Ok so I had a bit mixed feelings after the show but was leaning towards liking the whole thing.
But as days have gone by I have noticed this odd feeling of just not being interested in Twin Peaks much at all. This season basically killed all my will to dwell into theories about the show.
I have been obsessed by the whole thing ever since I first saw it back in 1991 and for the past 10-15 years I have been extremely into it. I spent years writing in the now dead Twin Peaks Gazette forum.
First I noticed that I'm not that interested to grab hold of Mark Forst's new book. I preordered The Secret History and was eager to read it immediately (I guess that book was the first in the series of disappointments about the return of Twin Peaks). Now the new book is out and I haven't even thought about reading it yet. I read some spoilers and those just made me even less interested.
I find myself not interested in decoding Fire Walk with Me, which is my all time favorite movie that I have seen at least over 50 times. I'm kinda not even obsessed to that anymore
What I saw in the Third Season has pretty much flattened my interest to it. Not that the season was bad or awful, but it just killed whatever will I had in trying to figure out the overall mystery of Twin Peaks.
And now as I watch Bob crawling over the sofa or Bob killing Maddy, I just see flashes of the Hulk glove guy punching flying Bob orb in my mind and the mood is immediately dead. Bob was such a missed opportunity in this season. The scene with Bad Coop and the mirror was FANTASTIC and I really hoped something would've come from that but nothing happened. Bob became the orb for good.
I think the last two episodes really should've been the first two episodes and the rest of the series should've gone from that premise. And let Cooper become senile after those episodes. It would mean so much more. Now I feel nothing that happened during the 16 episodes mattered much. The best shot in the series was Audrey confused looking at the mirror. That's something I still want to think about. And even then all the Audrey stuff that happened before was completely unbearable.
While the season still was basically ok, it is definitely the worst season of the three and it kinda was able to make the earlier seasons less interesting too.
I guess this is how it feels when religious people become atheists