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Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
In honor of Mother's Day: How TV's single mom has evolved
SMILF, Gilmore Girls and Murphy Brown all have presented different aspects of single motherhood.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
A Gilmore Girls fan went from idolizing Rory Gilmore to finding her cringeworthy following the Netflix reboot
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life made Rory's "unexamined privilege" more blatant than the more nuanced portrayal of class differences from the original series, according to Susan Matthews. "A seminal show for many women growing up, the series seemed blind to how terribly entitled and overprivileged Rory Gilmore is and always has been," says Matthews. "And then the reboot did what the original never explicitly did: highlighted Rory’s immature relationship with her privilege and essentially made her the most unlikable character on the show."
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Ranking the best TV pilots of the 21st Century
From Scandal to Gilmore Girls to Breaking Bad.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Lauren Graham doesn't see Gilmore Girls returning for another revival
“I feel very satisfied. This always felt like a special, a limited series,” Graham said of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life while promoting her new book. “I do think that’s where it ends.”
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Meet the actor who played Dean in the Gilmore Girls pilot
“I was actually at Skywalker Ranch, having just walked out of a meeting with George Lucas for Anakin, when I got a call that I had booked Gilmore Girls,” says Nathan Wetherington, who was ultimately replaced by Jared Padalecki and who didn't land the Star Wars role. “I think the only reason I got cast in Gilmore Girls was because word was traveling that I was in the running for Anakin.”
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Gilmore Girls producer files another lawsuit over the show's profits
Gavin Polone, who is entitled to 12.5% of the show's revenue, is accusing Warner Bros. of using "various improper accounting practices to improperly manipulate the profitability of Gilmore Girls.” Polone last sued Warner Bros. over the show's profits in 2016.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 9:38PM EST
Mae Whitman has been "injecting" Gilmore Girls into her Good Girls character
In her new NBC role, Whitman says she's channeling former Parenthood mom Lauren Graham's famous character Lorelai Gilmore. "I’ve been injecting the Gilmore Girls thing into it where they kind of are raising each other in a way,” she says.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Lauren Graham is coming out with her third book
The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood alum's book, In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It, will offer advice to graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself. Graham's previous two books, Someday, Someday, Maybe and Talking as Fast As I Can, were both New York Times bestsellers.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Can the Crock-Pot recover from the This Is Us tragedy?
“The ongoing Crock-Pot fiasco is the most bizarre kitchen appliance backlash since Sean Hannity persuaded his reactionary audience to demolish their Keurig coffee machines,” says Justin Charity. “But Keurigs are for losers who secretly hate coffee, and so I don’t really care whether weirdos ditch their Keurig machines to defend Sean Hannity’s honor among TV advertisers. Crock-Pots are for the people who love carefully cooked food. I want all of us — but especially those of us who toil over braises and stews — to be safe.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Scott Patterson on the Gilmore Girls revival’s surrogacy storyline: “I gotta be honest with you, I didn’t like it”
“I understand why it was there. It was such an awkward situation for me as a character,” Patterson says of what he considers the “least satisfying part” of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. “In my mind it’s just a foregone conclusion that we are going to have a child but not like that,” he adds. “Those were tough days for me on set. I didn’t settle into that part of the story very well. I know that guy very well and I know how he feels. Just the fact that he hung around for so long and the way he feels the way he does about her. I mean, of course he wants to have a child with her.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Lauren Graham: I don’t recall pitching ideas to get on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tuesday’s Hollywood Reporter story that said Graham was “pitching ideas,” and quoted Amy Sherman-Palladino as saying “Lauren wants to be something very specific” and “she has it all figured out.” On Wednesday night, the former Gilmore Girls star responded to the article, tweeting: “Love this idea! Love @MaiselTV. But I don’t remember pitching Amy anything? So hopefully she’ll ignore whatever I said, and just write something cool (as she always does)! xL”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Lauren Graham is pitching ideas to reunite with Amy Sherman-Palladino on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Graham and the Gilmore Girls creator are trying to figure out how to get her on Sherman-Palladino's new, award-winning Amazon series. “I gotta get my girl Lauren on the show. I want to have her on it,” says Sherman-Palladino. “Lauren wants to be something very specific,” Sherman-Palladino tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She has it all figured out.” Sherman-Palladino also reveals plans for Rachel Brosnahan’s Midge and Alex Borstein’s Susie to take their act to the Catskills, aka, the Borscht Belt.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Matt Czuchry: Gilmore Girls fans would call me “a**hole” from the get-go
“In the first season especially, people would just come up to me just immediately without saying anything and said, ‘You know, you’re a real a**hole.’ That’s what they would do,” The Resident star tells Stephen Colbert of his Logan Huntzberger past.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Here are all the Gilmore Girls Easter eggs on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“In many ways,” says Dana Schwartz, “Midge might have been the daughter Emily (Gilmore) always wanted: She loves clothes, she understands the appeal of a doorman building, and, most importantly, she lives just a floor away from her parents.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is like a standup-comedy riff on Mad Men — If it were told from Peggy’s Olson’s point of view
“This handsome comedy is uneven, but like (Amy) Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls, it contains gifts that will appeal to fans of verbal combat and realistic depictions of complicated friendships among whip-smart women,” Maureen Ryan says of the Amazon series. She adds: “As fans of Gilmore Girls know, plot is not really the draw with Sherman-Palladino’s shows. Each of the first four installments of Mrs. Maisel contains a slightly altered version of the same formula: Midge’s marriage becomes more frayed, she tries to straddle the very different worlds of young Manhattan matrons and Village weirdos, and she eventually gets onstage to shape her pain and bewilderment into something sharp, incisive and even sweet.”
- What makes Mrs. Maisel intriguing is that the protagonist is rich, has it all and isn’t broken
- The near-perfect pilot is followed by three “bit baggy” episodes that suffer from the Prestige TV problem of being 10 minutes too long
- Mrs. Maisel isn’t simply a period piece — it’s a superhero story
- The main character is so engaging, and the cast is so strong, that it’s easy to look past the glacial pace
- Mrs. Maisel represents the height of Amy Sherman-Palladino fans adored in Gilmore Girls
- Six signs you’re watching an Amy Sherman-Palladino show
- Sherman-Palladino: “People still don’t f*cking think women are funny. There’s a lot of dudes out there doling out cash who don’t believe women are funny”