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Unstable Molecule

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Subj: Re: Twin Peaks
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 at 11:52:27 pm EST (Viewed 333 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Twin Peaks
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 at 11:10:40 am EST (Viewed 374 times)

    I was obsessed with this show when it first aired. It can't really be overstated that nothing like this had ever been shown on TV before. I see this show as an early template of what most of the shows on premium channels could be, so the HBO's of the world owe a debt to Twin Peaks.

I would agree that this set the tone for a lot of what followed.

    Rewatching it in my adulthood, I agree with your comments that some of the acting is bad. Painful and cringeworthy, even (James Hurley, Deputy Andy - I'm looking at you). As a counterpoint, the actors playing Agent Cooper, Benjamin Horne, Catherine Martel and Albert Rosenfield knocked the ball out of the park.

Albert was almost my favorite this time. The cops are all talking about having lunch and Albert says "Andy, go find your dish, good boy" and I LOLed. Leland was good, Audrey, Michael Parks as Jean Renault. Isaak and Sutherland in the movie. Leo was weak, Truman, Bobby Briggs. Bobby was much better in the redux.

    When I watched the Twin Peaks redux in 2017, it frustrated me. Agent Cooper was one of the superheroes of my youth, and in episode after episode, he was portrayed as a drooling vegetable. It wasn't what I wanted, but I still marvel at Lynch's abilty to craft eerie mythologies and dream-like (or nightmare-like) worlds. He's good at subverting expectations, and he certainly subverted mine. I still have mixed feelings about this series, since it didn't really give us any solid answers about what happened to a lot of the characters.

I just finished it. Should probably move that discussion to the TV Board. But yeah. Brain Dead Dougie was not what I was interested in watching. MacLachlan does a great job in playing the various versions, particularly Evil Coop, but I didn't need 16 episodes of Dougie and only 2 of Cooper. Or however many it was.

Which other characters did you want to see revisited that weren't? Leo was left with a weight about to drop on his head. Pete got a nice sendoff. Most everyone except Catherine, Donna, and Annie came back.

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