Two of my favourite shows, airing on the same night PLUS shout-outs to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA on both — could last night’s one-two punch of GILMORE GIRLS and VERONICA MARS been anymore fun? Well in truth, it could have been, but I’ll get to that later.
First the return of VERONICA MARS. Let’s start with the opening credits. What were they thinking? I know Rob Thomas (Mars creator) has stated that he wasn’t a fan of the original credits, but at least they had an exciting energy to them. The new opening is slow and completely sets the wrong tone for the show.
In terms of the premiere, it wasn’t Veronica’s finest episode. I understand that the show had to do everything it could to keep GILMORE fans interested, but for some reason it didn’t seem like the VERONICA MARS we’ve come to know and love. The episode was very oddly paced, and pretty much nothing happened until the final 15 minutes.
Before I talk about GILMORE GIRLS, let’s pause for an AERIE GIRLS BREAK on the CW’s Aerie Tuesday. “Can you believe that Lorelai and Luke are over, like 4ever, OMG” I’m sorry to say, but these little commercials that the CW has concocted with American Eagle are perhaps the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. Do marketing executives really think the audience is that stupid? Can someone please explain to me why a group of girls are watching TV in what looks to be a mash-up of an American Eagle store and a change room?
On to the GILMORE GIRLS. Last night’s episode proved that Stars Hollow is in good hands under new show-runner David Rosenthal. Kirk had one of his best scenes ever, as he transformed the town’s square into ‘Kirk’s’ (how long until those tshirts end up on CafePress?). Lane’s rant about the ‘female conspiracy’ with regards to sex was priceless, and TJ’s shout-out to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was frackin’ fantastic.
Bitter and resentful GILMORE fans are just going to have to suck it up for a while and realize that their happy Luke and Lorelai ending won’t be coming anytime soon. That said, I have no doubt that Luke and Lorelai will end up happily ever after. The question of course is will any fans be around to see it happen?