So you’ve probably heard the news this week about the Gilmore Girls. There just might be more episodes coming our way in the not so distant future. Netflix’ Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has had “very preliminary” talks with the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino. We already did a ‘Hit or Miss’ after the announcement of the possible Snowpiercer tv show. So let’s do another for a new Gilmore Girls installment.
Let’s get our facts straight first. There are seven seasons of Gilmore Girls viewing pleasure. The Palladino’s famously left the show following season six, so season seven never had the ending they had in mind. With Netflix being as awesome as they are, the revival ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ came to be. In that revival, the Palladino’s finally got to have ‘their’ ending, and the fans got the pleasure of seeing all of their favorite characters again, ten years later. Now, this week Ted Sarandos said to the Press Association, about possible new episodes:
We hope. We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped.
The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favourite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.
Why the new Gilmore Girls episodes will be a hit
- The show has a huge fanbase, who will be happy to have new episodes. It’s a must-see for a lot of people.
- Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop (the three Gilmore Girls Lorelai, Rory and Emily) currently have no other big tv-series in which they star. So, it will be relatively easy to get them on board.
- Netflix is a great platform for this show, and if Ted Sarandos says he is having talks, we can take that very seriously.
- It’s the Golden Age of television, so there is no better time to make new episodes than now
- There would be more screentime for characters like Lane or Michel, who had way too little screentime in the revival
Why the new Gilmore Girls episodes will be a miss
- For starters, the revival A Year in the Life was terrible. No really, it sucked big time.
- The new episodes would be worse without these people, and they all have better things to do: Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), Jared Padalecki (Dean), Liza Weil (Paris), Melissa McCarthy (Sookie)
- Except for Rory’s abominable ending, all the other major characters had (some) closure. Lorelai married Luke, Emily found happiness again, and Jess wrote a book
- Amy Sherman-Palladino is a not a great person. Read this article, which explains it better than I ever could. The woman has said some weird and nasty things, also about Rory’s pregnancy
- With season 7 being not so great and A Year in the Life being awful, it can only go downhill from here
Hit or Miss? Conclusion
Please, Ted Sarandos, focus your energy on other amazing projects. Let the Palladino’s live in their priviliged white world and let them be. Yes, a new season of Gilmore Girls would of course mean an almost guaranteed hit, but this is not the kind of television we need right now. Abandon these talks and make some more awesome television.