N. Needleman wrote:And I think there's something to be said for a possible Season 4 being a bold attempt at 'classicism' - maybe going back to a more conventional episodic TV format of A, B and C-plots a la the '90s than the rambling wormhole of Season 3's structure. But the truth is I wouldn't mind more of the same either.
Just been reading through this thread and some other older threads I've missed in my absence. Had to stop when I saw this comment. " Season 4 being a bold attempt at 'classicism' - maybe going back to a more conventional episodic TV format of A, B and C-plots a la the '90s than the rambling wormhole of Season 3's structure" - Wow, I would love this!! But I don't see this happening if Lynch is directing every single episode again. If he's only directing a few and Frost and others are also taking charge, then maybe. But I would love a "return to roots" for Season 4. But if it's going to be more Lynchian like The Return/Inland Empire, etc., I'll be okay with that too. I wasn't crazy about The Return, I'm on record saying I wanted the original series, but I made the best of it rather than overly criticizing it.
Personally, I'd love to see Lynch/Frost launch a more traditional TP show for Showtime with a Season 4, now that they've gotten The Return out of their system, and write/direct a few episodes, oversee the whole thing as showrunners/executive producers, but also bring in a small team of carefully hand-picked writers and directors to work on it with them and film and release as they go, rather than filming then editing the entire season before we see it. I think that way we'd see it quicker too. But I seriously doubt anything like this will ever happen again. I think they'd be too wary to turn it over to others or try to follow a more traditional (even Showtime/cable) format.