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(@devaneyfan)
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Imagine you are the script editor for the new Twin Peaks and just read that a new character with a fake Cockney accent wearing a green garden glove would attack the Bob orb  like it was a punching balloon and ultimately punch it to "death", thereby defeating the ultimate evil from the initial run and FWWM.  

What would your feedback be?

I'd ask for a rewrite.  

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Posted : 07/09/2017 11:19 pm
(@seattle-swede)
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Posted by: JeffreyGWillett

Imagine you are the script editor for the new Twin Peaks and just read that a new character with a fake Cockney accent wearing a green garden glove would attack the Bob orb  like it was a punching balloon and ultimately punch it to "death", thereby defeating the ultimate evil from the initial run and FWWM.  

What would your feedback be?

I'd ask for a rewrite.  

One of my only predictions was Freddie playing a punishing role w/Bob.  I wasn't as underwhelmed by the cartoonish pinball-style battle as I was completely left windless by the overall pathetic "triumphant" Sheriff's station victory scene, replete with an ample selection of the cast all staged like Ms. Sugarbaker's 4th grade spring play for the parents.  I just find the whole scene uninspired and reductive.   85% of this series fits into my love-forever category; 10% fits into the insomnia category; this scene fits into my meh category.  Yes, Diane was a joy to behold; Cooper said and did the good thing; a few funny lines from folks.  But the staging, blank stares, cued lines, family photo smiles...it really could have been handled by one of the film student assistants on a sick day.  Not the intensity I expected from Lynch.  Color me CGI drab.

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Posted : 07/09/2017 11:31 pm
(@caoimhin)
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I kept waiting for Eye of the Tiger to begin playing. 

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Posted : 07/09/2017 11:39 pm
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My feedback would be "Brilliant! I love it!"

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Posted : 08/09/2017 4:38 am
(@caoimhin)
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Posted by: FWWM

My feedback would be "Brilliant! I love it!"

Brilliantly absurd (and I enjoyed it as well). 

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Posted : 08/09/2017 8:56 am
(@chris_gorgon)
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Posted by: Subalpine Fir

One of my only predictions was Freddie playing a punishing role w/Bob.  I wasn't as underwhelmed by the cartoonish pinball-style battle as I was completely left windless by the overall pathetic "triumphant" Sheriff's station victory scene, replete with an ample selection of the cast all staged like Ms. Sugarbaker's 4th grade spring play for the parents.  I just find the whole scene uninspired and reductive.   85% of this series fits into my love-forever category; 10% fits into the insomnia category; this scene fits into my meh category.  Yes, Diane was a joy to behold; Cooper said and did the good thing; a few funny lines from folks.  But the staging, blank stares, cued lines, family photo smiles...it really could have been handled by one of the film student assistants on a sick day.  Not the intensity I expected from Lynch.  Color me CGI drab.

I think I'd argue that the fakeness of it is because it isn't the real ending, and that Lynch also wants us to know that there's something not right about it by the superimposed Cooper head.  

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Posted : 08/09/2017 9:24 am
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Posted by: Chris Gorgon
Posted by: Subalpine Fir

One of my only predictions was Freddie playing a punishing role w/Bob.  I wasn't as underwhelmed by the cartoonish pinball-style battle as I was completely left windless by the overall pathetic "triumphant" Sheriff's station victory scene, replete with an ample selection of the cast all staged like Ms. Sugarbaker's 4th grade spring play for the parents.  I just find the whole scene uninspired and reductive.   85% of this series fits into my love-forever category; 10% fits into the insomnia category; this scene fits into my meh category.  Yes, Diane was a joy to behold; Cooper said and did the good thing; a few funny lines from folks.  But the staging, blank stares, cued lines, family photo smiles...it really could have been handled by one of the film student assistants on a sick day.  Not the intensity I expected from Lynch.  Color me CGI drab.

I think I'd argue that the fakeness of it is because it isn't the real ending, and that Lynch also wants us to know that there's something not right about it by the superimposed Cooper head.  

It's a good point, and likely.  I just can't fully kick the inclination that here and there throughout the items that irked me were fanservice, and burdensome to the big narrative.  Tired looking swaying dance floor at the Roadhouse (may as well have been one shot, repeated), Dr. Amp's redux (dare I say filler), gratuitous cameos.  

Some scenes make me feel like he just didn't want to try too hard that day.  I'm not in the hater crowd, quite the opposite.  However, I'm also pragmatic, and have to wonder how many edited out scenes would have reduced some of the fatigue I feel when watching these parsed scenes.  Could be there's 30 or 40 hours of footage that was cut.

It's just my impression; not a judgment.  This, too, could all pass when the malaise lifts.  (Haven't rewatched, yet).

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Posted : 08/09/2017 10:43 am
(@teo-peaks)
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Was it a fake Cockney accent?

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Posted : 08/09/2017 11:33 am
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