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2021-02-24 5:57:20 PM  
He should do as Paul Atreides.
 
2021-02-24 9:55:28 PM  
I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.
 
2021-02-24 10:00:27 PM  

bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.


I don't know the episodes by number, but I know exactly which one you're talking about. Pretty much proves your point.
 
2021-02-24 10:12:05 PM  

EdgeRunner: bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.

I don't know the episodes by number, but I know exactly which one you're talking about. Pretty much proves your point.


And Lynch literally had the balls to personally spoil it in the previous episode, while summarizing the six episodes that preceded that one!
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/and yes, I'm re-reading the thread for that.
//this had better be on the new Paramount+ service
 
2021-02-24 10:16:46 PM  

bluorangefyre: EdgeRunner: bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.

I don't know the episodes by number, but I know exactly which one you're talking about. Pretty much proves your point.

And Lynch literally had the balls to personally spoil it in the previous episode, while summarizing the six episodes that preceded that one!
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/and yes, I'm re-reading the thread for that.
//this had better be on the new Paramount+ service


I wouldn't say he spoiled it. He foreshadowed it, but there's no one on Earth besides Lynch who would have looked at that picture and guessed what was coming next.
 
2021-02-24 10:50:45 PM  
Silver Strain - A Blue Rose [Twin Peaks]
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2021-02-24 11:00:19 PM  
I was introduced to David Lynch when Dune came out. I loved it.

Then I read the books, and watched the movie again. WTF?

Then I watched Blue Velvet.
Aahhh, Pabst Blue Ribbon all the way.
 
2021-02-24 11:00:49 PM  
Also, The Hidden.
 
2021-02-25 1:29:11 AM  

bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.


Gotta light?
 
2021-02-25 4:19:53 AM  
The best of these TikToks so far, though, consists of nothing more than MacLachlan sipping coffee in a suit and getting all hot and bothered watching a cherry pie being prepared.

Absolutely worth a watch.  And I agree about episode 8.  I also loved the Monica Bellucci dream episode but really, as I suppose my username indicates, I enjoyed the hell out of the entire damn show.

"Cherry pie and a damn fine coffee is the way."

Indeed.
 
2021-02-25 4:20:50 AM  

bluorangefyre: EdgeRunner: bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.

I don't know the episodes by number, but I know exactly which one you're talking about. Pretty much proves your point.

And Lynch literally had the balls to personally spoil it in the previous episode, while summarizing the six episodes that preceded that one!
[Fark user image image 850x637]

/and yes, I'm re-reading the thread for that.
//this had better be on the new Paramount+ service


Really wish I'd been paying attention to those threads, thanks for posting this.
 
2021-02-25 5:44:05 AM  
When Twin Peaks first came out, I was too busy trying to get laid to watch TV ("trying" being the operative word here), but I remember all the hoopla and buzz.

A couple years ago, it shows up on one of the streaming services, so I figure it's time to get caught up on a cultural phenomenon.

Three episodes in, I'm like "WTF is this unwatchable POS?". I think I gave it a couple more episodes before I abandoned ship for good.

Was this just some kind of "right place, right time" thing I missed? Is there some deeper meaning I'm just to dumb to get? Or was it never really that good to begin with?
 
2021-02-25 7:01:54 AM  
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2021-02-25 8:01:07 AM  

JustHereForThePics: When Twin Peaks first came out, I was too busy trying to get laid to watch TV ("trying" being the operative word here), but I remember all the hoopla and buzz.

A couple years ago, it shows up on one of the streaming services, so I figure it's time to get caught up on a cultural phenomenon.

Three episodes in, I'm like "WTF is this unwatchable POS?". I think I gave it a couple more episodes before I abandoned ship for good.

Was this just some kind of "right place, right time" thing I missed? Is there some deeper meaning I'm just to dumb to get? Or was it never really that good to begin with?


I didn't watch it until a friend lent me the whole series on VHS about 8 years after it premiered. And I loved it immediately. So I don't think it's simply a timeliness issue. My wife, on the other hand, hates it and like you, can't watch more than an episode or so.

It's an odd show, full of surrealist and Dadaist moments. It's beautiful and goofy, corny and profound, but at base it's still deeply weird (and that's before the movie and The Return). I've found that people have an almost immediate reaction to it that colors their experience of the whole show. They either "get it" or they don't ("get it" is not the right word).

