This weekend, I was lucky enough to go home to Maryland and hang out with my family. It was a pretty lax weekend during which the TV was on a majority of the time. Most of the time it was news or the Today show, which I only watch at home with my mom.
On the Today show was Sutton Foster, an actress I had never heard of until that moment. And though her show, “Younger” looks interesting, it wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that she was guest starring on the revival of Gilmore Girls, which again until that moment, I had thought was only rumored. Her mention of this prompted me to look up the revival for more information.
What I found wasn’t necessarily about the revival though. It actually had more to do with a comment I made on someone’s blog post last week. In the article on TV Line, I found out that originally the revival was supposed to be released in one or two show increments. This is no longer the case. Despite the producer’s wishes, Netflix Chief Content Officer decided that “fans would have killed [them]” if they released them one by one. This brought me back to one of the comments I left on a blog post last week.
Our generation is so time-constricted that we need to have everything at our fingertips. Despite this time-constraint, though, we also have come to enjoy binge-waching TV series as a normal pass time. I thought it was interesting that the Chief Content Officer at Netflix recognized this as a necessity for the show to do well. It really shows how much has changed from the days of watching “I Love Lucy” at 9 pm every Tuesday to now.