Loved all the too brief scenes set in Twin Peaks more than all the other scenes - as I expected would be the case.
All the non-TP scenes have a very "Mulholland Drive" vibe to them.
Many parts were very slow-moving, reminiscent of the opening of Season 2.
Best parts (for me) were all the old characters. Great to see it beginning with Cooper and the Giant, again just like Season 2, in that black-and-white scene.
Loved the introduction of Bad Coop - the music, the driving along the road in the dark, the creepy cabin.
- He is VERY reminiscent of Flagg from Stephen King's "The Stand". Can't decide whether Kyle did a good job or not playing him. I thought he did, but can see why some might think it's a bad performance.
Hated the new red room curtains. The place doesn't seem as eerie and otherwordly as it did in the old show.
Some of the special effects are atrociously bad - and yes, hokey, as someone else said. Some of the acting is too.
Not enough of Lucy and Andy.
Found the Ben and Jerry scene a bit "meh". Didn't like Ben's office - prefer the set used in the series. (Is this the set that was used in the pilot? It looks very small.)
Wonderful to see the Log Lady, but very sad. Beautifully done. Her bits with Hawk are amazing. Would love to see more of these.
Was hoping it would end with Coop leaving the Red Room (with Laura) and arriving in Glastonbury Grove with Laura, ala Coop and Annie at the end of Episode 29.
WTF - James and Balatzhar Getty from "Lost Highway" are the same person?
Overall - feelings are mixed. Not what I expected. Some parts seem surprisingly hokey. Other parts are intriguing. I feel more emotion and music was needed. More TP scenes. It felt very disconnected.
Will need to rewatch - expect I will focus on the TP/Red Room scenes more than the other scenes when I do.
Miss the old credits, miss Julee Cruise singing in the Bang Bang Bar, but realise this is a new feel.
It is more David Lynch, than Twin Peaks. Closest comparison (for now) I can think of is "MH" (moreso than "Inland Empire" for example), though there's echoes of "Lost Highway" & others too. Looking forward to reading all your thoughts.
Oh - and Episodes 3 & 4 nowhere to be found on Now TV (Ireland). Dang.
Note - Sleep deprived and goggly-eyed, so some of these thoughts/feelings likely to change, especially after a rewatch!
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Actually, now that some time has passed, I like "The full blossom of the evening".