I wanted season three to be just that. I like the new show in the same way that I liked Millennium season two, when I was a fan of season one of that show. If the show had started out that way, I'd have loved it, but it's simply not the show I signed up for. Quite simply, this show isn't Twin Peaks; it's a David Lynch show that features the town of Twin Peaks and related characters – it's a show I really like – but it isn't season three. It isn't Episode 30 or FWWM II. I remember predicting that the show would be as different from the original as FWWM was, but it's gone way further than I suspected. FWWM, for all the surface differences was still very definitely Twin Peaks.
This show is 'Lynchworld, guest starring characters from Twin Peaks.' That's no bad thing, but calling the show 'Twin Peaks' is disingenuous. This feels like a pre-retirement compilation of Lynch's career in all disciplines. So I'm heavily mixed, tending towards liking it... but liking it as a separate David Lynch fantasy TV show; not Twin Peaks. As a follow up to two seasons and FWWM, it's a complete failure for me.
As for the Time Out article, even after 17 years in London, the day I start taking notice of that metropolitan, metrosexual, yuppie mag is the day I'll grind my skull into a pencil, put a piece of rubber on the end and offer myself to Inspector Morse to help him with his crosswords!!