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  • vinny
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    #335812

    And I want an answer about BOB or whatever the demon thing was that cracked the mirror.

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    Anthony
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    Words cannot begin to describe how truly excited and thrilled I am with this news!

    Twin Peaks was one of the biggest influences on my artistic life and made me want to be a writer. I wanted to be able to create something so visceral and different and unique that it would have the same affect on other people as Twin Peaks had on me. I can only hope that the final outcome is worth the time and I have extremely high expectations.

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    Atypical
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    I’ll be watching the series from the beginning in light of this big news, and for the first time.

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    So I kinda feel like this is either going to be good or just not make an impression at all. Don’t get me wrong, it has the whole supernatural thing going on but at the time it was on there was really nothing like it. Now, we have a couple of shows (AHS, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon A Time, Witches of East End, whatever the hell that R.L. Stine show for kids is (its not Goosebumps), etc) so it needs to be unique and if they can do that, I can see it doing well.

    Twin Peaks may have been ahead of its time, but there hasn’t been anything like it since. The supernatural aspect of the show was minute. Don’t see how it compares to those shows at all. If anything all these serialized murder mystery shows we’re seeing are more comparable to TW than those shows you mentioned. It’s David Lynch, so it’ll inevitably be both unique to him and divisive. I also wouldn’t expect many if any answers to the show’s few remaining mysteries.

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    Denis
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    The show did enough just by creating a magnific main character (Cooper) that inspired many leading roles decades later and continues until today and that is only one of the things it accomplished.

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    vinny
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    [quote=”vinman422″]So I kinda feel like this is either going to be good or just not make an impression at all. Don’t get me wrong, it has the whole supernatural thing going on but at the time it was on there was really nothing like it. Now, we have a couple of shows (AHS, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon A Time, Witches of East End, whatever the hell that R.L. Stine show for kids is (its not Goosebumps), etc) so it needs to be unique and if they can do that, I can see it doing well.

    Twin Peaks may have been ahead of its time, but there hasn’t been anything like it since. The supernatural aspect of the show was minute. Don’t see how it compares to those shows at all. If anything all these serialized murder mystery shows we’re seeing are more comparable to TW than those shows you mentioned. It’s David Lynch, so it’ll inevitably be both unique to him and divisive. I also wouldn’t expect many if any answers to the show’s few remaining mysteries.
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    I am watching it many years after it was on TV originally so I am keeping all of the current supernatural based tv shows in mind as I am watching it. It definately influenced many shows that are on today. I see a lot of it in “Supernatural” and “Sleepy Hollow”  especially. For example, I see a lot of Dale Cooper in  Sleepy Hollow’s Abbie. I am not trying to knock “Twin Peaks” at all. In fact, I am pretty addicted to it. Saying that, if I am correct, the show only began losing viewers when the murder was solved so that’s kinda why I am worried. If they present a mystery like that and solve it relatively quickly like they did in the past, well history might repeat itself.

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    I’m not even a big fan of TP beyond its first several episodes. I just don’t get the comparisons. The basic conceit of Twin Peaks was nothing new even when it aired. TP was influential mostly because of its structural ambition, its oddball nature and the irony of its cliche crime and soap opera aspects. Its supernatural elements is not what stands out the most. I just don’t see how one compares this to gaudy, straight-forward mainstream shows like Once Upon A Time or Sleepy Hollow other than they’re genre shows and there are some crimes that are attempting to be solved or whatever. There are some basic connective tissue because of how televisio has evolved since TP, but their connections are pretty generic. Now, if you throw some Top of the Lake or Hannibal or The Killing or even ‘Buffy’ or Desperate Housewives then I’d get more where you’re coming from. Still, for better or worse TP was and still is its own thing, despite its influence.

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    Denis
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    I don’t see how Top of the Lake fits in the conversation, really don’t.

