Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peaks _WILL_ be renewed (but should we be happy?)
From: (Robert Steven Glickstein)
Date: 1990-05-20, 17:16

dgross@polyslo.CalPoly.EDU (Dave Gross) writes:

[Yes, but who wrote it first?  Attribute, attribute, attribute.]

> > Network execs find coffee-and-donuts crew captures a difficult age group


> >         "We now know that a mystery format -- if it has personalities that
> > are interesting and somewhat quirky -- can succeed in both a children's and
> > an adult market," said Mark McPherson, speaking at a news conference for the
> > network.

God help us.  A "formula" maven.  Prepare for a slew of Twin Peaks clones.

> > Not only are executives confident that they can hold on to the younger
> > set, but they feel that they can capture the older viewers who were alienated
> > by the bizarre twists and turns of the plot, and by the lack of resolutions
> > by show's end.
> > 
> >         Bessie Clary, who has been in charge of coordinating the various
> > directors of this season's episodes, will be in charge of the new direction
> > Twin Peaks will be taking next season.  "We envision a more encapsulated
> > version of Twin Peaks -- with a single mystery being raised and solved each
> > show.  Of course the strange elements will still be there:  Lucy's remarks
> > and Cooper's personality -- but these will take backstage to a more easily
> > digestible plot."

Christ on a crutch.  This is what happened to the James Bond series,
when the producers thought they had hit on a "success" formula
(women, gadgets, cars, who cares about the story?).  We're doomed.
We're all DOOMED!

A more "encapsulated" Twin Peaks will pretty much render this
newsgroup impotent.  Of course, this newsgroup has been fifty percent
of the joy of watching Twin Peaks.

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