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‘Twin Peaks’ at 25: Celebrating the Great Limited Series (That Wasn’t)

8 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Can it really be 25 years since “Twin Peaks” premiered? Seriously, how long were we all stopped at that eerie traffic signal?

Still, the fact the show still resonates – and even inspired Showtime to brave the wacky world of David Lynch in pursuit of a possible revival – stems from the fact that this quarter-century-old artifact was really well ahead of its time, more suited to the subscription- and binge-oriented world of today than a broadcast network back when AMC was still exclusively airing old movies.

To borrow a bit of modern TV parlance, “Twin Peaks” was the perfect limited series. It just didn’t know it yet.

Indeed, the first eight-episode season of “Twin Peaks” caused the sort of hysteria that caught ABC unawares. Still, with all the heat surrounding its “Who killed Laura Palmer?” mystery, the show would have been better served by being a self-contained story, as opposed to »

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