I just finished watching Twin Peaks yesterday. I jumped on it when I found it on Netflix since I have heard people talking about it for as long as I can remember. Its a conversation that always goes something like ‘Twin Peaks is so good, it was really the first show of its kind.’
I’m still a bit confused how I feel about it here at the end of season two. I feel like it was a mix between a great show, an unsettling shroom trip, and an awkward independent film that had directors switch halfway through (the second director was much better.)
Okay, I know I can’t harp on it of course because it’s one of those classics that you appreciate even with all its quirks.
I will admit, there was a great ensemble of lovable characters and many moments that were laugh out loud funny. The humor at times hearkened back to the slapstick humor in ‘Airplaine’ and ‘The Naked Gun’ which is my favorite type of comedy.
There were also a lot of moments that were dark and scary and some very surprising twists and turns. However there were also a few “filler” characters and dramatic relationship fluff that just seemed to take up airtime and made the episodes drag.
The best characters were the main FBI agent and sheriff’s department team, and the main storyline surrounded these individuals. It would have been more enjoyable if the show would have zeroed in on the mystery and darkness of the murder and focused less on the soapy relationship drama in the small town.
This show came out the year before I was born so am I missing some of the nuance of it due to being a younger generation? Am I just spoiled and jaded due to today’s modern TV selection and streaming services? Honest question- what is so great about it, or was it just unique for it’s time? Did you enjoy it? What are your thoughts?
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