How HBO’s ‘Girls’ Can Be Just As Soft And Fuzzy As ‘Gilmore Girls’
3:30 pm, December 3rd | by Laura Donovan
Remember wholesome, well-adjusted, ambitious, fast-talking Rory Gilmore? She and mother Lorelai made life look easy and positively blissful in 2000 hit show, “Gilmore Girls.” Then 9/11, a series of natural disasters, a recession, and a pervasive problem of twenty-somethings with attitudes happened and made us all cynical and frowny. Enter HBO’s “Girls,” a program about the travails of dating, loving, and working as a Millenial. These shows paint quite different portraits of what it’s like to be a young aspiring writer and lady, but video editor Marc Butcavage has re-imagined “Girls” through the warm-colored opening credits of “Gilmore Girls,” giving the contemporary show a completely different vibe than the one we know.
The clip opens with the “Gilmore Girls” theme song playing alongside shots from “Girls in soft lighting. We see main character Hannah dancing and chatting with her friends, Shoshanna hugging Jessa, Marnie smiling and cozying up next to her boyfriend, and Hannah’s parents reading a letter, among other things. We don’t hear any screaming, put-downs, or requests for money. It’s very sweet. Check out the video below and decide whether “Girls” is really just 2012′s version of “Gilmore Girls” after all. I’d like to think they’re different and am happy to keep it that way. Apples and oranges here!