Here are some of the first questions you must ask when meeting a fellow “Gilmore Girls” fan: When was the last time you watched Lorelai sing “I Will Always Love You” To Luke? Where in the world has Mr. Kim been the last seven seasons? Do you think Shira Huntzberger has recovered from Emily’s epic burn? ARE YOU #TEAMDEAN, #TEAMJESS OR #TEAMLOGAN?!
Apparently we’ve all been way too obsessed with the last one ― um, anyone salivating over Milo Ventimiglia’s dad bod on “This Is Us” knows the struggle ― because “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wants us to start focusing on Rory again, not her romantic relationships.
Ahead of Netflix’s highly anticipated revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” which boasts all three of fair Rory’s boyfriends and possibly a resolution to the fierce debate they’ve inspired, Sherman-Palladino sat down with Time magazine to clear a few things up.
“It’s a small part of who Rory is. Rory didn’t spend her days thinking, ‘Who am I going to end up with?’” Sherman-Palladino said. “Rory was much more concerned about ‘How do I get that interview at The New York Times?’ It’s a natural thing: People love romance. Romance is an element of every show on air, including ‘The Sopranos’ or ‘Breaking Bad.’”
“Sometimes I wish that the Dean and Jess thing weren’t so prominent because in the grand scheme of Rory’s life, who her boyfriend was when she was 16 years old is such a small event,” she continued. “I don’t begrudge people the excitement of Jess and Dean. But they were there to show Rory’s evolution as a character. She picked certain boys for her depending on who she was at that moment. It was part of her character. It was part of her development that Dean was her first boyfriend, that Jess was the boy that diverted her attention. Then she wound up with Logan, and God knows where she’s been since then.”
Ugh, this criticism is so valid. BRB, reevaluating everything.
To read Sherman-Palladino’s full interview, head over to Time.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premieres on Netflix Nov. 25.