We’re almost halfway through the 18 episode run, and I absolutely adore it. The contrarian in me loves the fact it seems absolutely calculated to turn off casual fans.
Gone is that comforting, hokey feel. Gone is the warm glow, gentle humour and constant bubbling lounge jazz.
Instead, the horror and weirdness have been turned up to 11, there is still no sign of a discernable, traditional plot, and most of the original cast have been reduced to mere cameos (some only seconds long).
It was getting strange enough, but then episode 8 went off on some entirely unexpected path. No spoilers from me – you need to experience it for yourself.
The music has been uniformly brilliant and often shocking. We’ve had Nine Inch Nails, Take Five and Green Onions.
I’d never dare have hoped it would have been this good. I expected a watered down thing at most – Lynch tamed for TV. But this is more out there than Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire combined.
Anyone else still a fan?