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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 04:16:42 PM »
I want to spend more time with the first two episodes before going on to 3 and 4. Talking about rewatching and percolating. Plenty of time tbefore #5 is available.

I've already rewatched the first two episodes.  They definitely grew on me when I saw 3 and 4 and understood what they where going for. 

It feels so weird watching new episodes of this. I saw the first seasons 10 years ago so I can't imagine how weird it must feel if you actually saw this 25 years ago.
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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 04:00:25 PM »
I want to spend more time with the first two episodes before going on to 3 and 4. Talking about rewatching and percolating. Plenty of time before #5 is available.
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The Grapevine / How to Talk to Girls at Parties
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 04:00:13 PM »


An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole)
Starring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas
Release Date - TBD


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The Grapevine / Re: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by wilder on Yesterday at 03:51:34 PM »


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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 03:46:58 PM »
I can't believe they let him do whatever he wanted.

Episode 3 is something else. TV loves to think it's weird now...and I thought it kind of was...then I saw episode 3. And...well...

I remember that Lynch that "the core of it is Agent Cooper's odyssey back to Twin Peaks" and it really feels like that. The town of Twin Peaks is distant in the show now, as if it were in another world, and we can't quite get there yet. Of course, it might have been because of different schedules, etc. But they made it work in the narrative. The ending of the premiere was weirdly moving...
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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 03:28:28 PM »
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She wanted a peaceful last moment with her ex-husband. Drugging everyone so they wouldn't jump on him (they do think he is the Messiah, after all) doesn't seem weak to me. Plus: she's about to kill herself. It's a last thrill. She enjoys it. It's fun for her.

Nora is bitter and angry and acting like an asshole: she doesn't give the zippo back after saying "just like I gave Lily back" which is a stupid analogy, of course, but she's hurt and angry. Most fights in my happened for dumb things like that.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by RegularKarate on Yesterday at 02:50:31 PM »
This was definitely my favorite episode of the season so far, but I agree with most of its faults.

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- Agree about the ultrasound, but we only needed to cut out the previously on.
- Agree about her comment to the dog, but we did need Kevin Sr. to explain the pill thing to Laurie so she would know about the pills. She tells Kevin about the pills again so that we could get that dry "I drugged them" delivery.
- Agree with the Money Shredding convo
- The whole "drugging the family so they could have a private talk" was dumb. This is my problem with this show. The only real justification for this is to make it seem like she wants to stop Kevin from going through with it and then *SHOCK* reveal that she isn't. "I didn't think they'd let me talk to you" is weak AF.


Oh, and can someone who was paying a little more attention tell me why Nora wouldn't give Laurie's Zippo back?
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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 01:41:43 PM »
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I want to love this episode, so I will revisit it again and give it another chance. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood.

To be clear, I loved when Laurie looked at the dog, because that said everything. Then she had to actually speak to the dog to say what we had definitely just figured out. It felt like she was saying that just in case I had not made that connection. It was dumb and redundant. She was speaking to the audience, not to the dog.

I'm sure Season 1 is full of those moments, though... Maybe I'm unreasonably expecting perfection right now.

I think Laurie's chat with John is really problematic. He was saying things that the show had so beautifully communicated before. He even explained why they were shredding the money — to Laurie no less! Are we really meant to believe she didn't know why he was shredding the money? Are we meant to buy that they've never talked about this before? That was obviously just for the audience (not an actual conversation between two people). Just... too much clarity. Too many cheap words. I don't like that in my Lindelof.
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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 12:49:46 PM »
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It was maybe my favorite episode of the Leftovers.

I absolutely don't agree with you, but I also don't feel able to say why it resonated so much with me. I don't want to.

I don't understand the criticism about the episode explaining itself too much? What you mentioned is never there to explain the scene. A part that infuriated you (the dog) made me laugh. Why would I want to feel clever because I understood—of course I understood—and let a humane moment like her comment to the dog go? And of course that Laurie is gonna say to Kevin why everyone is knocked out, I don't see how you can take it as the show explaining again what happened. Seriously. That scene is so beautiful, I didn't even notice that. Come on. There was a whole scene last week explaining the whole episode with God talking to Matt. That's what I find too on the nose.

For the one and one conversations: Laurie is everyone's therapist, almost. But it is not draining any subtext. The episode is about her. She never talks about her. And yet the events around her transform something inside her.
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David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 12:36:26 PM »
I am so happy right now. Amazed that he actually got this onto TV, and that a lot of people are watching it. (More thoughts when I finish what's available.)

FYI: Showtime is available as an addon to Amazon Prime.
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