Twin Peaks finale review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

The second season of Twin Peaks ended on a cliffhanger so severe it was borderline cruel, instantly establishing itself as one of the most unforgettable moments of television in the medium’s history. More than two decades later, creators David Lynch and Mark Frost were given the resources to continue their story with total creative freedom. So how did they choose to end this season – and possibly the series as a whole? Read our Twin Peaks finale review to find out.
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Twin Peaks part 16 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

The world’s attention may have been focused on Game of Thrones‘ season 7 finale last night, but an hour beforehand, David Lynch and Mark Frost headed into the home stretch of Twin Peaks by delivering one of the most satisfying moments of the season so far.

Warning: major spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t caught up yet, turn back now.
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Twin Peaks part 15 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

As Twin Peaks approaches the conclusion of its new season, I wondered if co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost might begin to narrow their focus and concentrate on the task of converging plot lines for the remaining hours the show has left. While last night’s fifteenth hour of The Return wasn’t quite as satisfying (to me) as the previous episode, it did manage to bring multiple storylines together in a way that at least seems appropriate for a show whose ending is in sight.
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Twin Peaks part 14 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

After despising the past couple of episodes of Twin Peaks, the elusive series connected with me in a big way with last night’s installment, trading narrative tangents and autuer-driven indulgences for a mythology-centric hour that made me breath a sigh of relief. Twin Peaks contains multitudes and part of its legend stems from the way it can represent many things to many people, but I’m partial to episodes like the one that aired last night, and I found it to be particularly satisfying – especially in the wake of what came before it.

Read our Twin Peaks part 14 review below.
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Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert is producing an animated series for Showtime about Donald Trump and his family. Speaking with the Television Critics Association, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins described the series as an animated sitcom. He also outlined a technology that will allow the writers to fit in at least one scene each episode addressing the current week of the Trump administration.

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Purity TV Series

On last summer’s Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said he expected to film the series Purity in 2017. That would have been in the can before star Daniel Craig would be needed for another James Bond film, should he even decide to make one. Now that Bond 25 is scheduled for release in 2019, with filming next year and Craig expected (though not officially confirmed) to return, Showtime is waiting for him.

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Twin Peaks review part 3 and 4

Showtime has been synonymous with Twin Peaks all summer as the return of David Lynch’s surreal mystery has kept fans guessing every week. You’d think Showtime would be angling for a second season by now, 13 episodes in, but at a party for the Television Critics Association, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins told reporters he hasn’t even spoken to Lynch about it.

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Twin Peaks part 13 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

If you’ve read my reviews of previous episodes of Twin Peaks, you know that I’ve largely viewed this new season as a story that wildly fluctuates in quality from one hour to the next. The aspect of the series that’s primarily kept me on board thus far has been the promise that while not every episode will be a winner, at least the show will remain captivating in the way it translates David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s vision to the screen.

But last night’s episode failed to deliver for me on practically every front, and caused me to question everything I thought I knew about Twin Peaks so far.
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Twin Peaks part 12 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

Twin Peaks fans finally have the answer to a question they’ve been wondering about for 25 years: what happened to Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn)?
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Twin Peaks part 11 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

Every once in a while, co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost craft an entry of Twin Peaks that’s emblematic of the series as a whole, simultaneously full of everything that often makes it intriguing and frustrating in equal measure. This week’s episode fits that mold, and thankfully the intriguing aspects outweighed the frustration this time around. This show is a perpetual see-saw, and each viewer’s personal tastes dictate our ability to keep riding it.

Read on for our Twin Peaks part 11 review.
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