Enough Already Bring Back Gilmore Girls As A Series Again

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I admit it.  I am a “Gilmore Girls-Aholic”.  I couldn’t get enough of them when they were on and now that I’ve watched the 4 season revival greedily like an addict, wanting a fix, I am left wanting even more of it again.  I’ve fallen off the proverbial wagon…or, was I ever on it to begin with?  Likely not. My internet bandwidth is telling me that Netflix has eaten through it while watching re-run episodes of the series over the past couple of years.  I even had to spring for unlimited net every month to do so.

Let me say that the 4 episodes of “A Year In The Life” was a thrill, a rush but, also quite disappointing and angering all at the same time.  That’s only sharing part of the emotions that they tugged upon as I cried, laughed and yipped with joy at seeing old characters show up on screen, even if only for a few brief moments.  What these 4 episodes didn’t do, was to “end” the series for me.  As a matter of fact, it only opened the door for me as a fan, for more.  It was like sticking a giant foot in the door and not allowing it to close.  As a matter of fact, it has opened the door wider and left me thirsting  for more.  I have questions galore now that beg to be answered through a regular revival of the show.

The best part of this feeling is that I’m not alone in my emotions and sentiments.  The net and social media have been going nuts, wanting more as well. A lot of us wished we had bought shares in tissue companies long ago and are left with an unsaturated feeling once again.  What we thought we’d accepted over 9 years ago, we have had reawakened and are left with even more questions that would open the gate to more, more and more Gilmore Girls.

I won’t get into more of the specifics as blogs, television and entertainment articles have endlessly covered the fact that these 4 episodes have left old and new fans wanting more. What I will say is a couple of things that I’m sure pretty much all die-hard fans alike are thinking.

First, we’ve got to hand it to Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino for a brilliant series, set of characters as well as their coy, sharp-witted writing in these 4 episodes.  I hope that I’m right but, it’s my consensus that these 4 episodes were written to cause fans to want more. I don’t believe for a moment that ASP or DP intended this as an “ending”.  They had written the characters as unsettled within themselves, their relationships with each other, their lives and in a lot of instances, plainly strange.  The entire 4 episodes built upon strangeness of character within the cast and kept building until it felt like while familiar faces showed up, they were so far out of character that it left us all questioning a lot that was left unanswered by The Palladinos.

In brief, Rory had become a lost soul. She certainly wasn’t the intelligent, caring young woman that not only Lorelai had raised but, the Golden Girl an entire town adored.  She was actually rather secretive, lost, ill mannered, broken and following a lifestyle that we know Rory never would have followed.  The worst was the affair chose to have with Logan while knowing he was engaged, sleeping with him and not telling Lorelai.  The Rory we knew in the previous series never would have followed that along for longer than one time as a mistake.  She was far too wise and family driven to cheat for that long. (Yes, we saw her cheat with Dean once he was married one time and take the wrath of Lorelai’s disgust but, later apologized to her mother, admitting it was wrong of her to have done.) Yes, we saw Rory be led astray and into legal hot water, serving Community Service by Logan and his entitlement, rich-boy attitude and taking Lorelai’s anger and disappointment for that as well.  We could chalk that up to a teenager, being a teenager and learning lessons the hard way.  As a 32 year old woman who had been out in the world and growing up, we found it hard to see Rory not only continuing on with stupid choices with Logan but, also a “quickie” with a complete stranger, a “Wookie” while waiting in a line-up.  That wasn’t the Rory we came to expect as a “finale” for the show in these 4 episodes, let alone the fact that she is now pregnant and we can only guess as to who the father of the baby is as Lorelai is left with her mouth open, cut to credits to allegedly end the story line.

We were given quite the ride with Lorelai as well in not being herself.  The inn in question, Sookie gone, Michel wanting to leave for bigger and better, Lorelai not settled within herself in spite of knowing that she and Luke, the man she’d wanted to be with, was with her. She was still in search of self and acting uncharacteristically with that silly need for a hike down a trail from a book and movie.  She asks her mother for money to buy a new inn and looks at a place but, it’s left wide open as to whether she got it or how it would all turn out.  That’s not to mention her relationship with her mother, Emily Gilmore.  It was still rocky at best but, ice was melting between the mother-daughter pair.  What happens next?

