There’s plenty of debate to be had about the Gilmore Girls revival. Is Rory the worst? Why is the “g” in “girls” lowercase in the title? Has Jess somehow become the sanest person in Stars Hollow? But one truth universally acknowledged is that the four Netflix movies were missing the iconic Gilmore Girls theme song. Sung by Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin, the “Where You Lead I Will Follow” title sequence was a backbone of the original series, and the revival just wasn’t the same without it. Thankfully, the YouTube channel Rose Tyler has fixed Netflix’s oversight and created an opening sequence fit for this new era of Gilmore Girls.
The video is just about perfect, capturing the feel of the original title sequences while showing off some of the most delightful moments of the revival. And even less-than-great moments—like Rory stress-tap-dancing—are a lot more charming when they’re underscored by King and Goffin’s duet. The video parallels moments from the original title sequences, like Lane drumming and the Gilmore girls hugging. And it arguably finds better character-defining moments for Paris, Kirk, and Logan than the original sequences ever did. Here are a few of the original openings for comparison: