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Listening to the podcast and I had to pause and write this post.If you were too young or not around back then, it's hard for anyone to really understand how impactful this show was when it first aired.Jim, the cheesy soap-opera music, the weird biker bar (that is not like any real biker bar) are all part of Lynch's weird take on the show. Oh man I wish you could take off your 2017 lens and see this show as it originally was.That scream that Grace Zabriskie gave (Laura Palmer's mom) was unlike any scream heard on television before. It was real and Lynch let the audience wallow in it for as long as he could get away with. Our eyes are so trained today to not even notice these things, but back then, it was incredible. The lingering camera shots, the awkward pauses, the bizarre dialogue--none of this had been done on TV before. I know it's hard to see it now though, because we have those techniques on the worst of shows.And for the love of all that is holy will you watch Blue Velvet? It is one of the seminal films of the century for god's sake.
I like the way the guys are doing it. The Leftovers is such an unconventional show, and leaves us pretty much breathless after each episode. The way Jim and A. Ron attack it is like being around the water cooler at work the next morning.
I like that. But I can understand how others would prefer the more conventional way.