Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: 12-15 Episode
From: tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff)
Date: 1990-12-17, 17:32
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1990Dec16.072421.826@daffy.cs.wisc.edu> mlee@cat25.cs.wisc.edu (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.


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