The Televerse #42- Girls Season 1 with Adam Kempenaar and Justine Smith; Twin Peaks with Lindsay Wood

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Kate’s off in distant places, so the ‘cast’s format gets shaken up a bit this week. In lieu of the usual Week in TV, Simon invites Adam Kempenaar of Filmspotting fame and Justine Smith of the Sound on Sight film podcast to discuss the first season of HBO’s Girls, which ended this past weekend with the calamitous “She Did.” After that, Kate rejoins Simon with the magic of editing and talks with Lindsay Wood of the Sound On Sight Doctor Who podcast about one of TV’s most iconic shows ever, Twin Peaks, in a somewhat supersized edition of the DVD Shelf.

Thanks to some unforeseen technical mishaps, this week’s chaptered edition comes in .m4b rather than .m4a format. It should still work in iTunes, but apologies for any difficulties that may crop up.

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  1. Joel Bocko says

    I’ll never fail to be amazed by people – particularly people who like Twin Peaks – blithely calling Fire Walk With Me “not a good movie” as if this is somehow self-evident. It certainly isn’t evident to me, nor to the many critics and viewers who have come to consider it an underrated masterpiece. Flawed, sure, but emotionally 100X more powerful than the series, with a remarkable performance by Sheryl Lee and setpieces as good as anything Lynch has done in his career. I had issues with it on first viewing too, but I knew immediately that this was one of the most powerful movies I’d ever experienced.

    Simon certainly doesn’t need to apologize for liking the film and I’d suggest the other co-hosts watch it again with a more open mind. Fire Walk With Me is not supposed to be fun and quirky like the series, it is supposed to thrust you uncomfortably into the dark and disturbing world of Laura Palmer, no longer an idealized corpse but rather a very real victim of abuse. If you don’t experience this viscerally the first time maybe it’s a lost cause, but then again many of the film’s most enthusiastic fans took more than one viewing to come around to it. It’s not for everyone, but it should never be dismissed out-of-hand.

    Anyway, Calum Marsh had a great write-up on the film in the Village Voice a few years ago:

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