Next was Emily Gilmore who seemed to go a little crazy after husband, Richard Gilmore’s passing where she called “bullshit” several times during her much beloved DAR meeting and left the group, moving to Nantucket after buying up a piece of property there and working as a Shock-Gore Queen Tour Guide in the local whaling museum, doing it with delight at guest’s repulsion.  What was Emily to do during winter months there? Would she stay? Would she get bored? Was that her forever home? And, what about her love life which might have just been beginning.  The Palladinos didn’t introduce a new man into the plot line for no good reason.  Even Lorelai was shocked at her mother having “a boyfriend”.

Last but, certainly not least, was Rory’s quizzical visit to Christopher, her father, to ask what he felt about Lorelai raising her on her own.  We know now why she made that visit and asked that question.  The final 4 words were both a shocker as well as the door opener for more Gilmore Girls to come.  Not only are the doors open but, now that we know that Rory is pregnant, lost, broke and has no direction, it has put fans on bended knees in wanting to know what is going to happen, how it’s going to happen, who the father is and what will become of Lorelai and Emily in all ways.  There’s far too much left open to future episodes that keep right up with the times and can rival all shows going in fan base, even surpassing it.  Gilmore Girls is a “cult”.  It’s got a grown fan base and is growing by the day, week, month and year as new fans come on board and old fans thirst for more Gilmore Girls.

About the only main character who seemed more or less settled in story line was, Luke Danes, Lorelai’s love and now, husband.  Even there, there are questions about his character left.

From my little corner of life, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino have played their cards well.  This was not an ending.  This was a beginning.  Now to get the Powers That Be to recognize that fact and for Netflix or some other network to pick up the cues that have been left behind like bread crumbs like Hanzel and Gretel left behind. It’s all leading to “smash hit” again.

And, Alexis Bledel (Rory) the sole hold-out not too enthusiastic over more Gilmore Girls unless the right story line comes along, rest assured that you have enough fans that there  will be a good story line for your character to follow. Rory has not ended her stint with fans.  She’s only just begun again.

Give us your thoughts.  Do YOU want to see more Gilmore Girls again now?

 

Fans Want More Gilmore Girls Beyond The 4 Netflix Episodes Now!

Gilmore Girls Fans, have you watched all of the Netflix Revival, “A Year In The Life” 4 episodes yet?

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If you’re anything like me, you’re uncertain whether there will be any further episodes ever done so, you’re savouring these 4 movie length episodes like they’re your last expensive chocolate piece, trying to drag it all out but, wanting more, more, more thinking that you might not get any more.

I don’t want to spoil this if you haven’t watched all 4 episodes yet but, my panties are in a knot to get it out since I am saving “Fall”, the last episode still as I don’t want to say “goodbye” to any of them and, there’s no word as to whether there will be more, let alone, when. (If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan but, don’t have Netflix, please sit in with someone who does and watch them.  Bring the popcorn and dinner, maybe lunch too and yes, make it junk food and coffee, lots of coffee in true Gilmore Girl tradition.)

Firstly, everything that I’ve seen thus far of 3 of the 4 episodes, have been like an emotional rollercoaster.  Seeing the entire cast some nearly 10 years later, a few more wrinkles a few more pounds after watching the 7 previous seasons over and over and over again for years now, brings my own age to mind.  My own daughter and I used to spend every week, together, parked on the couch, watching this series.  Not only did she grow up with Rory (about the same age) but, we bonded as mother-daughter in watching it, together so, it’s bitter-sweet to see these 4 instalments without knowing if there will be any more.  Sweet because though my daughter has grown and I don’t see her much anymore, I cherish this show beyond belief and was excited to know it was coming back for at least these 4 shows. Bitter, because I want more of it again.  I’m ready.  My tissues, popcorn, junk food and coffee need a reason to be brought out more often again now.

While I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t yet watched the last episode “Fall”, I am going to so, turn away if you don’t want to know. *SPOILER ALERT*

Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Dan Palladino had and have a hit on their hands.  They wrote these last four episodes as a “stand alone ending” that they didn’t get to do on the final season.  However, they left it wide open for a total come-back which we all pray happens with Rory announcing that she’s pregnant at the very end.  We don’t know who the father of the baby is or what other reactions Lorelai had afterwards which leaves it all open-ended towards a brand new beginning of the series, not just a “re-boot”.

