poodlerottweiler wrote:Thank goodness I found this place. Trying to criticize, vent or expressing disappointment anywhere else is always met with the most pretentious bull from hardcore Lynch fans who are trying to sound more enlightened than they are. I feel like this whole season, as much as I enjoyed a lot of it, was ultimately pointless at best and mean-spirited at worst. The actors keep insisting how much Lynch adores TP but it seemed like this whole venture was a "fuck you" to the original show, actors and fans. I'm not trying to insult Lynch or his fans but really, it's hard for me to see this as anything but Lynch masturbating to himself for 18 hours while flipping the bird to everyone. The fact that it's being lauded as high art by critics just baffles me. I'm saying all this as someone who thinks Lost Highway is a masterpiece and didn't watch TP/FWWM until a few years ago.
I think you hit the nail on the head as I have said in previous posts. The Return was a complete mess and I really thought the whole Dougie thing was as bad as it could get that is until parts 17 and 18. I think Lynch is doing the right thing by not making anymore films. He obviously has some issues. FWWM was a total letdown when I saw it in the theatre in 1992 and when I first heard that the new series was an extension of the film I got worried. There were some parts of the series I liked but I didn't see why we had to be built up over and over again just to be let down again. I bet the execs at Showtime regret spending all that money on this project. IMO it would have been a much better series if other people had been involved. The whole demigod Lynchian thing is what destroyed the project. So many things were not addressed and others went on way too long. It's over and I am actually glad it is. It was exhausting to watch and honestly just made me angry most Sundays. I don't understand why Lynch did this but if he wanted his final project remembered as a collosal flop that's what he got.