Twin Peaks

ABC (ended 1991)



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"She's dead. Wrapped in plastic." Date: Friday, February 24, 1989: Homecoming Queen Laura Palmer is found dead, washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic sheeting. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate the murder of this young woman in the small, Northwestern town of Twin Peaks. What he doesn't know is that in Twin Peaks, no one is innocent.

Twin Peaks was created by TV veteran Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) and edgy filmmaker David Lynch, Academy Award nominated director of The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr. It aired on ABC from 1990 - 1991. The series, with a few exceptions, followed the interesting convention that one episode equaled one day in the town of Twin Peaks. This means that after 30 episodes, the series covers just slightly more than one month.

After Twin Peaks was canceled by ABC, David Lynch went on to make the prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the story of the last seven days of Laura Palmer.moreless
Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Special Agent Dale Cooper

Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean

Sherriff Harry S. Truman

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Shelly Johnson

Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

Bobby Briggs

Richard Beymer

Richard Beymer

Benjamin Horne

Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle

Donna Marie Hayward

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  • Twin Peaks .... brilliant?? Really??

    Maybe I am the only person in the whole world that feels this way but I found Twin Peaks to be the most contrived TV series ever done. It seems as if for every episode the writers forgot to prepare and scribbled something quickly the night before. I know they attempted to do something outside the box but it made no sense. In some cases the acting was even a bit overdone and painful to watch. Why is it called one of the best series of all time, I will never know. Is it a case of the emperor's new clothes???? I found the best part of this series was the pilot. it had some potential, but it went all downhill from there. It's only because of the pilot that I give this show a 3 rating instead of a 1.moreless
  • What happens in the end?????

    So I am confused. what happens in the end? is the soul of the killer in the body of cooper? and from now on he keeps killing people??
  • David Lynch, I salute you

    This is the greatest series I have ever seen.

    It never gets old, really (It IS an old show from the early 90s, but even today it is still one of the best things ever produced)

    Interesting plot, neverending excitement, great characters (BOB is the best example)

    It is a real shame such a wonderful TV masterpiece ended so quickly with a cliffhanger no less...

    But we still have imagination... do we?moreless
  • It's like I'm having the most beautiful dream and the worst nightmare at the same time -Donna Hayward

    An indescribibly brilliant show that was able to somehow blend all genres together. A compelling mystery, awkwardly bizarre humor, supernatural horror, and soap opera romance (in a Peyton Place parody style). David Lynch manages to capture all of the senses perfectly; giving the show a surreally calm but eerie feeling to it.
  • There's No Place Like Twin Peaks

    David Lynch and Mark Frost decided to collaborate on the creation of Twin Peaks and it was a match made in heaven. Twin Peaks is undoubtedly the most surprising and original piece of television I have ever seen. There's just no telling what kind of magic you'll encounter in this fictional northern US town. Often the music and unusual camera techniques create atmospheres that are chilling, erotic and just.. different!

    Many actors stand out, embracing their roles enthusiastically. MacLachlan, Beymer and Wise are riveting to watch throughout.

    The only reservation I have to make, is that in season 2 and 3, Lynch is mostly not doing the writing (He was busy making Wild At Heart). The other writers struggled to channel Lynch's unique vision, as might be expected. I find it's still absolutely worthwhile seeing all three seasons.

    Highly influential and groundbreaking; a must-see for everyone.


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