- I'm surprised how much has happened this episode. Loved the starting scene😀 And Truman's skype call to Doc was pretty funny as well.
- Diane is an instant iconic character and Laura Dern is on fire!!! And I love how the character is more than just a foul mouthed bitch. Her scene with Evil Coop was a proof how great an actress she is.
- I don't know why but I find it very funny whenever I see an Iphone on the show.
- Dougie and Janey-E forever!! This might be one of my favorite Naomi performance. She's a hoot and so much fun to watch. And I am glad her character has made this far. I thought Spike will kill her. But need more sonny Jim.
Excellent episode, one that was surprisingly conventional (for this season, at least), and actually got quite a lot done while still leaving the time for 60 seconds of sweeping.
I'll revert back to my bullet-point format from last week, because it's easy: --Laura Dern! Diane! I sort of love the notion that Diane could never be present on a network television series because of her vulgarity. Or, more logically, she has grown reasonably bitter about the Coop situation over the past 25 years and is just humorously letting out anger. Or some combination of the both. But yeah, Dern is incredible. Loved that scene between she and Gordon after the meeting with Evil Coop. --Can we have someone investigate whether or not Leland ever requested to use the bathroom at the Sheriff's office in the original series? It'd be awesome if that had actually been set-up originally. --More Ben Horne. That Jerry scene at the beginning was hilarious (a reference to particular habits in the state of Washington? or is he on something else?), and it was nice to get the quick re-appearance of Coop's key. Assuming Ben brings it to others' attention (hopefully Hawk's/Truman's), that's some nice set-up. --Finally, a reference of Audrey, and some of what happened to her post-bank explosion. Still, we need that appearance. --Dougie snapping at the sight of a gun and becoming a badass. I loved the way Lynch directed the scene directly following that. --Does anyone know what name that guy shouted he was looking for in the RR at the end? Or who that guy himself was?
"--Can we have someone investigate whether or not Leland ever requested to use the bathroom at the Sheriff's office in the original series? It'd be awesome if that had actually been set-up originally."
I have recently watched the original series and if I remember correctly it was James Hurley placing the pages of Laura Palmer's diary in the door.
Definitely one of the strongest episodes to date. As much as I've loved every chapter so far, this one really ratcheted things up a notch and suggests that the best is yet to come. I agree with the general reaction that this was by far the most old-school Twin Peaks in style and tone, and it was great to see the original cast get more screentime, but my personal favorite part of the episode was classic David Lynch: that ashen homeless figure lurking in the background of the hospital. So subtle and yet so creepy. Can't wait to see more of that guy. And of course Dougie regaining some crucial Cooper traits at just the right moment to take down Ike the Spike (who has really grown on me since my first viewing of Part 6). My GF and I simultaneously yelled out: "Hell yeah!" when that happened. And Laura Dern is everything I could have hoped for and more as Diane. I hope she's as prominent in every episode going forward. We all knew Lynch and Dern shared a great director/actor relationship, but now we know they're just as awesome acting onscreen together too.
Every week I feel so lucky and grateful for this gift of a season. Every Sunday feels like Christmas. I mean, this has to go down as the single greatest artistic product derived from 'nostalgia culture', right? Most revivals/reboots are obviously dreadful, and even the good ones (Creed, The Force Awakens, etc) seem really safe, adhering rather strictly to the structure of their original incarnations. Regardless of one's opinion on it, the new Twin Peaks is most assuredly not playing it safe. It's like all this shitty reboot culture was worth it in the end for making a Twin Peaks revival look like a commercial viability for Showtime. And I want to high five every single Showtime exec for letting Lynch and Frost make their show with complete creative freedom.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jun 22, 2017 11:26:34 GMT
7 Down, 7 hours of brilliance.
I still have nothing but minor quibbles and who gives a shit about minor quibbles. Twin Peaks is back, and yes I know it's too early to say this, but whatever; it's better than it was a quarter of a century ago. Yes, I went there!!!!
The most beautiful thing about this new season is that is slowly crawls into your mind and even heart, and places itself there as firmly as possible. The more complete the overall picture gets, the better the impressions of the show are. I love that each epsisode is just a piece of a puzzle which is being slowly assembled, becoming more wonderful with each new addition. That last episode definitely felt the most TwinPeaks-ian. Can't fucking wait for the next one.
Post by ingmarhepburn on Jun 25, 2017 11:01:49 GMT
Just finished episode 5. Had to stay away during some time due to work, but I expect to catch up with the new season and see all the new episodes (6, 7 and 8) this week. Meanwhile, I'll try my best not to read the things you've been posting.
4. The two policemen finding the dead body inside the apartment (Ep.1) 5. Kid leaving his house to check the bomb in Cooper's car (Ep. 5)
Number 1 is just brilliant, not only the idea but the way how it was executed. Numbers 2 and 3 are two of the most visually stunning things I've ever seen. Numbers 4 and 5 are among the most suspenseful sequences I've seen, not even Hitchcock would do better.
I'm loving it so far, and I'm also really curious to see where all this is going. Can't wait to see Laura Dern and Sherilyn Fenn too.
Lynch went full-on Eraserhead with tonight’s episode. Some of the most nightmarish imagery I have ever seen played tonight. That atomic sequence was like the evil twin of Malick’s Lacrimosa; instead of the beginning of time, we were treated to a threnody of destruction. And while I had no idea how it tied into the story at hand (I half-expected the teenage boy to be Leland Palmer or something, and that BOB would somehow infect him then and there), I didn’t want it to end.