Twin Peaks Rewatch: Love it or Loathe it?

Hadas

Hadas is an easily and often amused Brooklynite. Her geek loves vary slightly each IGGPPC round (Are organizing and Chris Hardwick geek loves?). Potter was her best friend growing up, Warcraft taught her how to dance, and Classical Cultures led her to love all forms of literature. You can find Hadas on Common Room and Twitter.

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  • slippy8

    I love this show so much, definitely in my top 5. (I’m wearing a Twin Peaks High School hoodie right now!) I agree it’s a love or hate show, there really aren’t many people in the middle. I was so excited to show it to my husband and after the first couple episodes he looked at me like I was crazy, especially when I’d get really excited for specific scenes. I love the quirky characters and that everything isn’t obviously answered. (I’m actually dreading the new episodes, I loved the way the original series ended) It’s not for everyone and I think that’s normal for anything that falls under ‘cult classic’.

    • Oooh, I want your Twin Peaks hoodie! And yes, I had much the same experience, when I showed it to my dorm years ago; while one other person loved it, and watched the whole thing, they others had all fled by the second episode, and all looked at me like I was crazy, hehe.
      And while I didn’t particularly care for the original ending, like you, I’m still slightly scared for the new episodes. Hopefully Lynch and Frost know what they are doing!

  • Oh my gosh, how I love me some Twin Peaks.

    I first watched it last year – my husband and I actually sat down and watched at least one episode every night until we finished the whole thing. Most nights, we watched several episodes back to back. It was creepy, cheesy, dark, gritty, and I loved it. LOVED it.

    Cooper is my fave, of course, and the Log Lady, but I liked Audrey, and I had a love-hate relationship with Donna. Like Rosa, I can’t watch anything with Michael Ontkean in it without thinking of the iconic striptease-on-ice scene in ‘Slapshot’ 😉 I want to know more about Laura Palmer and her seemingly tragic life. I think my least favorite characters were probably Bobby and Shelly, just because that whole mess was so sordid and weird.

    I think I’m due for a rewatch, now, and will definitely have some coffee and pie as I watch.

    • Twin Peaks really is ALL of those things, and that’s one of the reasons it works so well! Have you watched Fire Walk With Me yet? It’s about Laura, and the days leading up to her death, so you might find it interesting! In general, people don’t seem to like it very much, but I absolutely loved it. David Lynch’s daughter Jennifer Lynch also wrote a spin-off book called “The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer”, so you might want to check that out, too 🙂

  • trombonespezespada

    I love Twin peaks! i think it’s so unique and original 🙂

    This post was awesome 😉

    • It’s amazing! I was so surprised Lulu and Hadas didn’t love it (WHEN IT’S OBVIOUSLY THE BEST THING EVER), so I’m glad to see lots of other Iggles do agree with me 😉

  • I love Twin Peaks! I first watched it a couple of years ago when Syfy showed the series from beginning to end. I remember once having a number of episodes stored on my Sky box and watching them all in one go. I must have been sat on the sofa for about 5/6 hours.
    My favourite characters are Agent Cooper, Log Lady, Lucy, Andy and Garland. My least favourite character is probably Josie. She used to bug me a little.
    There is a scene between the Log Lady and Garland that I absolutely love. It takes place in the diner and goes something like this: (I’m sorry if the quotes are not exact, I’ve never been good at remembering stuff like this)
    LOG LADY: You wear shiny things on your chest.
    GARLAND: Yes I do.
    LOG LADY: Are you proud?
    GARLAND: No, achievement is its own reward. Pride obscures it.
    Then the Log Lady delivers him a message from her log and he takes it seriously. I love that he is one of the few characters that treats her with true respect as a human being and doesn’t mock her or call her crazy.

    I’m really excited about ‘series 3’ but I’m trying not to raise my hopes up too much in case it doesn’t happen. I hear there have been a few problems so far.

    There are a bunch of awesome t-shirts on Etsy and Redbubble that I would love but I’m still looking for the perfect Miss Twin Peaks shirt. I have also added visiting filming locations and attending a Twin Peaks festival to my bucket list.

  • EricatheMad

    I really enjoyed reading all of you ladies’ opinions on this show! I’d heard of ‘Twin Peaks’ before, but only started watching it in June after my sister insisted I would love/understand ‘Gravity Falls’ much better after seeing it. I also learned that ‘Twin Peaks’ is my dad’s favorite show, and the beach where Laura Palmer’s body is found is where he used to take me for walks when i was a toddler! (Side note: he found out about the show because when we were taking one of our walks, the beach was closed off for filming of something called ‘Northwest Passage’ – the production name of the show)

    The show was definitely odd, but really engaging, especially in the first season. I got completely addicted and binged through it in the evenings while my boyfriend and roommate were playing SWTOR. I was almost sad when the mystery of Laura Palmer’s death was solved, because it had seemed like a perfect backdrop to branch off onto so many other interesting things in the town. The second season plot with Windom Earle was decidedly less interesting, or at least made less sense that i could tell. It broke my heart when i realized the entire series ended on a cliff-hanger.

    I just have to say though, James is by far my least favorite character. All he does is brood and imagine himself a tortured soul, which is why he’s constantly “in love” with every female he comes across. His and Donna’s romance was completely annoying. Audrey was initially one of my least favorite characters, but her growth as the series went on promoted her to high up on my list of favorites.

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  • Yeah, wanna talk about the oddest staple of the 1990’s: it was Twin Peaks. I kinda got into it but it was also a bit of a peer pressure thing at the time. Later on it was fun to watch a lot of the episodes in a row while I was nursing a cold. If you think this was weird try some of David Lynch’s other productions. I can’t get into most of them, but there are a few I love.

  • Yeah, wanna talk about the oddest staple of the 1990’s: it was Twin Peaks. I kinda got into it but it was also a bit of a peer pressure thing at the time. Later on it was fun to watch a lot of the episodes in a row while I was nursing a cold. If you think this was weird try some of David Lynch’s other productions. I can’t get into most of them, but there are a few I love.

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