Johnsusername wrote:This is my first post on here in a while - probably since I finished the Return last year. In fact, I haven't consumed anything TP -related since i finished The Return.
Let me say first up that I LOVED The Return - probably even more than the original series, and close to how much I love FWWM/Missing Pieces.
But... watching The Return really took it out of me. Beforehand, i'd RE-watch the original series, rewatch FWWM, listen to podcasts, listen to the music not just from the series and FWWM but also other Lynch stuff and TP-related music like Chrysta Bell. I devoured Twin Peaks related media for many many years, and it never grew old on me.
Thing is I can't put my finger on it - it's not like The Return ruined TP for me. If anything it was the opposite - but for so many years having the same body (or bodies) of work, then suddenly there were 18 new episodes and all sorts happening and crazy theories I think I found it overwhelming. Even scanning through the forum now - so many theories and ideas about a million things - I guess you can think about these things too much.
I watched and then rewatched each episode of The Return - first time on TV, second time on laptop with headphones. The only time i didn't do this was for episodes 17 and 18. I think I was shellshocked (in a good way) by the ending for a long time. And since then I haven't gone back to TP at all.
I haven't really got a point to all this, except maybe did this happen to anyone else? I guess in a way it's having too much of a good thing. One cherry pie would be delicious! Two cherry pies would be nice, but maybe a little sickening. But 18 cherry pies?! Man, too much!
All that said - my wife and kids are away for a week next month and i'm seriously considering watch the FWWM extended cut, and then The Return. Still undecided. I can watch it with the lights off, and loud. Very loud.
Anyway, sorry for the long rambling post, but I have nowhere else to put it and it's something I've been chewing over for a while!
It’s pretty normal I think. I go in phases, depending on what else is going on in my life. I keep thinking about TP, don’t get me wrong. I am often reminded of it by my coffee mugs, or by my Cooper Pop figure, or by a random TP song on Apple Music but I can’t just watch, re-watch, and theorize 24 hours a day. TP is a very demanding piece of artistic work. Also, doing the 18-hour marathon really made my brain explode.
I can tell you this: TP, both original and the return, changed me quite a lot as a person.
I also haven’t read the Final Dossier yet. I am waiting for May 21st to re-watch it.
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