Far be-it from me to spread a rumour that may not be true but, even Times has written it so, could it be true that Netflix, in conjunction with Warner Brothers, the original series owners, are working together to bring about a Netflix GILMORE GIRLS revival? At least, so say the entertainment news makers.
Could it be? Please say it’s so.
It’s been 15 years since the first episode of Gilmore Girls first aired. The series was a hit and lasted 7 seasons but, quickly ended with a rather un-satisfying ending one season after writer-producer team, husband and wife Dan and Amy Sherman-Pallidino ended up in a bitter conflict with WB’s over contracts and never got to finish writing the final season. Instead, it ended with wires left hanging and fans, unsatisfied, wanting more and wanting it done properly as had been done with Sherman-Paladino at the helm, writing it. WB pulled the plug and that was that.
For fans of the show, all that’s been left are a boxed set or re-runs where they can be found. Many of us have watched the same episodes over and over so many times that we can recite quirky lines made by the fast talking, coffee addicted, hyper mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Women longed to see grumpy, edgy but, good hearted Luke and Lorelai finally get together after watching them for 7 seasons with longing to be both of them. More of us wanted to move to Stars Hollow and become one of the looney town folk that graced out televisions week after week. Most of all, a lot of us, sat with our own daughters, making every week an evening to sit together for that hour and bringing us together with eagerness to watch the show. Though it’s been 8 years and a lot of our daughters are now packing lives of their own, that longing to see this cast together again has not left either mothers nor daughters. We all want more.
Actor, Edward Hermann passed away last year so, the character of Richard Gilmore would not be able to be carried forward. That leaves a hole in the cast of characters and in our hears in real life. However, it’s easily gotten around as writers had uncannily written in a heart attack for Richard Gilmore during one season and it would be simple for them to fast forward the 8 missing years with a gap and have that line extended to be a plausible explanation for the character’s departure in the show as well as his untimely and horridly sad loss in real life.
As many will remember, the plot line was left wide open for imagination.
Rory was leaving to become a political journalist on the president’s team. Luke and Lorelai had exchanged a kiss in what fans might believe would be the beginning of their relationship again. Rory’s refusal of marriage to Logan left her boyfriend situation fully open to old flames and the return of Jess or Dean. Nothing was done with the rest of the characters in Stars Hollow, the small town in Connecticut that fans had loved to love.
So, what could be done?
For one, that 8 year gap could easily be brought forward to present day. Sherman-Palidino had worried that Gilmore Girls couldn’t survive in today’s television environment but, fans beg to differ.
Richard Gilmore, having had one heart attack a couple of seasons prior to the shows final season, could have suffered a second, fatal hear attack. The opening could be Rory returning for her grandfather’s funeral to be with her mother and grandmother.
Luke and Lorelai might have gone on to a relationship or, they could have separated again as had been their M.O. for the entire series. That sexual tension could still be there and as some fans have said, might have made the show worth watching because everyone waited to see them together. The pair could re-ignite their passion when Luke hears about Lorelai’s loss and comes to the funeral.
Yes, that would leave Emily a Widow but, it could also make for an exciting story line as Emily has “suitors” coming around eventually or, she could want to take over Richard’s business and run it.
Since the role of Sookie St. James, likely wouldn’t be revived since actress, Melissa McCarthy’s stardom has sky-rocketed, Lorelai could sell off the Inn they owned and ran to help Emily run the father’s business or, Richard could have left the biz to Lorelai since she’d worked with him and for him in one season for a few episodes. That would leave her face to face with her mother again, a business woman in a modern business as a company owner, along with the trials and tribulations of both.
Rory, having been on her own for these years, could have had another boyfriend and drops him when she comes back to town and is wooed by Luke’s nephew, Jess again, falling slowly for him all over again as also an author (fans will remember him having written and published a book before his departure from the show). Perhaps, together, they start their own newspaper. The door is wide open for this plot line and Rory’s, depending on which of her former beaus will be able to return to the show, given any current contracts they’re under.
Luke could have expanded his restaurant into a chain and become quite successful needing Lorelai’s help.
The sky is the limit with this cast of characters and their plot lines as it was left wide open when it ended, unfinished.
So, from one fan, to I’m sure…many more…may these rumours be true and may Netflix, WB and Amy Sherman-Palidino see the light in how many fans they have just praying for a show revival.
At least, that’s how I’m seeing things from my little corner of life and I’m sure…so is everyone else from what I’ve been reading in comments all over the net.