Ok, just finished parts 1&2. Holy shit, so much to process.
Overall, I'm very intrigued and excited and I can't wait too see more. There's no verdict yet, I need to watch all 18 hours at least 2-3 times before I'm sure how exactly I feel about this. I understand why some people might be disappointed but I don't see any reason for such strong feelings. At least give it some time to progress before you come to definitive conclusions.
Some random thoughts:
-Great Rancho Rosa logo.
-The opening scene with the Giant is incredible.
-I really like the pacing and the mood, it feels very Mulholland Dr.
-The lack of music was hard to get used to but as soon as Dark Mood Woods started I literally jumped from my chair!
-Didn't have any issue with the acting, it feels like typical Lynchian deadpan acting.
-I pretty much loved all the Doppelgänger scenes. Kyle is amazing (He looks like Anton Chigurh, lol).
-Loved that they mentioned Major Briggs and Phillip Jeffries, very intriguing.
-I'm a fan of bth the NYC and South Dakota scenes. The box is a very intriguing concept to me. Matthew Lillard was amazing. What the hell was that thing in the cell!?
-The Vegas scene felt out of place but based on the actors that are supposed to appear there, I think the Vegas stuff will be highlights.
-The Red Room stuff is by far my favorite part of this. Genuinely baffled from the negativity. It was something that needed to be explored deeper and that's what L&F seem to be doing. The VFX wasn't always perfect but it was fine for the most part.
-Even though the FUCK YOU to MJA was glorious, I did feel a bit sad thinking how much more satisfying those scenes would be with LMFAP in them. Also, I didn't like Mike's exposition on the evolution of The Arm. I'll get used to it, though.
-The Sherriff's department scenes were ace. Andy & Lucy are great, can't wait to see their child. Loved the connection between Margaret and Hawk. Coulson's appearance made me cry.
-One Truman is sick, the other is fishing. We'll we see Harry at some point?
-The Roadhouse scene was amazing. We'll probably see different bands in every scene. Some interesting things are being set up for James, Shelly etc.
-I smiled so hard after the big FUCK YOU to the James haters!
-Really great to see all the Palmers that soon.
-There are some out of place scenes (Jacoby, Hornes) but I guess it's because of the structure of the script. I think this will be improved during the 1 hour parts.
-Dedicated to the memory of Frank Silva & Catherine Coulson.