I wonder how many of those that like season three are new to the series or only recently got into twin peaks?
And how many of those that hate the season are long standing original watchers of the series?
I have a feeling that those that love it are mostly from the Millennial generation and therefore not watched the original because they were yet to be born.
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I saw elephant man the week of it's cinema release, ditto blue velvet, and watched TP as it came out. I have not re watched it since. Season 2 i really actively disliked about 1/3 of, but i stuck with it for the good stuff. There is nothing quite as bad as the worst bits of season 2 ( wyndham earle, civil war, etc) in TP TR. That said, the best aspects of TP TR have ( for me ) been the stuff that has little or no relation to the original series.
I like this series ALOT ( hence my presence on this forum, it has totally sucked me in on a level of detail in a wholly unexpected way. The last thing I saw that did that was Bunuel films when i discovered them ten years ago).
I have pretty strong reservations about some aspects of TP TR ( hence why i follow this thread with interest) but i excuse this as '' you have to take the rough with the smooth'' - even though i know in cinematic terms, you don't have to take the rough with the smooth, usually you edit out the rough. Here it is left in - as it was in Series 2.I suspect this ' dream/dreamer' business might be an explanation for that. Just let it flow.
Anyway at the time i stuck with S2 and to some extent felt what some people are saying here - that at least half of it trashed the promise and feel of S1 and it became a parody of itself. ( As judasbooth put it about this series, i felt at the time re probably half of series 2 that the self-conscious/ meta. post modern wackiness and dime store weirdness-for-the-sake-of-weirdness killed the heart ). The Lynch episodes and a handful of other episodes were of course worth staying watching for. Those are my remembered impressions from 1991 or whenever it was. As I say, i haven't re-watched any of it since, apart from the pilot, once, about ten years ago. Will however definitely re-watch after this series has finished. Right now I would say there is as much good material in TP TR as in series 2 - and less crap. It took me about 6 episodes to become fascinated by S3 enough to end up here
The first time i have gone on a forum about any movie or TV show. And probably the last unless there is a series 4