04 August 2008

second half of season two

Warning: this post contains spoilers for episodes 210-212.

Just when I realized that there are no kids in Twin Peaks, Little Nicky is introduced. He's got a case worker, two dead parents, a self-centered role model of an "uncle," and is now suspected for having homicidal supernatural powers? Goodness, Lynch, your childhood must've been a hard one.

Just when I realized that there were no black people in Twin Peaks, Roger Hardy is introduced. He's gruff and stern and suspends Coop from the FBI. I don't know what to make of this, except the obvious? The American Indian and black characters just seem bit stunted, undeveloped, two-dimensional. If only I could know if Lynch did this intentionally or subconsciously.

Just when I realized that everyone is straight in Twin Peaks, they introduce Denise. Denise might be straight, still, it's hard to tell. It's hard to tell because Lynch obviously didn't get the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation. For the late 80's, I suppose David Duchovny does a moderately okay job of depicting a transvestite. Perhaps I'm a harsh critic for this arena, but I was tisk-tisking Dale when he told Denise that he assumes she no longer is attracted to men. I loved her bizarre comeback! "Even though I wear a dress, I still put my panties on one leg at a time." So odd.

Just when I started to doubt my diagnosis of Audrey with histrionic personality disorder because she seemed to be learning her lesson, she goes and tempts Bobby Briggs! Goodness, that girl always is way smarter than the rest.

And just when I felt relieved to verify Laura's killer, I began to feel the intensity of my interest in the show wane just a bit. The episodes feel different now. All sorts of other bizarre supernatural things are going on, and there's still the problem of BOB floating around the universe, but I'm less tense. I'm laughing more and holding my breath less. I can definitely tell the series is about to end. I'm disappointed that viewers had given up at this point, and that the producers were planning for its exit. I would've been one of those fans to hold on for seven seasons.

I am quite curious to find out if the series ends with a tidy knot, or if it leaves me with a bunch of questions and a furrowed brow. I'm betting on the latter.

1 comment:

Sanguinetti A! said...

Oh, and another thing... my 7th grade crush was named Bobby and probably turned out a lot like Bobby Briggs and even looked like him. Let's just say I'm glad I didn't turn out like Shelly Johnson. Cuz bad stuff happened where I grew up, too.

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