Ranking the episode of The Return

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Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby LostInTheMovies » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:23 am

Posted this in Part 14 thread, but realized I should probably make it its own as well. What is your ranking?

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A totally random, arbitrary ranking of the episodes in terms of personal enjoyment/interest:

1. Part 8
2. Part 11
3. Part 5
4. Part 3
5. Part 14
6. Part 7
7. Part 2
8. Part 1
9. Part 13
10. Part 10
11. Part 15
12. Part 6
13. Part 4
14. Part 12
15. Part 9

I know the show was introduced as "one long movie" but as it has unfolded, I've found it to be much more like a TV series in certain ways than I would have expected, with each part having a distinct flavor and balance (one writer compared this to mixology).
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby mtwentz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:46 am

I think ranking 18 episodes is too tough-

but for me, I still see Ep. 8, Ep. 1-3 as my favorites so far. Beyond that, they are all more or less equal to me. Those 4 standout for me above the others so far.
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby oldforce » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:14 pm

Lists are fun (EDIT: Levels)

MASTERPIECES
1. Part 3
2. Part 6
3. Part 15
4. Part 11
5. Part 14
6. Part 8

NEAR-MASTERPIECES
7. Part 13
8. Part 12
9. Part 10
10. Part 9
11. Part 5
12. Part 4
13. Part 2
14. Part 1
15. Part 7
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby luridedith » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:37 pm

the best:
Part 15
Part 8
Part 3

middle tier, some of these I can't really remember and am going off the description:
Part 4
Part 11
Part 13
Part 1-2
Part 14
Part 9
Part 7
Part 5
Part 6
Part 10

worst by far (apart from Sarah's scenes):
Part 12
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby steadybox » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:11 pm

Not entirely sure on how to rank them, but here goes:

1. Part 8
2. Part 15
3. Part 13
4. Part 11
5. Part 14
6. Part 7
7. Part 3
8. Part 5
9. Part 10
10. Part 2
11. Part 1
12. Part 9
13. Part 4
14. Part 6
15. Part 12
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby LostInTheMovies » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:43 pm

Already thinking I should have placed both 14 & 15 higher.
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby Cipher » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:38 pm

At this point, 8, 15 and 6 are the show-stoppers for me, in that order. The rest I'd have to review/think about.
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby John Justice Wheeler » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:38 pm

1. part 8
2. part 15
3. part 2
4. part 3
5. part 1
6. part 11
7. part 6
8. part 12
9. part 13
10. part 7
11. part 14
12. part 9
13. part 10
14. part 5
15. part 4
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby AgentEcho » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:39 pm

LostInTheMovies wrote:Posted this in Part 14 thread, but realized I should probably make it its own as well. What is your ranking?

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A totally random, arbitrary ranking of the episodes in terms of personal enjoyment/interest:

1. Part 8
2. Part 11
3. Part 5
5. Part 3
6. Part 14
7. Part 7
8. Part 2
9. Part 1
10. Part 13
11. Part 10
12. Part 15
13. Part 4
14. Part 12
15. Part 9

I know the show was introduced as "one long movie" but as it has unfolded, I've found it to be much more like a TV series in certain ways than I would have expected, with each part having a distinct flavor and balance (one writer compared this to mixology).


You are missing part 6.

Mine would be:
1. Part 8
2. Part 15
3. Part 11
4. Part 14
5. Part 3
6. Part 7
7. Part 5
8. Part 1
9. Part 2
10. Part 9
11. Part 13
12. Part 12
13. Part 4
14. Part 10
15. Part 6
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby LostInTheMovies » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:14 pm

AgentEcho wrote:You are missing part 6.


/fixed

It's at #12 though I think I might have originally intended to place it at #10.
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby Saela » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:41 am

Part 8
Part 2
Part 3
Part 15
Part 14
Part 1
Part 4
Part 11
Part 10
Part 7
Part 5
Part 6
Part 13
Part 12
Part 9
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby djerdap » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:21 am

So far I'd rank 8, 7, 15, 11, 3 and 2 as my favourites.

I'll try and rank the whole thing when I see it all. 6 and 12 are my least favourites.
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby Trudy Chelgren » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:41 am

This was a hard list to make. I think the earlier episodes are more cohesive, and involving. Allowing the story to unfold, rather than be explicitly explained like the later Parts works better every time. Less 'plot' driven Each segment is in descending order-the top of each being the most 'loved' or 'liked' whatever, and the bottom of each being the least.

LOVE - Part 11
Parts 1 & 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 6
Part 8
Part 5
LIKE - Part 15
Part 14
Part 13
Part 10
DON'T- Part 7
Part 9
Part 12
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby BOB1 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:12 am

I'll try to put them in groups, it'll be easier to read, too.

First, the ones I really liked a lot without any particular problem:

3
5
7
11
14
- and 8, which I still have to place on the side of all the others

Ones which I liked, but had some more serious issues:

4
15

Ones which I rather didn't like or left me indifferent:

6
9
10 (although perhaps I liked it.. can't remember right now)

Ones which I didn't like at all:
1
2
12
13
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Re: Ranking the episode of The Return

Postby Cipher » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:42 am

Surprised to see so little love for 6. The narrative may have ground to a halt for a week, but it was full of stellar atmospherics, from Cooper slowly taking satisfaction in a form of expression with his doodles--the first real hint at how emotionally disarming his small moments of lucidity and curiosity could be--to Richard's bizarre encounter with "magic motherfucker" Red, to the hit-and-run, all capped off by one of my favorite Roadhouse performances. I felt the Cooper scene and the hit-and-run in particular really tapped into Twin Peaks'/Lynch's uncanny emotional core. The episode is full of scenes drenched in artifice--from scenes that are consciously overlong to some of the series' most non-naturalistic takes--but its content is made all the more affecting for it how powerful it becomes to break through that defamiliarization to its simple truths. It tears down all the normal defenses.

It might not lend itself very well to weekly viewing, when audiences are waiting for developments to be doled out, but I feel like time will be kind to episode 6.

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