TwistedFate_L4 wrote:Mr. Reindeer wrote:TwistedFate_L4 wrote:Outside of critics and the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom, Twin Peaks The Return really didn't make a huge impact so I'm not surprised not many big named actors or directors have yet to chime in because they probably haven't even seen it. I would love to know what Tarantino thought of it as well as what he thinks of Lynch in general- but he definitely doesn't seem like much of a TV person.
I imagine a lot of people in the industry watched it and just haven’t had occasion to publicly talk about it (or maybe they hated it and are too tactful to speak out). It’s hard to imagine people working in the film, and particularly television, industries not wanting to be able to converse about a work that, love it or hate it, is being pretty universally called “unique.”
Perhaps they have conversed amongst themselves but I don't think the reason why many have yet to talk publicly has anything to do with anyone being too tactful or not finding the right time to talk about it- many are on social media and converse about what they just had for snack. I think it all boils down to my original point which was outside of the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom and critics- The new season was nothing but a blip on the radar to every one else. So I think most people in the industry just haven't felt a "need" or urge to publicize their feelings if they had indeed seen it because it wasn't a bona fide sensation that has swept the nation as some of us like to believe. The ratings were dismal despite the adoration it received from critics.
This isn't a knock at Twin Peaks- I'm just stating to many, even those in the industry, The Return came and went and that was that. It didn't ignite a spark outside of the fandom enough for public declaration from industry elites.
Did you read up on the ratings? In total there were 2 million watching it streaming weekly on Showtime, which is pretty decent considering the nature of season 3 in my view. CBS/ Showtime had record profits due to people signing up for Twin Peaks. Outside of the US, I am sure that the viewers were there for it. As a 'brand' in itself Twin Peaks would have generated interest internationally and on a far wider scale than most tv shows. Then there's the fact that Lynch directed it.