Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peaks _WILL_ be renewed (but should we be happy?)
Date: 1990-05-21, 03:59

In article <265721a7.3741@petunia.CalPoly.EDU>, dgross@polyslo.CalPoly.EDU (Dave Gross) writes:
> > 
> > 	"We now know that a mystery format -- if it has personalities that are
> > interesting and somewhat quirky -- can succeed in both a children's and
> > an adult market," said Mark McPherson, speaking at a news conference for the
> > network.
> > 
  Market???  Can't television executives just enjoy the show rather than look
for a way to capitalize on it?
> > 	Not only are executives confident that they can hold on to the younger
> > set, but they feel that they can capture the older viewers who were alienated
> > by the bizarre twists and turns of the plot, and by the lack of resolutions
> > by show's end.
> > 
Anyone who felt alienated by the bizarre twists is probably happy watching the
rest of the tv sludge.  TP has been the only good thing on television
(excepting The Simpsons) for a long time.  I just wish the tv executives would
realize that there are intelligent people who want quality programming out

> > 	Bessie Clary, who has been in charge of coordinating the various
> > directors of this season's episodes, will be in charge of the new direction
> > Twin Peaks will be taking next season.  "We envision a more encapsulated
> > version of Twin Peaks -- with a single mystery being raised and solved each
> > show.  Of course the strange elements will still be there:  Lucy's remarks
> > and Cooper's personality -- but these will take backstage to a more easily
> > digestible plot."
  ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^
Wonderful.  Don't they realize that the strange personalities and the bizarre
twists are what make the show?  If I wanted a digestible plot, I would be
watching reruns of Charlie's Angels instead.
> > 
> > 	Is the network confident that they can keep the younger viewers
> > watching?  McPherson thinks so.  "It's become a fad already.  We think it
> > will outlast the Simpsons.  Never underestimate the power of a cult following
> > with teens and pre-teens."

Duran Duran...New Kids on the Block...Twin Peaks???
> > 
> > 	Rumors have even been flying that consultants from Caspary & Sklar
> > (the company that handled the licensing of "Beetlejuice" models and action
> > figures) have been contacted to discuss marketing a line of Peaks-related
> > odds and ends.

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