Okay, so I'm surprised to see no Twin Peaks Revival thoughts here. I'm seven episodes in and loving it. It's so crazy they let Lynch/Frost go crazy with this show. It's like nothing else on TV, much like the original show. I was worried revisiting old characters would somehow be cheap or overly-sentimental, but so far it all works.
I will say that I feel like Lynch is absolutely dogging on the last 25 years of television with all these jabs at popular trends in TV such as cliffhanger endings, people giving grandiose monologues, and overblown relational dramas. I haven't read about it anywhere else, but I wonder if people realize how much Lynch seems to just be railing into how cliché and boring TV is, even prestige TV.
It seems someone else had this view
so I wonder if others feel the same or if people are not really in on the joke given how the people lauding it are the same people who love the prestige TV Lynch is absolutely ragging on with this show. I also see some takes that look similar but all of them seem to have spoiler warnings so I'm avoiding them until I finish the show.
I feel like I'm probably the person who has the most general apathy for this surge of prestige TV in the past 10 years. Twin Peaks Revival feels like it's mocking those shows and I'm so happy because I'm just tired of being told how prestige TV is the greatest thing ever and how there's this new show I need to watch that is going to have some heavy-handed moralizing or overacted dramatic scenes or some super clever twists and turns.
I feel like Lynch has those same feelings where he wants to just get a megaphone and shout from the roof "CINECAST! Breaking Bad." I don't even hate that show, I'm just sick of people talking about how great it is. I thought it was entertaining and got people to take TV more seriously. I watched the show as the season hit Bluray, but I never had any delusions I was watching anything more than a very basic morality play stretched across five seasons with some super bonkers and absurd leaps of faith the longer it went on.
I just love how much fun Lynch/Frost are having here and honestly can't believe Showtime just let them loose like this.