Thursday, June 15, 2006

Underrated Projects # 3 / TV Moments # 3

On The Air (1992 TV sitcom)

Fresh from his initial Twin Peaks / Who-killed-Laura-Palmer success, David Lynch returned to television to share with us his own vision of what a sitcom should be, thus resulting in this fascinating On The Air, a TV show about a TV show where everything always goes wrong. Full of surreal and absurd moments, this was a big fuck-you to all the prominent TV-languages that had been seen so far, inventing its own rhythm and even its own sense of humour. Such audacity resulted in the show being cancelled after just 7 episodes, but it still remains as one of the greatest TV lost pearls.

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