Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

A Limited Event Series

DVD - 2017
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One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time. It picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen was murdered.

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Hillsboro_BrianS Oct 08, 2019

I knew enough to expect the unexpected when I sat down to watch the new Twin Peaks "limited series event," but still, I was caught completely off-guard by Agent Cooper's transformation into Chauncey Gardiner as played by Peter Sellers. Amazing!

Also, Episode 8 - "Gotta Light?" is Lynch's most terrifying and beautiful work yet.

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slaroche
Jul 01, 2019

1*Bizarre. Watched 15 minutes and got fed up.

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nileshbahir
Apr 24, 2019

Twin Peaks <3

A hidden Gem. I accidentally came across this show because of my Wife who is born in north west USA and I am from India.

Season 1 and 2 were Televised in the last century and had a real mix of Thriller, Drama, Comedy and some very intriguing and even disturbing phenomenon that was not only captivating but forever impressions that will make you a fan of this show.

Agent Dale Cooper ( An FBI agent ) is the hero of the show. He is incredibly congenial and pleasant character. He is central to the story evolvement, and at the end of season 2 , everything gets intensified but then there was a sudden break. Tons of loose threads and thousands of unanswered questions. It was very sad to see how the show ended.

However, being consistent with the story line, the show really shows up 25 yrs later with the final season 3 !!!!!!!!!! and wow that is something else.

You have to watch season 1 and 2 in order to make any sense of season 3.
Season 3 has times where it really tests your patience but that's David Lynch having fun with you.
Overall , Twin Peak is a great show.

We even visited the 'Twin Peak's Lodge in Snoqualmie, WA!!

Season 3 does a great job making sure to bring back the old characters with original actors. It was very important for its success and I was impressed how fortunate David Lynch was in succeeding to do so.
Season 3 does a great and overwhelmingly surprising job explaining the lingering questions from season 1 and 2. Again, season 3 ends with a punch, and I'd wish it would go on for at least a few more episodes ! I feel happy to have season 3 at all and the well deserved closure !!! Thanks David Lynch and the team.

It's understandable , however, that this show is not for everyone. It takes a special kind of appreciation for certain human qualities to love this show <3

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RoyalJellyIII
Nov 29, 2018

For the series- I watched it as it aired, and it was great. It is not a continuation, or even really a reboot... it’s an evolution. I can’t imagine that someone who hasn’t seen the old episodes would jump in at the start of this and enjoy it, however. I found my appreciation for this series expanded greatly upon a second viewing, and now I view this series as a masterpiece.
What an unexpected, terribly beautiful experience.

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Caro12
Oct 27, 2018

Bizarre.

Read some comments before leaving this and now I am really confused. I thought this was the original TV series. ???

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Keogh
Oct 11, 2018

As is usually the case for Lynch, very weird, but in a good way. You'll have to have seen the original series before this.

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alanpscott
Sep 03, 2018

Often lethargic, relatively humorless, and almost entirely meaningless if you haven't watched the original "Twin Peaks" series (and more than once, at that), I nevertheless viewed the whole "Limited Event" from 2017, and am ultimately glad I did. Lynch and Frost tie off many of the ends they left loose, although certainly not all of them (and several new ones get introduced late in the game).

Also, Lynch and Frost do something very interesting... we're used to seeing only young, beautiful people on-screen (especially in televised speculative fiction, as opposed to TV purporting to mimic reality). Even the original series featured mostly people in their teens and twenties. In the "Twin Peaks" return, though, many if not most of the characters are OLD... they're the same actors reprising their roles from twenty-five years ago, and they are wrinkled, white-haired, some even doddering. At least two of the actors passed away during production. This focus on older characters is a reasonable choice, but also a courageous and refreshing one, and it's fascinating to watch especially when placed in direct contrast to a recent viewing of the original.

