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(@eric-from-sweden)
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My first feeling after watching episode 5 is: will there be a season 4? Everything in this new season is so fragmented and scattered, I'm beginning to thing there will take more than the remaning 13 episodes to tie things up and present a solution to all things. I'm feeling things are moving a bit too slow.  But in a way, that's whats keeps me longing so much for the next episodes.

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Posted : 05/06/2017 2:07 am
(@haxan_l_morningstar)
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They did marketed this as a one time event and I'm not entirely sure how much Lynch could be interested in going back to Twin Peaks again and again in his 70s.

Anyway, this is part 5 out of 18, so - even if Lynch and Frost don't actually use this kind of structure - we aren't even at the end of the first act, so I'd say there's pretty much all the time, for them, to do whatever they want.

 

As I wrote somewhere else, however, what I wouldn't do (and wouldn't recommend doing) is expecting much in the way of answers: when he's at his best (in term of creative freedom and control) Lynch really isn't big on presenting solution or tying things up. Think of Mulholland Drive or Lost Highways (not to mention Eraserhead or INLAND EMPIRE, of course): by the end of those movies, either you put your own answers and solutions in place or, really, you are screwed 🙂 and I feel we are way more in Eraserhead territory, here.

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Posted : 05/06/2017 5:04 am
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(@oyster_bells)
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While I like the new additions in seas.3 (CG, geographical expansion, different feels and moods and themes, downright horror with the glassbox monster), I feel the show so far has been missing a crucial element from the prev. 2 seasons : the coolness of characters.

We still have sex appeal this season, but back then besides  looking hot, some characters had a unique style to them : wide-eyed, love-life, dirt-don't-stick-on-me Cooper, dance-alone-to-weird-music Audrey, barking Bobby, sweet-as-puppy-but-rides-a-bike James.

I dunno, let's hope some characters will show some coolness later.  Ep.5 of 18 is still early after all.

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Posted : 05/06/2017 8:57 am
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Oyster Bells: I do see your point, however one thing I noticed - that is probably rooted in the fact that I've rewatched the first 4 episodes several times already - is that the characters, as well as the overall story, are slowly growing on me, as opposed to the original run where they were more "instantly recognizable".

 

Take as an example the work that MacLachlan is doing: as of right now, he is doing four different characters ("In the Lodge-Cooper", "Damaged-Cooper", "Mr. C." and "Dougie"), the last three of which are (relatively) brand new, and each one has its own "cool factor".

Darya is another good example: she was in for, basically, just one episode and yet there's a pretty distinguishable feels to her (as an audience, we do instantly know that there's something 'fishy' about her, even from Mr. C. perspective). The same goes for the "new", more meditative, version of Hawk or, again, for the no-nonsense Sheriff Truman. Wally Brando has a pretty unique feeling himself... and so on. 

 

And, of couse, we have to consider that we got to spend (the best part of) 25/27 years with the old characters and time is a very important factor when it comes to "characters recognizability and advocacy".

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Posted : 05/06/2017 9:30 am
(@oyster_bells)
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Posted by: Häxan L. MorningStar

Oyster Bells: I do see your point, however one thing I noticed - that is probably rooted in the fact that I've rewatched the first 4 episodes several times already - is that the characters, as well as the overall story, are slowly growing on me, as opposed to the original run where they were more "instantly recognizable".

 

Take as an example the work that MacLachlan is doing: as of right now, he is doing four different characters ("In the Lodge-Cooper", "Damaged-Cooper", "Mr. C." and "Dougie"), the last three of which are (relatively) brand new, and each one has its own "cool factor".

Darya is another good example: she was in for, basically, just one episode and yet there's a pretty distinguishable feels to her (as an audience, we do instantly know that there's something 'fishy' about her, even from Mr. C. perspective). The same goes for the "new", more meditative, version of Hawk or, again, for the no-nonsense Sheriff Truman. Wally Brando has a pretty unique feeling himself... and so on. 

 

And, of couse, we have to consider that we got to spend (the best part of) 25/27 years with the old characters and time is a very important factor when it comes to "characters recognizability and advocacy".

Mmm, at first I thought Richard Horne would be it, the way he flicked his cigarette ash on the table with completely bored eyes.

But then he went all-out psycho, grabbing a total stranger by the boob and neck, asking if she wants to fuck him - what the hell!

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Posted : 05/06/2017 11:16 am
(@oyster_bells)
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Wait waittt..., I take it back!

Steven Burnett is the new cool!

I just saw the episode with english subs, before it didn't have that, and Steven's speech is a little slurred.

"I'll get you some bread, 'cause I heard you been kneading it all day."

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Posted : 06/06/2017 8:03 am
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Posted by: Eric from Sweden

My first feeling after watching episode 5 is: will there be a season 4?

I think Lynch and Frost both mentioned that although they only planned one season, they might continue in some form if audiences like what they are doing.
Does anybody know what this Tweed was about, btw?

Posted by: Häxan L. MorningStar

As I wrote somewhere else, however, what I wouldn't do (and wouldn't recommend doing) is expecting much in the way of answers: when he's at his best (in term of creative freedom and control) Lynch really isn't big on presenting solution or tying things up. Think of Mulholland Drive or Lost Highways (not to mention Eraserhead or INLAND EMPIRE, of course): by the end of those movies, either you put your own answers and solutions in place or, really, you are screwed ? and I feel we are way more in Eraserhead territory, here.

True, but even though there are often loose ends in Lynch's films, I never had the feeling that there was much left to do with their main plot. In a weird way, I guess you could say that their endings made kind of sense (at least, they did to me) 😉
My biggest fear is, that they might end up being too explicit in explaining the mysteries about Twin Peaks (now that even the Pentagon is involved). I like The Secret History of Twin Peaks a lot, but I hope they'll keep things a bit more ambiguous in the TV series...

 

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Posted : 06/06/2017 6:32 pm
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