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TV series: what to watch next?
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(01-26-2018, 06:08 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: I recall quitting because the first season wasn't scary. Haha. Season 2 had more of what I wanted the show to be. The prequel movie and revival series really double down on the horror/surrealism overtones. Anyway, there is one problem I still have with the show. Way too many characters and not all of them are on the level of Agent Cooper. I never cared about Josie Packard and the Martells, for instance.

Ah, have to agree there. They do seem there to fill some time, so far. Not far in yet, but I also feel that Leo and that ex-convict guy are pretty much the same character, although this might change tonight lol. But you know, wife beaters, guys who deal in shady stuff, etc.
I heard they were thinking of redoing them, has this happened already, finishing the story?

Ah, I just saw a Variety reviewer who said it exactly like I feel it; "Twin Peaks is weird and creepy and slow. But it is interesting". Can't say I'm a fan yet, but I'm not NOT a fan.
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#22
(01-26-2018, 06:36 AM)Richard_39 Wrote:
(01-26-2018, 06:08 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: I recall quitting because the first season wasn't scary. Haha. Season 2 had more of what I wanted the show to be. The prequel movie and revival series really double down on the horror/surrealism overtones. Anyway, there is one problem I still have with the show. Way too many characters and not all of them are on the level of Agent Cooper. I never cared about Josie Packard and the Martells, for instance.

Ah, have to agree there. They do seem there to fill some time, so far. Not far in yet, but I also feel that Leo and that ex-convict guy are pretty much the same character, although this might change tonight lol. But you know, wife beaters, guys who deal in shady stuff, etc.
I heard they were thinking of redoing them, has this happened already, finishing the story?

Ah, I just saw a Variety reviewer who said it exactly like I feel it; "Twin Peaks is weird and creepy and slow. But it is interesting". Can't say I'm a fan yet, but I'm not NOT a fan.

Heh. Leo has some amusing moments in Season 2. I won't say more, though. 

The third season/revival series aired last summer. I would like a fourth one myself, but who knows if we'll get one?
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#23
(01-26-2018, 11:44 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: Heh. Leo has some amusing moments in Season 2. I won't say more, though. 

The third season/revival series aired last summer. I would like a fourth one myself, but who knows if we'll get one?

LOL Well this is going where I didn't expect it. I can say I'm a fan now. The only criticism I have is it's long. In the sense that they take their time showing something, but I guess it's our problem now; the 80's, we still remembered how to take our time, now shoes paces are way too fast. I guess that's what threw me off at first, but I'm really appreciating the story and what they do as character exploration. Cooper is awesome. I really like Audrey too, she's something lol.

I'm at where the RCMP guy and the FBI inside man show up from Internal Affairs. It's weird how the entire town took definitive supernatural signs as granted lol. It reminds me of some of the Kind stories I've read featuring Castle Rock.
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#24
(01-30-2018, 01:36 AM)Richard_39 Wrote:
(01-26-2018, 11:44 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: Heh. Leo has some amusing moments in Season 2. I won't say more, though. 

The third season/revival series aired last summer. I would like a fourth one myself, but who knows if we'll get one?

LOL Well this is going where I didn't expect it. I can say I'm a fan now. The only criticism I have is it's long. In the sense that they take their time showing something, but I guess it's our problem now; the 80's, we still remembered how to take our time, now shoes paces are way too fast. I guess that's what threw me off at first, but I'm really appreciating the story and what they do as character exploration. Cooper is awesome. I really like Audrey too, she's something lol.

I'm at where the RCMP guy and the FBI inside man show up from Internal Affairs. It's weird how the entire town took definitive supernatural signs as granted lol. It reminds me of some of the Kind stories I've read featuring Castle Rock.

