Since this is treated separately from The Return, I will as well. Alternating between suspenseful, quirky, haunting, downright funny, and an endless list of adjectives, this one remains unique, even after imitations in later years. It loses a bit of steam after the murderer is revealed, but picks it back up again when the second season comes to a close. Great TV.
Redefined what a television soap opera could be. Lynch lured people in with the promise of a murder mystery and then confounded them with his surreal, stylish, disturbing, hilariously funny artistry. No one has even come close to what he achieved with this show. Yet, hacks such as J.J. Abrams continue to try, they needn't bother. When Lynch is cooking and making art no one can touch him.
American cult series, where Angelo BADALMENTI's haunting music merges with David LYNCH's dreamlike universe. An offbeat Federal agent (Kyle MACLACHLAN) meets an intriguing Lolita (Sherilyn FENN). =-=- Série américaine culte, où l'envoûtante musique d'Angelo BADALMENTI se fond à l'univers inquiétant & onirique de David LYNCH. Rencontre entre 1 agent fédéral décalé (Kyle MACLACHLAN) & 1 perverse Lolita (Sherilyn FENN).
4.1 stars. Lives in the mind better than on the screen for me, though mostly because parts of season 2 (especially James' interminable road trip) are truly dire. I also feel that, at times, there is a risk of violence against women being fetishised or romanticised in a gothic manner, though 'Fire Walk with Me' mostly rectifies this issue. Still, I love the ambience and the liminal mysery of it all. Oh and Bobby.
It’s safe to say, Twin Peaks has not stood the test of time. Back in the 90s I can understand that this might have been a breath of fresh air amongst the sitcoms and soap operas of the late 80s. However considering the high calibre of television in the recent decade it really doesn’t hold much clout to new viewers who have grow up with the likes of Black Mirror, True Detective, Stranger Things or even Sherlock.