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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2565 on: May 20, 2017, 12:42:22 PM »
Molly Ringwald is a great fan of the Smiths but Chuck Barris died in Palisades, NY.  Hibbitygibbitygoo.  There.  Now we've both typed nonsensical non sequiturs.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2566 on: May 21, 2017, 11:16:26 PM »
Um wow that was an amazing Twin Peaks premiere.

It's full on Lynch which is everything I want and I know diehard fans of the show are gonna be mad as hell it is nothing like the original.

It's more Eraserhead meets Blue Velvet meets Lost Highway meets Mulholland Drive and a little of Twin Peaks.

*SPOILER*

That scene of the weird shadow-esque alien shredding the faces off those two characters was awesome, beautifully shot too. I love how Lynch builds up the suspense.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2567 on: Yesterday at 09:10:52 AM »
Cant get the first two episodes out of my head. Gonna re-watch tonight.

Those NYC scenes are everything I love about Lynch.

Spectacular.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2568 on: Yesterday at 05:11:47 PM »
Honestly after watching episodes 3+4 now, the gushing nerd love in me thinks collectively these 4 hours of TV might be the best I have ever seen. I'm feeling just as rapt and giddy like when I first watched Mulholland Dr. It's unreal how good this is. He has pulled all the various strands from the best parts of his previous work to make this miraculous thing, I'm floored.

And there are 14 more episodes. There has been so much imagery from these episodes that are lingering with me that very few other pieces of tv/movies can do. I love love that he can tap into this vast unknown abyss and make such dark things palpable, I can get lost in the worlds he creates.

Seriously just give me all the episodes now, I don't know if I can wait til the end of September to finish this series. I guess more time to re-watch, these episodes are dense.

The care that has gone into this thing makes me think this is going to be Lynch's final project. Then he'll spend the rest of his days endlessly chainsmoking and painting.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2569 on: Today at 02:47:10 PM »
Molly Ringwald is a great fan of the Smiths but Chuck Barris died in Palisades, NY.  Hibbitygibbitygoo.  There.  Now we've both typed nonsensical non sequiturs.
At least you have a sense of humor. That's more than can be said for some people around here. :D

And yet some on here have never regarded me as lighthearted.  Go fig.  ::)



Um wow that was an amazing Twin Peaks premiere.

Agreed.  It was a triumph.

It's full on Lynch which is everything I want and I know diehard fans of the show are gonna be mad as hell it is nothing like the original.

There are some indications that there may be more lighthearted Frostian elements as the series progresses  I don't think this would necessarily be a bad thing (Wally Brando aside), but I am glad that Lynch and Frost are letting this run be its own entity instead of trying to make it a nostalgia fest.  That way lies only the farcical reunion, neither dark nor edgy, that Arachne anticipated.  The premiere had dark and edgy in spades, and not in a contrived or forced way either.  Just Lynch being Lynch.

It's more Eraserhead meets Blue Velvet meets Lost Highway meets Mulholland Drive and a little of Twin Peaks.

Kinda sorta.  The sycamore/meatbag evolution of the arm was right out of Eraserhead.

*SPOILER*

That scene of the weird shadow-esque alien shredding the faces off those two characters was awesome, beautifully shot too. I love how Lynch builds up the suspense.

"You'd better hurry!  My mother's coming!"

Cant get the first two episodes out of my head. Gonna re-watch tonight.

Those NYC scenes are everything I love about Lynch.

Spectacular.

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You'd think that by now there'd be no new ways to shoot the Manhattan skyline, but that establishing shot was pure genius and said everything Lynch wanted to say about the place as a backdrop to that particular piece of the drama.

Honestly after watching episodes 3+4 now, the gushing nerd love in me thinks collectively these 4 hours of TV might be the best I have ever seen. I'm feeling just as rapt and giddy like when I first watched Mulholland Dr. It's unreal how good this is. He has pulled all the various strands from the best parts of his previous work to make this miraculous thing, I'm floored.

Agreed.  There are so many moments to gush over.  Ms. Devastated Sarah Palmer unable to take her eyes off a pride of lions devouring a cape buffalo, that black thing two cells down from Bill Hastings, Matthew Lillard's performance as Hastings, Doppleganger Cooper's relentless evil diffused over two and a half decades of freedom contrasting with how Bob used to operate when he could only indulge his vices sporadically back in Leland's day, the fact that Robert Forster isn't the Sheriff Truman, and oh my gosh, the poignant final performance of Catherine Coulson as the Log Lady.  Even the Chromatics song was evocative but not derivative of Julee Cruise.

And there are 14 more episodes. There has been so much imagery from these episodes that are lingering with me that very few other pieces of tv/movies can do. I love love that he can tap into this vast unknown abyss and make such dark things palpable, I can get lost in the worlds he creates.

Seriously just give me all the episodes now, I don't know if I can wait til the end of September to finish this series. I guess more time to re-watch, these episodes are dense.

They truly give you a lot to think about.  I loved Bob/Cooper's line to Hasting's wife: "You did good. You followed human nature perfectly."  It's the perfect echo of Bob's dismissal and abuse of Earle, demonstrating the contempt the devils have for those who idolize/cooperate with them, and it made the point without being ham-fisted or preachy about it.

The care that has gone into this thing makes me think this is going to be Lynch's final project. Then he'll spend the rest of his days endlessly chainsmoking and painting.

And to think he just came off a decade long hiatus without a fleck of rust.
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Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Reply #2570 on: Today at 02:53:10 PM »
I saw an exhibition of Lynch's paintings in Allentown once. All I remember is a lot of vomiting faces.
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