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das
2013-01-04 09:20:56 AM
There's a fish in the percolator!!!!
 
2013-01-04 09:22:18 AM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-04 09:28:07 AM
I wouldn't mind a resolution, though I don't think I'd want a full series.
 
2013-01-04 09:29:52 AM

FeedTheCollapse: I wouldn't mind a resolution, though I don't think I'd want a full series.


Agreed. I really wish they had wrapped up the series instead of ending on a cliffhanger.

As is, there weren't a whole lot of places for the show to go but a resolution would have been nice
 
2013-01-04 09:42:03 AM
How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?
 
2013-01-04 09:45:02 AM
TV Guide ranked the show's pilot at No. 60 in its top 100 TV episodes of all time.

Are you f*cking kidding me?

You could make a pretty strong argument that it should be #1 by a long shot. It's influenced pretty much every drama, spooky or otherwise, since. There was never anything on television like it before it aired, and it's never been duplicated by its hundreds of imitators, including a lot of shows that were/are great in their own right.
 
2013-01-04 09:47:04 AM
It's another one of those shows, like Crime Story, which suffered from its own success. It should have been a one-and-done series, but once ABC saw the ratings, they demanded it be extended into a second series, which was a mistake.
 
2013-01-04 09:49:18 AM

Dwight_Yeast: It's another one of those shows, like Crime Story, which suffered from its own success. It should have been a one-and-done series, but once ABC saw the ratings, they demanded it be extended into a second series, which was a mistake.


To be fair, the first season was only 8 episodes.

ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.
 
2013-01-04 09:57:14 AM

FirstNationalBastard: ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.


Bingo. ABC doubly f*cked up by refusing to air Mullholland Drive as a TV show because the pilot was "too long" at 90 minutes.

Now they air 3-hour episodes of The f*cking Bachelorette.
 
2013-01-04 10:00:20 AM

Hollie Maea: How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?


Carnivale?
 
2013-01-04 10:01:45 AM
Wrapped in plastic
 
2013-01-04 10:04:05 AM

sigdiamond2000: FirstNationalBastard: ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.

Bingo. ABC doubly f*cked up by refusing to air Mullholland Drive as a TV show because the pilot was "too long" at 90 minutes.

Now they air 3-hour episodes of The f*cking Bachelorette.


I don't get that. A Pilot "too long" at 90 minutes?

Did ABC forget that the majority of NBC's successful dramas in the late 60s and early 70s (Dragnet 6X, Columbo, Quincy, and CBS's Kojak) began life as 90 minute made for TV movies that eventually became 60 minute series?
 
2013-01-04 10:07:30 AM
MMMMM what I would have given to be the meat in a Sherilyn Fenn//Madchen Amick sandwich back when the show first aired. Madchen is still hot but haven't seen what Sherilyn looks like in years.
 
2013-01-04 10:08:55 AM
 
2013-01-04 10:09:36 AM
Last year a of my friends organized a marathon viewing of her Twin Peaks DVDs. The group included everything from people like me who actually went to see Fire Walk With Me in the theater to those who had never seen a single episode. It was fun, and there was pie and coffee and brie and butter baguettes all 'round. I couldn't find a smoked cheese pig though.
 
2013-01-04 10:10:18 AM

NuttierThanEver: MMMMM what I would have given to be the meat in a Sherilyn Fenn//Madchen Amick sandwich back when the show first aired. Madchen is still hot but haven't seen what Sherilyn looks like in years.


Find the Psych episode "Dual Spires" to see the majority of the Twin Peaks cast in present day form.

/56-minute extended cut is best
 
2013-01-04 10:10:20 AM
a = one

/early
 
2013-01-04 10:12:55 AM
i.imgur.com
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2013-01-04 10:13:09 AM

CarnySaur: [t2.gstatic.com image 298x169]


And this is my partner Lodge Blackman.
 
2013-01-04 10:13:36 AM

FirstNationalBastard: sigdiamond2000: FirstNationalBastard: ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.

Bingo. ABC doubly f*cked up by refusing to air Mullholland Drive as a TV show because the pilot was "too long" at 90 minutes.

Now they air 3-hour episodes of The f*cking Bachelorette.

I don't get that. A Pilot "too long" at 90 minutes?

Did ABC forget that the majority of NBC's successful dramas in the late 60s and early 70s (Dragnet 6X, Columbo, Quincy, and CBS's Kojak) began life as 90 minute made for TV movies that eventually became 60 minute series?


