Alright now let’s just dial it back a bit
This has definitely grown on me with each viewing, and now it’s at the point where I think it’s as essential as all his best work thematically and aesthetically, even removed from Twin Peaks canon. The original series and Blue Velvet take on suburbia by showing the seedy underbelly of an idyllic town, but what the series taps into briefly that FWWM really develops is the idea that the underlying evil of suburbia is actually within the home, which is far more terrifying. Laura…
Second time around only affirmed the stuff I was unsure of and improved everything else. I still think calling the season a movie is pretty dumb unless you consider a lot of other shows movies too, but that’s something to take up with Cahiers du Cinéma, not the show.
Obviously there are a lot of questions left unanswered, but I think the biggest through line of the season is modernization, which seems given with this being a 25-year return, but…
The three leads juxtapose each other nicely and Louise’s central suffocation is strong, but I can’t help but feel like the ideals tossed around in this one aren’t as interesting philosophically or musically as the other comedies and proverbs. I never felt like I really understood Remi, which is maybe the point because of Louise’s absence in their relationship, but I don’t feel like I understood Louise any more because of it, and Octave’s antics are fun, but even he…