Revivals, reboots and remakes have been extremely trendy on television in recent years. If a show has a lasting audience, there’s a good chance a network or streaming service is at least interested in pursuing new episodes. Not all of those projects ever make it to fruition, honestly, but there are several lucky former TV shows that are making their way back to the small screen, including the WB’s former series Gilmore Girls, which is coming back for a revival or shortened eighth season.
The Gilmore Girls return to Stars Hollow is going to be as good, if not better than the original. With the freedom of breaking away from the major networks and now airing on Netflix, the show will have more creative freedom. Lorelai and Rory always had a great rhetoric. Now that they no longer have network standards to abide by, I cannot wait to see what they have come up with.
Hollywood has started a trend of either remaking shows/movies or adding on to the show/movie. Gilmore Girls ended almost ten years ago, and a lot has changed since then. We are now relying more on technology so the show would basically be about people talking on their cell phones not able to talk face to face. Not to mention some of the actors in the show may have other commitments and thus would be unavailable to do a revival.
These days there are a lot of reboots being made that are trying to tap into the nostalgia of the audience. Ghostbusters, Fuller House, and Lethal Weapon come to mind, none of which actually deliver. There's no reason to think that Gilmore Girls, which was an impressive hit in its time, will be able to recapture the magic that it had in its first run.
Revivals are rarely as good as the original. There are always compromises that are made in order to create the revival, and it is very hard to move forward and build upon what you have when it is the nostalgia factor that is fueling the work that is being created.