Remember many movies of the 80's were only about 90 minutes. Entertainment people were convinced for a decade the American public couldn't go that long without keeling over.
They were wrong, of course, but that was thinking at the time.
 
2013-01-04 10:13:46 AM
 
2013-01-04 10:15:52 AM

FirstNationalBastard: sigdiamond2000: FirstNationalBastard: ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.

Bingo. ABC doubly f*cked up by refusing to air Mullholland Drive as a TV show because the pilot was "too long" at 90 minutes.

Now they air 3-hour episodes of The f*cking Bachelorette.

I don't get that. A Pilot "too long" at 90 minutes?

Did ABC forget that the majority of NBC's successful dramas in the late 60s and early 70s (Dragnet 6X, Columbo, Quincy, and CBS's Kojak) began life as 90 minute made for TV movies that eventually became 60 minute series?


In fairness, I think it was 96 minutes without commercials. I just read this great book of Lynch interviews and he claimed ABC freaked when he delivered the pilot and it was that long. Still, they could've aired it at two hours.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:24 AM
I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?
 
2013-01-04 10:18:49 AM

sigdiamond2000: FirstNationalBastard: sigdiamond2000: FirstNationalBastard: ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.

Bingo. ABC doubly f*cked up by refusing to air Mullholland Drive as a TV show because the pilot was "too long" at 90 minutes.

Now they air 3-hour episodes of The f*cking Bachelorette.

I don't get that. A Pilot "too long" at 90 minutes?

Did ABC forget that the majority of NBC's successful dramas in the late 60s and early 70s (Dragnet 6X, Columbo, Quincy, and CBS's Kojak) began life as 90 minute made for TV movies that eventually became 60 minute series?

In fairness, I think it was 96 minutes without commercials. I just read this great book of Lynch interviews and he claimed ABC freaked when he delivered the pilot and it was that long. Still, they could've aired it at two hours.


Exactly. That's the way it was done for the series I mentioned... the networks made a big deal out of a WORLD PREMIERE TV EVENT 2 hour movie since the pilots were movies of the week, and then, the shows were off to their timeslots in their usual 60 minute length.

Of course, I can see networks being stupid about length in the 80s, too.
 
2013-01-04 10:21:01 AM

T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?


Some definitions of dwarfism state that anyone under 4'10" is a dwarf. At least yours were under 4'.

/by that definition, Danny DeVito is only an inch or so above Dwarfdom.
 
2013-01-04 10:26:07 AM

T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?


From what I've seen on the TV I think the Detroit Pistons.
 
2013-01-04 10:27:17 AM
Sure, why not. I have one or two more acid trips in me. Maybe. Then again, I might die. So, no nevermind.


/not sure if serious

!noopS
 
2013-01-04 10:30:12 AM

T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?


Are sure you sure they're not heightening?
 
2013-01-04 10:33:29 AM

FirstNationalBastard: T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?

Some definitions of dwarfism state that anyone under 4'10" is a dwarf. At least yours were under 4'.

/by that definition, Danny DeVito is only an inch or so above Dwarfdom.


I'm not sure Danny DeVito was right for this gig.

img835.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-04 10:35:50 AM
I just began watching it on Netflix, and it is highly entertaining. Whatever form they bring it back in, either as a complete reboot, or continuation, I'll definitely tune in. But it needs to be on HBO or Showtime.
 
2013-01-04 10:36:01 AM
I love the series, but never got around to watching Fire Walk with Me. I heard it didn't resolve anything and was quite a disappointment. After the way the finale ended, I didn't much feel like increasing my frustration at the show's lack of closure.

Is it worth giving it an watch? Or should I just ignore it completely?
 
2013-01-04 10:41:28 AM

NeoCortex42: I love the series, but never got around to watching Fire Walk with Me. I heard it didn't resolve anything and was quite a disappointment. After the way the finale ended, I didn't much feel like increasing my frustration at the show's lack of closure.

Is it worth giving it an watch? Or should I just ignore it completely?


A lot of people hate it. I think it's Lynch's best film and one of my favorite movies of all time.

The almost universal negative reaction to Fire Walk with Me, particularly among Twin Peaks fans, has always been really confusing to me.
 
2013-01-04 10:44:14 AM
If they don't bring it back, how the hell will I ever find out who killed Laura Palmer? What about Arnold Palmer and Robert Palmer? And President David Palmer? And Carson and Jesse Palmer?

