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(@andrew_glasson)
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I've just found this article through looking through the internet.  Vulture have awarded the new Twin Peaks the best television show of the year.  It is a good and interesting read. 

www.vulture.com/2017/07/vulture-tv-awards-best-show-twin-peaks-the-return.html

 

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Posted : 27/08/2017 8:35 am
(@samxtherapy)
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Thank you for the link.  Pretty good piece, apart from the incorrect use of "Reboot", which IMO should be a hanging offence.

The part about Frost and Lynch making people watch is well made, though, and I agree with almost all of what's written.

I lifted this quote, which is a pretty good summary:

No other series feels as strange, new, and confounding. Certainly none are capable of indulging in a nearly hour-long sound-and-light show that expands its own mythology and advances its main plot while also offering a surreal alternative history of World War II and the consequences of playing God with the atom bomb, as Twin Peaks: The Return did in its eighth episode. That hour alone makes the rest of narrative television seem imaginatively impoverished. It is so completely unlike anything ever conceived by anyone working in television at any point in its 70-year history as a commercial medium that even if the ten remaining episodes of this show consisted of a black screen with a timecode at the bottom, it still would have won this award.

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Posted : 27/08/2017 9:12 am
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Funny you chose that portion to quote, Sam. Recall:  http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-part-10/the-best-show-of-2017-twin-peaks-the-return/ Great minds . . . 

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Posted : 27/08/2017 9:28 am
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I read Vulture's weekly review. It's usually one of the better ones out there.

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Posted : 27/08/2017 10:32 am
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Funny you chose that portion to quote, Sam. Recall:  http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-part-10/the-best-show-of-2017-twin-peaks-the-return/ Great minds . . . 

Quite so.  I gave your post a "Like" back then, too.

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Posted : 27/08/2017 10:35 am
(@caoimhin)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Funny you chose that portion to quote, Sam. Recall:  http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-part-10/the-best-show-of-2017-twin-peaks-the-return/ Great minds . . . 

Quite so.  I gave your post a "Like" back then, too.

Aye, sir. I found it quite an amalgamation with the show: "Is it future or is it past?" Foirfe. Go raibh maith agat. Quite pertinent as well as we approach the finale. 

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Posted : 27/08/2017 11:30 am
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey
Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Funny you chose that portion to quote, Sam. Recall:  http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-part-10/the-best-show-of-2017-twin-peaks-the-return/ Great minds . . . 

Quite so.  I gave your post a "Like" back then, too.

Aye, sir. I found it quite an amalgamation with the show: "Is it future or is it past?" Foirfe. Go raibh maith agat. Quite pertinent as well as we approach the finale. 

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Posted : 27/08/2017 2:10 pm
(@yambag021)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Thank you for the link.  Pretty good piece, apart from the incorrect use of "Reboot", which IMO should be a hanging offence.

The part about Frost and Lynch making people watch is well made, though, and I agree with almost all of what's written.

I lifted this quote, which is a pretty good summary:

No other series feels as strange, new, and confounding. Certainly none are capable of indulging in a nearly hour-long sound-and-light show that expands its own mythology and advances its main plot while also offering a surreal alternative history of World War II and the consequences of playing God with the atom bomb, as Twin Peaks: The Return did in its eighth episode. That hour alone makes the rest of narrative television seem imaginatively impoverished. It is so completely unlike anything ever conceived by anyone working in television at any point in its 70-year history as a commercial medium that even if the ten remaining episodes of this show consisted of a black screen with a timecode at the bottom, it still would have won this award.

Reboot by definition is actually correct.

 

I thought the same as you on this, but I was wrong.

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Posted : 27/08/2017 9:20 pm
(@samxtherapy)
Detective

Nope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_(fiction)

In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.

Twin Peaks is a continuation from the original.  Some things may have been retconned but so far (as of Episode 15 anyhow) the show is not a reboot per the definition above.

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Posted : 28/08/2017 11:05 am
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