Ross wrote:I think my biggest problem with the new show is the disconnect. Which I wasn't expecting. One thing about the original show that made me love it so much was the emotional connection. To the characters, town, music. Even in the second half of season 2 when the storyline wasn't as strong, I still loved it because the characters were so endearing, and the music so memorable. Even the more serious FWWM had Laura at its emotional center. But the new show is so stylized and unnatural, and with no music, that I loose that emotional component. Even with our original characters, Lynch has them deliver their lines in such stilted manner that it takes away from caring about them. On top of that playing Lucy even more broadly than she was before. I don't hate it, but I hate that I don't love it.
I definitely see your point there. Like others, I think the emotional connection is going to be rebuilt slowly, but we shall see.
I think most of us agree that the brief Bobby/Laura moment in the Sherriff's Station was the closest we came to feeling that emotional center from the original series.
As for the Badalamanti music- I guess we are all surprised we have heard very little in the way of new compositions.