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Not when James knocks out that tune.
worst part in the whole series
...That'll be the whole James/Evelyn subplot. Shite on a raft.
James getting caught up in that scam with the housewife, some gubbins about murdering the husband or whatever. Interminable.
Back in 1990 when I first watched it I remember the period where it was all treading water being so long and drawn out.
When I got the Season 2 boxset through form the States I discovered it's only about 3 episodes in the middle of the 22 ep run before the Windom Earle storyline kicks off and it gets interesting again.
I often wonder if those three episodes without a strong villain or reason killed the series of viewers. If they'd brought the Windom Earle thing up to start before they announced who killed Laura Palmer I think it would have kept everyone riveted.
on that DVD set that talks about how the network brought the Laura Palmer story to an abrupt conclusion due to ratings pressure. I'd definitely agree that considering the tagline to the show is "Who Killed Laura Palmer?", unless there's something brilliant to take it's place the show's bound to run in to trouble. That three episode run also had a lot of 'one-shot' episode directors as well, who couldn't really capture the right tone. I remember the Diane Keaton episode especially being far too self-consciously wierd.
Still, maybe it was the relative failure of these epsiodes that allowed them such a gloriously gonzo finale, there's no pressure on when it's already a network 'failure'.
They didn't change anything. The original design for FWWM was to wrap it up (so I heard) and (this is undoubtedly utter bollocks but hey) he supposedly filmed a load of stuff to wrap up the unfinished storylines before he changed it into a prequel.
I've only seen it once, before I'd seen the show, which I only watched properly for the first time this year (since watching it as a 6 year old, anyway).
Thing is, I really didn't rate David Lynch at all until watching the show. I thought it was self-important, faux-mysterious claptrap designed solely to inflame film school bores, and I hated the idea that all his films were just some self-contained puzzle box with no outside bearing. Twin Peaks really convinced me to, y'know, actually watch his stuff instead of listening to his apologists and fanboys. I'm still not a total convert, but I certainly see the value in it now.
And i hate fwwm, this leads me to think maybe mark frost deserves more credit, anyone seen on the air?
I'm only halfway through series 2 come to think of it
I forget not everyone saw Twin Peaks any more. There was a period when it was just a given that you'd seen it...
is my highlight.
for Ted Raimi as a corpse encased in a chess piece.
he's the real brains behind the operation
cause she was so boring.
"Jeremy Horne, Gonzaga University, 1974, graduated last in his class of 142, passed the bar on the third attempt, license to practice law revoked in Illinois, Florida, Alaska, and Massachusetts."
"Ben, as your brother, your friend and you lawyer, I strongly recommend that you get a better lawyer"
Film Donna or Series Donna: Which is the best Donna?
and Dale Cooper
like Laura says in FWWM, "he's so dumb"
favourites are Ben Horne (especially in Civil War re-enactment mode), Albert, Gordon Cole, Audrey & Leland.
When i'm a middle aged man, i hope to be half the man that Major Briggs is (in both personality and girth).
i'm in a Twin Peaks marathon right now. i love it. SO MUCH!
Is it worth finishing??
the slogging part is definitely coming to an end!
The final few episodes are probably the best in the series.