The new season of “Twin Peaks” has been highly acclaimed amongst reviewers, however its style has also alienated some viewers. This isn’t the quaint small town soap mystery of the 1990s, this is filmmaker David Lynch offering his arguably most audacious and experimental work to date.
It’s dark, weird, slow, meticulous, astounding, frustrating, obtuse and it has no time for nostalgic comfort or hand holding. Speaking with THR, the show’s star Kyle MacLachlan says he understands why some fans have been left cold by it and says the show will eventually make sense:
“I think we all knew it was going to be a challenging journey for the audience, simply because it is eighteen parts of one giant piece, and it’s sequential, so people really have to stay with it. And also that David’s storytelling is filled with imagery and different perspectives and characters and things that may initially be confusing to people, but ultimately everything will come back together and make sense. It will be clear. But it’s challenging, you know?”
MacLachlan also says that for a lot of fans, the approach Lynch has adopted is exactly what they were looking for:
“The other part of that is there has been a real, complete love from a large part of the audience for this new direction of Twin Peaks. No one has ever seen anything like this on television before. But I knew it would be difficult for people. Many people wanted the nostalgic return to the Twin Peaks that they remembered. And that’s not what we’re representing here. There are a lot of new stories going forward.”
After taking a week off, “Twin Peaks” continues this Sunday on Showtime with the ninth of eighteen episodes.