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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

Originally Posted by ben12 View Post
This was never going to be a continuation of the old show. Anyone who expected that was fooling themselves.
Anyone who didnít think it would be Twin Peaks is fooling themselves. He brought back almost the entire original cast that was still alive. Why wouldnít it be about Twin Peaks?
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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This was never going to be a continuation of the old show. Anyone who expected that was fooling themselves.
Say what?
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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This was never going to be a continuation of the old show. Anyone who expected that was fooling themselves.
Especially the Showtime executives who put up money to make a new Twin Peaks series!
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

Originally Posted by Matto1020 View Post
Then why call it "Twin Peaks?" This series definitely felt like a huge bait and switch.

It was like Lynch was too afraid to either make a full on continuation (which everyone wanted) or a complete reboot, and instead tried to do both. If they had set this series up as a complete reboot but just set in the town of Twin Peaks, with new characters and new situations, I think it would have been better received. People would have known what they were getting into. But the marketing told a completely different story... images of Cooper and Laura Palmer with the tagline, "It is happening again." Teasing the return of all these characters people loved, only to be given them in tiny, and very weird doses.
I don't know what to tell you. The third season had everything I loved about Twin Peaks. I never really cared who killed Laura Palmer. The show wasn't about that. For the Return, everyone wanted to see Cooper again. Not only did he not give us Cooper, he taunted us about it. I love that shit. Dougie was great, too. It's what the show was all along. If you enjoyed other aspects of it, that's great, but that's not what the show was. You shouldn't really follow the marketing for shows like this. The marketers will do or say whatever they think will get people to watch. I avoided all that stuff and was not disappointed with what I got.
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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I don't know what to tell you. The third season had everything I loved about Twin Peaks. I never really cared who killed Laura Palmer. The show wasn't about that. For the Return, everyone wanted to see Cooper again. Not only did he not give us Cooper, he taunted us about it. I love that shit. Dougie was great, too. It's what the show was all along. If you enjoyed other aspects of it, that's great, but that's not what the show was. You shouldn't really follow the marketing for shows like this. The marketers will do or say whatever they think will get people to watch. I avoided all that stuff and was not disappointed with what I got.
Yes Mr Lynch.
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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I don't know what to tell you. The third season had everything I loved about Twin Peaks. I never really cared who killed Laura Palmer. The show wasn't about that. For the Return, everyone wanted to see Cooper again. Not only did he not give us Cooper, he taunted us about it. I love that shit. Dougie was great, too. It's what the show was all along. If you enjoyed other aspects of it, that's great, but that's not what the show was. You shouldn't really follow the marketing for shows like this. The marketers will do or say whatever they think will get people to watch. I avoided all that stuff and was not disappointed with what I got.
You're entitled to your condescending opinion....I just don't know how anyone who liked the original show could've expected what we got, marketing or no marketing.
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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You're entitled to your condescending opinion....I just don't know how anyone who liked the original show could've expected what we got, marketing or no marketing.
David Lynch.

I'm not trying to be condescending, but if you tuned in for the soap opera, that's what the show was making fun of. That original show was making fun of the kind of TV that was out at the time. TV has changed, so the returning season would always have had to be different.
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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David Lynch.

I'm not trying to be condescending, but if you tuned in for the soap opera, that's what the show was making fun of. That original show was making fun of the kind of TV that was out at the time. TV has changed, so the returning season would always have had to be different.
What?

Everything to everyone indicated this was TWIN PEAKS. A big deal was made about securing almost all the original cast that was still alive that wanted to come back - several of which died during filming/airing/right after.

This is not like a reboot of 90210 when it was clear it was in the same universe but a new cast. All the advertising, showtime, Lynch etc.
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Re: Twin Peaks (S1E17/E18) -- Season Finale -- "The Return - Part 17 & 18" -- 9/3/17

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David Lynch.

I'm not trying to be condescending, but if you tuned in for the soap opera, that's what the show was making fun of. That original show was making fun of the kind of TV that was out at the time. TV has changed, so the returning season would always have had to be different.
I tuned in to find out what happened to Cooper and see what became of the characters of Twin Peaks in the ensuing years and wash my hands of that cliffhanger. We find out what happened to Cooper, but I didn't like those answers an felt it took way too long for Dougie to "wake up". I was particularly annoyed at the treatment of Audrey's character after being such a major character in the original show. First, at how long it took her to appear, and then, with not getting any update on her. I think they did the best with BOB they could have, given that the original actor passed away. To me, it seemed like David Lynch wanted to make a fresh new movie and tried to do that disguised as a new season of Twin Peaks.

I never tuned in for the soap opera, but I did tune in for the characters and the town. In a show called Twin Peaks, the town of Twin Peaks should actually have more screen time than it got. Bobby was the only character who I felt was improved by The Return.

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