The favourite mother-daughter relationship is back for another revival. Gilmore Girls is returning to our screen after the 2016b reboot but this time as a movie.
There is something about the early 2000s and Television content that has struck a chord with the audience. Gilmore Girls started back in 2000 and survived a successful run of seven seasons and even then the audience was sad to see it go.
Netflix answered the prayers in 2016 and in a season of revivals and reboots, the audiences were given the gift of Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life.
Since then the only question is: When do we get a second season because we are not done watching Lorelai and Rory’s relationship grow.
- Gilmore Girls: The Holdup
- Gilmore Girls: The Movie
And turns out, we are getting something but not what you’d think.
Gilmore Girls: The Holdup
The revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life premiered on Netflix in 2016. Even though it opened up to a roaring (pun intended) admiration and a loyal audience waiting to welcome the residents of Star Hollows again, it received a series of backlash.
Amy-Sherman Palladino, writer and show-runner made the grave mistake of not assessing the environment of political correctness that the world of 2016 lives in. There were jokes about a character’s obesity, lack of respect for different cultures and an absence of diversity in the show.
Moreover, Gilmore Girls which has always been an anthem for female ambition and independence had suddenly shown it’s female characters resign to fate and not following their dreams.
And Netflix takes the reputation they hold for producing content way ahead of it’s time wasn’t there for this mistake. Which might be the reason why after nearly four years of A Year in Life no announcement for a revival has been made yet.
Gilmore Girls: The Movie
Even if Netflix is finding it problematic to revive Gilmore Girls for season two, it doesn’t kill the fact that there is a lot of audience for it.
And if there is an audience, there is a story to tell.
The first season of Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life ended on a lot of big questions the dedicated fans need an answer to. Who is Rory’s baby’s father? Will she keep the baby? Is she finally going to publish the book she wrote?
Turns out, writer and show-runner Amy Sherman Palladino who still holds the rights to the show has taken her script elsewhere and the show is being developed into a web movie. The cast Lorelai played by Lauran Graham and Rory played by Alexis Bledel are up for it and the world is merry again.
The hold-up could be pertaining to the fact that Netflix has a contract which effectively puts the characters of any show produced by Netflix in their control until after two-three years of the cancellation. Now that the contract breach is up it seems like Gilmore Girls finally has a green light to move ahead.
And here’s hoping that people learn from mistakes and Amy-Sherman Palladino might have learnt a really hard lesson from hers.
True fans don’t care if it is Netflix, Prime or even a regular old Television channel with commercial breaks as long as we get to see our favourite clan of Star Hollow residents again.
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