The Real Reason ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Felt So Disconnected From The Original Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Liza Well, Danny Strong, Sean Gunn, Kelly Bishop, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Tanc Sade, Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Matt Czuchry and Keiko Agena attend the premiere of Netflix

For the primary six seasons of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino steered her signature characters in no matter route she noticed match. By the ultimate season, Sherman-Palladino was out, and new writers got here on board to complete up the sequence. While followers are divided on how effectively season 7 was executed, most appear to agree that the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life, left one thing to be desired. The revival was fully disconnected from the place followers left off, and there could be a very good motive for that.

Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life felt utterly disconnected from the present’s remaining season

Gilmore Girls followers had been thrilled to search out out a revival of the sequence could be made. When the sequence was launched on Netflix in 2016, viewers raced to search out out what occurred to Lorelai Gilmore and her studious daughter, Rory Gilmore. When all was mentioned and performed, followers had been a bit perplexed, although. The Rory they discovered within the revival was utterly totally different from the Rory they left behind in 2007 when the present aired its remaining season.

Liza Well, Danny Strong, Sean Gunn, Kelly Bishop, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Tanc Sade, Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Matt Czuchry and Keiko Agena attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on November 18, 2016
The solid of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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Rootless and confused, Rory had taken on a way more obnoxious bent. She was self-serving and extremely nonchalant about her flailing profession. She did nearly no emotional maturing. Rory wasn’t the one character individuals took challenge with, although. Lorelai was totally different, too. Logan Huntzbeger, Rory’s longtime boyfriend, had regressed, and Lane Kim, Rory’s finest friend, appeared caught in a life she had by no means needed. While followers nonetheless maintain out hope for a second revival season, they had been largely disillusioned in what they discovered within the first Netflix particular due to how disconnected it felt from season 7 of the sequence.

Kelly Bishop admits Amy-Sherman Palladino didn’t get together with studio executives

Kelly Bishop instructed Entertainment Weekly that Amy Sherman-Palladino by no means received together with executives, and wouldn’t be managed by them. She referred to as the proficient showrunner a “rebel girl” who walked away from the sequence as a result of executives wouldn’t conform to her phrases.

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So, what had been her phrases? Back in 2006, Sherman-Palladino needed two seasons to complete off Rory and Lorelai’s storylines. Studio executives wouldn’t go for it, insisting the present must be wrapped up with one remaining season. Instead of condensing all the pieces she needed to occur into the seventh season, Sherman-Palladino walked. It’s the rationale season 7 had such a unique really feel for followers, and it’s additionally the rationale that the revival felt considerably disconnected from the end result of the unique present.

Amy Sherman Palladino by no means watched the ultimate season of Gilmore Girls

Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, departed the sequence on less-than-friendly phrases. In truth, the circumstances had been so unfriendly that she refused to look at the ultimate season of the present. During a press occasion, she admitted that she didn’t see the ultimate season when it initially ran, and in addition didn’t watch it earlier than writing the revival sequence for Netflix. According to TVLine, she mentioned, “…any writer who was so emotionally connected to something and then pulled out of it is going to find it very hard to go back into that world and not feel like you either want to slit your own wrist and die slowly in a swimming pool, or be angry or be jealous.”

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino attend 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' premiereAmy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino attend 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' premiere
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino attend the premiere of Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” on the Regency Bruin Theatre on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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While somebody stuffed her in on the essential plot factors, like Lane’s being pregnant, she didn’t enable what occurred within the final season to affect her revival. That might clarify why Logan was working for his father once more, and why Rory appeared to have so few bylines to her title. It additionally explains why components of the revival made completely no sense to followers who had seen Gilmore Girls in its entirety.   

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