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29-04-2014, 05:10 PM #2601
I have one question about Twin Peaks I'm hoping someone can help me with by providing an answer.
What the actual fuck?
So I'm one episode past The Reveal. I...really don't know what to make of it all. I feel like the show is so bat-shit insane anyhow that the resolution to the murder makes sense in-context, but I'm no longer sure what the context is. It goes completely off the rails. The build-up was captivating, but I just don't really know how to process the information. [Massive spoilers ahead]So I like how they hint that it's Leland by having elements of his character demonstrated through other characters in the show, but there being an Evil Spirit that appears to have left his body and has probably entered Don S Davis' character or whatever just seems beyond. Then you have Katherine talking about a guardian angel and this show has felt like it's taken a turn from the surreal and absurd to the supernatural. I don't mind that, but it feels a little too stretched.[/spoilers]
A few other observations. I've never been in love with teenage drama; when I saw season 1 of Veronica Mars a few months ago it was the thing that I liked the least about the show, even though it made perfect sense in context. I think in TP it's an extension of the No-one Is Faithful line, but the stuff between Donna/James (?)/Maddy was just sorta dull. The new plot-line post resolution feels very contrived in one sense and perfectly logical in another. On the one hand, of course these accusations on Cooper make sense given everything that has happened thus far, but on the other it'd have been nice if there was some mention of it previously so that there was some expectation that we might see a follow-up later on. Now it's just like, "well, Cooper has done his job, but now we need to find a reason to keep him in Twin Peaks because we have more episodes left and he's the central character".
I know it's a complaint leveraged against season 2, but even before watching the ending I'm having real trouble trying to work out how they're going to spin out so many more episodes and it not feel like it's being dragged out. I don't think what I've watched of season 2 up to now has been very consistent either. For what I want(ed) out of Twin Peaks, if it were a single run of, say, 13 episodes (or British entire run length) I think it'd have been much stronger. It also doesn't help that as interesting characters go, no-one else comes remotely close to Cooper and Audrey.
29-04-2014, 05:19 PM #2602
Pretty average episode on this week's HBO series Game of Thrones, I thought, though it was good to see some more of the Night's Watch and their little corner of the world again. Daenerys' story is becoming a bit farcical, let's hope she's going to meet some real resistance soon.
My highlight of the episode was the little back-and-forth between Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark.
Petyr: 'Who could trust a friend like that?'
Sansa: 'Who could trust you?'
Petyr: 'I don't want friends like me.'
Wasn't it said in a previous season that he'd watch the whole world burn if he could be king of the ashes? That guy is going places."He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free". ~ Luke 4:18
29-04-2014, 05:36 PM #2603I know it's a complaint leveraged against season 2, but even before watching the ending I'm having real trouble trying to work out how they're going to spin out so many more episodes and it not feel like it's being dragged out.
It was dragged out totally I just gave up and just kind of watched the last few episodes because post reveal they really don't have anywhere to go.
but there being an Evil Spirit that appears to have left his body and has probably entered Don S Davis' character or whatever just seems beyond. Then you have Katherine talking about a guardian angel and this show has felt like it's taken a turn from the surreal and absurd to the supernatural. I don't mind that, but it feels a little too stretched.
29-04-2014, 05:41 PM #2604
29-04-2014, 10:21 PM #2605
29-04-2014, 10:29 PM #2606New! The Fall of Infinite Games 2014 - A handy release schedule for the dark season.
Not so new anymore! Thrust Issues: A Marvelous Guide to Fencing in Dark Souls 2
to wound the autumnal city.
29-04-2014, 10:53 PM #2607
29-04-2014, 11:30 PM #2608
30-04-2014, 12:27 AM #2609
Well im of the opinion that the last episode is bat shit insane enough and brings back the horror and disturbing elements to make it worth it. Also the episode with David Lynch coming back in an acting role is extremly entertaining just in a having fun with the characters sense.
30-04-2014, 02:43 AM #2610
30-04-2014, 12:20 PM #2611
I'm starting Community
30-04-2014, 01:55 PM #2612
30-04-2014, 01:58 PM #2613
Watched through all of True Detective. A very good show, but I would've liked more explanation of what was going on and why the people who do the things they do are doing them other than "yeah, they do those things".
30-04-2014, 03:10 PM #2614
30-04-2014, 08:05 PM #2615
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Fargo ...so good
30-04-2014, 10:20 PM #2616
30-04-2014, 10:50 PM #2617
So what are the thoughts about the current Mad Men? I haven't seen any so far, and the last 2-3 seasons kind of dragged on for me most of the time, I've been thinking maybe I should just let it go..?
Plus, I really didn't like Harrelson. Maybe it's the juxtaposition to McConaughey, but he just never seemed very convincing to me.
I don't quite understand the complaints about GoT (Martin fans please skip the rest of this paragraph) having given up reading the books (years before the series was to be) because the threads were so meandering, the narration horribly diluted and the plot oftentimes excruciatingly frustrating (what with many of the characters taking the most predictably stupid course of action), the TV show for me is an unabashed success - something I can actually watch and enjoy and even praise the author, that same guy I would have strangled happily while crawling through the books.
As for acting, there's basically only two who stand out to me as sorely weak points, those being Kit Harington and Alfie Whatsitname, although as a basically self-taught non-native (sort-of-an-)english speaker I certainly don't catch as many as the finer details (e.g., the differences in accents between the Stark and the Lannisters never meant much anything until they were pointed out to me)
Aidan Gillan? strategic set-up and verbal skirmishes have run their course, big decisions have been made and it's action time now so subtleness must fly out of the window.
30-04-2014, 11:07 PM #2618
Sounds like you should give up on Mad Men. I think it's been excellent, but by the sounds of it you'd have the same frustrations with it as reading ASOIAF.steam: sketch
30-04-2014, 11:20 PM #2619
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In defense of Kit Harrington I think he's been a lot better this season as he's come more to the fore. In large part he's hampered upto now by the fact that Jon Snow is a pretty taciturn character until this point in the books.
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01-05-2014, 09:10 AM #2620