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Peggy Lipton has passed away. 

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-peggy-lipton-dead-20190511-story.html

I think this sweet just about says it all for me.

 I loved her work as Norma - so much of the show's style and emotional underpinnings came from her work. It was criminally underrated work and so true to the noir spirit that the best of Peaks exuded.

My two favorite Norma scenes, aside from her reunion with Ed, were when she disowned her mother, and her car scene with Ed in FWWM, where you feel like you were there with them, enjoying that stolen moment.

(it's about 2 minutes and 50 seconds in)

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I just finished S3. I have no idea what to say. I watched in on Blu-ray and some scenes were so dark, I couldn't see a darn thing. Just sound. Was it supposed to be like that? I feel like I wasted 18 hours or so. I've been told, "You need to watch it two or three times to get it." I don't have that kind of time. 

And still, the season ends with Audrey in some kind of peril. 

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23 hours ago, WAnglais1 said:

I just finished S3. I have no idea what to say. I watched in on Blu-ray and some scenes were so dark, I couldn't see a darn thing. Just sound. Was it supposed to be like that? I feel like I wasted 18 hours or so. I've been told, "You need to watch it two or three times to get it." I don't have that kind of time. 

And still, the season ends with Audrey in some kind of peril. 

I think GOT taught us that the settings on your tv can make a huge difference. Still, some scenes were very dark. I still hope to see it in a theater some day. 

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Did anyone like the revival season?

Because I finally re-watched the original series and movie, and, wow, I'd forgotten just how off the rails it went.  No one I know who watched season three as it aired liked it, and the Blu-Ray of it is ridiculously expensive, so no way I'm springing for that, and I'm not even sure if I want to spend $17 on the DVD at this point.

As bad as things got, though, the "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" batch of episodes are really great.  I had forgotten so much, but who did it being one of the few things I did remember did not at all lessen my enjoyment watching it all unfold the second time around.

My favorite thing about the series, that existed all the way through, is the relationship between Dale Cooper and Harry Truman.  I love that they never once went down the tired road of friction between local law enforcement and the FBI (like they did in the movie, to a ridiculous degree with the deleted scene of a fistfight), that Sheriff Truman was happy to have him there from jump and Agent Cooper was charmed by the town and population.  I mean, I enjoyed Miguel Ferrer's character coming in and complaining about everyone and everything, too.  But I love that the fundamental relationship of the show is one of professional cooperation that quickly grows into friendship.  

So that Michael Ontkean isn't in the revival is one of my  hesitations about it.  (That Lara Flynn Boyle is also absent thrills me, though - she bugged!)

I'm sure curiosity is going to win out and I'm going to want to see it, even if I wind up not liking it any better than my friends did.  But it's disconcerting how universally disliked it was among them, so I'm curious if the same holds true here or I just have a particularly negative circle of viewers in my life.

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14 hours ago, Bastet said:

I'm sure curiosity is going to win out and I'm going to want to see it, even if I wind up not liking it any better than my friends did.  But it's disconcerting how universally disliked it was among them, so I'm curious if the same holds true here or I just have a particularly negative circle of viewers in my life.

You can always visit the original forum that has been vaulted.  There were a lot of mixed reactions.  I personally didn't like it.  It seemed too cryptic and messy for me with no real cohesive storytelling, but everyone has their own cup of tea.  

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Thanks.  I don't want to look at the vaulted forum, because I don't want to be spoiled to that extent, but you reporting that reactions were very mixed gives me the general sense I was looking for.  I don't stream, so I think I'll see if I can rent the DVD from Netflix and, if not, just go ahead and buy it (and if it turns out I love it, I'll donate the DVD and treat myself to the expensive Blu-Ray, assuming it has exclusive features).

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On 8/25/2019 at 2:10 PM, Bastet said:

Thanks.  I don't want to look at the vaulted forum, because I don't want to be spoiled to that extent, but you reporting that reactions were very mixed gives me the general sense I was looking for.  I don't stream, so I think I'll see if I can rent the DVD from Netflix and, if not, just go ahead and buy it (and if it turns out I love it, I'll donate the DVD and treat myself to the expensive Blu-Ray, assuming it has exclusive features).

@Bastet, if you're still wondering about this and haven't moved on it, I found a lot of the Showtime series very beautiful. I've seen it twice and will again. It certainly has the stamp of a major artist in every episode, many of the actors (both the familiar faces and the new ones) are as good as they've ever been in anything, and there's even a lot of good music. And it's very funny sometimes, touching at other times, or creepy. It's the work of a master at evoking feelings in images and sounds, not only in what can be put on a page.  

I found it more even-toned than the ABC series of 1990-91, which had a lot of painful hours when more conventional television people tried so hard to "do" David Lynch. I won't dwell on specific storylines to support the point. If you've seen that deadly middle-to-late stretch of season 2, you probably have your own list.  

With the Showtime series (or season 3, whatever we're calling it), you just have to take what you can from it, and be prepared for unanswered questions and ambiguities. I did love it, though, and some people did. It's quite a ride. 

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So that Michael Ontkean isn't in the revival is one of my  hesitations about it.

Robert Forster (RIP!) makes the best replacement possible. His sad, decent Sheriff Frank is a real asset, and Forster works well with the returning actors from that part of the show.  

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Finally got around to watching this. I have seen most Lynch movies. Never felt like they didn't make sense. And loved them...until I was about 25.

Now, I remember why I stopped watching his movies. Masturbatory dreck. I shouldn't need Cliff Notes to figure out what the fuck is going on, and I never have before, but this is mostly just Lynch being self-indulgent. I had a difficult time even staying awake it was so tedious, and a screeching Audrey didn't fix that. 

I guess Showtime has money to waste these days. 

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Last minute, but I wanted to share for any other diehards.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the pilot today, Kyle will be doing a live tweet party beginning at 11:30PST with Mädchen and then following up with an IG Q&A:

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