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Twin Peaks Re-Watch, Flash-Forward: The Man With the Grey Elevated Hair

December 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

So did I say that we’d be getting to Part Two of Alan Moore’s Twilight of the Super Heroes this week? I did? Oh. Well, uhm… There was this holiday thing, see, and… I caught a cold, and… I wanted to spend time with my family, and… Yeah. Yeah, that ain’t happening now. But, so as not to leave you with nothing for the holidays… Here’s another installment of Twin Peaks Re-Watch! (Which, yes, I already had written because I was sharing it with [...]

Back to the Beginning: Random Observations on Twin Peaks, Season One

November 21, 2017 // 2 Comments

So I decided to undertake a re-watch of Twin Peaks a few weeks ago, starting with the 1991 pilot episode and moving forward through the recent season three. Most people did this in preparation for the new season, of course, but I never quite got around to it. I loved season three so much, however, that when it was over, I felt a great urge to fill the Twin-Peaks-shaped hole in my life. Plus, that new season was so… DENSE …that a return to the original seems necessary to a better [...]

Fewer Secrets, More Mysteries: A Look at Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

November 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

So I had kind of stopped thinking about Twin Peaks for a while. I mean, I’m doing a slow re-watch of the original series, and plan to watch season three again after I’m done with that. So I’m not so much done thinking as I am wool-gathering. But either way, I’ve been giving my brain a rest. I had come to enough of an understanding of the various mysteries to satisfy myself, and had decided that I wasn’t going to come up with anything better until I’d had time [...]

Trapped at the Crossroads of Joy and Despair: Twin Peaks Ends, And Takes My Soul With It

September 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

So Twin Peaks came to an end this past weekend, and… Hoo boy. It was a difficult end to a difficult season, one that simultaneously enraged and delighted series fans. I, personally, was left speechless by it. The first hour was rollicking fun, filled with danger and action and terror, and good triumphing over evil. But there was a creeping dread underneath it all, a sense that something… wasn’t quite right. That sense carried over into the second hour, and only increased as things crept [...]

Isn’t It Too Dreamy? Twin Peaks, Quantum Ghosts, and the Magic of Arm Wrestling

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

So it’s been a while since my last Twin Peaks update, and… Wow. Just, wow. Where do I begin to discuss where the show’s been in recent weeks? Okay, sure. Why not? Last week, we were treated to David Lynch’s Over the Top! Well, okay. Not exactly. Except pretty much exactly. The scene is just as ridiculous as it looks, one of those moments where the series departs from reality not with red rooms and backwards-talking midgets, but with behavior from (ostensibly) normal [...]

A Fire Where You’re Going: Twin Peaks Steps Into the Zone

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

So we’re eleven episodes in on Twin Peaks at this point, and holy crap. This week’s installment was sheer chaos, a fast-paced episode with so much happening that I could barely keep track of it all. Or at least, the first half of it was. Then things slowed down to the patient crawl to which we’ve become accustomed. That first half, though… Mah gawd. I’m not even sure where to begin. But it’s not there. So before I get to this week in specific, let me give a [...]

Ramblings and Meanderings: Some Random Thoughts on Twin Peaks

July 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

So Twin Peaks returns tonight, after a one-week hiatus. I’m kind of glad we had that week off, too, especially after the phantasmagoria of episode eight. It gave me some time to cool down, stop thinking about the show, and relax. Of course, now that we’re getting close to another new episode, my fascination / obsession has been on the rise again. And I’m finding that the break has helped my brain make some connections while I was thinking about other stuff. Not that I think [...]

“Got a Light?” Twin Peaks Gets Seriously Weird

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I had planned to play catch-up on the funnybook reviews this week. But then Twin Peaks part eight aired, and… Well. It ended about 12 hours ago as I write this, and I can’t quite get it out of my mind. The show always has that effect on me to some extent, but this one is a David Lynch mind worm like no other, filled with hypnotic imagery and shocking revelations that reverberate up and down the show’s entire history. So I’ll get to those funnybook reviews after a [...]

Fargo Peaks, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Ride

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I’ve been in a personal television nirvana here lately. For the last month, I’ve had new episodes of two of my all-time favorite shows: Fargo, and Twin Peaks. But there’s trouble in paradise. My fascination (read: utter preoccupation) with all things Twin Peaks was threatening to overshadow my appreciation of Fargo, even though I generally found Fargo more dramatically pleasing. In figuring out why that was, I realized that I enjoy these shows for a lot of the same reasons, [...]

Surprisingly Cogent, Twin Peaks Returns in Style

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

So that gum I like has come back in style. That’s right! Twin Peaks has returned on Showtime, under the full creative control of series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. That control, and that collaboration, is key to the new series. Because the original made its first missteps when they lost control, and fell apart almost completely after Lynch left the production, leaving the rest of the run to trudge along as one-half quirkily compelling genre fiction and one-half unwatchable crap. [...]