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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 5:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I loved Episode 8. After sweeping the pieces together in Ep. 7, they managed to surprise us once again. Lots of good stuff to digest here and tons of clues that, yes, relate to the big story.

Frost's book also become more important. It's not essential, but I'm glad I read it.
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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 7:57am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I confess I was disappointed.
It felt too off (for my taste).
It seemed arrogant and pretentious.
The dynamics wasn't right and the whole thing just felt wrong.
If I had to define this episode in one word it would be pretentious. 
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Richard Stevens
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I loved this one. It fit the story, but the only part where I got a little bored was the song in the middle. The rest is such a neat origin for so much 90s paranormal lore. Tricksters seen as aliens, bombs as opening more holes than craters. But it was also Night of the Living Dead! 
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David Miller
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The only part I considered fast-forwarding through was the Nine Inch Nails concert. The rest was compelling, although it was clear I'd be okay if glanced at my iPad every now and again. 

I told myself if we got through the eighth episode, the length of the first season, with Coop still a retard, I'd allow myself to get annoyed. But I'll move the deadline back after this. 

Jesus, that bug crawling into the girl's mouth. Jesus!
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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 10:50am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Jesus, that bug crawling into the girl's mouth. Jesus!
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I think Lynch just waged a low blow. Appealing to people's sympathy for children already happened in the last episode (the boy runned over by the truck)  and now the naive little girl being attacked by the frog/fly creature.
Attempts to chock the audiences with these low blows makes me loose my interest. Reminds me of Lost and other series in which the author was unable to come up with something truly creative and had to resort to dirty old tricks to keep people interested.
The use of artistic imagery, vintage looks and dreadful old monster movie tricks can be appealing to a younger audience, but it doesn't work for an old rascal like me.
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I didn't give a shit about the kid. I was thinking of myself. 
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The corruption/ destruction of the innocent is a major theme in the series. Kids are part of that.
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David Miller
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 12:55pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Indeed. And insects crawling into people's mouths while they sleep is a major theme in my nightmares, and so the kidness was sort of beside the point. 
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Jozef Brandt
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Yeah, the Woodsman lulled people to sleep so the parasite could enter.  The bomb blast opened a portal, allowing the mother to deposit her seeds.  (This ties into the lyrics of the NiN song, even though I felt the song was somewhat out of place in the episode). 

Some people are speculating that the 15yr old girl was Sarah Novick (later Sarah Palmer).  I don't think it matters who it was necessarily. 

Strangely enough, this episode was the most clearly tied to Secret History of Twin Peaks of almost any of them. 

It was artistically beautiful at times, I just felt like it didn't need an entire episode tell the same kind of story.  The use of the Threnody of Victims of Hiroshima by Penderecki was incredibly moving. 
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Christopher Frost
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 7:52pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Excellent episode with some amazing visuals. The only part I didn't care for was the NIN song, but that's more due to the fact that I've never cared for their music.

This episode will certainly be a divisive one for the viewers as it's one of those "love it or hate it" deals.

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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 8:38pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Okay, y'all have convinced me. I'm watching it again tonight.
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 9:42pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

God, that bug is the size of her face. 
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 26 June 2017 at 11:48pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply


Yeah, after all of the plot momentum last week I think a lot of people were simply not prepared for what we got.  I am still completely at odds with myself over the whole thing.  On first viewing I thought they had let Lynch go too far in tipping the balance between aesthetics and story.  I never really felt the need to know how the lodge spirits invaded our world.  I thought it was all based on astrological alignments and puddle of black oil in the woods. It's so strange that of all of the episodes, the one where Lynch noodles the most has the biggest connection to Frost's Secret History. 

At one point the Giant (always credited as ???????) watches the atomic bomb explosion on his screen and sees the egg sac with Bob's spirit and then creates a space uterus out of which he forms a golden ball that has Laura Palmer's face in it.  Tell that to anyone on the street and they'd label you a loony. 


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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 28 June 2017 at 5:13pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply


I guess these dates are not random. Anyone have a guess about the meaning?
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 28 June 2017 at 6:34pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

It's July 16, 1945.

I have no theory, though.


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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 29 June 2017 at 9:15am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

wops!

I took note of the date correctly, but put the wrong date on the calculator.


Here is the correct version.

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Daniel Gillotte
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Posted: 04 July 2017 at 11:35am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Late weighing in but I have watched and rewatched Episode 8 a few times now.

Damn. 
I agree with this assessment from the tv critic at Rolling Stone:


The charcoal men have been showing up throughout the return and have been creepy as hell. This appearance takes it to a WHOLE new level! They MAY have out-Bobbed Bob.

I love that Lynch more or less is exploring a cosmological reason for expanding evil in our universe (or something like that). Tying it to the nuclear explosion is bold and daring I think.
The artistic visualization and the sound design in that scene was SO compelling to me I couldn't look away and really felt like I was watching TV history, similar to watching the last episode of the original.

The bug, frog thing is truly EraserHead style horrific and yet when it enters the mouth of the girl it isn't QUITE as horrific as it could have been.

GREAT stuff. 
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 06 July 2017 at 4:33pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This show has been so great so far. That last episode was pure Lynchian nightmare. Pretty sure it likely gave me a few as well.
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 10 July 2017 at 1:35am | IP Logged | 19 post reply


Episode 9 moved the plot forward.  I have to say that Jane Adams' Buckhorn coroner character is my favorite of the new series.  I also laughed out loud when Detective Macklie was explaining what all had happened in Buckhorn to the FBI agents and Albert says "What happens in Season 2?" 

Episode seemed to have more music in it.  Wonder if the show is going to slowly evolve into its old self. 
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Daniel Gillotte
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Posted: 10 July 2017 at 5:05pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

The Search for the Zone blog
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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 10 July 2017 at 5:56pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Oh! Daniel beat me to it :(
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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 10 July 2017 at 6:07pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Just finished ep 9. WOW. I love it.
I just went to look into the website and found it, so I came here to post, but Daniel was faster.

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Jozef Brandt
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Did you guys find all the easter eggs in the blog?  Besides being a hilarious take on a 1990s site.  (Too bad it wasn't angelfire or something ha ha). 

The 2nd tree on the bottom border links to a video.  There are coordinates in black type near the bottom that link to another video. The actual coordinates seem to be in South Dakota. 

Ultimately it seems to be viral marketing for the soundtrack release, but still was a fun thing to find. 
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Marcio Ferreira
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Posted: 12 July 2017 at 7:13pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I purchased the special 10 disc Blu-Ray and I am enjoying going and visiting everything that I ended up buying a few books as well. It's being fun digging into the series. I am a big fan of Dune and it is cool to know more about Lynch and Kyle.
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Jozef Brandt
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It's a really good Blu-Ray set.  The first time I found the "Fire Walk With Me Paper" in the very bottom of the box it actually was a little freaky.  Once you get through the series and watch Fire Walk With Me, be sure to watch The Missing Pieces.  There seems to be a lot in the new series that ties directly to them. 
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