The Gilmore Girls Netflix revival has left fans fairly divided – some love the four 90 minute episodes tracking the four seasons of one year in the lives of Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), while other found it to be disappointing.
Lauren Graham has said that she and her co-stars on the show have decided to steer clear of the internet after the show debuted on Netflix last week. She was speaking at a panel discussion hosted by SAG-AFTRA in New York on Tuesday night which was streamed on Facbook live.
Moderator Gazelle Emami, an editor at New York Magazine, noted that some viewers have criticized the Gilmore Girls characters for being ‘kind of awful sometimes and a little bit selfish’, giving the example of Rory’s boyfriend Paul who everyone kept forgetting existed. Enami noted that ‘There’s been a little bit more of a backlash against their characters this time around.’
Graham replied: ‘We don’t pay attention to anything. We don’t know. None of us are on the internet, almost at all. So I know what you mean, but the show has a sense of humour, and that’s its sense of humour.
‘And I think maybe it feels a little different; Rory’s not in high school anymore, so yes, as grown women constantly forgetting… I just thought it was a funny runner. But the whole show has a kind of heightened theatrical quality.
‘I mean, just like Donald Trump, don’t take it literally. But unlike that, to me it was more of a metaphor for, this isn’t the right guy, and this is how they communicate about it, and does it go 10 steps too far? I don’t know, but it was 90 minutes. We had a lot of time to fill.’
What did you think of the revival? And be sure to check out our review of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which comes out this week.