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    I’m not caught up so I didn’t watch the premiere but I’ve seen almost all good reviews outside of the one from TVline, which gave it a D. I’m exited to get caught up!! Also, I just heard that episodes 3 and 4 are available on Showtime on demand!

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    Coming up for air after two episodes (spoiler-free for now):

    WOW!!!!! I fucking love this. Disturbing and funny and scary and fascinating and in ways that only Lynch can deliver. Thankfully, he’s still a genius and he’s still insane.

    Definitely there were reasons to be concerned – how could a revival of this property really work after 25+ years? Now that I’ve seen two episodes, I have total confidence. One key thing is that they haven’t tried to replicate the original TOO much. Many of our old friends are back, but this edition is darker, more surreal, less linear, and there’s a wider scope in terms of plot and setting. That said, it was SO cool seeing some of the original crew after all this time. Twin Peaks is actually back — still can’t believe it!!

    He was never remaking the Twin Peaks of the bygone era. Showtime knew they fronting something closer to Inland Empire meets Fire Walk With Me and that’s exactly what we got. I love it to be quite honest. Lynch having a collaborator in Mark Frost reins him in just enough to feel like purposeful chaos.

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    It’s a first revival I hate. I hated every single minute of it. Lynch’s becoming Malick. And it’s not a good thing.

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    Haters, please leave this thread alone. This is a precious moment for us fans

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    It’s a first revival I hate. I hated every single minute of it. Lynch’s becoming Malick. And it’s not a good thing.

    Did you watch the last thing he did Inland Empire? This is where he’ll remain as an artist unless he’s collaborating with someone else pushing against his most esoteric impulses.

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    It’s a first revival I hate. I hated every single minute of it. Lynch’s becoming Malick. And it’s not a good thing.

    Lynch isn’t becoming anything.   Last night was him (and Frost) with the leash off.  Lynch has been making stuff of this nature since ’77.

    Compared to Inland Empire, I think the new Twin Peaks is much more palatable than that.   Though, that movie actually was fairly linear for the first act or so, so maybe the TV show will get to that level of insanity too, haha.

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    Almost done watching it now and all I have to say is: YES! Riveted. My grade: A+

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    I can’t pretend like I’m the biggest Lynch fan, despite Mulholland Dr being one of my favorite movies. But I do respect the hell out of him, and television, particularly hour-long television, is in desperate need of him. It’s not so much about the weirdness as it about a true auteur whose work is extremely personal and distinguished and someone who is willing to genuinely disturb, unsettle and challenge.

    I watched the first 3 parts. It’s best to go into this not expecting a continuation/update of Twin Peaks but rather a continuation and culmination of Lynch’s entire catalog. From that perspective these early episodes mostly work, because there’s barely any resemblance to the original incarnation but there’s lots of Lost Highway, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Fire Walk With Me feels here.

    There are scenes that dragged (which wasn’t unusual for the original). It’s hella disjointed right now. The constant violent situations for women got tiresome in just the first two hours. And I’m just not sure if 18 hours of unrelenting mystery, misery and agony is necessarily (because there definitely won’t be as much levity as there was in the original). But Lynch still has the ability to draw you in, make you want to know what’s going on, make you want more and tantalize with fantastic sequences and plot/tonal surprises.

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    Just finished it (the first two parts). I probably need some time to think, but here are my first impressions. I didn’t love it. I couldn’t love it because it was not the Twin Peaks I used to know. Yes, there was the Black Lodge and many familiar faces. But in fact, I found it much closer to his latest works, Mullholland Drive and Inland Empire.

    In another sense, the fact that he didn’t try to remake the original Twin Peaks makes me admire Lynch even more. He really didn’t take the easier path. I don’t think that fans looking for the atmosphere of the old Twin Peaks will be satisfied. I could make many examples: for istance, the nostalgic part that is in me really missed the jazzy rhytms that constantly permeated the scenes. Or the lack of humour.
    Also, there were some elements I didn’t like; for istance, the violence on women felt both very, mmmh, ineffective and unconvincing to me.

    But as others said it’s still very much clear that we need someone like Lynch in the world of television. We need something shocking and the original Twin Peaks was apt for the 90s, not for the 2010s. That’s why we can’t have the humour or the jazzy rhytms anymore (or at least, much less of them).
    Twin Peaks is dead, welcome back Twin Peaks. My rating for the first two hours is 8/10.

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    Almost done with season 2!!!!!! I will watch Fire Walk with Me after this!!! Why is its metacritic score so low?

     

    Also, do I need to watch the missing pieces? Is it a part of continuity? Isn’t it deleted scenes from Fire walk with me? can somebody explain exactly what it is and if I should watch it

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    Almost done with season 2!!!!!! I will watch Fire Walk with Me after this!!! Why is its metacritic score so low?

    I wish it were even lower. Stupid/basic tv critics are not worthy of Lynch. This is not a show for recaps.

    Also, do I need to watch the missing pieces? Is it a part of continuity? Isn’t it deleted scenes from Fire walk with me? can somebody explain exactly what it is and if I should watch it

    You should but it’s not really necessary if all you want is follow along the (anti-)plot.

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    I think all 4 episodes are absolutely excellent! Many are saying Lynch is calling back to Drive and Empire but I think he’s really going for Eraserhead alot of the times. Just the way things are blocked, imagery, and sound design really bring me back to that. I can’t wait for a week and a half to go by to get some more new episodes I’m really into this! (Also don’t insult Lynch but comparing him to Malick. At least Lynch writes a damn script and has actually made a good movie once in his life)

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    I finally finished season 2!!! I am starting Fire Walk with me now and will watch the first four episodes of the revival tomorrow.

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    More spoiler-free reactions:

     

    Episodes 3 and 4 do not disappoint at all, even though they are a good deal different than the first two.  Suffice to say that this season will not be a nonstop descent into darkness.  These episodes are, for the most part, lighter in tone than the first two and are very, very funny at times.   That said, there is one virtuoso sequence (that the hardcore Lynch fans will love) in Episode 3 that defies belief in how bizarre it is.

    Kyle MacLachlan should get major consideration for awards.

    I think I liked 1+2 a little more than 3+4  (but many people will prefer 3+4) but 3+4 made me even more excited for the series’ prospects.   This series is excelling in so many ways it’s really a stunning achievement so far.

    And, I gotta shout out Mr. Lynch’s acting as well. He is back playing Gordon Cole and his performance is really quite good. What can’t he do?

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    Episodes 3 and 4 do not disappoint at all, even though they are a good deal different than the first two.  Suffice to say that this season will not be a nonstop descent into darkness.  These episodes are, for the most part, lighter in tone than the first two and are very, very funny at times.   That said, there is one virtuoso sequence (that the hardcore Lynch fans will love) in Episode 3 that defies belief in how bizarre it is.

    It’s a good thing that Showtime is showing episode 4 right after episode 3. Episode 3 is so unbelievable in its WTF-ness that those who are not die-hard Lynch followers could easily give up. Episode 4 has more “plot”.

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