Do you wish the Gilmore Girls revival kept the familiar opening credits? Watch the revival credits as they were meant to be here!
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life had a few problems. One of the most glaring issues was the lack of opening credits. A hallmark of the original series is the sepia-filtered look at the vast array of characters set to the Carol King hit, “Where You Lead.”
One YouTuber and Gilmore fan took it upon herself to make the experience complete. We support Rose Tyler’s note, “I fixed the intro!”
‘Gilmore Girls’ opening credits
Ah, much better! There is something about hearing those familiar lyrics against the scenes from around town that make you feel all warm inside.
Sadly, the absence of Edward Herrmann lingers just as heavy in these credits as it does in the series. In every single episode of Gilmore Girls he sat with his paper as the credit, “special appearance by Edward Herrmann” faded into view. We, and the series, miss him.
Music and musicals play a prominent role in the revival. Stars Hollow sees an original musical about the town’s history performed by the brilliant Sutton Foster and Christian Borle. In addition, the troubadour returns to serenade us through the seasons. This time, instead of competing with outside talent for his corner, his sister arrives in town.
Who plays his sister? None other than Carol King’s daughter, Louise Goffin! The mother-daughter duo teamed up to record a new version of “Where You Lead” just for the original Gilmore Girls theme song.
King revives her role as Sophie, owner of the town’s music shop in the Netflix reboot. Stick around through “Summer” for a special performance by King herself!
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is now available to stream on Netflix.