It was Julee Cruise, wasn't it?
 
2013-01-04 10:46:22 AM

T.M.S.: FirstNationalBastard: T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?

Some definitions of dwarfism state that anyone under 4'10" is a dwarf. At least yours were under 4'.

/by that definition, Danny DeVito is only an inch or so above Dwarfdom.

I'm not sure Danny DeVito was right for this gig.

[img835.imageshack.us image 640x427]


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-04 10:57:55 AM
All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring
 
2013-01-04 10:59:18 AM

ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring


I had the same problem. I loved the show up through the resolution of the Laura Palmer story. I think I made it through an episode or two after that, and that was it.

ABC screwed the pooch making Lynch rush things.
 
2013-01-04 11:06:17 AM

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 430x486]
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Say what you will about David Lynch, he gets some fine looking women to be in his movies.
 
2013-01-04 11:28:55 AM
Albert, one of the best TV characters of all time:
Albert: Please Cooper, I do not suffer fools gladly and fools with badges never. I want no interference from this hulking boob, is that clear?
Truman: I've had just about enough of your insults.
Albert: Well I've had enough of morons and half-wits, dolts, dunces, dullards and dumbbells, and you chowderhead yokel, you blithering hayseed, you've had enough of me?
Truman: Yes, I have

Albert: "You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a nay-sayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another, because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman."
 
2013-01-04 11:32:44 AM
Never understood the love for Twin Peaks. I tried watching the pilot when it came out and couldn't bring myself to watch any more. But a bunch of my friends at the time were into it, and so I had to hear about it constantly. What I gathered from there conversation was that there was a lady that dragged a log around with her everywhere and one of the characters turned into a doorknob or something.
 
2013-01-04 11:33:56 AM
hellogiggles.com
Last not seen walking right out of conversation.
 
2013-01-04 11:49:36 AM

sigdiamond2000: NeoCortex42: I love the series, but never got around to watching Fire Walk with Me. I heard it didn't resolve anything and was quite a disappointment. After the way the finale ended, I didn't much feel like increasing my frustration at the show's lack of closure.

Is it worth giving it an watch? Or should I just ignore it completely?

A lot of people hate it. I think it's Lynch's best film and one of my favorite movies of all time.

The almost universal negative reaction to Fire Walk with Me, particularly among Twin Peaks fans, has always been really confusing to me.


I think the hate for FWWM is that it doesn't offer any real resolutions (at least, not overt ones) but rather
embroiders onto the existing mythos.  Not a bad thing, but I prefer the series because it is somewhat
more coherent (I like Lynch, but in small doses).

FirstNationalBastard: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

I had the same problem. I loved the show up through the resolution of the Laura Palmer story. I think I made it through an episode or two after that, and that was it.

ABC screwed the pooch making Lynch rush things.


I always heard that Mark Frost was the major driving force for the day-to-day operation of the show.
Lynch was very involved in the pilot and writing the character bible & scenario, but that by the time
the show got to the air it was almost all Frost (including the post-Laura murder stuff).
 
2013-01-04 11:52:37 AM

ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring


That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.
 
2013-01-04 11:58:43 AM

T.M.S.: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.


The X-Files is another show said to have the same problem. After the fifth season or so (and especially after the first movie). people started to figure out that the big Alien conspiracy thing was going nowhere and it was all being made up on the fly.

There really is something to be said for the British way of doing things... short seasons plotted out and filmed before a single episode is aired.
 
2013-01-04 12:09:42 PM

T.M.S.: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.


The BSG writers admitted to just making it up as they went along. When it came to the final cylons and the opera house, they had non idea what the answers were going to be until those episodes happened.

Lost sometimes felt like it was being made up as it went along, but a lot of it was planned out ahead of time. Some people just got bent of of shape because some of the answers were crap.
 
2013-01-04 12:19:43 PM

NeoCortex42: T.M.S.: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.

The BSG writers admitted to just making it up as they went along. When it came to the final cylons and the opera house, they had non idea what the answers were going to be until those episodes happened.

Lost sometimes felt like it was being made up as it went along, but a lot of it was planned out ahead of time. Some people just got bent of of shape because some of the answers were crap.


