The Right Hand of Doom
- Apr 24, 2017
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Oh, you should definitely watch Twin Peaks ASAP - I think particularly with your tastes in folklore you'd love it. The mythology of the series draws upon the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, reinterpreted in a very dark and modern way. I personally would say it is the second best TV show ever made, after The Prisoner (and bears some resemblance in tone to that classic).Twin Peaks was very simple in that unfortunately it was judged to expensive to licence or something. My Dad loves it, I've always meant to watch it.
Yeah I agree on the sitcom thing. It's pretty much the same with soaps. Things like Dallas and so on weren't too big, being replaced by stuff like Coronation Street. I think it's for the same reasons you mentioned.
With the caveat that the show is excellent up until the episode in the second season that reveals the killer, something the creators didn't want to do but were pressured into by execs, and then they pretty much abandoned the show, leaving it to take a nosedive in quality until Lynch returned for just the final episode. But then there's a prequel film by Lynch and the recent Return mini-series that more than makes up for that.