Ajax Rules wrote:I hope for a very ambitious and pretentious approach that says "This is my (DKL's) magnum opus"
To quote Entertainment Weekly's 1990 review of Season 1, "Twin Peaks is different from most other shows that have striven to be innovative. For one thing, Peaks is good -- engrossing and funny; for another, it doesn't carry those shows' stink of smugness." Despite his myriad eccentricities, Lynch has never -- at least, in my opinion -- come across as pretentious. Surreal, visceral, inscrutable, bizarre... but never pretentious. One of the things that made Twin Peaks so great was that it didn't condescend the average TV viewer. It expected more of him or her, yes, but it didn't turn up its nose and say, "I'm too good for you."
There's a fine line between ambitious and pretentious, and I highly doubt Lynch -- or anyone else involved in Season 3 -- is aiming for the latter. After all, pretentious, by definition, means "trying to affect greater importance or talent than you actually possess." To me, that sounds more like Hannibal (I love it to pieces, but it's hilariously ostentatious and preachy) than Twin Peaks.
Ajax Rules wrote:I hate when people say that TP is or should be basically a soap opera.
It is a soap opera, and there's nothing wrong with that. Implying that Twin Peaks is somehow lesser because Frost and Lynch chose to model it after a popular TV format of the day is incredibly narrow-minded.
Ajax Rules wrote:So, if Lynch and Frost view TP as a soap-opera, it proves to me that even these men have flaws.
This makes absolutely no sense. Just because you don't like soap operas doesn't make Frost and Lynch any less brilliant. That's like saying Michael Jackson is a bad singer because he sang pop songs. Um... no. It just means you, the singular individual, don't like pop music.
I'm not a fan of French New Wave, but that doesn't mean I'm arrogant enough to think Godard's movies are bad just because they don't align with my specific tastes. Sometimes, a certain genre/medium just isn't your cup of tea. That doesn't mean it's inherently flawed.