It’s been almost 10 long years since “Gilmore Girls” graced our TV screens. Now, it’s coming back, which is why so many fans of the show are literally sitting at the edges of their seats–especially since Netflix released the trailer for the mini-series “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.”
So, the TV show itself really isn’t all that Jewish, but it definitely has its moments–and it definitely makes many of us nostalgic. While the Gilmores themselves aren’t Jewish, the show gave us that incredible moment where the dancing rabbi, Kirk as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and “Oy with the poodles already!”
Then, of course, Carole King’s song “Where You Lead,” is the show’s theme song. The lyrics, as King herself pointed out, come from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Ruth: “Where you lead, I will follow, any-anywhere that you tell me to.”
Let’s not also forget that the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, is also Jewish–so these small inclusions aren’t definitely not accidental. It’s becoming more and more common to see inclusion of Jewish culture in mainstream TV (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Transparent,” anyone?), and it’s amazing to see–because we need more diversity in mainstream media and TV in general. In this case, it’s also hard not to love a show centering around a mother-daughter relationship, which is a relationship often overlooked in mainstream media.
Apparently, the show picks up 9 years after the show left off:
“Picking up nine years after we last dropped in on the whimsical Connecticut town, Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it’s even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard.”
The show debuts on Friday November 25th.