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    Top of the Lake is probably an easier comparison than The Killing. Moody, quirky “murder” mystery filled with strange characters and some bewidlering twists. Meanders in the second half of its run. Victim ends up being not as helpless and innocent as assumed. Ultimately, the show doesn’t end up being that much about a mustery so much as about atmosphere, characters revealing disturbing secrets and a town with a dark underworld. Doesn’t mean you had to like it.

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    I am watching it many years after it was on TV originally so I am keeping all of the current supernatural based tv shows in mind as I am watching it. It definately influenced many shows that are on today. I see a lot of it in “Supernatural” and “Sleepy Hollow”  especially. For example, I see a lot of Dale Cooper in  Sleepy Hollow’s Abbie. I am not trying to knock “Twin Peaks” at all. In fact, I am pretty addicted to it. Saying that, if I am correct, the show only began losing viewers when the murder was solved so that’s kinda why I am worried. If they present a mystery like that and solve it relatively quickly like they did in the past, well history might repeat itself.

    Don’t worry, then.  It’s nine episodes.  On Showtime.  Ratings won’t even remotely be a factor.

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    So I kinda feel like this is either going to be good or just not make an impression at all. Don’t get me wrong, it has the whole supernatural thing going on but at the time it was on there was really nothing like it. Now, we have a couple of shows (AHS, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon A Time, Witches of East End, whatever the hell that R.L. Stine show for kids is (its not Goosebumps), etc) so it needs to be unique and if they can do that, I can see it doing well.

     

    The Haunting Hour

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    Denis
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    Top of the Lake is probably an easier comparison than The Killing. Moody, quirky “murder” mystery filled with strange characters and some bewidlering twists. Meanders in the second half. Victim ends up being not as helpless and innocent as assumed. Ultimately doesn’t end up being that much about a mustery so much as about atmosphere, characters revealing disturbing secrets and a town with a dark underworld. Doesn’t mean you had to like it.

    I think “the killing” had way more influence in it by TP than “Top of the Lake”, however both don’t have the supernatural factor, but in the killing you can clearly see how it was influenced specially in season 2, I guess? The Cassino plot and both political characters involved in the murder who seemed particulary very alike , that being, Ben Horne and his brother and Richmond and his weird short helper who ended up being, you know.. But it stops there, not saying anything storywise, just pointing out this similarities. I can’t think of anything in Top of The Lake but Woods and a girl that seem somewhat inspired by TP.

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    I pretty much just laid it out for you in my post. Can’t do more than that if you don’t even acknowledge what’s written and argue against it. Also, I’m not thinking about influence (which can be hard to determine and can be broad) as much as similarities in tone, character and theme. ‘Top’ gives me a greater feel of TP than The Killing, though both have tracings of it in their DNA.

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    [quote=”vinman422″]

    I am watching it many years after it was on TV originally so I am keeping all of the current supernatural based tv shows in mind as I am watching it. It definately influenced many shows that are on today. I see a lot of it in “Supernatural” and “Sleepy Hollow”  especially. For example, I see a lot of Dale Cooper in  Sleepy Hollow’s Abbie. I am not trying to knock “Twin Peaks” at all. In fact, I am pretty addicted to it. Saying that, if I am correct, the show only began losing viewers when the murder was solved so that’s kinda why I am worried. If they present a mystery like that and solve it relatively quickly like they did in the past, well history might repeat itself.

    Don’t worry, then.  It’s nine episodes.  On Showtime.  Ratings won’t even remotely be a factor.
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    Hopefully it gets good ratings.   

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    Denis
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    I pretty much just laid it out for you in my post. Can’t do more than that if you don’t even acknowledge what’s written and argue against it. Also, I’m not thinking about influence (which can be hard to determine and can be broad) as much as similarities in tone, character and theme. ‘Top’ gives me a greater feel of TP than The Killing, though both have tracings of it in their DNA.

    You say I don’t acknowledge what you stated and also, you say you lay it out in your post but I just don’t see nothing about what is so like TP in “Top of the Lake” except for the words “tone, character, theme” which is pretty vague.

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