You were captivated? I was rolling my eyes and couldn't wait for it to end. Sad to think that it was made by the same guy who did "Eraserhead".
"Lynch's performance, which is kind of one-note and goofy in the original series, comes off as much more layered and sad"
Okay, I'll give you that one but as I indicated previously, the comedy element was never a big part of the appeal of the original series and either way, Lynch's performance isn't much of a selling point.
Believe it or not, I'd actually completely forgotten about Wally Brando. But um yeah, that was ####ing retarded (and FTR I generally like Michael Cera).