Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Ben
From: ekushnir@math.lsa.umich.edu (Eugene Kushnirsky)
Date: 1991-01-14, 14:58
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Jan14.160234.22926@watserv1.waterloo.edu> alternat@watserv1.waterloo.edu (Ann Hodgins) writes:

> >I defend Ben against charges that he is the new host for BOB.
> >I see his current condition as a natural and somewhat healthy
> >response to shock. 

I HATE what they've done to Ben's character. There is nothing "natural" about
his state; this is the writers trying for supposed comic relief. Leland's
dead, Jacoby's nowhere to be seen--"Oh," they say, "we need a new oddball
character! How about the kooky next-door-neighbor....No, what if we take a
strong character and make him go nuts? Ha ha! Let's say that spending a couple
of nights in jail has caused Ben Horne to flip! Hey, yeah, he's completely 
rational now, but what if YOU were forced to endure the horror and degradation
of the Twin Peaks county jail--you'd suddenly become obsessed with the Civil
War too! Yeah, let's do that, so we can spend more time putting wacky thought
balloons over Andy's head!"
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