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This weekend on TV: Hot mess that is ‘Twin Peaks’ continues; ‘Bloodline’ returns and concludes

First Published      Last Updated May 26 2017 12:21 pm

After watching the first four hours of the new season of "Twin Peaks" (Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime), here's what I've learned:

• Season 2 — way back in 1991-92 — was not a fluke. Season 3 is equally baffling, incomprehensible, aggravating, ambling and just plain weird. It's a hot mess.

• If you love David Lynch strangeness, then this is the show for you. And, judging by the critical reaction, you're probably in the minority.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. We don't all have to like the same things. And I'm glad there's room for something as off-the-beaten-path as "Twin Peaks."

• I'll keep watching because it's my job. If it wasn't my job, I'd be done. If it wasn't my job, I'm not sure I would have made it through the first hour, let alone the first four hours.

And the thought of 14 more hours of this depresses me.

• There's a small part of me that thinks that "Twin Peaks" is an Emperor's New Clothes situation. That, when it's all over, David Lynch is going to laugh, tell everyone it makes no sense to him, either, and mock everyone who watched it.


If you're looking for a dark drama that actually makes sense, Netflix stars streaming the third and final seaosn of "Bloodline" today.

You could go back and stream the 26 episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, then stream all 10 episodes of Season 3, and it would move faster than the first four hours of "Twin Peaks."

Friday on TV ...

• College baseball (11:30 a.m., P12N): Arizona State at Utah

• "First Dates" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): One dater wants to be part of a power couple; a man admits he's never been kissed; a dater finds out a secret about her match that wins her over. (Finale)

• "American Masters" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In addition to his cooking shows and cookbooks, celebrity chef Jacques Pépin's long career includes teaching and speaking across the country.

Saturday on TV …

• College baseball (11:30 a.m., P12N): Arizona State at Utah

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