In 2015, rumors spread that Netflix would be reviving Gilmore Girls, the beloved WB (and later, CW) show about the close bond between caffeinated flibbertigibbet Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her studious daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel). That news was confirmed in a January 2016 tweet from Graham. “It's time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work,” Graham wrote.
Fans of the series freaked out at a chance to finally get to return to Stars Hollow, nine years after their beloved dramedy went off the air. For many, Gilmore Girls’s return is also a chance to right many of the series’s biggest wrongs, after showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino left the series following a contract dispute. She was replaced for the seventh season by producer David S. Rosenthal, and things just, well, weren’t the same.
If Sherman-Palladino wants to make things right with fans, she may have a lot to answer for. Here are the show’s nine biggest missteps.
Luke gets a lovechild because of a behind the scenes disagreement.Photo: The WB
Christopher and Lorelai get back together for no reason in Season 7.Photo: The WB
The entire Digger-Lorelai relationship is filler.Photo: The WB
Rory cuts her hair and then becomes a character you don’t like anymore.Photo: The WB
Luke’s old girlfriend comes to town and the writers have no idea what to do with her.Photo: The WB
Dean's IQ gets lower - for no apparent reason - in each successive season.Photo: The WB