Twin Peaks

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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
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    Series vet Sherilyn Fenn is also coming back, too!

  • 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 Actor Appearing at Maryland's Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

      8.5
      If you're one of those Twin Peaks fanatics trying to get a photo or autograph of everyone on the show, PIper Laurie is going to be at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention this September in Hunt Valley, Maryland. She was a real estate agent on Twin Peaks, and she was awesomely in charge and bitchy in her role. She was also in the original Carrie movie. She's not the only one scheduled to be there. Just Google it or something.moreless
    • Twin Peaks .... brilliant?? Really??

      3.0
      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?????

      7.0
      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

      10
      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

      10
      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.
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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    campy, demonic resurrection, family tragedy, supernatural forces, small town life