twin peaks, as interpreted by ashley brandt and mathew olson
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It's been while—David's started pulling random numbers each day, there's a trailer out for the new Dune movie, and one of our *other* favorite shows has been canceled. Let's talk about it!
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David's still going and so are we (sorry for the lack of Showgirls talk)
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Twin Peaks Peeks Piques!
Love the podcast: humane hosts with great thoughts on a great show. Keep up the good work!
Dumbest TP Commentary
This is the wrong couple of armchair TV critics to opine on a show as convention-breaking as Twin Peaks: The Return. These self-described "TV people" are incapable of thinking outside of their myopic expectations. Anyone with the vaguest understanding of David Lynch should understand that his M.O. is fundamentally about setting up your expectations and then confounding them. He does this over and over and over, film after film. Ashley and Mat simply don't get it and they get angry and pukey when they don't get what they want. As critical commentary goes, there are far better, smarter takes on The Return out there. Don't waste your time on these guys unless you're as clueless as they are, in which case I don't understand why you watched The Return in the first place.
everything that's wrong with art criticism
I'm not sure the hosts of this podcast understand what art is. They seem to think it's a vessel through which ideology and social commentary should be plugged discreetly into the backsides of America's audiences. They think it's a vitamin chock-full of ideas hidden in a tangy-sweet coated layer of socially acceptable aesthetics and plot lines for empowerment of all the world's people. I can't for the life of me figure out why they started this podcast. Perhaps there was a lull in the blogosphere they thought needed filled with more of the derivative digital poison which pours from the smoke stacks of the RSS factories - through which no dissent can live and breath long enough to be discovered by just one member of the ethernet connected horde. It wasn't enough to them that American film making has been utterly destroyed by the infusion of ideology at every level. It wasn't enough that the Oscars have become a charade of inclusiveness and elitist circle-jerking over the mouths of the disenfranchised demographics they throw awards in some act some sick patrony. It wasn't enough that Twin Peaks is built around one of the best female characters of all TV and film. No, they wanted the offensive and uncompromising nature of Twin Peaks to lay down its arms in its modern debut, surrendering its artistic vision to Vox and the Southern Policy Law Center and their brave new world. Perhaps David Lynch should have rerouted his sensibilities and turned his back on his instincts because some lady named Ashley wanted to see more women with agency in season 3. Her humorless commentary tears at me as the voice of her co conspirator in leftist propaganda cracks meekly with every concurrence. I shudder. The bottom line is this... If your politics prohibit you from evaluating something PURELY by its aesthetic merits, you shouldn't be evaluating it in a public way. The arts don't need you, and you don't really love them. Go watch Mika and Joe and start a podcast about that. Or here's an idea, if you want a show with strong female characters, why don't you make one? The second an artist concedes to political correctness, the work is corrupted. Thank god David Lynch and Mark Frost did what felt right rather than shoe-horning in some powerful female character to placate unimaginative internet activists drones like these. I'm angered as a lover of the arts, but more importantly, disgusted as a liberal. If only I could I'd give this podcast... ZERO STARS. If you want a podcast about the new season from the perspective of an intelligent woman who really loves the show, I recommend the Red Room Podcast, which features the fantastic commentary of Courtenay Stallings in many episodes.. Or listen to "Diane" to get incredibly insightful throughts from Rosie, whose last name I don't know.