mlsstwrt wrote:Couldn't agree more with the above, re the genesis of Bob. He was terrifying because he was unknowable. There are so many on this thread quick to deride the 'disappointed' because they think we want a cosy, apple pie mystery. Ok, well if you want to believe that and it makes you feel superior go ahead. One of the reasons I'm hating The Return is because it's cheapening and diluting the mythology of Twin Peaks. I'm supposed to be in rapture because this is now a sweeping social commentary on America's loss of innocence? If I want that I can read Don Delillo.
I adored FWWM. How was that cosy or apple pie in any way?
I'm interested in the psychology of people that would come into a thread such as this to deride those who are 'disappointed' by The Return and go to great lengths to try to establish that we are 'disappointed' for such pat, trite reasons (we just want a cosy soap opera!) and that we don't actually have legitimate criticisms about what we're seeing. I like my cinema as dark as anybody but I still hate The Return. Not because it's not good old cherry pie Twin Peaks but because I believe that it sucks.
Yeah. Those kind of criticisms of this thread are laughable at best. I doubt any of those people are really taking the time to read any of the posts here anyway.
There's two major currents to Twin Peaks; the warmhearted town, and the dark of the woods. So far this season is failing at depicting both of them well.