There's nothing like "The Return" out there and I dare to say this was the most experimental, visceral and fucked up experience I've ever had regarding a television series. The finale destroyed my soul and I'm still trying to put the pieces back together after that last five minutes of pure cosmic horror. Well done, Lynch.
David Lynch's biggest mindfuck yet is the ultimate subversion of the Peak TV era: a show in which each scene seems to have no relation to the one that came before it, in which storylines are introduced only to evaporate into thin air, and sequences are devoted to floor-sweeping tedium. A Season 3 that feels more like a Season 1 for a series that Lynch has yet to give a name. In short: Kyle MacLachlan is a god.
hands down the best thing that has ever been on television , so many tv shows get away with doing the same old shit because of us being in an apparent ‘golden age of tv’, where scope and epic of a story substitute for any original storytelling but lynch has changed the face of dramatic television again and I hope this inspires others to do something new and actually interesting !
The Return is Lynch's magnum opus. Reasons for this vary, but I’ll point out one: iconography. It’s hard to think about any other show consistently offering cinematic moments that can be relived over and over again without losing its novelty, impact and, most importantly, magic. And of course, there's Kyle McLachlan who delivers what might just be the greatest performance in television history.
It still don't know how I got through this ordeal... cuz that's what is was, an ordeal. Lynch managed to strip away most of what made the original series so great and instead used 18 hours to bring dozens of new characters, underuse most of the returning ones (Audrey!) and introduce new never-to-be-solved or understood storylines. It's was more frustrating than exciting, though it occasionally had some good moments.
Oh, fuck it. There's too much to say. Lynch's Wizard of Oz, Lynch's Out 1, Lynch's Satyricon, Lynch's most extended and utterly frustrating vision of a mysterious spiritual reality running alongside our own. Anyhow, here's a link to my blog. https://theperpetualpresent.com/2017/09/05/about-last-night-being-the-dreamer-in-twin-peaks/
garmonbozia. hello. this is laurapalmer after rewatching the first two seasons + twin peaks: fire walk with me + after watching the first 15 episodes of this MASTERPIECE. let's talk about how David Lynch has changed the world with the best show ever. and this time it's (definitely) not okay if you disagree with me, just watch the S3E8, please.
I reckon you would be totally lost if you hadn't seen the original show yet paradoxically it feels completely new and different. I am completely engaged and feel there is no better synthesis of all of Lynch's cinematic endeavors.