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Twin Peaks 

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Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

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Mark Frost, David Lynch
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2017  
Top Rated TV #189 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Kyle MacLachlan ...  Dale Cooper / ... 18 episodes, 2017
Sheryl Lee ...  Laura Palmer / ... 18 episodes, 2017
Michael Horse ...  Deputy Chief Tommy 'Hawk' Hill 14 episodes, 2017
Chrysta Bell ...  FBI Agent Tammy Preston 11 episodes, 2017
Miguel Ferrer ...  FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield 12 episodes, 2017
David Lynch ...  FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole 11 episodes, 2017
Robert Forster ...  Sheriff Frank Truman 10 episodes, 2017
Kimmy Robertson ...  Lucy Brennan 10 episodes, 2017
Naomi Watts ...  Janey-E Jones 10 episodes, 2017
Laura Dern ...  Diane Evans 9 episodes, 2017
Pierce Gagnon ...  Sonny Jim Jones 9 episodes, 2017
Harry Goaz ...  Deputy Andy Brennan 9 episodes, 2017
Al Strobel ...  Phillip Gerard 9 episodes, 2017
John Pirruccello ...  Deputy Chad Broxford 8 episodes, 2017
Don Murray ...  Bushnell Mullins 8 episodes, 2017
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Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

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A place both wonderful & strange. See more »


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The cast of Twin Peaks (2017) includes actors from all David Lynch's previous feature films except for The Elephant Man (1980). See more »

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For those who liked the weirdest parts of Twin Peaks
30 May 2017 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

A quarter of a century after it ended, Twin Peaks gets a season 3. That in itself is part of the weirdness of Twin Peaks; it's not a reboot, or a remake, it's just ... season 3, picking up just where season 2 left off.

No one but David Lynch would do that.

I suspect whether you will love or hate this series return (and people seem to do one or the other) will depend on what you liked about the original Twin Peaks. If you liked the quirky soap opera aspect of things in plot threads like the lumber mill, well, this might not be for you. If, like me, your favorite scenes were the really weird ones like the hotel scene that began episode 2 and the amazing scene of the kid and the creamed corn, and if you didn't understand while people didn't appreciate the utter brilliance of Fire Walk With Me, then you'll probably like this.

The series begins with the weirdness turned up to ten and the eventfulness turned down to zero, as though Lynch is saying, yes, I made Twin Peaks, but don't forget I'm also the guy who did Inland Empire.

After a while the Inland Empire aspects thankfully become fewer and there is more of the quirky humor of the original series (as in a scene with cops try to track down a key to an apartment), actual story and character, and Lynch's typical approach of painting a placid surface and then showing the rot underneath. And some of the old elements of the series, like a weirdly ageless Kimmy Robertson as Lucy and Lynch as Gordon Cole, are every bit as fun and funny as they were in the original.

At times full Lynchian madness flares up, like the a-bomb test episode that thrilled some people and that annoyed others, like me. Other times, Lynch shocks everyone by actually offering detailed explanaions of some of the mysteries he has raised in the original series and Fire Walk with Me. At times Lynch seems to be saying, "here's a sensible answer to that thing you've been wondering about for years, but before you get too happy here's another unexplained weird thing to replace that."

I wasn't as fanatic about Twin Peaks as some people. I didn't find the pilot especially interesting until funny, eccentric Dale Cooper appeared, and without Kyle MacClachlan I probably never would have watched the second episode. I didn't fully love the series until the incredible weirdness of the second season, and that love didn't last long since the show quickly spiraled into a disastrous mess.

That may be why I enjoy this third season and Fire Walk With Me; they represent David Lynch giving me the aspects of the series I love without all the boring soap stuff.

Some of Twin Peaks is hugely annoying, other parts are utterly fascinating. Overall, I found it very entertaining, and if it's not everything I want (after 4 episodes I rated this 9 stars, but at season's end dropped it to 8), well, that's David Lynch.

One final note. I've seen several reviews saying that the only people who like this series are "hipsters." This is the silliest critique I've ever seen. I'll admit I don't know much about hipsters except they wear funny mustaches and churn their own butter, but my guess is hipsters are not all people who like to watch a revival of a series they don't remember starring a bunch of people old enough to be their parents. Just a guess.

No, you silly 1-star reviewers, I'm not a hipster, and I'm not, as some have suggested, a "paid reviewer" (although if someone can tell me how to make money by writing IMDb reviews please do so). I'm just someone who likes David Lynch when he's very weird but not tediously, incomprehensibly so. And that's what, for the most part, Twin Peaks the Return gives its audience.


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