I used to be a die-hard Gilmore Girls fan back in the day. Rory's high school years were definitely the best ones, especially when Jess came around. The show starting losing its spark once Rory went to college and slept with Dean. It then went even more downhill once Rory met Logan and decided to act like a spoiled rich girl, instead of the strong and intelligent one she had always been and had been brought up to be.
Lorelai was an amazing mother in many ways and so inspiring. It didn't make sense to me, and it still doesn't, that Rory would suddenly go against her and drop out of college. Her behavior was more like a high schooler than a college student. I think that the writers were unsure on how to handle the mother-daughter relationship once Rory moved away. This makes sense because our relationships with our parents, and people in general, changes a lot during college years. Most of us don't live at home forever, nor would we want to. That's just how life is. However, I find it hard to believe that Rory would completely dismiss her relationship and upbringing with Lorelai and become a dropout and boat thief to impress an arrogant and spoiled asshole like Logan.
The writers also lost Lorelai in this mess. Luke's random side-story about being a father was completely unnecessary. He always loved Lorelai and I highly doubt he'd postpone his marriage to her because he found out he had a daughter from a woman from his past. In fact, I think this situation would have brought him even closer to Lorelai. I hate that they had her go off and sleep with Christopher because she was having a hard time with Luke. I hate that she married Christopher. What was the point of all of that? Especially when during the finale we see that she and Luke are getting back together. Her marriage to Christopher was almost as pointless as Emily and Richard's separation and the inclusion of the dog Paul Anka.
So, the question is, what do we want from the Gilmore Girls revival? What could they do to possibly redeem the shitty college years episodes? I know exactly what I want from it and I hope that we get it. I want to see Lorelai and Luke get married or at least be married and happy. I also want to see Rory being successful and hopefully back together with Jess. A Rory and Jess wedding would be nice to see. He was troubled when he was in high school, but we saw how much he got his shit together when Rory went to see him only to get back at Logan for something.
A Jess and Rory marriage could be a possibility, since Milo Ventimiglia has been added to the cast. I about died when it was first announced that only Matt Czuchry had been added back. Logan was not worth anyone's time. Jared Padalecki has also been signed on, but I highly doubt that Dean would be back with Rory. Their relationship was dead in high school and I'm still trying to pretend that their pathetic one didn't exist during her college years. To me, Jess has always been the right one for Rory.
One thing that doesn't make sense to me is that Melissa McCarthy has not been asked to join the reunion. How is that going to work? From the photos that have been released, Lorelai is definitely still running the Inn and Michel is still working there. I find it hard to believe that Sookie would no longer be the head chef. Even if she isn't the head chef, she would still be Lorelai's best friend. They better end up adding her to the cast. I'm not sure if they're not asking her because her career has really taken off since Gilmore Girls. Maybe she would be too pricey to add to the cast now? At least almost everyone else is coming back to the show, except for Edward Herrmann because he passed away back in 2014.
I will definitely be watching the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls when it comes out. The release date has not yet been confirmed. However, Netflix has confirmed that there will be four 90-minute episodes. Thankfully, Amy Sherman-Palladino (the creator) and Daniel Palladino will be directing and writing these episodes, so something worth-watching should come out of this.