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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby KnewItsPa » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:45 pm

S3 IS A STEAMING PILE OF POO

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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby snusmumrik » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm

Hello, I've been posting on here under another account a few months ago, then I lost my old password and mail. Anyway:

I love The Return (in retrospection, I do find certain flaws with it, but nothing that could lower my reaction from "love" to just "like").

I watched the old Twin Peaks as a kid on the TV in 1991/1992 (not quite sure about the exact year - I'm from Eastern Europe, they aired it a couple of years later here), and rewatched it numerous times later in my conscious life.
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby Skip Bittman » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:20 am

Better than the original and worth the wait.
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby Maddy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:37 pm

I loved the return.

I've been watching Twin Peaks since the pilot so around 28 years.
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby ThumbsUp » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:28 pm

The Return is my favorite thing I've ever watched. Call it fawning, misguided, fanboyish. But there ya go.

I was only 5 in 1990 but I first watched the series about 12 years ago.
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby Agent Earle » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:52 am

This new Twin Peaks, namely series three and both Frost books that came along with it, is all one giant MEH to me - not exactly bad, but it just wasn't worth the epic, 25+ years-long wait. Not by a long shot. Hence, I couldn't care less if it gets picked up again, something that was unthinkable for me prior The Return, during the 1991-2016 time span.
I was and I remain the original TP fanatic - watched it at the age of 10-11 back in '91 when it ran in my European country. I'm most thankful that the new stuff hasn't managed to taint my love of the old stuff - I just have to unthink this continuation like it never happened, which is something I curiously find not that hard to do, and all is right in the world (again). :)
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby Rhodes » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:06 am

I feared beforehand that S3 would turn out to be a reunion show that was heavily influenced by Showtime and Mark Frost. After seeing the first four episodes, I couldn't believe how experimental is was; how much of a 'screw you!' towards the 'coffee and pie fans' of the show. I was in seventh heaven!

For me TPTR is clearly the strongest season so far. Still, it never fully met my (sky high) expectations. I kept waiting for it to become epic. In the end, it paid off with a very strong part 18 (and the second half of part 17). And there was so much to enjoy before that (Audrey's final scene, part 8, Steve's suicide scene, etc.),

Still, I was not on the edge of my seat constantly. Both the Las Vegas-storyline and the Buckhorne-storyline (although I liked or even loved some of the actors, and I get that these storylines were necessary in the bigger plot and thematic set-up) were just not interesting/exciting enough on a minute-to-minute-level. And a lot of the old TP-located actors (especially from the Sheriff Station) were even weak or had weak material to work with.

I was still inclined to say that TPTR was one of the best things I've seen in my life, until I recently rewatched 'Inland Empire'' . That made it clear to me how cosy and safe even the 'horrifying moments' of TPTR are. Even the brilliant part 18 (that was a bit uncomfortable to watch), is pale in comparison to truly masterpieces such as Inland Empire and Mulholland Drive.

(I saw some episodes of S1 in the early 90s. In the early 00s, I bought S1 on DVD and loved, loved, loved it at first sight. I had to wait for many years to finally see S2 on dvd. That was an utter dissapointment. I could not believe how bad most of it was (even comparing it to normal tv-shows). I then also began to see the flaws in S1. Somewhat later, I finally watched Mulholland Drive on dvd, a movie that I hadn't bother to watch for years, despite having it in my house. Only after seeing this movie, which was the best experience of my life, I realized I was a hardcore Lynch fan.)
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Postby Agent Earle » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:23 am

Funny how tastes differ. It was MD that, together with this new Peaks, has turned me off Lynch for quite some time (maybe forever). After witnessing the two (I watched MD for the first time approximately one year before the premiere of The Return), I have absolutely zero desire to check out those films of Lynch that still remain to be seen by me - Dune, Lost Highway and Inland Empire (I might give Dune a whirl, since it stems from the age when Lynch was still making good things, in my opinion, although Eraserhead has left me completely cold).
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby bowisneski » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:29 am

I quite liked the new season as a whole, despite some blemishes. Sort of the same way I feel about the original series and FWwM, mixed bags that I love overall. Some of the lows felt as low as James and Evelyn while some of the highs felt as high as anything in the original(excluding the end of Episode 14 and parts of Episode 29, which will always be the strongest to me), so it feels of a piece with the original.

I have been watching and rewatching for 10 years, since the release of the Gold Box.
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Re: POLL - Do you Like Season Three and How long have you been watching twin peaks.

Postby eyeboogers » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Agent Earle wrote:Funny how tastes differ. It was MD that, together with this new Peaks, has turned me off Lynch for quite some time (maybe forever). After witnessing the two (I watched MD for the first time approximately one year before the premiere of The Return), I have absolutely zero desire to check out those films of Lynch that still remain to be seen by me - Dune, Lost Highway and Inland Empire (I might give Dune a whirl, since it stems from the age when Lynch was still making good things, in my opinion, although Eraserhead has left me completely cold).


You might not enjoy "Dune" very much either. There are aspects of that film that didn't turn up in Lynch filmography again until TPTR, namely the constantly glacial pacing and a certain kind of coldness/aloofness to all the characters. I love "Lost Highway" and "Inland Empire" but judging from your reactions to "Mulholland Dr." and TPTR those are probably the right Lynch films to skip for you.

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