Twin Peaks Is it art?: Twin Peaks

By Rhiannon on Thursday, August 12, 1999 - 04:41 pm:

    Obligatory comments:

    1) the first season was the finest thing on
    television the world has ever seen.

    2) Ending? Whazzuh?

    I'm a sucker for ominousness (?). you know what I when you saw the shots of the trees
    blowing or the waterfall, you KNEW something bad
    would happen and then you'd start shivering in
    anticipation and going "oh, this is so gooood"

    The best best best episode was the one in which
    Maddy was killed, because say what you will about
    the other amazing episodes, nothing was so
    mind-blowing than that final scene.

    From Bob in the mirror to the giant appearing and
    saying "It is happening again" to Donna crying to
    Maddy and Leland dancing in slow motion with
    Maddy's bloody mouth open...good God almighty.

By Gee on Friday, August 13, 1999 - 02:38 am:

    Gee, I wish I could remember it as well as you. I have every episode on tape, but I can't find my tapes. I wish I could, cuz I'd like to watch the whole thing again and see it if made a little more sense when you see everything happening all at once.

    I thought that show was boss. And I'm still waiting for a proper ending. I remember hearing a rumor Years ago that they were going to do an episode of the X-Files that picked up where this left off, and explain the whole Cooper thing.

    I still make Twin Peaks references. Whenever I give the thumbs up, it's a Coop Thumb. If I need to go to the potty I tell the world I have to urinate. teehee! I always thought Audrey was preeeeeeeeeeetty.

    There were a lot of disjointed plot points and dangling stories throughout the whole thing. I had an almost constant feeling of waiting for them to finish things they never did. Still, I liked it a whole bunch. Except the movie. The movie Sucked.

    When I was in public school I handed in the songs from the soundtrack for a written assignment. I made sure the teacher knew I didn't write them, but I felt they were appropriate for the moment. I forget why.

    This has been a very badly written post. Sorry.

By Gee on Friday, August 13, 1999 - 02:38 am:

    Oh yea, and the finest thing on television the world has ever see was "Quantum Leap".

By Rhiannon on Friday, August 13, 1999 - 09:19 am:

    I have only some of them on tape, and I can't find
    the tapes, either. I don't think I labeled them.
    Bravo used to run re-runs, but I think they vowed
    never to air them again or something. You can buy
    the tapes from movie catalogs, if you're

    I was 12 or so when I watched the show, and I was
    very impressionable, and that one episode I
    mentioned was like burned into my brain, which is
    why I remember it -- but I only remember the end.
    Oh, yeah, and the beginning had the Log Lady
    talking about "beware the pale horse."

    Andy was my favorite character, for some reason.
    And Pete. I had a friend who wanted to look like
    Audrey, so she would constantly push up her
    eyebrows in the hope that they would start to
    arch. Duh.

    Another episode that was awesome was the one in
    which Ronette in the hospital has that seizure and
    sees Bob. Or the one with the minah bird that
    says "Laura! Laura!" I think that was the
    neatest thing about the show -- it was scary,
    sure, but it was really really sad in a very
    strange way. Something was always happening that
    made you feel bad.

    I always thought it was neat that the show opened
    with Laura's death, and everybody was crying and
    mourning her, but you as a viewer had no idea who
    she was, so you could watch detached and not feel
    involved and just watch these people act upset.
    But when Leland dies in that tiled room, at that
    point you knew his story, and couldn't watch
    without crying and feeling terrible for days.

    Re: Quantum Leap -- good, yes. better than Twin
    Peaks? You really think so?

By Gee on Saturday, August 14, 1999 - 02:37 am:

    "Quantum Leap" is my all time favorite show. I really like "Twin Peaks", but there's nothing I'd rather watch than QL.

    I think the first episode I ever saw was the one where Leland was pointed at as the murderer (Bob. whatever.), and it just Sucked me in. I didn't see the first episode till Bravo! started showing them, so I didn't get that feeling of detachment, cuz I'd already seen so much of Laura Palmer already. I also remember reading "The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer". Did you read that? It was interesting. I bought it for my mother for christmas and read the whole thing before I wrapped it.

    I think my favorite character was Coop. I really liked Wyndom Earl too. I saw him on a couple of episodes of "Due South" a while ago and I was squealing his name out and hoping he's kill someone and stick them in a chess peice.

    Was that Heather Grahm who played Annie? My friend ren used to have the Penguin joke in her e-mail signature...I wish I could remember it.

