It’s really 25 years later for Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks starts off at the moment that the second season ended 25 years back.
It gives you a surreal feeling that no time has passed and that you only saw the second season a little while back.
The only thing that shows the truth is the age of everybody, but then again it could’ve been done through make-up.
However, this season takes a different approach and Cooper’s story take us out of Twin Peaks as well.
The unknown is in high gear and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
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Based on the first two episodes, the series has garnered positive reviews from critics.
On Metacritic, it has a score of 74 out of 100 based on 26 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 94% rating with an average score of 7.8 out of 10 based on 65 reviews.
The site’s critical consensus is, “Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this new Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.”
Sonia Saraiya of Variety wrote “Twin Peaks: The Return is weird and creepy and slow.
But it is interesting.
The show is very stubbornly itself—not quite film and not quite TV, rejecting both standard storytelling and standard forms.
It’s not especially fun to watch and it can be quite disturbing.
But there is never a sense that you are watching something devoid of vision or intention. Lynch’s vision is so total and absolute that he can get away with what wouldn’t be otherwise acceptable.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Fienberg commented that “The thing that struck me most immediately about the premiere is how relatively cogent it was, with a clear emphasis on ‘relatively’.
What premiered on Sunday was as accessibly scary, disturbing and audaciously funny as many of the best parts of the original Twin Peaks, and nowhere near as hallucinatory and subtextually distilled as the prequel film Fire Walk With Me.”
Fienberg also wrote about the series’ format: “It’s obvious this Twin Peaks is going to be an 18-hour unit.
There was no discernible separation between hours and if credits hadn’t rolled, the second hour could probably just as easily have flowed into the third.