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29 June 2011 @ 08:46 pm
Finished Twin Peaks  
I've been meaning to check out this show for a very, very long time as it's been recommended to me by several people. I finally - think years - decided to watch.

After a slow start, I wasn't disappointed.

Honestly, I didn't really like how it began. I didn't get why everyone in town would burst into tears of hysterics over the death of Laura Palmer. Now, I get small town. I grew up in a small town for a while when I was younger. It was just weird to me. In fact, I found most of the characters unrelatable. However, after a while I did warm up to many of the characters, and by season 2 I was invested in the main character, Dale Cooper.

I'm of two minds. I didn't start to really enjoy the show until the very end of S1/beginning of S2. At the same time, S2 brought in a lot of elements I *didn't* like, kinda of like what Dark Angel did for a while. (Though this wasn't nearly as bad.) I found the characters more likeable in S2, but the overall story hurt once Laura's killer was found. I didn't feel that S2 picked up until the last few episodes of the season.

I found the strongest element of this series was the dark, weird supernatural undercurrent throughout the plot. I was invested whenever they talked about BOB, the mysteries in the woods, the Red Room, and the Black and White Lodges. I liked the mysteries around the owls, the Giant, etc. I liked characters like Cooper, Truman, Hawk, Andy, Lucy, and Norma, whom I found likeable. And even some of the odd characters like the Log Lady and eventually Major Briggs, and some of the not so sympathetic characters like Catherine. But many characters I didn't like, such as Donna or Josie or James and Bobby. But I hear that usually is the case with David Lynch characters.

Anyway, the finale was killer and it will have me thinking for a while. I look forward to watching the movie, which I know is somehow both a prequel and in some ways an epilogue. Even if the movie ends up being blah, I can say I enjoyed watching the series and I will probably watch it again some day.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Amy Cooperamycooper on June 30th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
That sounds very much like my Twin Peaks experience. I'm a huge fan of the show (and wish there was more fanfic). Second watching makes S1 that much better. There is definitely a boring stretch in S2. Really don't like the whole Donna-James storyline. Josie doesn't do much for me, but I do have some sympathy in that she was so played by so many people that she never had a choice or a chance. But that also makes her a pretty flat character.

And the ending. Wow.

I haven't worked up the guts to watch the movie yet. Especially given that it handles the hours before Laura's death.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 30th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I didn't mind Donna and James at first. But then Donna's personality started to change - or her real self came out - and I started to lose patience with her. James just didn't suit the whole motorcylce rebel thing either. By S2, I just didn't care. They annoyed me.

Josie did nothing for me either. Now, I would have loved to see where they went with the ghost thing, but that never had a chance to develop. Bobby and Shelley (Sp?) were okay sometimes and other times not. I liked the Ed and Norma story, but that stretch in S2 with all the side stories was really, really boring. I got a good laugh at Duchovny, but even that Renault storyline was dull.

I was interested to know more about Audrey's brother.
Amy Cooper: Twin Peaks: Partnersamycooper on June 30th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
From what I've seen, he gets some more significance in the movie. I'm not sure if he really gets all that much more screen time though.

Edited at 2011-06-30 02:25 am (UTC)
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionettesuperbadgirl on June 30th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
I wasn't actually allowed to watch this when it was on first run. I'm pretty sure my parents think David Lynch is sleeping with Satan. Anyway, a long time ago Bravo aired every episode and I was in TP heaven. Tragically, the diner they filmed in is ridiculously unlike show version - filled with Sylvester and Tweety stuff. Seriously, a damn fine cup of coffee thought.

Also, somewhat ironically, I posted this to someone earlier today:

Working for the Mandroid: Good and Evilmoonshayde on June 30th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
LOL. Log Lady. Got to love her, but man I hate when people do that with gum.

Oh it's weird. I don't ever want to try to understand that man's mind.

I'm glad the diner at least serves up a damn fine cup of coffee. Is there anything more important than that?
Foxy11814: sexydd credit to memento_iconsfoxy11814 on July 1st, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken, wasn't David Duchovny on this show? LOL
Working for the Mandroid: Encountermoonshayde on July 1st, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Hee. Yes. He played Dennis/Denise. It was a bit surreal watching him walk around in women's clothing!