Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

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 Special Agent Dale Cooper (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Sheriff Harry S. Truman (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Shelly Johnson (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Bobby Briggs (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Benjamin Horne (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Donna Hayward (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Audrey Horne (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Dr. Will Hayward (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Norma Jennings (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 James Hurley (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Big Ed Hurley (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Pete Martell (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Jocelyn Packard (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lucy Moran (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill (28 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Catherine Martell / ... (27 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Deputy Andy Brennan (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Leo Johnson (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Nadine Hurley (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Leland Palmer (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Madeleine 'Maddy' Ferguson / ... (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Maj. Garland Briggs (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Hank Jennings (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Mike Nelson (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Sarah Palmer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
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The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul. Written by Douglas Baptie

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A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.


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Trivia

Sheryl Lee plays two characters: blonde Laura Palmer and her brunette cousin. In Vertigo (1958) Kim Novak plays two characters, a blonde and a brunette. One character is called Madeleine, and James Stewart's character is called John Ferguson. The name of Laura Palmer's cousin is an amalgamation of these two names: Madeleine Ferguson. See more »

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Catherine Packard Martell: Didn't he want to talk to me?
Pete Martell: Yeah, but we told him you were on your world tour, he should contact your press agent.
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Crazy Credits

There are some episodes that don't end with the usual Homecoming Queen photo of Laura Palmer and "Laura Palmer's Theme" in the credits: Episode 2 credits feature the Little Man from Another Place seen from above and dancing. Episode 8 features Gersten Hayward (Alicia Witt) playing the piano. Episode 14 shows Agent Cooper, the red curtains and the song "The World Spins" by Julee Cruise. Episode 18 features Ben Horne's old home movies seen in this same episode. Episode 29 features the coffee cup given to Cooper in the Red Room and Laura's face on it. See more »

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I still remember the night it premiered... and being mesmerized by the opening
3 April 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The opening credits and music grabbed me right away. That sad, cool, reflective music. The log being cut in the mill. The bird.

This is a show that you know, as you are watching it, that it is special and destined to become a classic. What a wonderful memory. One of my favorite moments in the first episode is Andy crying, and later telling the girl not to tell the sheriff. It really brought humanity to Laura's death.

Can't wait to one day own the whole series on DVD, and one summer night, start watching the episodes one by one.

Another amazing aspect of the opening episode is the many types of characters and settings involved, just within the town of Twin Peaks. The school, the lodge, the sheriff office, the lake, the railroad tracks. It was almost as if several shows and genres were evident in one episode. Something for everyone. But it still tied together so amazingly.


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