Graham's new Disney+ show is really a return to form for the Gilmore Girls alum, says Alison Herman. "She’s also an audience surrogate, or at least a surrogate for a portion of the audience that’s necessary for Disney’s four-quadrant appeal," says Herman. "Part of Game Changers’ target demographic will be older millennials who grew up with a cherubic, pre-Pacey Joshua Jackson; part of it will be actual kids who appreciate the timeless appeal of a feel-good story, plus more modern cracks about AirDrops and helicopter parents. Graham caters to a third group: adults watching because their children are, but who welcome the presence of a familiar face. Plenty can relate to the experience of a hockey agnostic who finds herself caring because someone she loves does, too. (In this case, the fourth quadrant is the mythical creature immune to hockey, Ducks lore, and Lauren Graham, but knows a well-made show when they see it.)"
TOPICS: Lauren Graham, Disney+, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers