Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peaks _WILL_ be renewed (but should we be happy?)
From: (Eugene Fiume)
Date: 1990-05-22, 06:13

In article <412@van-bc.UUCP> sl@van-bc.UUCP (Stuart Lynne) writes:
> >
> >I think it was NPR's TV critic who first put me onto Twin Peaks about a week
> >before the first broadcast by saying "Twin Peaks is the most innovative and
> >interesting show since The Singing Detective!". High praise indeed. 
> >
I share that critic's opinion.  The Singing Detective was a fascinating series
with delicious mixtures of high and black comedy.  The scene in which Marlowe
lies in the hospital bed while doctors and nurses sing "Dem Bones" is at the
pinnacle of surrealistic comedy.  But then, SD would never make it to
commercial TV (it did in Europe, but that's another matter).  TP in many
ways is one of the finest shows to appear on commercial TV.  And before
SD and TP, you might have to go all the way back to Brideshead Revisited
for a show of comparable quality.
-- Eugene Fiume, Dynamic Graphics Project Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, (416) 978-5472