    I just read The New Mutants Summer Fun #1, and they mentioned the show --

    Warlock: "Self's favorite show Twin Peaks is on tonight!"

    Bobby: "Oooh! We can find out who killed Laura Palmer!"

    Rahne: "I know who did it! They ALL killed her, but Nobody did because her Soul escaped and went into Donna, it's sinful to think so, I know, and Copper's going to marry Audrey, and --"

    Am I crazy, or does that seem like a really good idea?? I mean if Bob can hop from person to person, why not Laura? I think that could've really been interesting.

By Spider on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 03:09 pm:

    Heh, I had forgotten I had started this thread.

    I predict that age 60 I will still be touting this show as the best thing on TV ever.

    "I think that was the neatest thing about the show -- it was scary, sure, but it was really really sad in a very strange way. Something was always happening that made you feel bad."

    God, that's funny. That is so stereotypically Me.

By agatha on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 07:46 pm:

    They're showing them again! Dave is mad at me, because I have like ten episodes on the tivo, leaving room for little else.

    I'm sad that the bird died.

By Platypus on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 11:19 pm:

    I can't believe I never commented on this thread. Twin Peaks is great. And my aunt char is in it, which makes it even greater. I don't think she was anyone important, though.

    Hurrah for Twin Peaks tivo takeovers.

By Spider on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 09:20 am:

    Yay! Fans!

    Your aunt Char is Bobby Briggs' mother, right, Platy?

    I watched episodes 10-14 last night (yes, all in a row, with no breaks). After the end of episode 14 I found that I had been gripping my hands together for so long that my fingers were stiff and painful. It's still terrifying after all these years!

    Agatha, you have to tell me what you think of the episode that begins with the Log Lady saying "Woe to the ones who behold the pale horse." (Bravo is showing the Log Lady's intros, right?)

    Tonight -- Eraserhead.

By Platypus on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 09:40 am:

    Another classic Char movie! Rock on.

    I think she is, yeah. She's also the mother in eraserhead. In fact, she plays a lot of motherly types. Interesting.

By Gee on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 01:02 am:

    I sounded dumb.

    apparently, I used to smell. how 'bout that?

By agatha on Saturday, January 4, 2003 - 02:43 pm:

    Your aunt has a fairly major minor role, Platy. I always liked her, I thought it was touching that she and the Major were still lovey dovey after all those years of marriage. Not sure how they produced bad Bobby.

    I can't remember any details about the one where the Log Lady says "Beware of the Pale Horse." Is that the one where Leland kills Maddy?

    Dave and I made you a video, spidey, I'll see if I can figure out how to post it.

    I just watched the last episode a couple of days ago, and then panicked when I saw there were no future episodes scheduled on the Tivo. Then I went to some Twin Peaks site and saw that it was indeed the last episode. I can't stand it! It's far too unresolved!

    I'm going to make a Black Lodge living room in the next house we move to.

By Spider on Monday, January 6, 2003 - 09:17 am:

    Wow, thanks, Agatha!

    Yes, the "pale horse" episode is the one you're thinking of. That's my favorite one. That's probably my favorite episode of any tv show, ever -- I think it's just perfect.

    I watched about 2/3 of "The Straight Story" last night. It's amazingly sweet, though if you didn't see the opening credits, you could still recognize it as a Lynch movie from all the long lingering shots, droning noises, people with odd voices, long silences, etc. Big Ed even makes a cameo.

By agatha on Monday, January 6, 2003 - 07:25 pm:

    that was a truly excellent episode, it's true. i love the julee cruise scene where she's singing, and everybody is crying, and the giant shows up...

    the very last episode was a serious mindfuck, as well. i couldn't come to terms with the fact that there were no more episodes after that one. it's just so wrong.

    i've never heard of that movie. i'll have to check it out.

By Spider on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 - 08:21 am:

    It's about an old man (Richard Farnsworth) who travels from Iowa to Wisconsin on his riding lawnmower to see his brother. It's a movie full of love.

    I had read that David Lynch ended Twin Peaks like that to protest its cancellation. Don't you just want to smack him?

By agatha on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 - 06:29 pm:


    i have heard about that movie. i'm going to rent it.

By Spider on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 - 08:27 am:

    I finished it last night. It made me cry. :) Richard Farnsworth has the most beautiful, innocent eyes -- he was just perfect.

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