It would be wonderful to believe that the Palladinos had the idea of watching to see the reaction to these 4 episodes.  I truly hope that they did and purposefully, left the door open for a future that has Gilmore Girls The Fourth Generation coming forth if the fan base was loyal enough and wanting it.  From everything that I have been reading all over the net, the truth is that it has succeeded.  These 4 episodes did not “end” the series.  It began it again.  We all want more.  We are left like thirsty wanderers in a desert, in search of water.  Netflix, The Palladinos and cast of Gilmore Girls, heed our calls.  Your fans want  more, more and more.  What is that telling the Powers That Be?  It’s saying that there’s a market, fan-base and need for this to go forward into more seasons (and we’re not just talking about the literal seasons of the year, but a full fledged re-start of the series.) Television needs it and fans want it.  We need to see more of Rory, Lorelai, Luke, Emily and any other characters who can and want to stay in the series.  We want to see what happens from here on out on a regular basis.  They are like family to we, the fans.  It can’t  be stopped here.  There’s far too many questions left dangling that all this did was thirst us for more Gilmore Girls now.

With pleading out of the way, (yes that was pleading above and hoping Netflix, the Palladinos and cast of Gilmore Girls are hearing all of us, down on bended knees, hands together in prayer formation) there’s a fourth generation Gilmore about the enter the television world.  More than that, Rory seems rather lost and immature, unsure of herself and in need of a role, guidance and a future.  We’d all love to see what she wanted to write about her mother’s life, unfold in the future as we watch and grow with Rory and her child-to-be.  It’s ironic how supported Rory was by her mother, grand-parents, right on through an entire town full of people.  She was almost like “the chosen one” in Stars Hollow.  Yet, she has been one of the most insecure, unsettled, screwed up young woman and it’s showed during these past 4 episodes that we hope are simply meant as a “tester” segue into the launch of future seasons to come like the old Gilmore Girls was for all of us.  Alexis Bledel, who plays “Rory” has done a fantastic job in her acting these 4 episodes.  She has grown as an actress and could very easily bring Rory’s character forward into the future as we watch her grow into her life, self and role as “mother”.  Alexis, we hope you’re reading this as we know you’ve been hesitant to do further work as “Rory”.

Lauren Graham (Lorelai) has done a marvellous job with her acting as has Scott G. Patterson as “Luke Danes”.  Lorelai has had me laughing, crying and wanting coffee.  I want more Lorelai.  Equally, I want more Emily and to see what happens between the pair who seem to be trying to work it out between each other since Richard’s death.  Fans want to see these two fight, work on things, fight more and what will happen with their rocky, mother-daughter relationship as Lorelai becomes a grandmother, Emily becomes a great-grandmother as well as where Luke and Lorelai go with their relationship.  We’d also love to see if Emily grows her business and how another relationship goes for her and the girls.

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Netflix, Amy and Dan Palladino, we have a lot of hunger for more Gilmore Girls.  There is so much to move forward with in a series now that it’s been brought to modern age to suit.  Don’t give up now.  We need more Gilmore Girls in our lives.  Don’t let us all down, please.

From my little corner of life…it would make my day to hear of a future for Gilmore Girls.  Please make my day as Clint Eastwood would say.

 

 

Netflix Bring Gilmore Girls Back As A Regular Series

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I’ll make this short and sweet.

I’m forever beholden to Netflix for reviving 4 1 1/2 hr. movies entitled “Seasons” of Gilmore Girls but, in an age of tv that has enough murder, cop, fantasy and reality shows, we need one that has substance.  Gilmore Girls had that and we loved it.

If anyone from Netflix is reading this, there’s a cult-like following of fans for Gilmore Girls and all of us can’t wait to see it revived!  

Ok, I’ve done the bold and text colour change to highlight how important this series is to so many fans and yes, I have a subscription to Netflix at the moment and am dancing in my chair, waiting for this series of movies to be released.

Now, I will make this even bolder….(and, perhaps sounding greedy but, recognizing that more subscribers will come aboard and STAY aboard if you do bring it back fully)

NETFLIX…WE NEED GILMORE GIRLS BACK AS A SERIES NOW TOO!

There, I couldn’t have said it strongly enough in a blog.