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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 #184 | 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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Naomi Watts, Robert Forster, and Patrick Fischler all previously worked with David Lynch on Mulholland Drive (2001), which also featured Michael J. Anderson. It was also originally developed as a spin-off featuring Audrey Horne in the lead role. See more »

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Follows Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

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10-star reviews are right, 1-star reviews are right
17 June 2019 | by simobeeSee all my reviews

It's condescending to tell people they don't 'get it', and it's narrow-minded to claim anyone who loves it is pretentious. I adored this new Twin Peaks, and I understand why it's divisive.

In his old age, an artist had a chance to throw a kitchen sink's worth of ideas on screen, under the banner of his old show, with complete creative control. Good on him I say! That creative control means many of the aspects which came from others in the original show are missing.

I was compelled from start to finish. I appreciated its slow rhythms, found the pacing hypnotic. I'd understand why many fans would despise its new form. I wouldn't blame them for it.

If you're after a fully-resolved, tightly-plotted, didactic storytelling, you won't get it. You'll be frustrated by scenes which suggest the story is kicking into high gear in traditional Hollywood ways, only to then be presented with a five minute shot of a man cleaning a floor.

This jarring approach... loose ends, unresolved plots, ambiguity and odd pacing are understandably annoying for many. It does lack the melodrama of the earlier series, but there's still a warmth to many of the characters, you are just less guided by music and tight plotting. It's a feat to me that it is somehow utterly absurd yet simultaneously feels more grounded, but this show is not going to tell you a tight story with a guiding hand.

Personally, I haven't received this feeling from any US cinema in the past few decades, and I love it. Twin Peaks The Return gave me space to let my mind wander in the same way an Apichatpong Weeresthekul film might. That's a very personal thing, for me it's not boredom, it's a space to imagine and open my mind.

There's a lot of hyperbole surrounding David Lynch but his works are the summation of his very clear influences, like any other artist. You can see it all very clearly, and I happen to share many of his loves, so it's exciting for me. Here it's the usual Cocteau, Anger visuals, noir and 50s stylings, but there are clear nods to everything under the cinematic sun, from Jacques Tati to Tarantino and early silent cinema. I loved that, it feels like a celebration of cinema!

The tone jumps from humour to horror in a heartbeat, each episode is jarring in barely-cohesive ways but for me, somehow it coalesced. The show feels liberated, free of expectation and cliché. It put me under a spell, certainly not because I was instructed to by critics at large but because together, all these disparate elements felt refreshing.

I don't think it's a puzzle to be solved, I don't think there's a bullet-point explanation to the story sitting in a locked vault. I do believe the broad intention was to make you think, imagine and question what you're used to being fed by TV and films.

Would I watch it if it weren't called Twin Peaks and weren't by David Lynch? Yes. Should it have been called Twin Peaks, and is it kicking fans in the face by doing so? Very likely. I think that's what makes it so anarchic and brilliant. I also fully understand why many wouldn't want that from Twin Peaks.


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21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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