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Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Dave!Heaven help me, I've been sucked into the bizarre Lynchian world of Twin Peaks. Again.

When the show first debuted back in 1990, I was instantly addicted. Not only was it quirky and entertaining, but it had a stunning cast of actors playing some of the most fully-realized characters ever seen on television. Everybody had a story. Everybody had a secret. Everybody was linked to everybody else. It was a delicious web of lies, deceit, danger, and mystery that was (and still is) unique to television. It was the best soap opera ever.

And lest we forget Laura Palmer all dead and wrapped in plastic...

Laura Paler

Last week I was digging through a bunch of papers and found my Twin Peaks Access Guide. It's a travel book for the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. And though the town may be fake, the exterior locations used for the show are very real. Having lived in Washington State most of my life, I've been to many of them.

Anyway, finding the book reminded me of the show, and so I've been watching the first season episodes I have on DVD. I just finished the last one (episode 7), and now I am depressed that season two hasn't been released. It was supposed to happen last year, but we're still waiting.

Good thing for Paramount that my log does not judge...

Dave Log

The story kind of wandered a bit near the end but, taken as a whole, Twin Peaks is still brilliant television. Hopefully I'll be able to finish watching it again one day soon.

"Through the darkness of futures past, the magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds... fire, walk with me."


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Comments

  1. Sayuri says:

    Agent Dale Cooper was my hero. Guh! I loved Twin Peaks….

  2. Rob says:

    My friend let me borrow his imported twin peaks pilot DVD and his first season box special edition set. I have yet to watch any of it. I know I would like it, it just never passes my mind to watch them.

  3. Anthony says:

    Never saw Twin Peaks. May consider a download. BTW, it’s nice to have Veronica back. Great episode to resume on.

  4. rach says:

    that show left permanently etched into my memory the image of little cut up bits of paper being pried from under the dead chick’s fingernails with tweezers.

    i LOVED that show.

    and ever since, i’ve kept my fingernails clean.

  5. mooalex says:

    That show was cool. And it was when Lara Flynn Boyle actually resembled a healthy human being!

  6. Lisa says:

    ack! It took me ages to get that Laura Palmer and plastic image out of my head. As my granddad like to say, “I’m going to have to slaughter a cow to get that picture outta my head!”

    Damn you.

  7. karla says:

    So, Dave, I’m thinking i want to see the picture of you in the 80’s with your skinny turquoise tie….

    This isn’t an official TAG, but it’s sort of a suggested (dare we say thratened?) tag….

    C’mon, let the 80’s shine on!

    (And as far as this post goes: I never could get into Twin Peaks. I tried. But I do have season one of Veronica Mars to watch. I’m quite psyched.)

  8. Dave2 says:

    I am one of those people who avoid having their photo taken at all costs, so (luckily) I don’t have many pictures of me in the 80’s. Certainly none where I am wearing my skinny ties! :-)

  9. Troy says:

    Twin Peaks is/was great. A friend of mine had all the shows on VHS tape. I spent the summer living with him. While I should have been doing homework I watched all of the series (including Fire Walk with Me) with a classmate of mine. I have the first box set and Fire Walk with Me on DVD.

    I hated the last episode, though it was typical David Lynch. Leave them wanting more.

  10. I’d recommend 1)download via BitTorrent, 2)download a shareware video editing app 3)burn to video cds

    It’s a great series…

    And don’t forget to normalize!

  11. sandra says:

    My god, I haven’t thought about Twin Peaks in ages — but I am now having the urge to buy the DVDs. I was absolutely obsessed with the show when it was on, and read all related material, including Laura Palmer’s Diary, which scared the living crap out of the teenaged me.

  12. Kirkkitsch says:

    Cream Corn!

    But seriously, I know what you mean. WTF is up with them releasing one season then basically disappearing without a f#@%in’ trace? I have an uneasy feeling that someone is going to release some mondo expensivo edition where the only way you can get it is either through Lynch’s website (like they did with the Eraserhead DVD for years) or you’re gonna have to RE-BUY the original first season (a pkg. deal-type thing). I hope not. I LOVE Twin Peaks (and have a lot of the books, assorted merch., etc.), but I don’t love being screwed (I don’t care what you’ve heard!).

  13. What a great memory.

    You must have loved Mulholland Drive as well? The show and that movie still haunt me.

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