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


Mark Frost, David Lynch
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Series cast summary:
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 8 episodes, 2017
John Pirruccello ...  Deputy Chad Broxford 8 episodes, 2017
Don Murray ...  Bushnell Mullins 8 episodes, 2017


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

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David Lynch's Swan Song
22 May 2017 | by Ziglet_mirSee all my reviews

When someone works hard at something or does something for a long time you can surmise that they well eventually get good at that thing, even masterful. Generally, this is the case for all great directors and David Lynch is no exception. With the newest Lynch-piece we are given something that is an amalgamation of all his previous work without sacrificing his style or creativity. We see the dark-industrial vibe of "Eraserhead", the American suburbia and the dark underbelly late-night bars/clubs/people from "Blue Velvet", "Wild At Heart", and "Twin Peaks", the winding roads and nightmarish features from nearly all his projects specifically "Lost Highway" and "Mulholland Drive", and then last but not least, we see the venture into the digital age with non-linear story and the craziest sound design you may possibly experience in any piece of media that we get from "Inland Empire". There are even remnants of design that hearken back to his old shorts.

This folks, is Lynch's swan song. The Return is already like nothing else ever before on TV and this includes the original two seasons of Twin Peaks.

Lynch allows the material to breathe, and gives the viewer plenty of time to absorb what's on screen. The filming is patient, and every shot is most definitely taken with care. The slow yearning shots is what Lynch uses to draw you in. The unfamiliarity of new faces leaves you with more questions than before. Also, as most already knew going in, The Return is set in many different locations--not just that charming, wholesome town of Twin Peaks. Even knowing Lynch's filmography there are moments that still have me unprepared for the amount of visuals and sounds that evoke nightmares. More terrifying than 90% of what I've seen as a film-goer.

I have to admit that it is taking me some time to adjust to the new vibe of the series knowing well in advance that Lynch and Frost have stated that The Return will be more like the prequel movie FWWM. I am someone who prefers the film to the series because Lynch had more room to work toward his vision. The result is a surrealist nightmare that The Return will have beat by a landslide. With that said, there will be many of you who will not like this at all (even folks who enjoyed the original series because The Return is THAT different). Lynch is certainly an acquired taste and everything isn't for everybody, but for those of you who are willing to give it a shot and appreciate an artist in his top form then maybe there is still some redeeming qualities in this for you. The Return is no run-of-the-mill action series or soap opera so be ready for one of the craziest rides you may ever be on.

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