Please say it will happen. Pretty please with sugar on top or perhaps, 4 teaspoons of sugar in an extra strong coffee so that I can type faster.
No, this isn’t an old story. This is new in March 2017.
Word has it that Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos has had a preliminary talk about more upcoming Gilmore Girls episodes with writers and creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. Notice the word “preliminary” is said. It’s not carved in stone, nor is it evident whether the Palladinos have or will ever consider it. Add to that, the fact that the main cast of GG is moving onto other projects and it may not be a go. By gawd though, fans can only blow out birthday cake candles and make that wish as it’s out of our hands. Well, at least we can voice our wishes on every mag or paper that writes about it.
When the series was cancelled in 2007 after the Palladinos had been left out of writing and producing the last season due to contract disputes, fans were left less than happy about the ending of the series in two ways. First was the ending in and of itself but, most importantly, whomever took up the writing and producing of the final and seventh season, didn’t do the finale justice.
Nearly 9 years later, the original Palladino Duo, Amy and Dan, signed up with Netflix to do a 4 movie-length series named “A Year In The Life”. Not only did it deliver more up-to-date content but it was as though time had moved along without us noticing those missing 9 years. Though, I must say that there were times when I yawned at what appeared to be thrown in and wasted scenes such as the Stars Hollow Musical, Rory’s farewell escapade with Logan and the Life and Death Brigade which was almost akin to an LSD trip. However there were other moments where a box of tissues to wipe eyes and noses were needed as tears streamed down faces with Lorelai and Emily’s fights and tensions, Lorelai and Luke’s love, tension and marriage and a few other occasions that were tear-jerking in a good way.
A lot of the old cast made its way back to the 4 episodes, even if only for what might be considered brief or cameo appearances. It was novel to see them all again though some of them weren’t absolutely necessary for the series to continue and still aren’t. It’s ok if some of the cast can’t commit to more. One of them would be Melissa McCarthy who has become “too big a star” to have the time. Jackson could go too as could Lane’s hubby and the band. They were great reminiscing but, that’s about as much of a role as they needed to play and would need to play. It’s possible to go on with the series without them now.
There was a lot left wide open for new story lines that could carry the show to go on.
- Emily’s life and what she’s going to do with it since moving to Nantucket. Is it really where she will stay or is there more up her sleeve after a bit of a break from Hartford and the DAR? There’s plenty more room for a bigger story for Emily to come, including whatever happens between her and her new beau/boyfriend.
- There’s Lorelai and Luke, their marriage, do they move, how do they incorporate being parents to both of their daughters as well as now….grandparents?
- Does Lorelai buy the old manor in the middle of Stars Hollow to expand her Inn and keep Michel with her? How does she do it and what happens from there on in with her inn? Who gets the chef’s spot or does Luke’s diner get all of the business? Maybe, Luke runs both?
- Who is Rory’s baby-daddy?
- Does Rory smarten up and go on to grow up and be the mother to her child that Lorelai was to her? What does Rory do with her life while raising a child? Does she live with Lorelai and Luke and they help raise the baby?
- Does being grandparents and perhaps, raising Rory’s baby at least half of the time, make up for them not being able to have children of their own as a couple?
There’s a whole world left wide open to these characters yet to be written into scripts that could bring the show into the present time. It’s already had the hallmarks of doing that in those 4 episodes that Netflix so bravely and wisely decided to bring out and together.
From my little corner of life, there’s not only plenty more room for more but, there’s also the fan base if they don’t wait too long to do it. That’s key here. Don’t wait too long. Nine, almost 10 years was far too long for a revival. Keep it warm while the fans are still hot and longing for more, Netflix, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bleddel (Rory), Scott G. Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) and the rest of the cast that wants to join in, which will hopefully, be most of them but we know, not all of them.
Netflix has my vote. What about yours? Comment! Let’s hope it brings this up to Netflix, the Palladinos and the cast’s attention. We vote YES.