Meaghan Kirby
November 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Warner Bros.

On the surface, Gilmore Girls is about the relationship between our favorite mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, but according to creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, there’s an element of tragedy to the show that pulls it all together. As part of the Netflix revival of the series, the cast and crew are opening up about the original series and OMG we’re learning so much dirt about the early years of Gilmore Girls

According to Sherman-Palladino, adding the drama of Lorelai’s parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, created the realistic complexity that she felt was missing from the show. 

Sherman-Palladino opened up to Entertainment Weekly about how the complicated relationship between Lorelai and her parents, with Rory in the middle, allowed for a serious note to the comedy series.

Fans of the series know that Lorelai left her parents house at sixteen, when she became pregnant with Rory. Until the pilot of the series, when Rory is accepted to a very expensive private high school, the Gilmore girls rarely interacted with Richard and Emily. For Sherman-Palladino, the idea of a carefree Lorelai having some serious emotional baggage is something most people could relate to.

Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai, told EW that the idea of a character who was fully established in her adult life but still felt like a child when interacting with her parents was intriguing.

We couldn’t imagine a show without the three generations of Gilmores. Their dynamic is definitely something we can relate to. We CAN’T wait to see them reunite on Friday!