One of television’s most culturally adored shows returned last night (May 21). After 26 years away, Twin Peaks came back with a bang. Two episodes, spanning four hours in total, did more than enough to satiate the appetite of Lynch-obsessed, damn good coffee-sipping, cherry pie-munching Peaks-heads the world over. But this wouldn’t be Twin Peaks without a healthy dose of confusion.
After being glued to the show’s long-awaited comeback for season three – one that looked like it might never happen, at one stage – fans of the show had mixed reactions. Some believed they’d just spent several hours in a surrealist paradise. Others wanted their four hours back. One thing’s certain – even the most diehard of Lynch fans doesn’t have all the answers, and the majority of viewers are well and truly baffled by what they’ve just seen.
Here’s what fans are making of season three so far:
Twin Peaks first came out to a world where smartphones didn’t exist, where you’d have to meet friends IRL to find out if they were into Lynch’s weird creations. It’s a show to immerse yourself in, not view with distractions.
— 𝙽𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚁𝚞𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛✍📽🎃 (@NateRuegger) May 22, 2017
For some, emotions took hold.
— Brian (@BriNott) May 22, 2017
From the very first minute, it was clear this wasn’t going to be a simple TV experience.
— Ramon Rocha (@nomar1978) May 22, 2017
Some people were struggling to keep up.
2 minutes into twin peaks and I'm like pic.twitter.com/PGioLgvWBw
— Donna (@DirtyDarnow) May 22, 2017
What does it all mean?
— jared rea (@jaredr) May 22, 2017
If the plot was all getting a bit much, at least we had a talking point in Dale Cooper’s hair.
— 𝔰𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔬𝔯 𝔞𝔫𝔤 ☾ (@_sailorang) May 22, 2017
Not even the official credits knew what was going on.
But you know what? Who actually expected Twin Peaks to be linear and predictable?
I'll say it now: Twin Peaks revival was worth it just for that first episode. Pure indulgent unapologetic Lynch.
— Frank Lehman (@fmlehman) May 22, 2017
It’s definitely not for everybody.
But those already converted to Lynch’s mastery found themselves in love.
This really is the best television I have ever seen. Intriguing, comforting and terrifying. #TwinPeaks
— Stace Blondel (@MechLob) May 22, 2017
The #twinpeaks return was a two hour crash course on why 'Lynchian' is an adjective.
No one does it like him.
— AJ 'The Irish Man' Moser (@Radmure) May 22, 2017