Twin Peaks 1.5 - 2.2: I had forgotten how much fun the characters were and what distinct personalities they had. Being on commercial network television really took the edge of Lynch's style. It was there but a but neutered. It sounds like the Showtime series will be Lynch on television as he was meant to be:
The limited series began filming in September 2015 and was completed by April 2016. It was shot continuously from a single, long-shooting script before being edited into separate episodes. The series will premiere on May 21, 2017, and consist of 18 episodes.
It sounds like he shot an 18 hour movie that will be serialized!
I have really gained a new appreciation for Sheriff Truman. He is the closed thing you have to a normal person in the show. Yet unlike most straight-men characters, he is quite open and progressive. He is the level head that brings balance. He knows there is weird shit and darkness in TP and with the Bookhouse Boys, he fights the good fight. Michael Ontkean just nailed the part and I can't imagine anyone else in that role.
Major Briggs is another great character. Don S. Davis simultaneously conveyed authority and intelligence with warmth and compassion. The scene where he describes his vision to Bobby is beautiful. Again, perfect casting.
Something else that I have come to notice is that the law enforcement and authority figures in the show are not rigid and dogmatic. They are very open to the weirdness and don't dismiss it. They don't waste time arguing and standing firm in their disbelief. They fight the darkness as best they can because they know it exists. There is no doubt. That is so rare to see in a television series, especially back then.