Lost was NOT planned ahead of time.  They claimed it was but that was utter bullshiat.   Mathew Fox was supposed to die in the first episode and the whole thing was only supposed to be three seasons.  One of the reasons I have such an abiding hate for that show is that they presneted it as a puzzle or mystery, which I spent a season and a half trying to figure out before i (correctly) figured out that there WERE no answers and everything they were doing amounted to a pile of red herrings that they'd desperately try to sort out later....and that's exactly how the series worked out.
 
2013-01-04 12:26:20 PM
My wife has been watching Twin Peaks lately, and I'm reminded why it never thrilled me: **horrible** acting. I love bad acting when the show isn't meant to be taken seriously, but Twin Peaks is worse than any soap opera I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-04 12:29:31 PM

Magorn: NeoCortex42: T.M.S.: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.

The BSG writers admitted to just making it up as they went along. When it came to the final cylons and the opera house, they had non idea what the answers were going to be until those episodes happened.

Lost sometimes felt like it was being made up as it went along, but a lot of it was planned out ahead of time. Some people just got bent of of shape because some of the answers were crap.

Lost was NOT planned ahead of time.  They claimed it was but that was utter bullshiat.   Mathew Fox was supposed to die in the first episode and the whole thing was only supposed to be three seasons.  One of the reasons I have such an abiding hate for that show is that they presneted it as a puzzle or mystery, which I spent a season and a half trying to figure out before i (correctly) figured out that there WERE no answers and everything they were doing amounted to a pile of red herrings that they'd desperately try to sort out later....and that's exactly how the series worked out.


Hmmm.... Sounds like some other JJ Abrams show I've heard of.....

Oh yeah, ALIAS.  That was a show that I should have absolutely LOVED (and my wife, who is not a fan of
genre media absolutely did), but I was completely put off by how every single episode had some world-
shattering revelation that ultimately betrayed the fact that the only plan they had for it was that every
episode should have a world-shattering revelation, not that there would be an overall plot that went
somewhere.

In fact, I have no idea why the show lasted as long as it did.

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seriesandtv.com

Oh.  That answers that question.
 
2013-01-04 12:31:52 PM

JohnnyCanuck: Hollie Maea: How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?

Carnivale?


Indeed.
 
2013-01-04 12:50:11 PM

DjangoStonereaver:
Hmmm.... Sounds like some other JJ Abrams show I've heard of.....

Oh yeah, ALIAS.  That was a show that I should have absolutely LOVED (and my wife, who is not a fan of
genre media absolutely did), but I was completely put off by how every single episode had some world-
shattering revelation that ultimately betrayed the fact that the only plan they had for it was that every
episode should have a w ...


But they did wrap up the main plot point, where the Rambaldi device gave you immortality. The big bad guy achieved his goal and became immortal, but in a bad way that was just awesome. Yeah, they never did explain exactly how the Big Red Ball tied in with everything but I was satisfied with the way they ended the show.
 
2013-01-04 01:00:25 PM

steve_wmn: The big bad guy achieved his goal and became immortal, but in a bad way that was just awesome.


4.bp.blogspot.com

Oh, wow, what a unique plot twist.
 
2013-01-04 01:07:09 PM
I enjoyed Twin Peaks. At fifteen, it was my first taste of any surreal video. Showed it to my wife, who is younger than me, and she had the WTF face.

She showed me Disney classics a few years ago, which were new to me, and I was surprised that Dumbo has an LSD connection.

For a few minutes when first watching Twin Peaks, I was pissed that no girls in my high school looked like the girls on the show. Then I realized that none of us boys did either. Fifteen can be a dumb age.
 
2013-01-04 01:21:02 PM
Always enjoyed Twin Peaks at the time but tried watching it again recently and it just doesn't seem to age well. Or maybe Fire Walk With Me ruined the whole franchise for me. Still like the tunes tho.
 
2013-01-04 01:25:45 PM
If you want to know if you like Twin Peaks, watch Blue Velvet (1986). If you like Blue Velvet, there is a chance you will like Twin Peaks, and the lesson can be learned in only two hours. If you hate BV, spare yourself TP.
 
2013-01-04 01:29:17 PM
Season 2 was better than people give it credit for. Ignoring the middle part of season 2 and letting the plot arc of the show be "Laura Palmer murdered-->Investigation-->Mystery sort of solved-->Windom Earle shows up with Black Lodge craziness" is far better than slogging through the pointless "James and the weird siblings/Cooper does some stuff" episodes.

Maybe I've just spent years rationalizing, but I'm okay with how it all ended. I'm told there was to be some sort of rescue mission for Cooper if the show had continued, but the pervading feeling of otherworldly menace that drove the show was preserved nicely by how things concluded.

