tomgushue wrote:I've always been puzzled as to how so many so-called Twin Peaks fans could bash and badmouth what is, essentially, the majority of the show that they say they love.
Season 2 has some of the greatest scenes, characters, and quotes from the entire series, and I truly view season one as merely a prologue to what is the core of the story. And that's not to take anything away from season one, but Twin Peaks without the mysticism and supernatural element isn't Twin Peaks.
Also, season two excelled when it came to villains. You've got the hunt for Bob in the first half of the season, plus Windom Earle, Jean Renault, Thomas Eckhart...
I wish I could have said it better myself. Season 1 is a prelude to the 3 act opera that is season 2. Season 1 is there to set the mood, and make you care about the plot and the characters enough so that season 2 matters. To quote Charles Dickens:
"The Marly's were dead to begin with. You must keep this in mind, or nothing that transpires will seem wondrous." - That quote was from memory and may be slightly inaccurate.
Twin Peaks has a "pecking order of evil" as I like to call it. From the beginning, Leo Johnson is shown to be this cold, brutal man. It is such a shock when Hank Jennings kicks his ass and shows that he is above him. Then Johnathan kicks Hank's ass. Then Eckhart is shown to rule over Johnathan. And so on, until we get to Windom Earle, Bob, and finally possessed Cooper.
And it is a shame that so many people do not like James and Donna. Besides Cooper and Truman, their journey of discovery is what propels the show, and the triangle with Maddy is so emotionally investing. The "Rebel Without A Cause" feeling that I get whenever I see... well... any of the younger cast members is one of the best aspects of the show.
Sometimes things can happen just like this. *snap*
J'ai une âme solitaire.