If you are a Gilmore Girls fan, then I can almost guarantee that you’ve seen the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. I cannot, however, guarantee that you didn’t like it as much as me. I have heard a whole slew of mixed reviews but I have to speak up and tell everyone my opinion: this revival was awful.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan and I was so sad that there were only seven seasons. This show topped my list of the best shows to be canceled and so I loved being able to watch more of the show, but I thought that it was done so poorly. After I finished the four-part season, I did some research about the series in general and realized exactly why I didn’t like the revival.
For the first six seasons, the creator of the show was Amy Sherman-Palladino. She did a wonderful job creating the show and the characters that we all came to know and love. No one is disputing that fact. She is obviously brilliant or else she wouldn’t have been able to conceive this show that millions of people fell in love with. To be honest, I didn’t even pay her any attention until the revival came out. I knew who she was but the show was so awesome that I didn’t have a reason to go looking her up. That changed so very quickly after I started watching part one of four in A Year In The Life.
Did you know that Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband were kicked off of the show at the end of season six? I hadn’t known that either until I started doing some digging when I wasn’t happy with what was happening in the resurgence of my favorite characters. It was someone else entirely that created season seven and if I hadn’t looked it up, I would never have known. For me, it felt like everything was smoothly transitioned and just about everything in season seven fit with how the show had been going. I say almost everything because Christopher and Lorelai getting married was ridiculous any which way you look at it.
So the issues that I had with the revival of Gilmore Girls are pretty heavy. First of all, I was not happy about Rory saying no to Logan’s proposal at the end of season seven so that has something to do with my feelings for them in the new parts. I always thought that Rory could have said yes but waited a while to get married. It wasn’t like he was saying, “Be my wife right this second!” They were obviously so meant to be together, part of which you can see through his character development in season seven. I absolutely loved how Logan changed into this better person who wasn’t his father in season seven, which is exactly why I didn’t like him and his and Rory’s relationship in the revival.
I mean come on, he was engaged to another woman and sleeping with Rory on the side? For one, that’s not like her at all, and what happened to Logan?! He seriously changed so much in those ten years and I don’t think it makes sense. It was like Sherman-Palladino just disregarded everything that happened in season seven and left off from season six.
Oh wait, that is what she did, which is exactly why I don’t like her. She acted like a spoiled brat who didn’t get her way and ruined my favorite show. So what you got your damn feelings hurt because you got kicked off of your show, but the decent thing to do would have been to make it right in this new revival, not use this to fuel your vengeance. Okay, rant over.
Another thing that I have stewed about since the revival came out was Lorelai and Luke. Why had they not gotten married yet?! I mean seriously after everything they went through with Luke and his daughter and Lorelai breaking up with him because he wouldn’t marry her, how did she stay with him for over ten years and not get married?! It makes absolutely no sense!! I get that everyone wanted to see Luke and Lorelai’s wedding, (which by the way, I always thought that they chuppah that Luke made Lorelai for her wedding to Max was going to come into play and they were going to get married under it, and I was very sad that they missed that opportunity).
I would also have been upset about not getting to see a wedding for those two, especially after all the hell we went through with them and their relationship. You know what they could have done, though, instead of going so out of character that they had Lorelai try to go on the Wild hike? (Seriously, guys?) They could have had a flashback! Woah, how did I come up with such a brilliant idea?! The wedding that they did have was indeed pretty and whatever, but it still doesn’t make up for the fact that that wouldn’t have happened.
I have to take a second here to tell you about something that I loved about the revival, only because it just popped into my head. Even though I have already mentioned that I didn’t like Rory and Logan’s relationship, I absolutely LOVED when him and his Life and Death Brigade friends, Colin and Finn, came to Stars Hollow and they all had this crazy night where they dressed up and had so much fun. The thing that would have made that so much better would have been if Logan had been doing it to say that he loved Rory and wanted to be with her, not that other girl Odette, or whatever her name was. That would have made sense with his character from season seven.
I have to tell you again that I loved being able to watch more Gilmore Girls because from the moment I started watching that show, I was in love and it will always be apart of my life and one of my favorite shows. Even though I didn’t agree with how she did the revival, I have to say thank you to Amy Sherman-Palladino for bringing this show to life in the first place.