Happy Birthday, Twin Peaks!
It was on this day, 20 years ago, that I can safely say that TV was redefined. If you’ve never seen Twin Peaks, you completely owe it to yourself to sit down and watch the first season. Fan of The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or more recently, Lost? Then why oh freakin’ why have you not watched Twin Peaks yet?! Seriously, people…
Set in the mysterious dark woods of Washington State, Twin Peaks centered around the murder of Laura Palmer. At it’s core, the show was nothing more than a whodunit, but those who would write it off as being too simple, obviously had no clue what was in store for them. With a cast that featured some of the craziest characters to ever grace prime time network TV (an eye patch wearing crazy woman, a dancing dwarf, a lady who carries around a log known simply to the town as “Log Lady”, and a spooky killer called BOB were just a few), the show flew in all sorts of funny, scary, and mostly just plain weird directions, which made it nearly impossible to predict. Oh, and did Imention a young David Duchovny has a memorable bit as a cross dressing FBI agent?
Yes, the show did kind of fizzle out after they solved the murder midway through the second season. And, yes, the movie that was supposed to tie up the loose ends was only more frustrating (and lacked most of the great TV cast), but 20 years later Twin Peaks is still must see TV at it’s absolute finest. I’d tell you to Netflix it, but why bother when you can buy it? Do it.
10 out of 10
9 out of 10
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
7 out of 10