I suspect I’m not the only Gilmore Girls viewer who is disappointed that the planned spin-off for Jess has been scrapped. What I wonder is whether the others are disappointed for the same reason that I am.
It is not, you see, that I wished to view a Jess-oriented series. That had no appeal for me. Rather, I was looking forward to Gilmore Girls being once more a largely Jess-free zone. I found the character actively annoying, in the midst of a largely pleasant show. Yes, I understand that he was supposed to be the bad boy and thus be attractive to both Rory and the viewers, but the romance in the show never worked for me, and not being a teenage girl the lure of the bad (or, let’s face it, merely impolite) boy eludes me as well.
I realize that any relationship that Rory is in needs to set up some sort of conflict. I just hope that they find ways to do it with characters who are more interesting.