Twin Peaks refresher

I’m still shocked that David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks aired on a major television network – let alone in primetime. The series heavily influenced a lot of prestige TV that followed its cancellation after its second season back in 1991, but I can’t think of another show that’s ever run the gamut of styles and genres quite the way this one did. The original run of episodes was thrilling because we had absolutely no idea what kind of show it would be from one moment to the next. Twin Peaks was the absolute king of tonal shifts, often whipping from surreal to comedic, from melodramatic to genuinely heartbreaking, from profound to eye-rollingly dumb. This show contained multitudes. But through it all, it remained enigmatic, eccentric, exciting, and distinctly Lynchian – even when Lynch himself scaled back his involvement during the show’s questionable second season.

With the limited series revival heading to Showtime this weekend, now’s a good time for a refresher about what you need to know, some questions left unanswered, and a bit of good old-fashioned speculation about what we might see in the future. Grab a cup of damn fine coffee, a slice of cherry pie, and join me for a whirlwind trip to small town America in the Pacific Northwest.
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Twin Peaks season 3 Episode Descriptions

We’re only a few days away from the wildly-anticipated return of Twin Peaks, but we’re still largely in the dark about what the revived series will actually contain. More of Kyle MacLachlan’s FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper? Absolutely, but even something as seemingly simple as that is tinged with a spoilery caveat I won’t get into now. Will we see another murder in the small Northwestern town? Almost certainly. But beyond that, it’s been nothing but tumbleweeds out there when it comes to plot details.

But some new descriptions of the first eight episodes have just surfaced, and in typical Twin Peaks fashion, they’re intriguingly – and almost frustratingly – mysterious.
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twin peaks season 3 trailer

The marketing for the hotly anticipated and long-delayed third season of Twin Peaks has been a masterclass in trolling, with each new preview offering only tiny snippets of footage, virtually no dialogue, and no indication of story. It’s frustrating and baffling and totally bizarre and, well, appropriate for Twin Peaks in every possible way.

The latest Twin Peaks season 3 trailer has arrived and it offers more of the same. Heck, if offers a lot more of it! This nearly wordless montage of characters doing things is somehow creepy and effective, despite offering up a whole lot of nothing.

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Twin Peaks painting Scott C header

It’s hard to believe, but more than 25 years after David Lynch and Mark Frost’s surreal, influential TV series Twin Peaks went off the air, we’re about to head back to the town that started it all with a batch of brand new episodes on Showtime later this month. But before we do that, artist Scott C. is here to celebrate the original episodes of the show with a new art print called “In the Warmth of the Great Northern,” which features nearly every major character we’ve seen thus far gathered in the lobby of the show’s famous hotel.
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David Lynch is No Longer Directing Movies

david lynch quits movie directing

David Lynch, who was once dubbed “the most important filmmaker of the current era,” is throwing in the towel for movie-making.

Lynch confirmed that his last feature film will be 2006’s Inland Empire, which starred Laura Dern as an actress who loses grip with reality after she starts to inhabit her characters. Though he’s now back to working in television with the upcoming revival of his cult classic Twin Peaks, it’s yet to be seen whether Lynch will make a permanent move to television like many other influential mid-budget filmmakers.

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Twin Peaks season 3 trailer

More than 25 years after it was unceremoniously cancelled by ABC, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s absurd, comical, horrific, and totally mesmerizing series Twin Peaks is set to return as a limited event series on Showtime. The network has been doling out teaser trailers with a frustrating lack of new footage, but as I learned catching up with the whole original run of the series recently, frustration seems to be part of the whole Twin Peaks experience.

Thankfully, this latest teaser trailer actually shows off some actual footage of some familiar cast members, and includes a single word of new dialogue. Yep, a whole word! Check it out below.
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Twin Peaks promo

It’s happening again. For those who’ve seen David Lynch and Mark Frost’s influential television series Twin Peaks, the tagline for Showtime’s anticipated revival of the show carries with it an unnerving sense of dread about what’s going on in the seedy underbelly of the all-American town. But there’s also a sense of excitement at the prospect of seeing familiar characters again after more than 25 years. So many revivals are let-downs, but at least we know new content from David Lynch won’t be boring.

Showtime has been spooling out tiny bits of marketing at an excruciatingly slow pace, and today the network released a new teaser that shows what the town of Twin Peaks looks like in 2017. Are you ready to return to the Black Lodge?
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Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks Season 3 Teaser

The very mysterious Twin Peaks revival has served up a very mysterious Twin Peaks teaser. As you might expect, this promo is less about revealing the story’s secrets and more about setting a certain tone and mood — as well as reminding you that yes, this is really happening. Kyle MacLachlan returns as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper as the familiar strains of Angelo Baldamenti‘s iconic theme song play in the background. Watch the Twin Peaks season 3 teaser below. Read More »

Twin Peaks premiere date

The return of Twin Peaks has been shrouded in mystery, and not just the odd, surreal Lynchian kind. Up until now, we’ve had little idea about when the show would premiere or even how many episodes we’d get. But today at their TCA session, Showtime shared the first crumbs of information we’ve had about Twin Peaks in a good long while, including an exact release date and episode count.  Read More »

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twin peaks season 3 teaser

What if I told you that the latest teaser for Twin Peaks season 3, one of the most mysterious and anticipated television events in some time, dedicated most of its precious 30 seconds to series co-creator, director, and actor David Lynch eating a donut? If you don’t know the show at all, you’d raise an eyebrow and wonder what the hell is going on. If you are familiar with the series, even just a little bit, you’ll probably say, “Yeah, sounds about right.”

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