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Old 27-05-2013, 21:25
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Just started watching the Gold Box Edition, I forgot how good this show was. I loved Dale Cooper, obviously, but apart from him my favourite character was Audrey. I love the music too, it's making me feel all nostalgic for my teenage years.
Anyone else a fan?
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Old 27-05-2013, 23:53
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Think there's a thread on it here somewhere.

Huge fan at the time (even saw the film three times at the cinema and that was dreadful). Just done a rewatch recently - 3 eps to go. I think it still stands up.
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Old 28-05-2013, 00:09
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I had a look and couldn't find a thread, sorry if there is one.

I watched the film the other night (I saw it when it came out but couldn't remember much of it) and thought it was pretty bad but I'll watch it again when I've finished the boxset.

Bob still scares the beejesus out of me!
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Old 28-05-2013, 00:30
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I'm a huge fan of the first season. I grew up about an hour from "Twin Peaks", so of course I had to watch it, and it thoroughly blew my 14 year old mind. Could anyone besides the demented mind of David Lynch come up with those dream sequences?

I heard so many bad things about the film though, so I didn't bother with it in the end. And I kind of like to pretend the second season never happened.
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Old 28-05-2013, 14:40
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I've got the box set on loan from a friend. I got through the first 4 discs in a single day. 5 and 6 took a day each, but I was 5 days getting through disc 7 and now disc 8 has been in the player for 3 days and I'm still only half way through the first episode on it. This is where I got fed up when it was originally shown. Too many episodes and not enough story to fill them.

As for the film, I remember really enjoying it when it first came out but I saw part of it on telly a few months back and thought it was rubbish.
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Old 28-05-2013, 18:57
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I'm a huge fan of the first season. I grew up about an hour from "Twin Peaks", so of course I had to watch it, and it thoroughly blew my 14 year old mind. Could anyone besides the demented mind of David Lynch come up with those dream sequences?

I heard so many bad things about the film though, so I didn't bother with it in the end. And I kind of like to pretend the second season never happened.
The film is one of the best horror films ever made, seriously. It's a marmite film, but if you like it, it will likely be one of your favourite films.

But hey, don't take my word for it, watch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermo...s_fire_wa.html
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:17
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I'm a huge fan of the first season. I grew up about an hour from "Twin Peaks", so of course I had to watch it, and it thoroughly blew my 14 year old mind. Could anyone besides the demented mind of David Lynch come up with those dream sequences?

I heard so many bad things about the film though, so I didn't bother with it in the end. And I kind of like to pretend the second season never happened.
Interesting.......

I haven't watched it before. I bought the first season on DVD a few years ago (just the discs, no packaging, £3 from W H Smith), but haven't gotten around to watching it, partly because I didn't want to get to the end of season one and not be able to watch season two. You reckon that I don't really need season two?
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:18
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Interesting.......

I haven't watched it before. I bought the first season on DVD a few years ago (just the discs, no packaging, £3 from W H Smith), but haven't gotten around to watching it, partly because I didn't want to get to the end of season one and not be able to watch season two. You reckon that I don't really need season two?
Well you do, because Season 2 wraps up the central mystery of Season 1 - and to be fair S2 is still pretty good right up until the mystery is resolved. It's only afterwards that it seems to lose its way.
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:19
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There's little doubt some of the mid season 2 episodes are a struggle to get through, but it rallies and the final episode is really really good.
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:51
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Righto. Cheers.
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Old 28-05-2013, 20:02
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There's little doubt some of the mid season 2 episodes are a struggle to get through, but it rallies and the final episode is really really good.
hmmm I have to say the last episode is frustrating, lot's of running about (i'm trying to avoid spoilers here).

& Windom Earl is far too cheesy at times
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Old 29-05-2013, 00:29
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It's been years since I saw season two. I might have to give it another look, and give the film a chance too. Thanks for the link, JCR.

I'm about half way through a making of I found on Youtube last night for anyone interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78HceiccUgI
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:37
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There's little doubt some of the mid season 2 episodes are a struggle to get through, but it rallies and the final episode is really really good.
I think the only plot line which I really dislike is James being framed for the brakes failing.

Wyndham Earle is great, I'll not have a word said against him!

The only thing that did surprise me this run through (again trying not to spoil) is quite how far they string out the Killer Bob reveal.
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Old 29-05-2013, 15:21
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Windom Earle was the worst thing to happen to the show. He was like a pantomime dame.
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Old 29-05-2013, 15:30
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Watched Twin Peaks for the first time last year (wasn't even born when it first aired) and absolutely loved it! Really changed the way I view television and indeed film. There is no denying the brief dip in quality in season 2 but it does pick up towards the end. I personally found the idea of the Windom Earle storyline to be intriging and enjoyed the whole 'Miss Twin Peaks' aspect of it. Although I wish that all played out with Audrey instead of Annie as I felt it would have been more true to the overall series and more dramatic.

