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

Published May 26, 2017 11:57 am
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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

• MLS (6 p.m., KMYU): Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake

• "Doctor Who" (10 p.m., BBC America): The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other.

• "Class" (11 p.m., BBC America): With the students in detention, Ms. Quill goes on a metaphysical adventure to win her freedom.

Sunday on TV …

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

• National Memorial Day Concert (7 and 9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The annual concert honoring the U.S. military features performances by Auli'i Cravalho, Renée Fleming, Vanessa Williams, Scotty McCreery, John Ondrasik, Ronan Tynan and Russell Watson.

• "Good Witch" (7 p.m., Hallmark): When a visiting chef is unable to relax, Cassie arranges for her to spend a whole day at the stove.

• "The White Princess" (9 p.m., Starz): A pretender to the throne is held captive, creating a new rift in Lizzie and King Henry's marriage.

• "The Leftovers" (10 p.m., HB0): On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

• "Twin Peaks" (9 p.m., Showtime): Memories return.

• "American Gods" (10 p.m., Starz): Shadow's reunion with his dead and unfaithful wife is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.

• "Silicon Valley" (11 p.m., HBO): Richard crosses paths with a contentious figure from Pied Piper's past; a launch goes wrong.

• "Veep" (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina tries to finish her book prepares for her portrait-unveiling ceremony.






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