mlsstwrt wrote:Had a very restless few hours sleep. Was dreaming about the original pilot and what I saw last night.
Having slept on it I feel even more disappointed than I did last night. And I suspect that this isn't going to be for me. I was told to expect that it wouldn't be anything like the Twin Peaks I knew and loved, I thought I was prepared for it but I still secretly hoped that this would at least evoke some of the same emotions. But no, not one bit. The whole thing felt to me like it didn't have a soul, it was just empty and flat. I was too confused last night but today I'm not going to equivocate and can say that I flat out hated it.
The whole thing feels so utterly wrong. I thought Gabriel summed it up incredibly well, saying that it had the feel of some cheap telethon. Felt like actors are phoning in performances, like even they don't have any real enthusiasm for this.
But I'm very happy to admit that this just isn't for me, I don't 'get it'. I'm glad for those of you that are loving every second of this. I found it hard to get into Eraserhead (which probably explains a lot). I loved Mulholland Drive and IE for what they were but I never wanted Twin Peaks to be an MD/IE mash up. I wanted it to be Twin Peaks.
I'm going to watch the rest of it of course but I imagine it's going to be fairly psychologically devastating. I just hope it doesn't completely tarnish the original for (up until about Episode 16 at least). I fear that where Little Nicky and Evelyn were unable to taint my memories of everything that was good about the first season and some of the second season, this may succeed.
By the way I definitely don't want to argue with anyone here, I'm not arguing that it was bad, just that I personally hated it.
I'm on the same boat. I love Lynch and Lynchian, but there are many forms of it and I personally don't really like Eraserhead - this was full of it.
I just don't get to point of completely revamping Twin Peaks, you're taking Twin Peaks out of Twin Peaks. He should've just made a new movie if he was in the mood for something different.