LurkerAtTheThreshold wrote:Episode five was the first episode I've enjoyed first watch.
I don't know if it's because I've lowered my expectations and decided to roll with it, or just come to accept (even like?) whatever this thing is.
I think it's interesting that plenty of people who had nothing but praise for the first 4 were more lukewarm on episode 5, while some of the previously disappointed fans really liked this one.
It's not because this was vastly different than the first, or ''way more classic TP''. It wasn't.
My theory is that people who from the very start were ready to love anything out of sheer appreciation for new TP, ones for instance praising Lynch for creating "Deliberately" bad CGI, people guided by the feeling that it's more fun to join a party than complain about it etc, will increasingly have points of criticism about the show.
Those who had a somewhat clearer vision of what the show could be, and got slapped in the face by the first 4 episodes of this experiment by Lynch, will start to accept that they wont get what they were after on key points, and start to, to varying degrees, genuinely get into the story and the world as is. Enough to follow it with interest.
This doesn't apply to everyone, but is a likely trend.
That would make sense. I definitely feel less emotionally committed to this series than others.
Reflecting on the fifth episode I still think it was ridiculous, whilst it's toying with hope and expectations, the 'clues' or plot of this remain as deliberately evasive and cruelly sardonic.
Like Dougie's ring turning up in Major Briggs stomach is not something that can ever be made sensical or thoughtful.
It almost feels like Stockholm syndrome, the way I'm opening myself up to Lynch to subsequently mock every character I once held dear, literally shit on their corpses, and insult the viewers intelligence. Then the darkest rapey mysoginy and seething hatred for the world I've ever seen in anything before...
Like others, I have been hooked in by hope that there's some goodness buried in all this darkness.
Like when Cooper calls the other guy in the boardroom a liar, that felt emotionally on target for the only time thus far in this series.
I really hope that goodness can burrow its way to the surface of this deep manifestation of evil p from Lynch's subconscious. If only in the return of Warren Frost, or some stable that feels tied to goodness not centred to Lynch.
Maybe I'm wrong.