Thursday, June 11, 2020

I've Watched A Couple More Since This

It's not grabbing me. While David Lynch's 1990 - 1991 television series Twin Peaks is held in high regard by some, including a friend of mine, it has all but lost me. It happened suddenly: episode four was my favourite; after I knocked off the fifth one I realized I was watching a soap opera. (This began to happen during the fourth episode, but I let it go.) Also, the atmosphere is beginning to wear thin. And the background music is starting to annoy me.

Who killed Laura Palmer? Do I care enough to finish all 30 episodes?

Admission: I've never been big on murder mysteries. I've never read an Agatha Christie novel, for instance. (Cut to the chase: Colonel Green did it with the hand-phaser on the bridge.)

I'm well aware it's the journey that matters; and there are some interesting characters that inhabit the town of Twin Peaks. Character is the most important part to me; which is why I like Richard Linklater's films, for instance.

I will stick with Twin Peaks. Give it a fair shake.


Originally posted as "Twin Peaks - Watched Five Episodes" on June 15, 2018.

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