The girls are back! Netflix is reviving the hit series, Gilmore Girls, after a 9 year hiatus and fans are already giddy over newly released set photos.
In case you've forgotten the story, it's about a single mom named Lorelai Gilmore, who is raising her daughter in suburban Connecticut. The town provides the backdrop for a touching coming of age story involving hysterical characters from all walks of life.
Lorelai's daughter Rory navigates life and relationships a she matures through the Chilton Academy, and ultimately Yale University. Meanwhile her mom has to answer to her wealthy, vapid parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, whose demands can never be enough.
The first episode aired on October 5, 2000, after receiving funding from the Family Friendly Programming Forum, making it one of the first network shows to receive that kind of funding.
The show is known for its pop culture references and alt music selections. Pixies, Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and Sonic Youth are what make this show great. Surely we'll get more of this in the new release.
When did the idea for a revival season come about? Well in 2010, actress Lauren Graham expressed interest in a Gilmore Girls movie, claiming that "people with power, people who could actually make it happen, are talking about it."
Three years later actor Scott Patterson, known as Luke Danes on the show, further ignited rumors by saying "There are talks going on at the moment. I can't really go into any detail, but there is some activity. So I'm hopeful..."
Finally in October 2015, Netflix reached a deal with Warner Bros. to revive the program on the internet streaming medium. By January 2016, the cast was announced.
Melissa McCarthy later went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce her appearance on the revival, which is now called Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
You're probably wondering why we're talking about Gilmore Girls. The answer is clear. Guys, your ladies love it. They want you to act like you love it too. It's worth sacrificing an afternoon to indulge them in Netflix programming.
Gilmore is just one example, there's also Real Housewives of (insert location), Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and any show hosted by Tim Gunn that are required viewing by any decent man alongside his woman.
So on November 25th, light a fire, but a bottle of white wine, and let them enjoy the revival of their favorite show. You will be duly rewarded for your sacrifice.