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(@jocelyn)
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I remember months ago we talked about watching S3 as an 18 hour movie after the series concludes. How many of you can fathom doing that now? I know I would fast forward through many sections which we later learned were of no consequence, contained no clues, and had little if any connection to the major story line. They may have some artistic value, but I didn't find much to appreciate. I certainly will rewatch, restudy some but the truth is, I rewatched and studied so much during the series that I have a lot of it practically memorized. 

I do hope that with time I can learn to love the series the way I once did. But i have to admit, that as the weeks pass after the finale, i am realizing that the show has disappointed me. It hurts.

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Topic starter Posted : 05/10/2017 6:55 pm
(@caoimhin)
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I only really feel an urge to fast forward during a few of the Roadhouse musical acts. That is far less urges than during a binge watch of season 2. 

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Posted : 05/10/2017 8:49 pm
(@jocelyn)
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Oddly, I don't dislike S2 as much as most people do. At least there was a story that hung together, if not a good story. All the characters had a reason to be there. 

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Topic starter Posted : 05/10/2017 9:05 pm
(@b-randy)
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It hurts me as well Jocelyn.  I'm totally with you there. I still can't bring myself to re-watch the last two parts.

I keep going back to what the evo arm said to Cooper, non-existent. That's what I wonder about all those story lines that just.....died?

Caoi, I too can only stand to watch so much of season 2. Even when I watched them again 6 months ago in preparation for the new season, and I hadn't watched in many years, I kept finding myself skipping through a lot. Most notably, Evelyn Marsh and Dick Tremaine.

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Posted : 05/10/2017 9:09 pm
(@caoimhin)
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I don't dislike season 2 either. There are just some story arcs that I don't find compelling or entertaining. After having viewed them several times already, I don't feel the need to view them again, as they don't really add much to the overall story, IMO

I don't fast forward a single second of season 1 (unless for research). 

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Posted : 05/10/2017 9:17 pm
(@caoimhin)
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Yeah, Cougar was/is a definite fast forward for me as well. Dickie was/is a little more balanced between watch and fast forward. 

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Posted : 05/10/2017 9:20 pm
(@jocelyn)
Roadhouse Regular

Gee. I forgot all about Dick and that James thing with Evelyn. You're right. Those were forgettable and annoying.

Most of the characters in S3 were great characters. I miss them, want to see more of them, and to know more of their story-- Richard Horne, Candy, Audrey, Bobby and his daughter Becky, the characters outside the restaurant the night the girl puked up something on the way to see her uncle,  Red, all of them. It isn't just the big mystery of the finale that left us hanging. It's the unfinished stories of many endearing or intriguing personalities. 

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Topic starter Posted : 05/10/2017 9:41 pm
(@caoimhin)
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Yeah, some folks have asserted that the Return could've been told in nine parts but I disagree. I think it could've benefited from another six hours or so to explore some of the more peripheral, yet intriguing, characters. 

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Posted : 05/10/2017 9:52 pm
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(@b-randy)
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

Yeah, some folks have asserted that the Return could've been told in nine parts but I disagree. I think it could've benefited from another six hours or so to explore some of the more peripheral, yet intriguing, characters. 

I would be/am fine with another 6 hours, or 9 hours, it 38 hours 

Please More!!!!!

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Posted : 05/10/2017 11:07 pm
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Posted by: Brandy Fisher

It hurts me as well Jocelyn.  I'm totally with you there. I still can't bring myself to re-watch the last two parts.

I keep going back to what the evo arm said to Cooper, non-existent. That's what I wonder about all those story lines that just.....died?

Caoi, I too can only stand to watch so much of season 2. Even when I watched them again 6 months ago in preparation for the new season, and I hadn't watched in many years, I kept finding myself skipping through a lot. Most notably, Evelyn Marsh and Dick Tremaine.

I haven't rewatched the last 2 parts either.  I keep thinking about it, but I just don't feel that it's going to get me anywhere.  Somehow I'm pretending that the last 2 parts didn't really happen, and it'll all make sense someday. 

I'm not disappointed because I really enjoyed watching S3.  It just doesn't feel finished to me.

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Posted : 05/10/2017 11:49 pm
(@caoimhin)
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I'm fairly certain that both of you will gain quite a bit from rewatching parts 17 & 18 given all the wealth of theories that you've read and participated in. There's a low probability that you won't see them in a new way. 

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Posted : 06/10/2017 3:59 am
(@buttercup)
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

I'm fairly certain that both of you will gain quite a bit from rewatching parts 17 & 18 given all the wealth of theories that you've read and participated in. There's a low probability that you won't see them in a new way. 

I agree with you.  I've been distracted from my Twin Peaks fixation by the beginning of a rough school year.  One day soon, I'll allow myself to disappear into the world of Twin Peaks again.  Based on my work experiences so far this year, I think that I may be ready to be a resident of the town!  Can I get an alternate reality????? : )

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Posted : 06/10/2017 7:13 am
(@caoimhin)
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Posted by: Caoimhín Shirey

I'm fairly certain that both of you will gain quite a bit from rewatching parts 17 & 18 given all the wealth of theories that you've read and participated in. There's a low probability that you won't see them in a new way. 

I agree with you.  I've been distracted from my Twin Peaks fixation by the beginning of a rough school year.  One day soon, I'll allow myself to disappear into the world of Twin Peaks again.   Based on my work experiences so far this year, I think that I may be ready to be a resident of the town!  Can I get an alternate reality????? : )

Yes, as it's only a few heel clicks away! 

Hopefully the school year smooths out soon, so you can get back to what truly matters. 😉

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Posted : 06/10/2017 8:43 am
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(@artamisbgone)
Lodger

I will love watching this as a long movie. There is no question that that's what it is, and the splitting into "episodes" without question disrupted the flow at times.

Yes, i will watch every moment. Every scene has an ambiance and has its place, the parts adding up to a greater whole.

I've leaned in the past to the idea that Twin Peaks is a bardo journey of Cooper, much like Diane in Mulholland Drive. Whether that is the intention or not, I do believe all of the characters inhabit a "real' dreamscape and whatever happens within that world has real meaning for the participants.

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Posted : 06/10/2017 9:22 am
(@myn0k)
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I'll be re watching, but I'd like to wait until the blueray is released, so I can also (hopefully) watch some deleted scenes. 

I don't think my partner is ready to re watch it however. So finding time alone to re watch all 18 episodes will be tricky. 

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Posted : 06/10/2017 12:48 pm
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