Should Amy Sherman-Palladino’s “Gilmore Girls” series once again be revived, we humbly suggest these series titles:
“Gilmore Grandchildren.” “Geriatric Girls.” “Gilmore Graves.”
The show’s star Lauren Graham says she doesn’t see the point. “Just as an experience, it was kind of perfect,” she told Indiewire, referring to the massively successful four-part Netflix revival that aired last Thanksgiving.
But like watching Alexis Bledel tap dance or sleep with a wookie-impersonator (both happened in the recent revival), is it possible that more “Gilmore” is a case of too much of a good thing?
“I always said, while we were doing it, that I couldn’t see more episodes in that form,” Graham said. “Five years from now do you have “A Very Gilmore Christmas”? Maybe, but there’s no reason anymore except enjoyment. And, actually, I think there’s far more risk to continue — you run the risk of disappointing people.”
Without revealing the notorious “final four words” of the series, which climactically aired on Netflix, it is safe to say they kick open the door for another season of the show. The words might as well be “give us more money”, or “this ain’t over yet.” The word “final” may be a misnomer.
Graham’s co-star Alexis Bledel, currently acclaimed for her work on Hulu’s new adaptation of “The Handmaiden’s Tale”, has expressed willingness to revive the show. Kelly Bishop, “Gilmore” matriarch says she would “jump at the chance” to return to Stars Hollow. And Scott Patterson, that avuncular heartthrob of all of our youths, would like to make more episodes “every year” if possible. “Maybe every two years, do a three-month thing, do four more chapters.”
So is it pop-tart-accented curtains for “Gilmore Girls” without Lauren Graham? “I kind of got what I wanted out of this, out of being an actor,” she said. But the star, who has written a bestselling novel, says she is interested in “directing or producing”, so it is possible that she could take on a new role in a future “Gilmore Girls” revival.
From generation to generation: l’dor v’gilmore girls.
Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny.