If you watched Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, no doubt you noticed one glaring omission from the revival. Nowhere to be found was the theme song, “Where You Lead” by Carole King and daughter Louise Goffin, which appeared in all 153 episodes of the original Gilmore Girls series. Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed to E! why it wasn’t included in the mini-series.
“Well, we were really trying to do these in a different form and we didn’t want it to feel like a traditional television show. We sort of saved it for the end because we needed to include it, but it just felt like—we weren’t trying to do, ‘Hey, here’s more Gilmore episodes. They’re just longer,'” Sherman-Palladino told the media outlet.
“We were really trying to tell a different kind of story about these three women and where they were when their lives got turned upside down. I think because of that and because there were no commercial breaks and because you’re not writing to act breaks, you’re really writing sort of in movie form, it’s harder to break away from that and put a main title sequence in there without it feeling like you’re just doing the old series again,” she continued. “It really was just a stylistic thing and dramatically, wanting to come up cold on certain things.”
Thanks to a hardcore fan, those who missed the opening intro will no longer go without. YouTube user Rose Tyler gathered footage from the four-part revival and compiled them to create an updated opening credits sequence. Check it out below.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Intro (Fan Video)