It’s really kind-of amazing that Twin Peaks lasted only a little over a year (April 1990 to June 1991), and the first season, upon which most of its reputation is based, was only a pilot episode and seven regular episodes: not even a full season (actually only a third of the second season’s length). Still, it continues to make lists of influential TV shows, greatest shows of all time, and shows which were cancelled too soon.
Interesting that I recently re-watched the entire series with David (he’d never seen any of it), and, with some exceptions, it didn’t hold up exceptionally well (or maybe it’s just me). It’s true that there was nothing like it on television back then, and it’s also true that I watch about as much TV now as I did back then (which is almost none). Still, I can see the influence of Twin Peaks in the entire genre of police/medical shows which have come since then, and anything with a fantasy element in a real-world setting is bound to get comparisons with Twin Peaks, justified or not.
I usually post this on Black Friday, but there was already enough evidence of seasonal negativity that day. It’s nice and sunny and unseasonably warm here today, so it’s a perfect day to be reminded of Dawn Davenport’s Christmas.
Art, Film, Literature, Rock 'n' Roll, and other forms of music: these are my concerns.
On this blog, you're likely to find art, popular culture references, literature, films, music, trash-culture, and perhaps some politics and personal philosophy. Oh, and guitar porn. Much guitar porn. I'm male, I'm gay, and I'm socially liberal if there was any doubt at this point.
Oh, yeah, total pop-music whore here. Good pop music, though. Gimme 3 chords and an earworm vocal melody.
I have a special affection for the hard stuff: metal, punk, etc.
I'm cranky and sarcasto, and I'm like that in person. It's not you, and it's not the fact that I'm hiding behind a computer: it's just me. I'm not anonymous.
Oh yeah, big affection for Dave Karofsky here. Choke on it, haters. If you can't handle that, go shoepolish your boyfriend's eyebrows. Having said that, I'm not fandom-active in any way, but I will continue to be defensive and sympathetic to the pirate ship. To all others, I am indifferent. I'm just a guy who, in a lapse of judgement, spewed a lot of words in a short amount of time. I feel no responsibility to any fandoms; to the few friends I've made in the process, however, I am eternally devoted and grateful. You are part of my soul, if I have one, that is.
If it seems like I don't care that I'm pissing people off, that's probably true. PM me. I won't bite your head off, and I won't spew anonymous, ignorant hate at you.
ON FOLLOWS: If somebody's following me, I generally will follow back. If somebody reblogs something from me that I think is important, or if someone promotes/likes my work, I'll follow them immediately. I'm pretty easy that way.