When I heard that Twin Peaks had a sequel season, I decided to start from the beginning and catch up. Interesting stuff. The old series shows its age, and there was an exaggerated melodrama to the acting, that was probably intentional. From a distance of a couple of decades later it is hard to distinguish from genuine overacting, if there can be called such a thing. But a few characters really stood out, and it did a good job of building up a mystery that almost seemed to make sense until the next twist.
That was the 1989 series. Then I caught the 1992 movie that was a sort of prequel, and it only seemed to muddle things up so badly that I started to think it was all some random crap the director was trolling us with. I then found that almost a whole movie's worth of unused footage was left out, so I watched that too and it actually helped a bit.
Then I got into the new 2017 season. I have to say, it benefits from more recent production and writing values. It not only continued the story in a way that held my attention better than the old, it also embellished a bunch of older mythos from the show and retroactively seemed to make it better. I generally have to say it figured out what the good parts were about the 1989 series and provided more of that. Generally happy I embarked on the project.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"