What the fuck did I just watch? Visual LSD?
Creators: David Lynch and Mark Frost
Director: David Lynch
Length: approx. 55-60 min each episode
Genre: Drama/ Mystery/ Horror
I consider myself a David Lynch fan despite the fact I haven’t seen every film he’s made, but I respect the man for his works of art. I have to admit I’ll be damned if I said I understood the recent series of Twin Peaks. Before you even begin, you need to know that you’ll struggle to follow what’s happening and a lot, if not most of what you see seems to be there for the sake of being weird. The
Normally I’d say the plot/ premise is simple… not this time around, suckers! If you haven’t seen the original series and/ or the movie you're not going to have a clue, if you did then you're still going to struggle. FBI agent Dale Cooper’s body was taken over by the evil force from the first seasons and since then he has been left in The Lodge (sort of like a limbo/ afterlife). Fortunately his old boss Gordon Cole and colleague Albert Rosenfield discover Cooper's doppelgänger and start investigating. All the while we see what has been happening in the quiet old town of Twin Peaks and many other places, way too many to mention plus I really don't want to get dragged down with talking about every little side plot and its characters.
Don't be put off by the appearance of some wooden acting, it's all apart of the ride.
But if you're someone who loves how Lynch can tell a story without telling it, in the way only he can, then pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee, a nice slice of cherry pie and be prepared to be confused.
Despite the fact I was left perplexed almost the whole way through I still thoroughly enjoyed Twin Peaks: The Return, a damned fine 8.9/10
Written by Dougie Jones (Dan)
Here is Eddie Vedder's track that is a Twin Peaks exclusive.