Thanksgiving is approaching, but if there's one thing to be thankful for in an otherwise difficult 2016, it's the return of Gilmore Girls. After being off the air for nearly a decade, fans will finally get to check back in with Lorelai, Rory, and the rest of Stars Hollow to see what has changed over the past decade. Fans surely cannot wait to dive into the four episodes that make up Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, and may not be willing to simply wait until they wake up on Friday, Nov. 25. Luckily, the time that the Gilmore Girls revival hits Netflix means that you can start watching it before you even go to bed — if you're willing to stay up late.
Netflix updates its selection at 3 a.m. ET, so when the clock strikes 3 on the morning of Black Friday, all four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life will be available for viewing. The four episodes themselves will be about 90 minutes each, making the Gilmore Girls revival a full six-hour event, which the most dedicated fans can finish by 9 a.m. ET on Black Friday. It's a mighty undertaking, but if you don't want to risk having the near-mythical last four words spoiled for you, here's the best way to get ready for that 3 a.m. ET premiere.
If you're one of the many of Americans who is going to consume a great deal of Tryptophan this Thanksgiving, use the natural sleeping aide to your advantage. Staying awake until 3 a.m. after spending all day with family may seem impossible, not to mention the six-hour marathon, but leaning into your natural sleepiness earlier in the evening may provide the pick-me-up you need later on.
Talk about Dean/Jess/Logan To Keep Energized
Sitting around by yourself waiting for the new episodes to go live is no fun, and might make going back to bed tempting. Before A Year In The Life provides a definitive answer, keep your mind active by getting some friends together online and debating the greatest question that Gilmore Girls has ever asked — who was best for Rory? It's a debate that is likely to get passionate without the risk of going too far and provide more than enough mental stimulation to keep awake.
Drink Too Much Coffee
What better way to celebrate Gilmore Girls, probably the most coffee-dependent show ever made, than by drinking far too much coffee to stay awake for the new season? While whatever you brew may not be as good as Luke's coffee, there's no better beverage to see you through the morning as you revisit Stars Hollow. This may result in being unable to sit still and watch the series, but the beauty of Netflix is that you can watch it on your phone whilst pacing around to use some of your caffeine-created energy.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is a serious contender for the title of Television Event Of The Year, and in the world of social media and spoilers, it may not be worth the risk of waiting until you are ready to consume all the newest Gilmore Girls episodes. I know that 3 a.m. ET seems awfully early, but we all have to make sacrifices for loved ones here and there. After all, Thanksgiving is a time for family — the Gilmore family, that is.