Also, FWWM was a great movie, and I'm not sure why people thought it was supposed to resovle anything since it was mostly a prequel.
 
2013-01-04 01:31:15 PM
welcometotwinpeaks.com

My buddy and I picked up these two crazy chicks here one night and drove them to a bar over the Canadian border. Good times. Good times.
 
2013-01-04 01:36:53 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Magorn: NeoCortex42: T.M.S.: ModernPrimitive01: All my hipster friends who love Lynch insisted I watch Twin Peaks. the wife and I watched it. I enjoyed the first 3/4 of the show but the last quarter devolved into weirdness for weirdness sake. Fire walk with me was just kinda boring

That was a major issue with the show. They admitted they had no idea where the story was going so things became surreal just for the sake of being "odd". It sort of ruined the whole thing for me knowing the writers were just throwing bizarre shiat at the wall to see what would stick. I heard shows like Lost have the same problem.

The BSG writers admitted to just making it up as they went along. When it came to the final cylons and the opera house, they had non idea what the answers were going to be until those episodes happened.

Lost sometimes felt like it was being made up as it went along, but a lot of it was planned out ahead of time. Some people just got bent of of shape because some of the answers were crap.

Lost was NOT planned ahead of time.  They claimed it was but that was utter bullshiat.   Mathew Fox was supposed to die in the first episode and the whole thing was only supposed to be three seasons.  One of the reasons I have such an abiding hate for that show is that they presneted it as a puzzle or mystery, which I spent a season and a half trying to figure out before i (correctly) figured out that there WERE no answers and everything they were doing amounted to a pile of red herrings that they'd desperately try to sort out later....and that's exactly how the series worked out.

Hmmm.... Sounds like some other JJ Abrams show I've heard of.....

Oh yeah, ALIAS.  That was a show that I should have absolutely LOVED (and my wife, who is not a fan of
genre media absolutely did), but I was completely put off by how every single episode had some world-
shattering revelation that ultimately betrayed the fact that the only plan they had for it was that every
episode should have a world-shattering revelation, not that there would be an overall plot that went
somewhere.

In fact, I have no idea why the show lasted as long as it did.









Oh.  That answers that question.


Yeah, from my experiences with "Alias" and "The X-Files" I knew that most of the mysteries on "Lost" would never be resolved, and a number would never be brought up again (J.J. had a habit of dropping plots on "Alias"), so I quit after a couple of episodes. There's a clip of Ben Browder on You Tube, I think its from a "Farscape" panel at Dragon Con, saying that if any TV person ever says they have it all planned out they're lying through their teeth.

Sorry, for the long quote, but I'm posting from my phone & can't edit it.
 
2013-01-04 01:52:26 PM

Tax Boy: T.M.S.: FirstNationalBastard: T.M.S.: I recently hired two little people actors. My casting director initially brought me what must have been the two tallest midgets in NYC. Who the hell hires 3'-9" midgets?

Some definitions of dwarfism state that anyone under 4'10" is a dwarf. At least yours were under 4'.

/by that definition, Danny DeVito is only an inch or so above Dwarfdom.

I'm not sure Danny DeVito was right for this gig.

[img835.imageshack.us image 640x427]

[i.imgur.com image 640x427]


WINNAR!
 
2013-01-04 02:00:50 PM

CoonAce: My wife has been watching Twin Peaks lately, and I'm reminded why it never thrilled me: **horrible** acting. I love bad acting when the show isn't meant to be taken seriously, but Twin Peaks is worse than any soap opera I've ever seen.


Most of the bad acting is intentional in Twin Peaks. It's called parody.
 
2013-01-04 02:08:40 PM

Hollie Maea: JohnnyCanuck: Hollie Maea: How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?

Carnivale?

Indeed.


I have a hard time reconciling the fact that people actually want to subject themselves to HBO shows that are nothing but a wearisome meandering of a pointless and unrelated chain of events mainly comprised of people sighing and making pained expressions at each other until an hour passes and the credits roll and the audience is still waiting for a single answer to any of the red herrings thrown at them and wondering if anything they witnessed made them closer to an answer than they were an hour ago, or even if what they saw had anything to do with the original point of the show.

Then I remember that people pine for shows such as Carnivale, so I throw my hands up and walk away.
 
2013-01-04 02:20:30 PM

das: There's a fish in the percolator!!!!


