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|Twin Peaks: The Return|
Season 3 of Twin Peaks opinions.
So, this is my first time diving deep into the world of David Lynch. I had watched part of Fire Walk With Me and Blue Velvet a while back, but it wasn't quite clicking with me. Then I was invited to watch Season 3 of TP. Up until that point I had only seen the first season's pilot. But man, the new season really took me by surprise. It hooked me and wouldn't let go. Watched the first 8 episodes in a row and then me and my partner went back to watch Season 1 and 2.
Overall, in retrospect, Season 3 feels like Twin Peaks unhinged. No holds barred. Give it a minute and it'll leave you in awe. Give it another two and it'll "fuck everything that moves" and freak you out. Best episodes? To be honest, the latest one was fucking brilliant.
Where would I rank this season as of now? Honestly, I'm even liking it more than the first season. Why? Because Lynch knows we want normal Cooper back, but instead teases us with doopie Coop. This version of Cooper just got out of the Lodge and is, by all means, a baby. A literal baby. But the way they work his character into unpredictable situations and resolutions without him doing a thing is genius.
|4||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
The season feels more like Fire Walk With Me, honestly and it's for the better. You get to see things that would've never happened if Season 3 had occured back when the OG show was running.
Hell Hath No Fury
Final thoughts? I've tried to not spoil too much, but yeah, this season is killer. If you haven't watched TP don't do what I did. I went all over the place. Watch seasons 1-2 (skip the filler in 2) and dive into season 3. You won't regret it.
|The gum definitely came back in style.|
|What episodes are filler in season 2?|
|Saw the first ep of s3 but I haven't had the time to watch the rest. What I saw was incredible tho. Lynch unchained and unfiltered. I fuckin loved it. I even had a smile on my face when James showed up and I HATED his character to the core.|
|Best thing on TV -- hands down. Dougie is the fucking man.|
|Good thing you went back and watched the original since the new season would make so much less sense without it|
|Season 3 > most things|
|Why the hell is everyone around Dougie acting like he is an absolutely normal human being. I got some Peter Sellers 'Being There' vibes, but it doesn't quite work here with Coop/Dougie.|
Shit, didn't know there was another thread for it. Sorry.
And yeah, it definitely didn't make sense at first without watching anything prior to season 3.
|"Why the hell is everyone around Dougie acting like he is an absolutely normal human being."|
I quite like an interpretation that Kyle Maclachlan gave recently: "But it's also a reflection on Dougie from before. He probably wasn't that memorable, either."
The people in Dougie's life have always kind of ignored him anyway. He's always been an empty vessel, average and mediocre in every way. He's a white middle aged insurance salesman, a human piece of wonderbread.
There's something kind of tragic about that, almost like something from a Kafka story, made even more tragic by the fact that we know Cooper is buried in there somewhere.
Can't wait for ep 12
|I think the whole Dougie plotline is a commentary on two things|
1) people often expect very little of those around them other than validation. All they want you to do is agree with them, and have their own views parroted back to them. People will be too happy you're agreeing with them to grow suspicious, because all they wanted from you was a bunch of yesses in the first place.
2) the most mediocre white man in a suit can be a mindless incompetent fuck, and STILL not lose his beautiful wife or well-paying job. Those things are almost guaranteed for him considering his standing in society.
You don't have to agree with Lynch / Frost's thesis, I'm just pretty sure that's what they're going for
|I love both of y'all's interpretations. I agree with both, but also just think that Cooper replaced Dougie due to his unmemorable stance in society. Coop found his way out of the Lodge 25 years later and replaced Dougie on the Earth. Coop is still in cold shock after seeing everything he saw in the Black Lodge and being trapped in there for 25 years. He's mindless, but slowly (and surely) gaining the ability to snap out of it. But of course, as we saw in episode 11, Lynch is fucking teasing us to death. Haha|
|Oh absolutely, Coop is just fried after 25 years in another dimension, and coming back to Earth via an electrical socket. Plotwise he's just regaining himself and his identity after a 25 year absence, like the show itself. I just think this arc is a chance for Frost and Lynch to make a couple statements about people and society, as I wrote in my post above, whilst also serving the purpose of getting Coop back to Twin Peaks, and that homecoming to be a glorious thing|
|tbh if he was all "hiya Harry, how's about a slice of cherry pie and a cup of coffee? DAMN good Tibet" as of episode 2 I'd have hated it. His fall from grace in s2, in which he approached the Lodge with less than perfect courage, and his body was taken over by a malevolent spirit... that would have felt totally without consequence.|
|I'd say the whole Dougie sish is a commentary on people with mental disorders and how even your family and close ones can't see that there's something very wrong with you, even doctors can't help you, they can't see the obvious... How broken you are.|
It's pretty sad, but Lynch and MacLachlan play if for laughs and that's genius.