Are they or aren’t they? Is it true? Is the famed mother-daughter-love story show, Gilmore Girls getting a re-boot by both Warner Brothers and Netflix? Those are the questions swirling through the net and, for those of us who were devoted fans of the beloved show, hearts.
In October of 2015, rumours ran rampant that Netflix was going into talks with WB over the possibility of a revival of the show that ended far too soon and abruptly in 2007. It lacked a proper ending to the series and still held a lot of material for a much longer series. Unfortunately, the writer of the show, Amy Sherman-Palladino had been in a contract dispute with WB’s and the series was wrapped up, having the final season written by someone else. It stunk, for lack of a better and more succinct way to phrase that. It fell short on all levels with everything from a dropped set of story lines through to the death of a much beloved and cherished show that television needed and wanted more of. The rumours remain just that, rumours and, fans are stuck on finding tidbits of info that they can spin into proof that there is reality and hope there of the show returning to the small screen.
During a 2015 June reunion, a good chunk of the original cast, got together on stage to answer questions and re-hash the show in every facet. Sherman-Palladino stated that the show couldn’t hold up in today’s world so, she wouldn’t consider any further writing nor, entertain any idea of the possibility of a re-boot. Just months later, the rumours began to swirl (from where, is anyone’s guess and perhaps, just wishful thinking) sending former fans wild with delight. What’s that saying tv execs? Netflix and WB…are you listening to the words that are coming out of our fingers?
Listen, if they can resurrect Full House to Fuller House, they can bring back anything. Not that I didn’t love that show at the time but, I can’t see that it was more wanted as a return show nor, can I see it as more viable to withstand today’s standards than I can see Gilmore Girls being made relevant to today’s standards. Heaven only knows that we’ve had to endure The Kardashians, Real House Wives, Say Yes To The Dress, The Flash, more cop and crime shows than the world can handle and, supernatural shows as well as ghost hunting sleuth-mediums. If they can survive, there’s a place for Gilmore Girls re-booted.
To date, there’s still no official word as to whether they will or won’t bring this show back or, whether this was a fan-based, wishful thinking rumour that started on the net somewhere and has snow-balled. One thing is for sure, there’s certainly a want out there for it.
So, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Netflix, Warner Brothers et al, if you’re not truly thinking of re-booting Gilmore Girls, can you not see the reality behind the want for it across the net and in fan groups all over the world? What are you waiting for? There’s more than plenty of viewers out here. Most of all, not just for 4 ninety minute movie length episodes but, for a full and total re-start of the series in which you can modernize it as well. Want ideas? We all have them.
Here’s hoping that there’s reality behind these rumours and we’ll all soon be parking our rears each week to watch the show as we once did. After all, American Idol is finally ending and from my little corner of life, you can bet you’ll most definitely have the audience for far more than just 4 movie-length episodes, if in fact that is truth and not simply a rumour. Here’s to hoping and…maybe a bit of praying. We’re all wondering what’s taking you so long to confirm this or, deny it. If you are going to deny it, the question so many fans would like to know is….are you stupid? We’re here, waiting and ready!