Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: 12-15 Episode
From: tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff)
Date: 1990-12-17, 17:32
In article <1990Dec16.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Michael Lee) writes:
> >I like some of these new plots -- Andrew's revival was unexpected.
Yes, and someone else's comment about turning a corner sounds right too.
Those clumsy, rushed episodes closing the WKLP story arc sucked the big
one! but now I find I'm having fun watching. Will they get scary
again later, I wonder.
> >I think TP's current problem is that as it becomes more diverse in plots
> >and subplots, people realize that Twin Peaks is, and always has been, a
> >Soap Opera. Yes, it's "shot with a film-maker's eye", and it has lots of
> >unique imagery, but besides that? It's a soap.
Weeeellll, yeah kinda. Somewhere between DYNASTY, DARK SHADOWS and HILL
STREET BLUES, I guess. But with some pretty original twists. I hardly
think that America is going to mind if TWIN PEAKS turns out to be a
gothic prime time soap. I ain't erasing MY tapes!
> >It was interesting to see Hawk and Truman's reactions to Denise. I don't
> >think cross-dressing is a usual thing in Twin Peaks. :)
A total HSB touch, of course. My girlfriend pointed something out to
me. Crossdressing on TV is usually a la Milton Berle or Monty Python,
deliberately grotesque and comically ugly. By comparison, Dennis/Denise
was a knockout. Good actor too.