Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Our Homestead > Our Leisure Time > TV, Movies and Music

TV, Movies and Music Discuss your favorite television shows, movies, and music here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
Default 20 year anniversary of one of the most f'ed up, best things ever on television

"Twin Peaks: How Laura Palmer's death marked the rebirth of TV drama"

Some of the stars discuss the show's impact.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...wenty-years-on








One of the best things EVER to watch while under the influence of smokable substances.
__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
rb.
Climate Change is FAKE NEWS
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,444
Thanks: 2,726
Thanked 3,986 Times in 1,877 Posts
Totally missed it, never saw a single episode. I was in university at the time, and had no time for tv...well, except to fall asleep watching Magnum PI reruns at 1am. I should see if it's available on DVD. What was it, sorta Northern Exposure meets XFiles?
__________________
Unbelievably, Trudeau 2.0 is far, far worse than Trudeau 1.0
rb. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
flourbug
Don't wrestle with a pig. The pig enjoys it and you get muddy.
 
flourbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: LOL, Florida!
Posts: 25,442
Thanks: 6,278
Thanked 10,522 Times in 4,596 Posts
Something like that... but not until the very end. At first it's a murder mystery.

I missed it first time around too, but Jason snagged a copy last year and we watched during the void in entertainment caused by the writer's strike. Did the same with Battlestar Galactica, and the first few seasons of 24. I much prefer watching a series AFTER the run. I don't have to wait a week or even months between episodes and can gobble it up all at once.
__________________
“When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”
— Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 2 May 1935.
flourbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 03:14 PM   #4
Sysiphus
Senior Level 6
 
Sysiphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,525
Thanks: 692
Thanked 1,828 Times in 1,053 Posts
One time in the frathouse we watched all episodes back to back, non-stop. Now, that was a party.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Sysiphus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
Quote:
What was it, sorta Northern Exposure meets XFiles?
A little.

David Lynch, the show's creator, also directed a film called Blue Velvet, famous for Dennis Hopper playing a homicidal nitrous-huffing psycho called Frank Booth with big time mommy issues:



Twin Peaks was like a longer version of Blue Velvet (without the mewling cries of "baby wants to f*ck!!!" of Frank Booth), where a small, almost too-clean town has deeply jacked up, evil sh*t going on just below the surface.

The same guy (Kyle McLachlan) played the square outsider who comes in peels back the veil of normalcy and finds a bottomless pit of depravity.

Cool, huh? Plus backwards-talking dancing midgets and an evil presence named "Bob."




Quote:
I much prefer watching a series AFTER the run. I don't have to wait a week or even months between episodes and can gobble it up all at once.
I just finished watching seasons 5 & 6 of Oz. What a great show. You could tell the series was nearing the end, though, because the main inmates were getting whacked each episode.

Quote:
One time in the frathouse we watched all episodes back to back, non-stop. Now, that was a party.
Did you have to drink every time something weird happened?
:b eer:
__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:42 PM   #6
Sysiphus
Senior Level 6
 
Sysiphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,525
Thanks: 692
Thanked 1,828 Times in 1,053 Posts
Quote:
Did you have to drink every time something weird happened?
Sometimes. Twin Peaks was pretty influential on me. It definitely ushered out the 1980s and brought forth the 1990s a little early. I don't think any show since has had such a whacky host of characters like the Log Lady and the One-Armed Man. Some have been close, but they have not equalled it. I don't think they could make Twin Peaks today.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Sysiphus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #7
VT9
Senior Level 2
 
VT9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,551
Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
I heard it about it often but never actually saw it.
I'm not sure if we even got the channel, we didn't have MTV until 1986.
__________________
I'm so far out, I need a spacesuit.
VT9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 11:04 PM   #8
rb.
Climate Change is FAKE NEWS
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,444
Thanks: 2,726
Thanked 3,986 Times in 1,877 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fartacus View Post

David Lynch, the show's creator, also directed a film called Blue Velvet, famous for Dennis Hopper playing a homicidal nitrous-huffing psycho called Frank Booth with big time mommy issues:
Oh dear gawd. I dragged an ex to see that movie, and didn't hear the end of it for years. Not to mention I never wanted to see Hopper in anything again. Please tell me it was not Lynch that did Mulholland Drive, or I'll NEVER be able to get DH to watch Twin Peaks with me.
__________________
Unbelievably, Trudeau 2.0 is far, far worse than Trudeau 1.0
rb. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 08:40 AM   #9
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rb. View Post
Oh dear gawd. I dragged an ex to see that movie, and didn't hear the end of it for years. Not to mention I never wanted to see Hopper in anything again. Please tell me it was not Lynch that did Mulholland Drive, or I'll NEVER be able to get DH to watch Twin Peaks with me.
Yep. It sure was.

There's more humor in Twin Peaks than in Blue Velvet, though (and no Dennis Hopper).

He also directed Dune (sorry about that one) Wild at Heart, The Elephant Man (probably the most mainstream movie he's done), and a sweet, sincere movie about an old man driving a riding lawnmower hundreds of miles to see his dying brother, called The Straight Story.

And he did the creepiest movie I've ever seen:

__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 01:40 PM   #10
Sysiphus
Senior Level 6
 
Sysiphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,525
Thanks: 692
Thanked 1,828 Times in 1,053 Posts
Quote:
And he did the creepiest movie I've ever seen:
Apparently reflected his fears about becoming a daddy.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Sysiphus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #11
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sysiphus View Post
Apparently reflected his fears about becoming a daddy.

Congratulations, Mr. Lynch, it's a skinned rabbit:

__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.

Last edited by Fartacus; 12-10-2015 at 04:24 PM.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #13
WVDragonlady
Working on it
 
WVDragonlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West Viriginia
Posts: 625
Thanks: 42
Thanked 614 Times in 234 Posts
I have to say that I got bored with the show after about 2 months lol
WVDragonlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #14
drummagick
new age airy-fairy hippie
 
drummagick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Central Washington State
Posts: 6,982
Thanks: 2,904
Thanked 2,906 Times in 1,189 Posts
We lived in Fall City in the Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle when things were being filmed. I remember coming down from I-90 through Preston and what used to be a gift store was something completely different than what it was a few days before. Then I started noticing a lot of places around the valley were different businesses than they were the last time I saw them. I think the Colonial Inn in Fall City was changed to the Roadhouse or something like that. The Twin Peaks show pretty much took over the valley from Fall City, through Snoqualmie and up to North Bend.
drummagick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 09:22 PM   #15
AndreaCA
Senior Level 3
 
AndreaCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,953
Thanks: 9,261
Thanked 3,255 Times in 1,461 Posts
And let's not forget Duchovny as the cross-dressing FBI Agent!

__________________
"You can solve all the world's problems in a garden." Geoff Lawton
AndreaCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2017, 02:07 PM   #16
Fartacus
Go Cubs Go!
 
Fartacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8,567
Thanks: 900
Thanked 3,396 Times in 1,469 Posts
__________________
"Assume the position." Greg Niedermeyer

The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
Fartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fartacus For This Useful Post:
Sysiphus (04-12-2017)
Old 04-12-2017, 02:52 PM   #17
WVDragonlady
Working on it
 
WVDragonlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West Viriginia
Posts: 625
Thanks: 42
Thanked 614 Times in 234 Posts
I got bored with it after a few weeks and never bothered with it again lol
WVDragonlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anniversary, fed, television, things, year

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.