The return series definitely has features that seem like flaws. It's from a cable channel, which means that it's free to show more gore and skin than the original series could get away with. The original Twin Peaks transcended its broadcast TV constraints; without that bar to excess, the return sometimes seems lazier. It takes its own sweet time, as well, both in individual scenes and across multi-episode arcs (Kyle McLachlan spends altogether too much time as a shambling, monosyllabic "Dougie Jones," for example - and apparently not one person considers the possibility that he's suffered a stroke?). The special effects are low-fidelity, unconvincing, maybe even intentionally cheesy, almost as if they're just intended as placeholders for the REAL effects that Lynch and Frost were unable to transmit directly from their minds to ours.

But in the end I did watch the whole damned thing, shaking my head all along but drawn in again to the world of Twin Peaks... and yeah, I'd probably watch the next one too, if I'm still around to, another twenty-five years down the line...

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lukasevansherman
Jun 06, 2018

David Lynch and Mark Frost's "Twin Peaks," which only ran for 2 seasons in the early 90s, is the strangest show to ever be on network television, as well as on of the most influential. The current landscape of complex, ambitious, novelistic, auteur driven television owes a huge debt to the series. So it was with great anticipation (and a little trepidation) that I sat down to watch the new series. If the original was a murder mystery with an air of surrealism and some weird edges, this one foregrounds the weirdness and might be the most bizarre TV show since the original. It's best to go in not knowing too much, but the show, for the most part, lovingly references the original while blazing some new, unsettling, and mindblowing paths. Much of the original cast, headed up by Kyle McLachlan, returns and the supporting cast is full of veterans from most of Lynch's movies, including Naomi Watts, Robert Forester, and, in one of his final roles, Harry Dean Stanton. There are also a lot of awesome musical guests. It has to be seen to be believed.

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abachniv
Jun 01, 2018

The 1-star rating is nonsense. This is fantastic TV. It's much closer to the film Fire Walk With Me than the original show, but like the original show, these 18 episodes have fundamentally changed TV. Be patient and don't expect cut and dry answers and strap in.

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jharrison124
May 17, 2018

Twin Peaks has transcended anything else on TV. This is more than episodic serial television, it is a visionary masterpiece in post-modern surrealism. David Lynch and Mark Frost, against all expectations, took Twin Peaks to another level. And fans of the original series are left to ask themselves..."Is this the story of the little girl who lived down the lane? Is it?"

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alanpscott
Sep 03, 2018

"...are there still places where no footprints can be found?"

--from "The Man with the Gray Elevated Hair," Special Features, disc 7

britprincess1ajax Feb 02, 2017

"Now you listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman."

britprincess1ajax Feb 02, 2017

"Listen to me, Lucy Moran, you just listen. When the Tacoma Sperm Bank was looking for donors, naturally I applied. It's my civic duty and I like whales. A routine physical examination revealed that I'm sterile. Sure, I thought it meant that I didn't have to take a bath, but the doctors told me the truth. They told me I can't have babies. So what I wanna know now is why are you having one and how?"

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rtnikko
Jun 02, 2016

Dale Cooper: "Damn good coffee!" [repeated line]

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

The Log Lady (introduction): "There is a sadness in this world, for we are ignorant of many things. Yes, we are ignorant of many beautiful things... things like the truth. So sadness, in our ignorance, is very real. The tears are real. What is this thing called a tear? There are even tiny ducts, tear ducts, to produce these tears should the sadness occur. Then the day when the sadness comes... then we ask: "Will this sadness which makes me cry; will this sadness that makes me cry my heart out -- will it ever end?" The answer, of course, is yes! One day the sadness... will end."

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "...Cooper, this old fool is obstructing a criminal investigation. Cuff him!" Dr. Will Hayward: "He won't release Laura's body for the funeral. He's not human!" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "What's the holdup?" FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "Please, Cooper. I do not suffer fools, gladly, and fools with badges -- never. I want no interference from this hulking boob -- is that clear?" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "I've had just about enough of your insults." FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: "...Oh yeah? Well I've had about enough of, uh, morons and half wits; dolts, dunces, dullards and dumbbells... And you, chowder-head yokel; you blithering hayseed... You, you, you... You've had enough of me?" Sheriff Harry S. Truman: "Yes I have." (punches Albert in the face)

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Monolith
Jul 12, 2013

The Man From Another Place (talking backwards, subtitled): "Fire... walk... with... me..."

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