I am, what you would call, a big fan of the show. I have watched faithfully from the beginning of the first season. I own all the seasons on DVD. I introduced many skeptical friends to the show who are all now avid watchers. I love this show.
Now, I know it is just TV. It is not the end of the world or anything–I have perspective here. But I can’t help but get ticked off by the way our television business is run. I have spent seven years watching this show. I am invested. And then because of disputes or ratings or the network, the show gets cancelled two weeks before it will air it’s now final episode? How can this be right? How is the show supposed to end the way it should in two episodes that were filmed with the uncertainty of a follow-up season? I feel cheated.
This is why I hesitate to get involved in any new shows that come out since in a moments notice it could be cancelled and then the 5 hours you spent getting involved in the story are totally wasted. Or on the flip side, a show goes on many more seasons then it should and the integrity of the story and the characters are compromised. Someone needs to clean this system up.
Still…I will miss the show. Cancelled or not (and thanks to TV on DVD) I will always knit with Gilmore Girls.
The following 14 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
how can they just cancel a show like that with out giving it closure!?!?! so f’in annoying. i know how you feel. i think LOST is so on that chopping block soon! maybe it will have a weird resurrection like 7th Heaven did??
I got really tired with the show after it started being all about Rory. Loved her mom and her grandmom; Rory not so much.
I blame the one season where she was hanging out with Jess and talking about Ayn Rand all the time.
Such brutality! I know how you feel. I sued to watch ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and was devastated by that show being canceled, and that was 7 years ago!!! I know I need to get a life…
I’m so bummed. I love GG.
I was always a fan of the witty and snappy dialogue, usually between Lorelai and Rory… I too will miss the show.
Funny, I just read this before I started the nightly blog crawl. And I thought of you, of course. Sorry.
i know *exactly how you feel. seriously, you fall in luv with a show, and you follow it, it becomes part of your life, and then they just cut it off. It’s terrible!
At least with alias they gave half a season warning so they could end it. But no ending? That’s a great shame.
Hope you can recover from this tragedy soon!!! :0)
I know how you feel. I was a West Wing fan, and still miss it. We will survive, though!
GG you will be missed!
If it makes you feel any better, it was always in the creator’s plan (that sounds way more biblical than I meant it to be) to end the series with Rory’s graduation from college. And with the change in the guard this past year, as much as I would love for the show to go on (I am obsessed as well), I won’t miss the painful moments that have littered this season.
Yep, just read this last night and I’m so disappointed. Can’t say I’m surprised though because this season has definitely been rocky with Amy Sherman-Palladino. She was such a huge part of the show. The beginning of this season was really lacking the great wit and quirky storylines that make the show. The last few episodes certainly have been better – or maybe I have just forgotten the magic of the show?
I know! It totally sucks. On the plus side, I read that they wrote the season finale to possibly be the series finale, so they shouldn’t be ending on a cliffhanger.
So sad… I still can’t talk about it- every time I do, I get pretty bothered. Boo.
Isn’t it horrible??!! I’m watching the second to last episode EVER right now. Horrible.