John Oliver criticized the Gilmore Girls show’s renewal on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. This rant is coming after four years since the series revival. Well, it seems we are not the only one catching up on your Netflix backlog during the quarantine. Here’s what he said about the show!
What did John Oliver say?
John Oliver hosts the Last Week Tonight show and show’s new episodes airs every Sunday. Last Sunday, he introduced a segment about the United States/Mexico border wall. He called the wall one of the more upsetting things to emerge from 2016. Additionally, he compared this with Gilmore Girls’ reboot.
Watch the entire video below!
(Obviously, all of you savvy Netflix bingers know that four-episode Gilmore foray was a revival and not a reboot, but we’re going to let Oliver finish.)
The comedian acknowledges that he has a bit catching up to do with the shows in the above video. He says that he’s a bit behind in his viewing. He still says that he’s got “just a few notes” about the whole endeavor.
Firstly, Oliver cries, “Who the f–k was Paul?!” This echo was one of the revival’s running gags about Rory’s very forgettable boyfriend. Oliver keeps on berating the episodes’ (relative) dearth of Paris Gellar. He also points out the flaws in Emily’s vocabulary.
He criticized the show very harshly. Fans are more shocked about the timing of the criticism rather than the criticism itself. This is coming four years after the show’s revival and just out of the blue!
All about the Show’s Renewal!
The show is an American comedy-drama television series starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. Amy Sherman-Palladino is the series creator. The show premiered on October 5, 2000, on The WB. It soon became the network’s flagship series.
The show originally aired for 7 seasons. The final season moved to The CW and ended its run on May 15, 2007.
The show revolves around Lorelai Gilmore, an independent young woman and her wilful daughter, Rory. She shares a very close bond with her daughter. Unfortunately, Rory has a sour relationship with her own mother.
Television Critics spoke highly of the show for its witty dialogue, cross-generational appeal, and effective mix of humor and drama. The show received comparatively low ratings but became The WB’s second-most-popular show.
In 2016, the main cast and Sherman-Palladino returned for a four-episode last season. The season was titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which streamed on Netflix.
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