Netflix is known for giving into the binge and allowing all of their series to premiere all at once. Only on rare occasions have we seen the streaming platform put their shows out week by week — notably with the lukewarm Between and the weekly interview show Chelsea. But it would seem that all four of the Gilmore Girls revival specials will be getting the bulk release treatment too, leaving some fans questioning and leaving the creator out in the cold with her desires.
But according to TV LIne, Netflix has a fine reason to release every episode at the same time. It’s all about the fans for them:
“If we would not have [released them] all at once the fans would’ve killed us,” he said with a laugh. “I’m petrified of those fans; they are so passionate.”
This summer’s Television Critics Association summer tour has been a gift for television fans and journalists, with this Gilmore Girls info carrying the most entertainment. Just take these comments from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on why she wanted to release the shows at least two at a time:
“I told them I was going to hang myself with a shower curtain if they put them all out at once, and they said, ‘Wow, OK,’” AS-P joked at TCA, before elaborating on her thought process. “It’s such a journey and it’s such a build to the last four words… However, you don’t always get what you want. The good outweighs the bad in the sense that this is a wonderful place to create things and do things in a different way.”
If I was a fan of Gilmore Girls, I’d be more worried these four specials would screw up my experience with the full series of the show. Sometimes a reboot or revival can do that and it’s one of the fears I have with the upcoming Twin Peaks reboot. This is, at least, only four episodes.
(Via TV Line)