Top positive review
on 4 December 2013
The original Twin Peaks is typical of David Lynch's genius at creating riveting drama that stays in the mind long after the near fatal shooting of special FBI agent Dale Cooper that signals the end, and oh what a relief when I discovered there is a Season 2.
The acting, the direction, the production, the screenplay, the whole shooting match - all so brilliantly put together that at times, you almost feel as if you're looking in on a real crime investigation. Kyle MacLachlan's character converted me to piping hot, black coffee.
One of the things that pleased me with Season 2 was the opportunity to enjoy the gradual unfolding of Audrey's raw animal sexual magnetism so deliciously portrayed by Sherilyn Fenn, and who makes an impact on me much like Marilyn Munroe made in her heyday.
Not so with Josie Packard whose relationship with Sheriff Harry S Truman really should have blossomed into the most passionate and sexually explicit affair that they could comfortably get away with, so such a shame that she was up to her neck in shady dealings with too many low life.
Twin Peaks I was full of intertwined plots that didn't always make the same kind of impact in Season 2, and it was a little off putting how some of characters changed from being awful foul mouthed know-it-all to really quite nice guys.
Getting a box set of 6 DVDs virtually means watching the whole lot in one sitting, but I can't help thinking that taking breaks in between episodes is probably no bad thing, take a bit of time to ponder what you've just seen and heard, otherwise there is the danger of falling into a trance like state causing you to miss some of the subtlety of the plot.
For my money, Season 2 is great viewing.