Agent Earle wrote:You both made my point beautifully. I wouldn't have a problem with how it all turned out during the show's initial run - I think it's all water under the bridge and we should let it go at this point (no matter how I wish the show would've gotten a continuation back then ...). What irks me is that Lynch and some of the cast are so quick to dismiss S 2 today as this ungodly, shameful thing and forget (or "forget") to mention Lynch's own considerable role in the infamous deterioration of the show's quality. The least we can agree on is that such behavior is unfair. Peyton himself implied as much in one of his recent (embittered) tweets.
I agree, but at the same time I can understand their stances. The deterioration didn't happen in a vacuum, with Lynch and Frost getting a fair shake at making the show how they wanted, as if they capitulated to deterioration on their own terms. Frost has stated that they agreed to buckle to the pressure, but the pressure was there nonetheless, and I disagree categorically with the executive demands. I imagine that having your creative output tampered with would be an absolutely fouling experience, and turn your involvement very quickly into one that's compromised in a fundamental way. When the show is no longer your show, you might start seeing things once unjustified on your part, like disengagement and missed deadlines, as tat for tat.