Yeh, totally know what you're talking about. My wife and I currently re-watching them (me for the nth time her for the second).`
There's a big element of cheesiness which is very noticeable in the pilot, but as the season progresses it either fades, or you simply get used to it.
For me it's not problematic as Lynch often has weirdly pitched melodramatic moments in his works that make you go 'er, should I really being liking this? Is he serious?', but this is the beauty of Lynch juxtaposing 50s TV series-like naivety with dark, sinister nightmarish moments.
As for the music I simply and utterly hands down love it - no matter what the context. Cngelo Badalamenti can do no wrong in my eyes.
Thanks for the input phurious :) Yeah, I think I'm more fascinated
by this very different viewing experience than anything else ~ I've never experienced anything quite like this before (ie other instances of watching something i loved decades ago, for the first time). It's just very......interesting.
And I still (and will always
) love Badalamenti's music (I even loved it in "Cabin Fever"
:) ~ but there were a few moments where I felt/realized that there was a little 'over-saturation' of the theme music at times.........where you almost subconsciously feel that there NEEDS to be a 'break' somwhere, because without it, it loses its effectiveness. I seriously wondered if there was perhaps some 'tinkering' afterwards and some tech 'interloper' just decided to play the music in a loop for a bit!
For me, it'll be really interesting when I re-watch some of those later episodes that really affected me emotionally the first time around (ie the old-guy waiter who comes up to Cooper and says, out of the blue, "i'm so sorry" as something horrible happens elsewhere)`