Overall, I really enjoyed the revival. There were parts I absolutely hated but, at the end of two viewings, I liked it.
IMO, every scene they had referencing Richard felt so genuine. Like the actual actresses really felt his loss. I teared up every time. Lorelai's story in Fall had me full on crying. I missed Richard although I don't know what the whole revival would've been based on if he hadn't passed away.
I thought it was wonderful to see all the cameos. I was never a fan of Jason, but his appearance at the funeral and his exchange with Lorelai was perfect. Checking in with all the townies was great, even Taylor and too much Kirk didn't bother me. The actors from Parenthood showing up in small roles made me smile. And even Miss Celine was a cute throwback to me.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that I missed Sookie. I ended up really disliking her character toward the end of the series, so it struck me that I missed her being around. Maybe my post is better off in the UO thread, but I was happy to see MM and thought the exchange with Sookie and Lorelai was lovely.
Rory's exes - all looked wonderful. JP looked incredible and as someone who always liked Dean, I was happy to see his life turned out so well and he was so over Rory. MV looked good and made me like Jess but I hated the lingering look at Rory in the end. There were absolutely no sparks between them, on either end IMO, so the look made no sense to me. The chemistry or ease they once had with each other is gone. He didn't even get a hug although she said it had been 4 years since they'd last seen each other. And MC was Logan. No difference to me from the end of the series, it felt like he never skipped anytime with that character. No sign of Cary Agos anywhere.
I'll have to post again on the main characters, this is already too long. I just wanted to get a few observations out there, no one to talk with about it yet!!
I will say I hated the waste of almost 20 minutes on that horrible musical and talking about that horrible musical! The second viewing I was able to FF through, much better!! Why on earth did they think that would be even close to entertaining? It was just the worst, IMO.