What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

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What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby dugpa » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:51 pm

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Reading some of the complaints on Jeffry Marsh's Jordan jumpsuit, I was curious what scenes or specific items in a scene take you out of the moment while watching Twin Peaks or even make you cringe. For me, most of it is timeless regardless of the technology or costumes but there are a few.

For instance, in another thread, it was mentioned that Windom Earle using publicity shots of the cast in his Cards was pretty lame. What other scenes had the same effect?

I think that the Little Nicky thought bubble is probably one of the biggest for me next to pretty much the whole James/Evelyn storyline. Curious to see what others there may be.

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Re: What Scenes take you out of the TV Series?

Postby The giant » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:27 pm

I was never was fond of scenes with Josie and Truman. so I guess i would take out a few of those scenes.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby yvanehtnioj1214 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:57 am

I second everything you said and would probably add 60% of the things that happen between episodes 18 and 24. I just could not get involved in the show during those episodes. Pretty much all of the Lana Milford, Nadine, and Little Nicky scenes took me out of it and let's no even get started on Evelyn. Out of the good episodes, the toe sucking and James' falsetto made me cringe (in a bad way). All the other cringe-worthy moments (Leland bleeding on Laura's picture comes to mind) in that period were good.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby NoiselessFan » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:45 am

Scenes that MUST GO (all in Season 2):

My criterion for MUST GO scenes is... I had to fast forward thru them.

1)All scenes with Nadine in them - the supernatural strength and high school-speak were nauseating
2)All scenes with Tremayne (sp?) - this character acted weird just to be weird, had no substance, added no value

(The above 2 storylines are the worst in the history of television)

3)All scenes with Catherine impersonating an Asian man - seems to almost spoof the show
4)All scenes with Leo drooling (I call them them the "Gratuitous Drool Scenes")

There were others but these are the first that come to mind.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby Jerry Horne » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:16 pm

Not too many really. What can I say? I loved Twin Peaks! I'm not going to spend as much time as I do on a Twin Peaks discussion board nitpicking the show to death. I do not think there are any storylines in Twin Peaks that are the worst in television history. Season one was absolutely fantastic, It floored me the first time I watched it. Yes, season two had problems for around five episodes after Leland dies, however, the final filming block of six episodes are very strong and rival or surpass the early season two episodes.

When you fall in love with somebody or something, you often find it easy to dismiss their inconsistencies or shortcoming's.

Season one blew me away, however, during season two, I fell in love with Twin Peaks.

As far as 'out of the moment' scenes, yes, I was disappointed to see Mr Marsh's Nike Track Suit. Especially as they had gone to such great lengths to present a timeless feel to the show in regards to the clothes. I'm still not sure if it was the 50's innocent look, 70's logger chic or 80's power track suit (think Ben Horne) they were going after...

Time to admit it. The Andy thought bubble - did not mind it all. As a matter of fact, I laugh every time I see it. Although I'm not really sure why I laugh. It really comes out of the blue eh? A truly WTF moment.

To me the biggest plot mistake was the Marsh storyline. It sucked. I'm over it, but I still don't fast forward through it.

So...
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby NoiselessFan » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:29 pm

TP increasingly became an SNL skit of itself throughout season 2, all the way to the end. I'll leave it at that.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby Mb3 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:41 am

Jerry Horne wrote:Yes, season two had problems for around five episodes after Leland dies, however, the final filming block of six episodes are very strong and rival or surpass the early season two episodes.



That's exactly how I feel about it.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby Brad D » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:40 pm

the milford brothers fighting at leland's funeral reception is maybe the most distasteful moment of the series. the show was relatively flawless (and fantastic) until this moment and set the pace for some very terrible storylines. i feel like i beat this like a dead horse, but if just only they could have stuck to the main cast in episodes 17-22... :twisted:

imagine...a world without evelyn, nicky, and the milfords..

why couldnt coop have had more dreams about BOB? or even sarah? leo could have even woken up earlier and played a bigger part in the show. ack. the whole mystery of who shot cooper was completely squandered as well. its basically forgotten aside from a couple of "how ya doin coops?" after ten minutes. could also have been used to delay the unmasking of the killer! end ramble.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby charles » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:59 am

no need for me to elaborate on the marsh debacle... these images pretty much sum up the scenes/themes/visuals that took me (way) out of the twin peaks moment:
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby NoiselessFan » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:46 am

charles wrote:no need for me to elaborate on the marsh debacle... these images pretty much sum up the scenes/themes/visuals that took me (way) out of the twin peaks moment:
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Well said.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby yvanehtnioj1214 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:25 pm

NoiselessFan wrote:
charles wrote:no need for me to elaborate on the marsh debacle... these images pretty much sum up the scenes/themes/visuals that took me (way) out of the twin peaks moment:
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Well said.


I agree completely.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby They-Shot-Waldo! » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:16 pm

Great selection, Charles. (Though I've found the Lana bit funnier on re-watch). To be different though... what about Donna in glasses trying to be seductive to James "through the bars" in the second season premiere? :roll: That scene seems to go on forever, I liked Lara Flynn Boyle in the first season... but Donna and where the character is supposed to be going at this point just looses me. And I've always felt the Catherine and Jones meeting is barely half as menacing as it should be, sounds odd but that scene just really takes me out of it - you're just bored stupid with the Josie sub-plot at that point. The ins and outs of Josie's story took a few viewings to fully get, a great actor like Dan O' Herily seemed mostly wasted if you ask me.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby They-Shot-Waldo! » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:21 pm

Brad D wrote:leo could have even woken up earlier and played a bigger part in the show. ack. the whole mystery of who shot cooper was completely squandered as well. its basically forgotten aside from a couple of "how ya doin coops?" after ten minutes. could also have been used to delay the unmasking of the killer! end ramble.


In terms of dramatic story-telling, the 'Who Shot Coop?' plot takes way too long to go back to... for something that was the season cliff-hanger. (I like how MacLachlan subtly plays up the injuries following it though).
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby garland » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:22 am

Circle_of_Trees wrote:The worst scene was of Albert telling Truman his mission is global & his reason is love. "I love you Sheriff Truman!" Say what?! This almost ruined the most down-to-earth character in the series and turned him into just another space cadet, like all the soapy "guest stars" in Season Two.


Really? I thought that scene was beautiful and took a flatout cantankerous character and gave him a completely unexpected dimension.
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Re: What Scenes take you out of the moment or make you cringe?

Postby Audrey Horne » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:25 am

wow, I always loved that moment with Albert -thought that was one of the highlights of that episode. It never rang false to me, and it seemed like he just spoke his mind without a filter- and that it was just a little brief open window that closed again.

I know Migel himself said when he read that in the script he was so happy.
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