‘Windward Circle’: What Might Have Been
Working on the book last night, the subject of the Gilmore Girls spin-off, Windward Circle, came up. I hunted for it briefly online and found what seems to be a clip from the proposed pilot. (Actually, most people from the show agree that the real pilot was the episode of Gilmore where Jess travels to Venice to talk to his dad.)
Even from these few seconds of footage, you can see right away why this series wasn’t going to fly. Aside from some vague similarities to The OC (at least the setup), Windward Circle seemed in grave danger of drifting into the pretty-face navel gazing that typifies the teen dramas of the last 10 years. Still, it was very interesting to find anything on this series.