Review: Twin Peaks (S3 E13&14/18), Monday 7th and 14th August, Sky Atlantic

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Any long-time viewers of Twin Peaks will have been at once beguiled, terrified and intrigued, as well as frustrated, by this extraordinary third series. We’ve been waiting patiently through all the errant, seemingly innocuous and scattered scenes and new characters, hoping that Good Coop is finally revived from his catatonic state and that Bad Coop is returned to The Black Lodge. Finally, finally, by the end of part 14, things looked as though they were on the move. Continue reading

Review: Twin Peaks (S3 E12/18), Tuesday 1st August, Sky Atlantic

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After this 12th part of series three of Twin Peaks, there are only six episodes left, and there’s still a huge amount to tie up – if David Lynch is indeed in the mood to tie things up at all. Who knows what’s going to happen? Will the Dougie Jones/Good Coop issue be resolved – or at least begin to be resolved – in this episode? Of course not. Continue reading

Review: Twin Peaks (S3 E9/18), Tuesday 11th July, Sky Atlantic

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How to follow part eight? That was the question heading into the ninth instalment of this remarkable series. It has had a week off – something I had forgotten about – which was probably a good thing after the sublimely extraordinary shenanigans of that episode. It was the episode where Lynch and Frost presented us with a step outside of the present-day timeline and took us back to the 1940s and 50s, to a black-and-white world where the advent of the atomic bomb had created an unspeakable evil that was to manifest itself in 1990s Washington State. Had we witnessed the birth of Bob in these crazy scenes? And what now, after a new dimension of political and visceral polemic, had been added to what was hitherto an invigorating whodunit (albeit and cross-dimensional procedural)? Continue reading

Review: Twin Peaks (S3 E8/19), Tuesday 27th June, Sky Atlantic

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The first thing to say about this episode is, “wow”. The second thing to say about this episode is, “wah?” It was that kind of episode. Again. Constantly throughout this third series of Twin Peaks, you think you kind-of-maybe-sort-of-know what’s happening and can perhaps kind-of-maybe-sort-of-predict what might happen. But then all your assumptions are ripped up in the most unexpected, mind-frazzling, dazzling way possible, to the extent you sit there in stony silence wondering what the fuckety-fuck just happened. This was one of those episodes. Continue reading

New Twin Peaks trailer is most revealing yet

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Anyone who reads this site knows how excited I am for the return of Twin Peaks in just over a week’s time. Growing up it was one of the shows that changed my outlook on the world, and was the first TV series that I became gripped and obsessed with. Yes, my excitement is tempered by a little caution (I really hope it’s good), but the latest trailer -released yesterday – certainly stokes the fires. Have a look after the jumperoo. Continue reading

Showtime and Sky Atlantic confirms Twin Peaks transmission date

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twin-peaksIf you read our Quite Large Crime Drama Preview For 2017 (here if you haven’t), one of the things that included was the return of Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s era-defining crime show that crossed dimensions and introduced us to myriad much-remembered characters. So we all know it’s back this year, but until this moment didn’t know when. Autumn? Summer? Yes, probably summer. Now Showtime, the show’s new US home, has revealed the start date. Continue reading

Has Twin Peaks plot been revealed?

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twin-peaks-wallpaperIt’s always fun to speculate how a new series or movie will take shape, and in the case of Twin Peaks – that cultiest of cult shows – the rumour machine is just starting to crank into gear. At the end of it all I think someone should write something about the whole process of bringing back Twin Peaks to the small screen, because it has been a rollercoaster ride. But it is definitely happening and now we have our first idea of what the story might be. Or not, as the case may be. Continue reading