Monday, July 10, 2017

What I’m Watching: Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks: Season 3, Episode 8 “The Return – Part 8” (D)

Well, that’s it for me. I’m done with this show for good. I wasn’t sure about the idea of giving up before this, though I also didn’t realize that there were eighteen episodes commissioned for this season, which is a lot for a cable series. The opening scene was the only one that I could really comprehend or follow, with the recently-released bad version of Cooper trying to shoot his driver only to get himself shot, and from there it all went downhill. That scene with the spirits feasting on his body to the horror of his would-be murderer was odd and extremely off-putting, and that wasn’t even close to the worst of it! I don’t understand why we needed to see a Nine Inch Nails concert in the middle of this episode, and then literally nothing happened for minutes after that before we flashed back to 1945. After I wondered why we were spending time in 1947, I asked myself if it was really necessary for us to see people’s heads being ripped off in black and white and to watch bugs crawling into someone’s open mouth while she was sleeping. After a horrifically unbearable episode, I couldn’t even rely on the stable annoyance of a musical ending. This insufferable hour made me completely okay with my decision to say goodbye forever to this show. I can assure you – I will not see you in twenty-five years. I’m more than soured on this show now and look forward to forgetting in favor of far more consistent, gratifying television.

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