The Gilmore Girls revival A Year In The Life has been coming together for a while and has been a dream of fans everywhere for an even longer time. Ever since Gilmore Girls was unceremoniously cancelled by the CW at the end of its run, we've known that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had really wanted a specific ending for the series, an ending that would revolve around 4 as-yet unnamed words. She's been wanting it so badly, she's planning on using it as the ending for A Year In The Life, too. While diehard fans have been waiting to see the ending that has been teased for years, Sherman-Palladino recently explained that she doesn't want fans to jump ahead and watch the ending first. Here's what she said:
It would be great if people who wanted to see the last four words first got some therapy first and got rid of that inclination [to fast-forward]. It really is a journey... It's going to mean a lot less if you just flip to the last page. I would hope that people would want to take the whole trip. It's a fun trip. It's worth it.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour (via TV Line), Amy Sherman-Palladino urged fans not to jump to the end and then hop back to the beginning again. That tactic might be fine for anyone who really isn't invested in the series and needs to know the answer, but the best part of _Gilmore Girls _has never been the various plot twists. Instead, it's a show about the witty dialogue and even more importantly, the emotional moments. It's a show with heart, and it's a heck of a lot less go-go-go than a lot of the TV shows that air these days.
As someone who occasionally will jump to the end of books I start reading but kind-of hate, I get where you are going with wanting to jump to the end, I really do. However, just know you will be missing out on references to the likes of Amy Schumer and John Oliver, and will even be missing an appearance from Stars Hollow's favorite dog, Paul Anka. These are moments that must be seen to be enjoyed! Amy Sherman-Palladino's advice is certainly not the worst I've ever heard.
I'm actually a little bit surprised that this is even a worry for the show creator. I think most of us have been waiting long enough that we are ready to savor every moment of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but I suppose something must have prompted her to tell us how not to watch the series. Luckily, we can decide how to watch for ourselves sooner rather than later. Gilmore Girls is heading to Netflix on Friday, November 25. You can check out the full trailer here.