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I have to say I also loved the film FWWM. This and the series have very different tones, the film being alot more dark but still absolutely fantastic storytelling and the characterisation of Laura Palmer imo is one of the best ever in TV or film.
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Old 29-05-2013, 15:53
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Brilliant show and the film is a master piece (IMO). I watched it dozens of times and each time discovered something new in it I had not understood/noticed before.

It is however very different from the series, its much darker and more cryptic and really represents the darker side to the town and to Laura's life which is only really alluded too in the series.

Laura's secret diary is a good read too. But understandably its quite horrific.
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Old 29-05-2013, 16:10
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It's been years since I saw season two. I might have to give it another look, and give the film a chance too. Thanks for the link, JCR.

I'm about half way through a making of I found on Youtube last night for anyone interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78HceiccUgI
Thanks, I'll give that a watch!

Brilliant show and the film is a master piece (IMO). I watched it dozens of times and each time discovered something new in it I had not understood/noticed before.

It is however very different from the series, its much darker and more cryptic and really represents the darker side to the town and to Laura's life which is only really alluded too in the series.

Laura's secret diary is a good read too. But understandably its quite horrific.
I found the book quite depressing, although I think I'm a bit of a wuss as a lot of the tv show makes me cry.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:48
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I'm a huge fan of the show. I think that JJ Abrams said it inspired a lot of the stuff for "Lost". I suppose it sort of influenced "Carnivalé" as well - especially with the supernatural stuff. In many ways, it was ahead of its time. So different from the other US TV series of the time(LA Law, ST : TNG, etc.). If the internet had sort of been around then, you could imagine the discussions about it on forums and so on. It might have had more success. I think someone said it was a TV series that was invented for the video age, as there was so much going on that you had to re-watch it. I did appreciate it more when I re-watched it on video a few years later. I sort of understood it more. I love how there it's part pastiche of a soap opera. I know that David Lynch gets a lot of the credit for it, but don't forget that Mark Frost(Hill Street Blues fame) also contributed a lot to that series.

I love Dale Cooper. Audrey was good as well. I like Albert as well.

I know that the second series does gets a bit of a knocking, but in some ways I thought it had a slightly stronger storyline than the first season. Maybe that is because the audience were more used to the characters. I know that some things don't seem to work - e.g. James' little trip away from home. Who can forget the ending?

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The prequel film is good, but yes, it did seem a bit too self indulgent of Lynch sometimes. It still has its moments though. It is even darker than the TV series and quite bleak at times. A shame that it was a failure.
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Old 02-06-2013, 15:45
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This series has been shown on the Horror channel and it certainly does deserve a reshowing from the beginning again.
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Old 02-06-2013, 17:04
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As a horny eighteen year old Audrey Horne was the embodiment of womanhood for me.

A truly groundbreaking show for me.

David Lynch has some strange thought processes.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:53
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I’ve just finished watching my Twin Peaks gold box set again.

My favourite characters (or characters who’s stories and scenes I liked the most) are

Ben Horne
Bobby Briggs
Leo Johnson
Shelly Johnson
Hank Jennings


I like how Richard Beymer portrays Ben Horne.

“You’re out Ben. You’re out Ben. Ben you are out”.


Hank telling Ben & Jerry about shooting Leo:

“He was chopping wood”

“He was chopping wood? Inside?”

“Yeah. You know Leo”.

Personally I much prefer the last episode of season 1 to the very last episode. What does everyone else think?
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Old 03-07-2013, 22:42
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The theme tune .. oh boy the theme tune

I always remember that the opening sequence of the very first ever episode where they found Laura Palmer's body, and how everyone in the town slowly became aware of it, was one of the most genuinely sad television moments i've ever seen.
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:26
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I think in the very last episode the red room was used too much and became repetitive and annoying.
Given the fact the Black Lodge seemed like it was some sort of representation of hell we should have seen scary demons and disturbing imagery, not just a dancing dwarf that we ere all used to seeing.

It’s a real pity there weren’t further seasons. It would have been good if Frost and Lynch had been able to bring it to a natural conclusion that they wanted. And I liked the mythology they were beginning to build up with aliens and UFO’s somehow being connected to evil spirits in the woods! It was beginning to become a complete head-f*ck like the later Lost. It would have been really interesting to see them build on that.
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:40
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...Given the fact the Black Lodge seemed like it was some sort of representation of hell...
Interesting angle. Neither myself nor any of the folk I know who liked Twin Peaks ever considered the Black Lodge to be hell or anything like it.

It’s a real pity there weren’t further seasons. It would have been good if Frost and Lynch had been able to bring it to a natural conclusion that they wanted...
Lynch did what he wanted to do and was hardly involved in the second season at all, from what I've read. Both he and Frost didn't think the Laura Palmer murder should ever have been resolved as that was the main hook.
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:54
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Interesting angle. Neither myself nor any of the folk I know who liked Twin Peaks ever considered the Black Lodge to be hell or anything like it.
Thanks. That was just my own personal interpretation.

Do you have an interpretation of what the Black Lodge was?
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