Basically, in my opinion this season has been really sloppy. It doesn't have the same tight, polished feeling that Lynch's other works have for me. It feels like we've been watching the entire season on shuffle. Pretty consistently, they'll begin a plot line and then not talk about it at all for at least two or three episodes, and since most of the plot lines have been really contrived and boring to me (lots of petty town drama between one dimensional characters who don't get enough screen time to ever get fleshed out as opposed to lodge weirdness or otherwise generally lacking in surrealism) by the time the plot line is picked up again I've already completely forgotten what happened the last time we saw those characters. In general, the scenes that we're shown don't have much to do with each other, and the progression from scene to scene makes no sense most of the time. A lot of the acting is also really awkward and unnatural, and there's been more than a couple of really cheap cliches thrown into major plot developments that I began cringing at 5-10 episodes before they were confirmed.
A lot of people go on and on about how the deeper level is mind blowingly amazing, but to me, I can't really be bothered to dig deeper if the surface level is so badly executed. I don't really watch a lot of TV, so my bar is set pretty high. It was only supposed to be 9 episodes originally, and I feel like an edit after the fact removing a lot of the expendable characters and plotlines, re-ordering scenes to put relevant scenes nearer to each other and the like will probably significantly improve the viewing experience. My personal advice would be to skip it until someone else has had a chance to do that, or suffer through a thoroughly frustratingly badly written experience.
That being said, plenty of people have claimed to enjoy it. To each their own, I suppose.>>1109
The final two episodes are being released this week, and apparently they're both going to be longer than usual too, so I think in total we're getting about a 3 hour finale.
Personally, I'm predicting that the finale will probably be really good, but I don't see it redeeming all the problems I've had for the past 16 episodes.
SPOILER:Coop waking up like that was the stupidest thing I've seen on TV in a long time and I will probably be salty for over 10 years that his storyline went in that direction.