Those who "get it" find it delightful. Those who don't wonder what is wrong with the ones who like the show. And whether or not one "gets it" has little to do with intelligence or attention span or cultural experience. It has, I suppose, more to do with a willingness to suspend typical media expectations and simply go along for the ride. It requires a willingness to accept that there may not be answers to the questions the show poses, and to accept that those answers we do get may be deeply unsatisfying and that the route to those answers may defy all logic or reason all while hinting at alternative logics that may never be understood.
 
2021-02-25 8:13:50 AM  

JustHereForThePics: When Twin Peaks first came out, I was too busy trying to get laid to watch TV ("trying" being the operative word here), but I remember all the hoopla and buzz.

A couple years ago, it shows up on one of the streaming services, so I figure it's time to get caught up on a cultural phenomenon.

Three episodes in, I'm like "WTF is this unwatchable POS?". I think I gave it a couple more episodes before I abandoned ship for good.

Was this just some kind of "right place, right time" thing I missed? Is there some deeper meaning I'm just to dumb to get? Or was it never really that good to begin with?


You either get it, or you don't.

\that applies to pretty much all of Lynch's work.
 
2021-02-25 8:16:20 AM  

bluorangefyre: EdgeRunner: bluorangefyre: I'm here to say that Season 3, Episode 8, was the weirdest yet most amazing piece of television that I've ever seen.

I don't know the episodes by number, but I know exactly which one you're talking about. Pretty much proves your point.

And Lynch literally had the balls to personally spoil it in the previous episode, while summarizing the six episodes that preceded that one!
[Fark user image 850x637]

/and yes, I'm re-reading the thread for that.
//this had better be on the new Paramount+ service


Yeah, my reaction at the time was "That didn't further the plot and was confusing as all hell."

That wasn't the point.

It was the Origin Story of BOB, self-contained, and it was meant for multiple reviewings. And it was brilliant.
 
2021-02-25 11:46:00 AM  

JustHereForThePics: When Twin Peaks first came out, I was too busy trying to get laid to watch TV ("trying" being the operative word here), but I remember all the hoopla and buzz.

A couple years ago, it shows up on one of the streaming services, so I figure it's time to get caught up on a cultural phenomenon.

Three episodes in, I'm like "WTF is this unwatchable POS?". I think I gave it a couple more episodes before I abandoned ship for good.

Was this just some kind of "right place, right time" thing I missed? Is there some deeper meaning I'm just to dumb to get? Or was it never really that good to begin with?



Some channel did a non-stop Twin Peaks marathon when I was in college (mid/late 90s).  I skipped classes and tried to watch it all...but eventually fell asleep.  When I woke up it was dwarves and logs or something and I gave up.
 
2021-02-25 2:40:39 PM  

JustHereForThePics: When Twin Peaks first came out, I was too busy trying to get laid to watch TV ("trying" being the operative word here), but I remember all the hoopla and buzz.

A couple years ago, it shows up on one of the streaming services, so I figure it's time to get caught up on a cultural phenomenon.

Three episodes in, I'm like "WTF is this unwatchable POS?". I think I gave it a couple more episodes before I abandoned ship for good.

Was this just some kind of "right place, right time" thing I missed? Is there some deeper meaning I'm just to dumb to get? Or was it never really that good to begin with?


Twin Peaks is the strangest of strange birds. On the one hand, Lynch was making a spoof of soap operas, which is why there's so many love triangles and cliches. But it's also a police procedural. And a paranormal investigation show. But most importantly, it's the most surrealist, Dadaist thing that had ever appeared on television at the time. Its off-the-wall strangeness is what made it so legendary and influential, but the oddity became too self-conscious and deliberate in the second season, the heavy soap opera elements can be a turnoff for people who just wanted to see the prototype for the X-Files, and when the show goes dark, it gets brutal. The treatment of Laura Palmer and Maddie is incredibly cruel and shocking, and certainly not what most people would call entertainment. It's not hard to understand why people might not get Twin Peaks, because Lynch didn't create an easily accessible show that was meant to be gotten. It's also easy to see how some could outright hate it, depending on which elements stand out the most to you.

I love the show from an overall big picture view, but it didn't really get going for me until Agent Cooper appears with his quirky mix of childlike enthusiasm, open friendliness, esoteric ideas, and strictly professional approach to his strictly unprofessional methods. If it had just been little stories of the sordid underbelly of a quiet logging town, I would have checked out too.
 
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