expected (like it ever could have been), most will find that the dialogue is still snappy, the relationships are still melodramatic, and Gilmore Girls is still the TV equivalent of a warm cup of cocoa. That said, the show’s creative minds might have benefited from taking the show in a new creative direction. Namely in shining a spotlight on the best part of the program: Lorelai’s Chef Sookie St. James played by current comedy superstar Melissa McCarthy. Though there was a bit of drama going into the revival, McCarthy is back to reprise her old role and though it’s brief, it’s television gold. Which is why we needed more Sookie. Heck, just make the whole revival a look at her life. It would have been better in the long run. Here’s why:

1. Lorelai Is Half a Person Without Her Bestie

Throughout the show, Lorelai’s general selfishness is only tempered by the wonderful people with whom she surrounds herself. Sookie has always been the standout, there. She may not have been long on advice, but her kooky behavior always forced Lorelai to step up and be a bit more adult (which she could totally use).


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