Oy with the Trump comparisons, already!
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hit Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend, and the cast of the show is avoiding the internet like the plague. Why? Fans have opinions about the reboot of the beloved series, and they're not all good. As Entertainment Weekly points out, a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion featuring members of the cast on November 29 brought up the fact that some viewers took to social media to express how Lorelai, Rory, and other characters were “kind of awful sometimes and a little bit selfish.”
Lauren Graham — a.k.a. Lorelai Gilmore — gets it, but she thinks that fans need to remember that Gilmore Girls has a specific sense of humor, and that they shouldn't ignore it when processing their reactions. The topic of Paul — Rory's way-too-easy-to-ignore boyfriend, the one she and Lorelai keep forgetting exists — came up, and that's when Graham defended the character's punchline existence and the Gilmores' bewildering behavior.
“We don’t pay attention to anything,” Graham said at the panel. “We don’t know. None of us are on the internet, almost at all. So I know what you mean, but the show has a sense of humor, and that’s its sense of humor. And I think maybe it feels a little different; Rory’s not in high school anymore, so yes, as grown women constantly forgetting... I just thought it was a funny runner. But the whole show has a kind of heightened theatrical quality. I mean, just like Donald Trump, don’t take it literally."
It's kind of impossible to do that anyway given the surreal, dream sequence-vibe of a huge chunk of the revival, but yeah. Oof.