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The Genius of this Show  


It's not just that I'm a long time Twin Peaks/Lynch fan, this new season at least for me is the mark of pure genius at work. 25 years have passed. During that time, many of the original actors have become sick or died. Some died during or after the shooting of the season. In that time, many of us in the real world have become sick or died. For me, DougieCoop represents being reborn into a world where everything has changed and it's both disorienting and horrifying. The world has become a much more serious and cynical place in the last 25 years. And this new Twin Peaks accentuates this. For me, Lynch is trying to give us a similar experience to DougieCoop. The first few episodes were very abstract. The were disorienting and horrifying. As we go along and DougieCoop regains some of his old self, so does the show. It's becoming more like the Twin Peaks we knew especially with this last episode. The lodge is a vey abstract place, so with Cooper in the lodge, the objective world no longer exists. So it makes sense that it will take time for him to regain his consciousness in the objective world having been in the abstract for 25 years. For me, Lynch is saying we've all been in the lodge for 25 years and have to come to terms with the harsh realities of the world today. Sickness, death, amongst other painful truths are on full display here. This show for me is not only his most important and impressive work, but will serve to be one of the most provocative pieces of art, especially on TV, for a long time.

Posted : 19/06/2017 2:41 pm
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Completely agree! This show is rich, multi- layered and open to various interpretations. Anything could mean something and everybody could be right (even this guy on the forum who really digs deep with symbolism of coulours etc - he's also right:) )

People complaing about this season being so different are, no disrespect, silly in my opinion. Everybody's gotta change during 25 years! And me too I nocticed multiple references to diseases, disabilities, death, war (!) veterans. World changed since '91 isn't it?

Posted : 19/06/2017 3:33 pm

Yes! Great art is open to infinite interpretations as we all experience life differently. Truth is in the eye of the beholder points to how truth is relative and not absolute. I hope everyone that enjoyed the original and newcomers alike can let there guard down and allow this amazing art to enrich their lives.

Posted : 19/06/2017 3:38 pm
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