Did you finish Season 2 yet? Things got rough after the revelation of Laura's killer, barring the finale and a few other episodes. You can tell they had no idea where to go after wrapping up the mystery. Regarding the townspeople and the supernatural, I recall some had actually encountered strange happenings (Major Briggs, the Log Lady) or were brought up to believe in the supernatural (Hawk). I guess those characters, along with Agent Cooper, were respected enough by everyone else not to get questions or skeptical responses.
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#25
Well, I personally found it real bizzarre the way everyone just swallows the supernatural explanation without even batting an eye, like "Oh yeah, Bob, he's evil, we get that all the time around here" instead of "a Ghost? YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE! I'm calling Washington and having Cooper fired" lol.
Yeah, I noticed. Once they wrapped up Laura Palmer you could tell they kind of weren't too sure where to go. Right now I'm at the chess game with Cooper's former (now insane) partner, this part I really like.
Overall it is a good show. I guess my earlier reservations were more about the pace than the story, although the story's kind of looney sometimes lol
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#26
(02-02-2018, 07:44 AM)Richard_39 Wrote: Well, I personally found it real bizzarre the way everyone just swallows the supernatural explanation without even batting an eye, like "Oh yeah, Bob, he's evil, we get that all the time around here" instead of "a Ghost? YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE! I'm calling Washington and having Cooper fired" lol.
Yeah, I noticed. Once they wrapped up Laura Palmer you could tell they kind of weren't too sure where to go. Right now I'm at the chess game with Cooper's former (now insane) partner, this part I really like.
Overall it is a good show. I guess my earlier reservations were more about the pace than the story, although the story's kind of looney sometimes lol

Did you guess right away who the killer was? And another question: did you recognize who played Denise? Wink

From what I recall, the shift in writing came about because David Lynch (the series co-creator) had left midway through Season 2. Sometimes it felt like the writers/directors were trying to emulate Lynch's style but couldn't pull it off. And yeah, the Windom Earle plot is interesting, even though the character came across as a cartoon villain at times. If nothing else, you gained some information about Cooper's background. I mostly like those episodes because you learn more about the mythology of the town.
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#27
(02-05-2018, 07:12 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: Did you guess right away who the killer was? And another question: did you recognize who played Denise? Wink

From what I recall, the shift in writing came about because David Lynch (the series co-creator) had left midway through Season 2. Sometimes it felt like the writers/directors were trying to emulate Lynch's style but couldn't pull it off. And yeah, the Windom Earle plot is interesting, even though the character came across as a cartoon villain at times. If nothing else, you gained some information about Cooper's background. I mostly like those episodes because you learn more about the mythology of the town.

Yeppers ;-)
Guess even though he went on to play another FBI agent, they didn't quite stick with the same personality, eh? lol
I finished it. Intriguing. There's a bonus dvd with Lynch interviews and extras, just listened to a bit, but it sounds pretty interesting.
I'll have to watch it again, don't think I understood all of it, but I liked it. Now I'll have to find the 2017 revival too ;-)

Oh and no, I didn't guess it right away. At first I didn't know exactly when I bought it what the series was, I had read about it, but started with the notion it was a straight up serial about a murder story. So I find it fascinating the way that as you go, they really investigate by the book and as suspects get eliminated, they have no choice but to face the fact that it wasn't one specific person, but someone evil doing it. It did caught me by surprise lol. I kind of got the hint when his hair turned white.

If you have never played it though, if you're into videogames, try Deadly Premonition. It's not exactly a game of the year, but it's a big love letter to Twin Peaks. If you liked the series you'll probably enjoy it, if you haven't already.
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#28
(02-06-2018, 01:51 AM)Richard_39 Wrote:
(02-05-2018, 07:12 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: Did you guess right away who the killer was? And another question: did you recognize who played Denise? Wink

From what I recall, the shift in writing came about because David Lynch (the series co-creator) had left midway through Season 2. Sometimes it felt like the writers/directors were trying to emulate Lynch's style but couldn't pull it off. And yeah, the Windom Earle plot is interesting, even though the character came across as a cartoon villain at times. If nothing else, you gained some information about Cooper's background. I mostly like those episodes because you learn more about the mythology of the town.

