The haters now and then are both longing for more "traditional" narrative. That's conservative.
If you go over and take a look at the 'profoundly disappointed' thread you will see it is not as simple as that.
There are some people, sure, that regret that this series is not a continuation of what went before, in terms of tone and character and narrative style and image quality and music, and so on.
But most people have a problem with aspects of this series as what it is now - not as what it isn't or could have been and never set out to be.
Problems that people have with TP TR unconnected with series 1/2 include
- dislike of digital image quality
- feeling that the whole thing is messy and disconnected and goes from scene to scene in random order, and is far too long and badly edited with too many pointless scenes.
- lack of warmth, lack of any real interest or investment in the characters as anything more than cardboard cut outs.
- the ' meta ' aspects - Lynch putting himself at the centre of his own drama as actor, the self-consciousness of it all
- the stilted and occasionally poor or apparently deliberately unconvincing acting, or hamming it up, the awkwardness of some of the performances.
- the over explicit ' literal' spelling out of the supernatural elements and the ''mythology dumps'', the B Movie clunkiness of the exposition.
- the fact that the only sympathetic characters are over 60, a general feeling of sourness and misanthropy about ' the state of young people today'
- the way female characters are portrayed ( all wives are shrews, none of the women have any agency)
- the whole ' Dougie' storyline outliving it's interest a long time before the 13 episodes it was given.
and so on.
All these ( and many other points raised in the ' disappointed' thread ) are valid observations and even if you like the series some of these criticisms have some merit or at the very least raise questions worth asking. TP TR is a great thing but it has been quite uneven in places, definitely had it's highs and lows, and there have been some really awkward moments. It is wrong to say that everyone who has a problem with this series - or really is disappointed in aspects of it - is a hater, or is conservative. In fact, it is probably quite a conservative position to take, to suggest that anyone who has a problem with TP TR ' doesn't get Lynch' or ' doesn't like weird stuff'. The truth is more interesting than that. The people on this board almost by definition are Lynch fans, that is what dugpa is for. So it is maybe worth listening to the voices of those who have taken an intense interest in this series, who usually like Lynch's work, but who haven't liked everything about TP TR as unequivocally as you or the Washington Post have.