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by RetconMetatron
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

Re: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

do you really find the story pointless? I don't I actually liked some S3 episodes, but the ending is... "Cooper altered the timeline" (or tried to alter it, or did try it in a dream.. whatever exactly happened, the time travel part was certainly there) Stuff like that belongs in a Star Tr...
by RetconMetatron
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

Re: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

do you really find the story pointless? I don't I actually liked some S3 episodes, but the ending is... "Cooper altered the timeline" (or tried to alter it, or did try it in a dream.. whatever exactly happened, the time travel part was certainly there) Stuff like that belongs in a Star Tr...
by RetconMetatron
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

Re: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

Somewhat off topic, but I always found Lynch's dismay about the killer-reveal pretty petty. Detective stories have always relied on the "one that got away" trope- the case that's never solved, that the investigator obsesses over to his or her own detriment (or sanity). Maybe it would've b...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)
Replies: 91
Views: 25998

Re: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)

God forbid anyone express despair. Have you seen the world? Have you felt the universe? It's FWWM all over again. Showing cruelty does not make one cruel, showing meanness does not make one mean. It was despair for no good reason though. It came across as if Cooper toasted the universe with his tim...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

Re: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

NOTHING IS RESOLVED AT ALL. That seems like a bit of a stretch. The Return is pretty much wraps up some of the biggest mysteries from Season 2 + FWWM. Disagree. The only mystery left was "will Cooper escape the lodge"? That was kinda answered.. in an ultra-cynical cliffhanger way by placi...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Sarah Palmer
Replies: 31
Views: 8969

Re: Sarah Palmer

I think frogmouth-girl is the mother of Bob. (frogmouth is Bob in embryo-form) Bob kinda looks as if he could be the child of the pair we've seen in episode 8. I admit that the timeline is off, given that Leland saw Bob when he was a child, but maybe "frogmouth"-children grow up almost ins...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: David Lynch should not get away by declaring TP as a "dream"
Replies: 49
Views: 13390

Re: David Lynch should not get away by declaring TP as a "dream"

The problem is that all of fiction is basically a dream. You could end literally any book and film with "and it was all a dream". There's nothing clever about it, it's a lazy problem-solver, except if the dream-world plays an integral part of the plot, something like Total Recall for examp...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

Re: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

Somewhat off topic, but I always found Lynch's dismay about the killer-reveal pretty petty. Leland's confession was one of the strongest episodes of the show, and apart from that: Never revealing the killer wouldn't work at all. I mean the core focus was Cooper's investigation all along! Maybe they ...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group
Replies: 5620
Views: 1158163

Re: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group (SPOILERS)

By the way, was the S3 promo false advertising or what? https://t9.pixhost.org/thumbs/736/42016378_17493843_428203650874239_2489283763960283136_n.jpg https://t9.pixhost.org/thumbs/736/42016417_twin_peaks_2017_cast_season_3_photographer_marc_hom_retouch_werkstette13.jpg https://t9.pixhost.org/thumbs/...
by RetconMetatron
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?
Replies: 34
Views: 10124

From an artistic standpoint, why was The Return needed at all?

I thought Lynch and Frost were unhappy with the cliffhanger of Season 2, and that's why the whole endeavor was started in the first place. Yet TR ends.. with a cliffhanger! It really is a cliffhanger, nothing is resolved, tons of theories floating around (are Cooper and Laura stuck in an alternative...
by RetconMetatron
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)
Replies: 91
Views: 25998

Re: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)

If at least the downer-ending was there for a good reason, but... yanking Laura from the timeline?! Doesn't matter whether Cooper succeeded or not.. the fact that he got such a stupid idea in the first place. Damn. The whole part felt like some kind of fan-service from hell: "Oh look, it's youn...
by RetconMetatron
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group
Replies: 5620
Views: 1158163

Re: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group (SPOILERS)

I challenge all of you to put forward a season of any TV show ever which you consider to be worse than what we just watched so I can check it out and perhaps stop saying that this is the worst thing I've ever seen that has an IMDB page. Season 2 of Earth: Final Conflict (EFC). Not sure how many kno...
by RetconMetatron
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group
Replies: 5620
Views: 1158163

Re: Twin Peaks Return: The Profoundly Disappointed Support Group (SPOILERS)

I'm aware of the separate gender thread but I still would like to mention here that the blatant misogyny has been unbearable in TR even by cable show and overall problematic Lynch standards. Older women are ridiculous nagging caricatures, younger ones are naked and lingerie-clad victims offered up ...
by RetconMetatron
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: David Lynch should not get away by declaring TP as a "dream"
Replies: 49
Views: 13390

David Lynch should not get away by declaring TP as a "dream"

I am pretty disappointed about the praise the S3 ending gets in the media, even if at least half of them are hipsters. Lynch should be called out for including the damn "it was all a dream"-cliche as a possible ending for the whole of TP. That was just shoddy! (the other is timeline-alteri...
by RetconMetatron
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Season 3 (2017) The Return
Topic: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)
Replies: 91
Views: 25998

Re: Season 3 was incredibly mean-spirited (spoilers)

I don't get this mean-spirited vibe from season 3 at all. I will concede that the ending is a little bleaker than I anticipated it would be, but in a way Lynch gives us two endings: one that is all dandy and one that isn't (roughly corresponding to part 17 and 18). If you want to see the series as ...

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