Came for this...

This was the first quote I thought of after reading the headline.

/Pfffft! New shoes...
 
2013-01-04 02:25:15 PM

theurge14: Hollie Maea: JohnnyCanuck: Hollie Maea: How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?

Carnivale?

Indeed.

I have a hard time reconciling the fact that people actually want to subject themselves to HBO shows that are nothing but a wearisome meandering of a pointless and unrelated chain of events mainly comprised of people sighing and making pained expressions at each other until an hour passes and the credits roll and the audience is still waiting for a single answer to any of the red herrings thrown at them and wondering if anything they witnessed made them closer to an answer than they were an hour ago, or even if what they saw had anything to do with the original point of the show.

Then I remember that people pine for shows such as Carnivale, so I throw my hands up and walk away.


Run along, dear. Bridalplasty is about to start.
 
2013-01-04 02:25:29 PM

theurge14: I have a hard time reconciling the fact that people actually want to subject themselves to HBO shows that are nothing but a wearisome meandering of a pointless and unrelated chain of events mainly comprised of people sighing and making pained expressions at each other until an hour passes and the credits roll and the audience is still waiting for a single answer to any of the red herrings thrown at them and wondering if anything they witnessed made them closer to an answer than they were an hour ago, or even if what they saw had anything to do with the original point of the show.


A more instructive thing to ponder would be why you need a television show to provide you with "answers."
 
2013-01-04 02:30:46 PM
whatever happen to Lynch? I think the last movie of his I saw was Inland Empire back in 2005 or so. About time for some weird Lynch shiat, isn't it?
 
2013-01-04 02:34:42 PM

theurge14: Hollie Maea: JohnnyCanuck: Hollie Maea: How about we get an ending to that dwarf's other show that ended on a cliffhanger?

Carnivale?

Indeed.

I have a hard time reconciling the fact that people actually want to subject themselves to HBO shows that are nothing but a wearisome meandering of a pointless and unrelated chain of events mainly comprised of people sighing and making pained expressions at each other until an hour passes and the credits roll and the audience is still waiting for a single answer to any of the red herrings thrown at them and wondering if anything they witnessed made them closer to an answer than they were an hour ago, or even if what they saw had anything to do with the original point of the show.

Then I remember that people pine for shows such as Carnivale, so I throw my hands up and walk away.


I was going to say that what I liked about Carnivale was that it took its time (especially in the first season) setting up mood and mystery but, as you watched it, everything started to make sense. Aside from the abrupt cancellation, I thought they paid off my investment of time quite well, and I'm pretty confident that they would have continued to do so from some of the stuff I read regarding their plans.
 
2013-01-04 02:38:49 PM

Polish Hussar: Yeah, from my experiences with "Alias" and "The X-Files" I knew that most of the mysteries on "Lost" would never be resolved, and a number would never be brought up again (J.J. had a habit of dropping plots on "Alias"), so I quit after a couple of episodes. There's a clip of Ben Browder on You Tube, I think its from a "Farscape" panel at Dragon Con, saying that if any TV person ever says they have it all planned out they're lying through their teeth.

Sorry, for the long quote, but I'm posting from my phone & can't edit it


Abrams had almost nothing to do with Lost beyond the pilot and some of the initial story bible. For better or worse, all of the credit/blame for Lost should be attributed to Lindelof and Cause.
 
2013-01-04 02:41:54 PM

karnal: whatever happen to Lynch? I think the last movie of his I saw was Inland Empire back in 2005 or so. About time for some weird Lynch shiat, isn't it?


He better be hard at work with Dune 2: Electric Muadiboogaloo
 
2013-01-04 03:07:53 PM

Cymbal: Most of the bad acting is intentional in Twin Peaks. It's called parody.


That sounds like the acting equivalent of the "LOL I TROL U" cartoon.
 
2013-01-04 03:18:47 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Dwight_Yeast: It's another one of those shows, like Crime Story, which suffered from its own success. It should have been a one-and-done series, but once ABC saw the ratings, they demanded it be extended into a second series, which was a mistake.

To be fair, the first season was only 8 episodes.

ABC farked up by forcing Lynch to resolve the mystery midway through season 2. If the mystery had went on to end the second season (and the series), it may have been the perfect TV show.


And they never learned their lesson:

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2013-01-04 03:20:28 PM
I think this would be a great idea.
 
