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Subject: Re: Give me plot or give me death! (was Re: Lynch - CRITICISM!!!)
From: gln@cs.arizona.edu (Gary Newell)
Date: 1990-12-08, 15:24
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <14740025@hpfcso.HP.COM>, daq@hpfcso.HP.COM (Doug Quarnstrom) writes:
> > I KNOW that Gary Newell will disagree with this for his own reasons,

Well I guess you KNOW wrong now don't you? 

> > but I think that certain episodes of TP approach the zenith of
> > what Lynch is capable.  They are, if you will, TV masterpieces.

 I agree. I thought that most (not all but most) of the FIRST season
was extremely strong. Howeve, it seems clear to me that when it came down
to trying to put it out week after week, and extend the story past the
originally planned line (or are there still people who think that this
story has been planned all along?) Frost and Lynch and the rest were
unable to do it - the show has become weak in my opinion with only
short flashes of what it was or could have been. Perhaps if they tried
to break really new ground and go with a once a month episode they could
have pulled it off....

> > Please do not flame me Gary.  I don't care diddley dick for Lynch and

Why should I? You're not telling anyone to stop posting here, nor are you
claiming that Lynch is the second coming....

> > Yes, TP has plenty of plot for me.  It moves very slowly, but who cares.

The original argument was not that it had no plot but that it didn't
handle the plot well. The show has "spurts" of plot in 5-10 minute pieces and
then goes long spans with little development or much of anything else
besides some interesting (usually) visuals and bizarre dialogue.

> > I also wisht they would kill James or Donna.  One or the other has
> > to go!

Bravo. I am amazed at how many people seemed to actually enjoy the scenes
with Donna/Maddie/James - perhaps I'm missing something but as far as
I can tell - they simply cannot act worth a damn - I mean they *really* stink.

		gln


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