The First Page Of The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Script Raises So Many Questions
Let's unpack this thing.
Gilmore Girls wants you to know that it belongs in 2016. From what we’ve seen so far, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is being very careful to pump the Gilmore Girls revival chock-full of up-to-the-minute pop culture references (“Do you think Amy Schumer would like me?”) which must be difficult for a show that finished in 2007, when the internet didn’t move that quickly and all people wanted to talk about was Paris Hilton and the last Harry Potter book (in that order).
Today Entertainment Weekly have released the first page of the script for the first episode, ‘Winter’. It mentions Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, because 2016 (this also makes a lot of sense tonally, because privileged white women love to make fun of Goop to make them feel better about their own privilege). It is also set in the gazebo in the centre of town, which always seemed like a nice place to grab a coffee and a cherry danish, and read an obscure Russian novel.
Where has Rory come from? A think tank in Washington? Straight from an assignment for an “online magazine”? Wouldn’t that coffee be cold if Rory had come straight from the airport? How would Lorelai be able to time that order? Was the coffee from Luke’s? Who knows! Meanwhile, I greatly admire the use of the phrase “comfort dog”.
Only two more months to go!
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life will be on Netflix on November 25.