Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: thoughts on 12/8....
From: tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff)
Date: 1990-12-11, 16:43
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <28456@megaron.cs.arizona.edu> gln@cs.arizona.edu (Gary Newell) writes:
> > Also, I am surprised at the general positive response that this episode
> >has received on the net so far. I thought that it was one of the
> >weakest shows yet. The dialogue was pretty sad (the Donna whining was
> >pathetic and Truman's "cooper is a saint" speech went a bit far for my 
> >tastes) and aside from the "holiday-like" spread at the funeral, the
> >images didn't impress me as much. Frankly, I expected to see a number
> >of "geez - this show is really going downhill fast" postings after this
> >one - maybe they'll come later.......

No, I agree with Gary here.  [mark your calendars :-)]  Right now TP is
in the absolute slough pond of dumb-TV disease.  It's just about as bad
as half a dozen other soapy series out there.  If it stays like this it
deserves to go away.

Frankly, I want another Lynch directed episode!  Let's get something
going here.  And what about Lesli Linka Glatter.  Right now it's like
watching a fish video.

As to why there wasn't more negative response: it's not fun walking in
here week after week and composing another "yuck, this was even WORSE"
article!  It's easier to stay away.  On the other hand, as the show gets
dumber and dumber its ratings are naturally inching upward, and even
here on the net you get more people popping up out of their little holes
and saying "Well I dont know about all thes others but to me this was
one of the best episodes that have yet been shown so far" etc etc.  Hey,
chacon a son gout as we mumble around our brie and baguette...


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