Xavi wrote:missoulamt wrote:It's easy to over-intellectualize things. I read one comment earlier in the thread where the poster suggested that one must do as Dr. Amp says, dig yourself out of the shit, to really learn to appreciate the greatness of the Return It becomes a little far fetched.
At the end of the day, it's all down to personal taste and what moves you. On a whole, TR felt disappointing to me. Not because I was expecting it to follow in the same footsteps as the original, but because I was hoping it would be as strong.
As strong as the original? In which Nadine had super power and that felt "A okay," whereas in TPS3 a guy with a green glove felt, uhh, weak? Does that make sense?
Nadine was always strictly a second- or even third-tier character, sort of a comic relief, you might say (together with Dick Tremayne, Andy, Lucy, Lana and the Milfords... you get the point). Even when S 2 was at its most "unbearable", Cooper's (and the Palmers', though they pretty much exited the narrative by that point) storyline was always handled with utmost care, seriousness and professionalism (though haters of Windom Earle's comic book villain-ness might disagree ). Whereas the guy with a green glove was brought into what is the very main core of the TP universe in terms of plotting, overall thematic importance, resonance, the series' longevity etc. etc. Come to think of it, watching the climatic battle between Bob and Freddy in some sense felt as if super-powerful Nadine would step out of her confines of ridiculousness and become the major force that defeated this all-encompassing, omnipresent evil that became the original series' main antagonist by the S 2 finale (later given additional prominence by FWWM). In other words, it felt like something that a 7-year old me might find a cool idea.