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(@myn0k)
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I'd like another series but maybe make it the last one, rather than drag it on. 

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Posted : 28/07/2017 11:52 am
(@arcadesonfire)
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 I like this being the final season. It is the RETURN. We weren't meant to begin or be in Twin Peaks. Instead, we've been slowwwwly returning to Twin Peaks proper and potentially to old Dale Cooper. I've been pleasantly surprised to find I like it much better than any other reboot I've seen. It's partly because there's so goshdarn much going on--so many patterns and mysteries to connect--and also probably because it is not trying at all to recreate what it once was.

I like the idea of this 18 hour feature being an 18-hour film. I like how there've been references to many other Lynch works, and whether he intended it or not, it's kind of a summation of his career.....

I doubt Showtime or anyone else would put up the funds for another big risky project like this. If it's a critical success the first time, that is zero evidence that sequel/second season will also be critical/fan success.

Furthermore: Thinking about how old the actors are. We already had a handful of them pass on between shooting this season and its premiere. I think especially about Lynch himself. I don't know everything about his health, but I would hate hate hate hate hate to see another season begin production and then see something happen to him that would force them to bring in another director. So I'm altogether pleased with this being the final wrap--assuming it continues along the brilliant path I've seen so far. Nostalgic reboots are meh. This is high art with a kick of nostalgia. I don't know if I even need to more than a few moments of the real Dale Cooper anymore. The affectionately titled "spit dribbler" has won a place in my heart. Maybe I'm a Lynch apologist? Or maybe this really is damn fine coffee. I guess I've got seven more episodes to be proven wrong.

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Posted : 28/07/2017 2:59 pm
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(@arcadesonfire)
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BTW, they're changing the time to 8:00 Sunday, right? Is that just to avoid being on against Game of Thrones (pfft), or is it cuz every episode will be 2 hours from here on?!??! I can dream can't i?

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Posted : 28/07/2017 3:00 pm
(@aaron_c_wade)
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I would prefer something conclusive. It can be weird and leave lots of unanswered questions, but I would like to have a resolution.

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Posted : 28/07/2017 4:32 pm
(@chris_gorgon)
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Posted by: Jesse Newkirk

 I like this being the final season. It is the RETURN. We weren't meant to begin or be in Twin Peaks. Instead, we've been slowwwwly returning to Twin Peaks proper and potentially to old Dale Cooper. I've been pleasantly surprised to find I like it much better than any other reboot I've seen. It's partly because there's so goshdarn much going on--so many patterns and mysteries to connect--and also probably because it is not trying at all to recreate what it once was.

I like the idea of this 18 hour feature being an 18-hour film. I like how there've been references to many other Lynch works, and whether he intended it or not, it's kind of a summation of his career.....

 

You and I are of similar minds here. 

There are so many layers to this show.  It's definitely critiquing American culture, and it's also definitely reflecting on Lynch's career.  But I think Lynch is also making some important statements about television, how we watch and experience our entertainment, and the value of all the reboots and revivals we see in movies and TV.  

The show is *about* the return to these characters and material.  But I don't think Lynch sees any value in trying to recycle or recapture the past.  Look at how we keep seeing Cooper exposed to all these signifiers from the original series -- coffee, pie, badges, AB's music, etc. -- but none are enough to wake him.  This is more than Lynch saying "been there, done that" -- I think he's poking at the empty reboots and revivals that focus on sprinkling little nods and pop culture symbols throughout in the name of fan service while sacrificing story.  

The fans who only really wanted to see Dale and the Bookhouse Boys chilling around the station drinking coffee and eating doughnuts were never going to be happy with this season, because Lynch doesn't see a compelling story there, just empty fan service.  

We'll probably get a restored Cooper at some point and something that resembles the original series a little more, but maybe that isn't even important anymore.   We're getting a good story, and that's what matters.  Plus from the American critique angle, I'm not sure if Lynch feels that good can win against so much encroaching darkness.  The ending will definitely give us some insight into his mental state and outlook.

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Posted : 28/07/2017 11:42 pm
(@elad-repooc)
Roadhouse Regular

David Lynch will do something more with Showtime, almost certainly. And Kyle Maclachlan will probably be involved. It doesn't mean it will be Twin Peaks, though. Could be a spinoff, or it could be something totally new. 

Let's consider some points:

  • David Lynch has said he likes the ongoing story you can tell in a series.
  • He surely has more ideas than can be restricted just to Twin Peaks. 
  • Showtime are obviously keen on working with Lynch.
  • Kyle wants to work with Lynch again.
  • Mark Frost's 2nd TP book has the word "Final" in the title.

 

So I think the main plots in The Return will be resolved by the end of the season, but there will be other (possibly related) ideas for Frost and Lynch to explore. 

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Posted : 29/07/2017 5:08 am
(@ruskinowl)
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does anyone know if this, thus far has been (financially) successful to warrant a fourth series?

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Posted : 29/07/2017 6:41 am
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