2013-01-04 03:27:11 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I wouldn't mind a resolution, though I don't think I'd want a full series.


I never watched the series much when it was on, but I went to see the movie and it showed who killed Laura Palmer. Great, says I, looks like they wrapped up the 'who killed Laura Palmer' story line pretty good. So then I catch the series on Netflix almost 20 years later and realize they had ALREADY wrapped that story line up and moved on to something they should have covered in Fire Walk With Me.
 
2013-01-04 03:51:45 PM
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The updated and much more interesting cartoon version.
 
2013-01-04 05:26:44 PM
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Mmm. Twin Peaks.
 
2013-01-04 05:30:56 PM
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2013-01-04 05:32:37 PM
watched the show when it aired

1st season was awesome - it was new and different and kinda kooky - wasn't sure if it was taking itself seriously or if it was just me "not getting it" - but i really liked it

2nd season - tried to follow wtf was going on - got confused. then got completely left behind at the end of the season with all the red room / little backward talking man

fwwm - holy crap my brain hurts or they just aren't even trying now

still think it set a benchmark that so many shows have tried to emulate with little to no success (save X-files.... til the later seasons which seem to suffer the same problems of just making it wacky for wacky sakes.)

/btw - if anyone cares to give a quick rundown of what the farkedy fark was going on in TP- i'd appreciate it.
 
2013-01-04 08:13:26 PM
The last 20 minutes or so of Episode 14 is one of the best bits of television I've ever seen. The sequence in which Leeland/Bob kills Maddy while the giant solemnly tells Cooper "it is happening again" still gives me chills.

(Maybe it helps that the first time I saw it was sitting alone in the dark in a tiny, pine-paneled motel room in extremely rural Massachusetts on a very cold winter night...)
 
2013-01-04 10:26:40 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Oh, wow, what a unique plot twist.


"Be sure. Be very sure."
 
2013-01-04 10:28:38 PM
The thing about the idea of bringing the show back is that the timing is actually great -- if you follow the story closely (especially in the second half of the second season, after most viewers jumped ship) it's made clear that this has happened before and is happening again... and will happen again in the future.

And the timing seems to be about every 20 years or so.
 
2013-01-04 11:51:42 PM
Frak David Lynch. Frak this guy and frak this abomination:

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/yes, I specifically rented this movie on Netflix a long time ago JUST to get a screencap of this...
 
2013-01-05 12:33:25 AM

steve_wmn: DjangoStonereaver:
Hmmm.... Sounds like some other JJ Abrams show I've heard of.....

Oh yeah, ALIAS.  That was a show that I should have absolutely LOVED (and my wife, who is not a fan of
genre media absolutely did), but I was completely put off by how every single episode had some world-
shattering revelation that ultimately betrayed the fact that the only plan they had for it was that every
episode should have a w ...

But they did wrap up the main plot point, where the Rambaldi device gave you immortality. The big bad guy achieved his goal and became immortal, but in a bad way that was just awesome. Yeah, they never did explain exactly how the Big Red Ball tied in with everything but I was satisfied with the way they ended the show.


it took some time off and reappeared in Star Trek: Lens Flair
 
2013-01-05 01:57:03 AM
I used to live in Lake Arrowhead in SoCal where the real Twin Peaks was. Lynch got the idea for the series after a high school kid's hoax about a Satanic Black Lodge in the woods and the 1973 murder of the Rim of the World High School home moving queen which happened next door to his his mountain cabin.

I've been trying for so long to get somebody to investigate that poor girl's murder with today's forensic technology, I've forgotten her name.
 
2013-01-05 10:53:30 AM

inner ted: watched the show when it aired

1st season was awesome - it was new and different and kinda kooky - wasn't sure if it was taking itself seriously or if it was just me "not getting it" - but i really liked it

2nd season - tried to follow wtf was going on - got confused. then got completely left behind at the end of the season with all the red room / little backward talking man

fwwm - holy crap my brain hurts or they just aren't even trying now

still think it set a benchmark that so many shows have tried to emulate with little to no success (save X-files.... til the later seasons which seem to suffer the same problems of just making it wacky for wacky sakes.)

/btw - if anyone cares to give a quick rundown of what the farkedy fark was going on in TP- i'd appreciate it.


Essentially, an evil spirit/planar being named BOB was inhabiting Leland ever since he was a child. The creepy long gray haired man(BOB) is the true form of the spirit, and only some people see his true form. Everything else is just background.
 
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