Yeppers ;-)
Guess even though he went on to play another FBI agent, they didn't quite stick with the same personality, eh? lol
I finished it. Intriguing. There's a bonus dvd with Lynch interviews and extras, just listened to a bit, but it sounds pretty interesting.
I'll have to watch it again, don't think I understood all of it, but I liked it. Now I'll have to find the 2017 revival too ;-)

Oh and no, I didn't guess it right away. At first I didn't know exactly when I bought it what the series was, I had read about it, but started with the notion it was a straight up serial about a murder story. So I find it fascinating the way that as you go, they really investigate by the book and as suspects get eliminated, they have no choice but to face the fact that it wasn't one specific person, but someone evil doing it. It did caught me by surprise lol. I kind of got the hint when his hair turned white.

If you have never played it though, if you're into videogames, try Deadly Premonition. It's not exactly a game of the year, but it's a big love letter to Twin Peaks. If you liked the series you'll probably enjoy it, if you haven't already.

Ha. No. Denise is a nicer character than Fox Mulder.

I didn't guess the killer's identity right away because I had read spoilers beforehand. Toungue The spoilers didn't ruin my enjoyment of the show, but I do wish I had been patient and tried to guess the killer. Oh well. Smile

Before trying the 2017 series, make sure you've seen the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. It's largely a prequel about the last week of Laura Palmer's life, but it also works as an epilogue to the original series. The 2017 show brings up a lot of events and plot threads introduced in Fire Walk with Me. And if you have seen the movie already, just disregard this post. Wink
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#29
(02-06-2018, 04:05 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote:
(02-06-2018, 01:51 AM)Richard_39 Wrote:
(02-05-2018, 07:12 AM)reynard_muldrake Wrote: Did you guess right away who the killer was? And another question: did you recognize who played Denise? Wink

From what I recall, the shift in writing came about because David Lynch (the series co-creator) had left midway through Season 2. Sometimes it felt like the writers/directors were trying to emulate Lynch's style but couldn't pull it off. And yeah, the Windom Earle plot is interesting, even though the character came across as a cartoon villain at times. If nothing else, you gained some information about Cooper's background. I mostly like those episodes because you learn more about the mythology of the town.

Yeppers ;-)
Guess even though he went on to play another FBI agent, they didn't quite stick with the same personality, eh? lol
I finished it. Intriguing. There's a bonus dvd with Lynch interviews and extras, just listened to a bit, but it sounds pretty interesting.
I'll have to watch it again, don't think I understood all of it, but I liked it. Now I'll have to find the 2017 revival too ;-)

Oh and no, I didn't guess it right away. At first I didn't know exactly when I bought it what the series was, I had read about it, but started with the notion it was a straight up serial about a murder story. So I find it fascinating the way that as you go, they really investigate by the book and as suspects get eliminated, they have no choice but to face the fact that it wasn't one specific person, but someone evil doing it. It did caught me by surprise lol. I kind of got the hint when his hair turned white.

If you have never played it though, if you're into videogames, try Deadly Premonition. It's not exactly a game of the year, but it's a big love letter to Twin Peaks. If you liked the series you'll probably enjoy it, if you haven't already.

Ha. No. Denise is a nicer character than Fox Mulder.

I didn't guess the killer's identity right away because I had read spoilers beforehand. Toungue The spoilers didn't ruin my enjoyment of the show, but I do wish I had been patient and tried to guess the killer. Oh well. Smile

Before trying the 2017 series, make sure you've seen the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. It's largely a prequel about the last week of Laura Palmer's life, but it also works as an epilogue to the original series. The 2017 show brings up a lot of events and plot threads introduced in Fire Walk with Me. And if you have seen the movie already, just disregard this post. Wink

AH!, I haven't and I don't think I've seen it on the box set I bought. I'll have to shop around for that ;-)

I wouldn't know about Fox, besides knowing the name, was never an X-Files man lol.
It's a bit funny and melancholic to watch it though, because I remember so many actors on that show that I saw in other series when I was younger, it's funny to see them again as if most hadn't retired lol. Like the General. Or Albert, who played in TONS of movies and series.
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#30
I'm ill, working from home... by working I mean watching the first series of "Spaced" .

Has that made its way across the Atlantic? Its Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and the excellent Jessica Hynes.. before Shaun of the Dead, Paul, Star Trek etc.

Its very British and a bit surreal but well worth a watch, plus our comedy series are annoyingly only 6 episodes per series so its not a big commitment Smile
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