LurkerAtTheThreshold wrote: yaxomoxay wrote:
I was back on board last episode. But this----
This----episode 8 business.....
Surely this is a fuck you to the audience? I'm still riding this wave to the beach, but should we be calling the authorities about the tsunami?
This series really feels like psychological abuse.
I am not going to talk about the fact that you hate the show as it's not only your right but a legitimate feeling, even if I disagree.
But let me disagree as vehemently as possible with the above statement. Episode 8 was the biggest, greatest love letter to Twin Peaks fans. We invested time and some money in it, and yesterday David Lynch transformed the whole world of Twin Peaks from a mild murder mystery in a god forsaken town in which two forces are fighting to the most important event in human history.
He moved Laura from being an abused druggie to a creation of God that most likely suffered to save our world. It made Twin Peaks the most important place in history due to human's choices (the nuke). He made everything the center of the existence planes, including the lodges. He made Bob the creation of pure evil (or pain and suffering on a nuclear scale), making Cooper's sacrifice even more incredible.
Am I the only one that found the mythologizing of Laura in this sci fi- 1950's nostalgia fest space epic/pseudodrama Lynchian wank fest trite?
Why would I want to see Laura Palmer floating around in a bubble in the giants spaceship and her become the redeemer of humanity?
That's the stupidest shit I've ever heard
Visually yes. This episode was stunning
But it was so boring I went to be at 9pm from being exhausted watching it.
It's really fucking stupid.
Are you telling me that you really buy into a murdered teenage high school girl being the saviour from a demon caused by a nuclear blast?
And they idea doesn't make you cringe?
This is Ed Wood funny but it's not good.
I'm sorry. As I say every week. Im going to keep watching this. Im going to take it as it is.
I'll appreciate individual aspects. Cinematography is great... etc etc
But I'll never love this series as a cohesive whole
It's just dumbfest 2017
I've had enough creamed corn now, and I want my coffee and donuts
Well, I will never tell you that you should like this series. It's art, so love it, or hate it. Or just be indifferent to it. You choose, and it's your right, as it's your right to find it stupid. Some people find Picasso stupid, others find him a genius. That's art.
As for the NEED of seeing Laura like yesterday in episode 8? Well, we didn't NEED to see her. We didn't need anything from series 3. Or series 2, for the matter, except the murder's resolution. We also didn't need to know about the sawmill, or Nadine's drapes, or Lucy's love for Dick Tremaine.
Fulfilling needs is not what this series is about. And it's not what was about or what will be about. With the exception of a few episodes from Series 2, Twin Peaks is an exhibition. Heck, we could use Mussorgsky's music to accompany us at this exhibition. It's an exhibition of characters, and elements, often seemingly disjointed; yet, all of them fit into a larger picture. It's a matryoshka doll. You open it, then open it, then open it again. And inside you find more and more elements. Twin Peaks could be the murder of a bad girl by the hands of her abusive father in a mid sized town, all of it solved by a capable and unconventional investigator. That's the only thing we NEED to see Twin Peaks.
But we (at least I do) love Twin Peaks more than anything else because, like the owls, it's not what it seems. The more we open a layer, the more we understand.
Episode 8 has shown to us the primordial layer of Twin Peaks. We didn't need to see it, and our lives would've continued anyways in admiration of Twin Peaks. But yesterday I was given the gift to see the core of the matter, at least until we find the next box to open (if there is one), and for this I will always be thankful about what I watched on Sunday, June 25 2017.
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