Oy, oy with the poodles already — again?
Upon scrolling on my social media newsfeed last week, I stumbled across an article from Movie Pilot entitled Will We See a Gilmore Girls Season Nine? Looks Like It declaring that there will in fact be a season nine of Gilmore Girls. However, don’t quote me on that. I’m not sure if it’s 100 percent accurate.
As much as I enjoy revisiting Stars Hollow and all of its quirky residents, I don’t think there needs to be an additional season.
Let me explain my reasoning. You know those shows that started out to be promising, but never seem to end? After the tenth or so season, you begin to think to yourself: ‘alright, this needs to wrap now. We’ve had enough.’ Think Grey’s Anatomy.
With a show such as Gilmore Girls, one that is arguably a modern classic beloved by so many. Therefore, it is show that should be loved by the seasons that already occurred — not a desire to create more. After all, nothing is as good as the original.
I’m not alone in that opinion. In an Huffington Post articled entitled “It Sounds Like Lauren Graham is Done Playing Lorelai Gilmore,” Graham — who plays leading lady Lorelai — stated in an interview that “I don’t know if there is a need to do more. I wouldn’t want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome.”
I definitely agree with Graham on this one. Can we just enjoy the show for what it was, without the greed of more episodes?
I do, though, see why there is a desire for more seasons. Viewers want to find out who Rory’s baby daddy is. Or, you want to see Luke and Lorelai’s married life. Both definite good reasons to continue the show, not going to lie.
But, I feel like “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” left the characters in a good place. Emily is leading her own life, Rory has a solid career, and fans got to finally see Luke and Lorelai tie the knot. Therefore, we should leave Stars Hollow right at those very last four words.