Showing posts with label Twin Peaks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twin Peaks. Show all posts

TV Party: "Twin Peaks: The Return"

Silly us, expecting answers and resolution in the return, after 25 years, of "Twin Peaks."

Those of us who hung in with the new series for all 18 episodes are likely feeling confused, annoyed, darkly amused and/or spellbound after this Sunday's conclusion. But, in the adjective lottery, I doubt few of us could claim "satisfied."

The new "Peaks" ended like the old one, open to myriad interpretations. Any threads wrapped up the vaguely satisfying penultimate episode were unraveled in the conclusion, with all sorts of new questions posed and left unanswered.

I figured early on, when it became apparent that Kyle McLachlan's "Dougie," a Chauncy Gardner-ized version of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, wasn't turning back into his lovable coffee-drinking self any time soon, that this was no "Brady Bunch Reunion." In fact, we saw very little of that Cooper. McLachlan spent most of his time as Dougie or as the dark, Demon Bob-possessed version of our hero (in our house, we called him "Booper.")

We didn't see as much of Twin Peaks, either. Much of the action took place away from that Northwest  hamlet, in the American Southwest. And when we did check in on Peaks, we found it was inhabited by all sorts of characters we'd never met, whose storylines were already in progress. Things hadn't stayed put for 25 years, we joined things in progress and had either to catch up, or do our best trying.

Amidst such change and mystery, we grasp on to what we do know, or think we know. Or we formulate our own theories in an effort to make sense of things. Maybe that's what Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost intended.

The final episode shows us a Cooper (I don't know if he's "our" Cooper) seemingly trying to force facts to fit his conception of the mystery of Laura Palmer. He finds, through apparently random means, a woman who looks like Laura and brings her to Twin Peaks (or, a Twin Peaks) where nobody has every heard of her. Things don't fall back into place and Cooper seems as uncertain why as the rest of us. Puzzling out the meaning of Laura's death, or the roots and reasons for evil in our world, just brings more mystery, Lynch and Frost (seem to) say.

Lacking a satisfying dramatic conclusion to it all, I choose - and maybe it's just a copout or justification - to simply surrender to Lynch's dream/nightmare logic, enjoy all the stunning imagery, relish in the quirky humor, grasp what I can understand and accept that I'll never understand it all.

If this "Peaks" had somehow managed to provide satisfying answers and neatly tied-up loose ends, would it be successful? Would it even be "Twin Peaks"? I don't think so. Instead we're left unsatisfied and maybe even a little aggravated, but moved and affected by what we've seen. We'll be talking about this "Peaks" for a long time, just like the first one.

Silly us, expecting answers, when "Peaks" has always been about questions.

New "Twin Peaks" teaser

Reunite with some familiar faces 25 years later including Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill), Carl Rodd (Harry Dean Stanton), Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie), Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz), Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill (Michael Horse), and FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). TWIN PEAKS, the 18-hour limited event series will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT.

Funko announces line of "Twin Peaks" figures

These will be out sometime later this year, likely to coincide with the debut of the revived "Twin Peaks" series on Showtime.

The "realistic" Killer Bob figure scares the crap out of me.

"Twin Peaks" revival starts May 21 on Showtime

"Twin Peaks" is back more than 25 years later.

The revived series from co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will debut with two back-to-back episodes May 21 on Showtime. There will be 18 new episodes in all.
A number of cast members are set to return, including Kyle MacLachlan’s Special Agent Dale Cooper, Michael Horse who played Deputy Hawk, Benjamin and Audrey Horne, who were portrayed by Richard Beymer and Sherilyn Fenn, respectively, as well as FBI agents Albert Rosenfeld and Gordon Cole, who were played by Miguel Ferrer and Lynch himself.

New "Twin Peaks" video! The cast talks

The cast members of Twin Peaks - Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Belushi, Miguel Ferrer, Kimmy Robertson, Dana Ashbrook, Amy Shiels, James Marshall, Robert Knepper, Chrysta Bell, and Harry Goaz - talk about the show and returning to film after all these years. Don't miss new episodes starting in 2017.

Video: "Twin Peaks" cast pleads for return of David Lynch

David Lynch recently announced he plans to take a pass on directing a revival of "Twin Peaks" for Showtime.

"Peaks" without Lynch just ain't "Peaks," the show's original cast members agree in this video now making the rounds:

Twin Peaks back for limited Showtime run - teaser video

Nine new episodes of "Twin Peaks," created more than 20 years after the show's cancellation, are set to air on Showtime in 2016, reports Deadline.

The original show's creators Mark Frost and David Lynch will write the limited series.
The new Twin Peaks will be set in the present day, more than two decades after the events in the first two seasons. It will continue the lore and story of the original series, with Lynch and Frost committed to providing long-awaited answers and, hopefully, a satisfying conclusion to the series.
It is unclear which actors from the original series will be featured in the followup. I hear that star Kyle MacLachlan will be back, reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper who was at the center of the show.
The ABC series also featured some of Lynch’s favorite character actors, and it is likely that at least some of them will return. Leading to the 2016 debut of the Twin Peaks limited series, Showtime will re-air the first two seasons of the series, owned by parent CBS Corp.
Meanwhile, Showtime says:
The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.