Before you come out of the woods at Stars Hollow to attack me, just hear me out. This week, Netflix’s CCO revealed that early talks have begun for more ‘Gilmore Girls’ episodes — but is that really necessary?
After Gilmore Girls ended in 2007, many didn’t get the ending they wanted, or to be fair, deserve. Without Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino signing off or revealing the four words we were waiting so long for, it didn’t feel like an ending. So I was on board with a revival. A Year in the Life was more than I could ever even ask for, and it was everything a revival series should be.
I’m all for nostalgia and cast reunions. If the cast of Dawson’s Creek ever even showed up in one room again, I’d be there wearing my Capeside t-shirt. So, is there more to see with the Gilmores? Of course. Do we want to know who the father of Rory’s baby is? Sure. Will she get a happily ever after with one of the men? Probably not.
Either way we got six full hours of all of that. Those four words, that last scene, all of it, were exactly what Amy and Dan had thought up and wanted throughout the series. Yes, I was left wanting more — but that’s part of the joy of TV; when you love something, you always want more. Please, I’m still bitter about the finale of Home Improvement and the fact that Jonathan Taylor Thomas didn’t come back. But let’s be honest — everyone came back for A Year in a Life, and could they get all of them to come back and commit to that much more? And even if they did, would it still have that feeling? No… because at that point, it’s not a revival — it’s a season two of a new show.
We get greedy as television fans — casts get back together now all the time on social media, making us think that they need to film more shows together. Again, I get it. I love to see any WB show making a return, especially since those teen soaps are far and few between these days, but Gilmore Girls did return. It was epic. And then ended. Let’s just let it end and remember it with a smile, shall we?