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All things considered i say yes!
I say one of greatest shows of all time.
Not the greatest but very very high on the list
Being of the age where I saw T.P. when it was first aired way back when, I was and still am blown away by it (just showed the entire thing to my bro for the first time the last few weeks) but as you say there is no real answer I would have to say either The Sopranos or The Wire are higher on my list
unlike Artie (he is an old bugger, hehe) I only have very vague memories of TP in the 80's. Later when I got round to watching, very impressed I was, but only really with the first season. I thought season two lost something. It leaned more towards quirky than off kilter if that makes any sense. As for best ever? I don't know, The Sopranos and The Wire are also higher on my list, I am sure that Breaking Bad will be higher too unless they somehow manage to completely fuck the ending up. All the other shows I think are 'great' have either been cancelled or fell apart at some point and lack any real sense of closure. The above mentioned are the only ones I can think of with a solid resolution to their story and a consistent high quality.
I realise it is deeply flawed. And i would say after the reveal it goes off the rails. Very uneven. But as far as breaking the rules, influencing future shows, mixing comedy, horror, supernatural, sci fi, etc etc. Genius.
If only Lynch had total control and directed the entire show...
I was so with the first season of Twin Peaks but after the second/final season and the movie, I really felt jerked around. Damn series made me gain weight, however. I caught the first season with the repeats so I'd tape the show Saturday night and that following Sunday I'd go to the bakery and buy donuts for the family...occassionally a cherry pie. Had to watch that show with a damn fine cup of coffee and some donuts -- although not laid out on the table the way it was in the show.
When Josie's spirit went into the furniture, I really was intrigued with where things would go but then some great episodes were coupled with some off ones for that final season.
I will grant you it was one of the most atmospheric and unique shows in television history. Heck, I'd still be happy to sit down and start up with the show again. However, best show? I think there are too many missteps and inconsistency for Twin Peaks to claim that. But highly watchable? Definitely.
I totally agree. The food theme on the show is insane and makes me eat donuts. There are times where the show almost stops for the characters to have a coffee:)
The show kinda ended for me with Cooper cradling Leland in the cell. I found that scene amazing and would have made a logical ending. Sure there would have been lots of unanswered questions but who cares?
Season 2 floundered and slowly died after that:(
Yeah it's a frustrating watch at times because even the acting level varies greatly. Ray Wise and McLachlan give career best performances and then there's James... who can't act his way out of a paper bag. Some of them clearly tv actors and it shows. The writers and direction kept changing also which disrupted the flow and may account for the change of feel Woosp Vision?
Thom Florio Artie Fufkin I felt the original reveal bookended the show nicely (Cooper cradling Leland in the police cell). Around episode 8 of season 2. Everything after that was bordering on fluff and at times unwatchable for me. Would you guys hold the show in higher regard if it ended neatly there?
The whole Black Lodge, Windom Earle storylines were pointless for me. Belonged on a different show.
There is no doubt that season 1 is DL's baby and its all the better for it. When the creative force behind anything changes maintaining the same 'feel' is going to be a tough task. Whenever I do rewatch TP its only ever the first season.