Art is by its very nature subjective, and the effort to classify art equally so. Some might argue, for instance, that Showtime’s Twin Peaks aired on television in episodic installments, and is therefore unmistakably TV. A number of year-end movie critics’ lists beg to differ, however, and now Kyle MacLachlan himself is getting in on the great debate.
We may never return to Twin Peaks for answers on that head-scratching finale, but co-creator Mark Frost’s new book has just what we need. Where yesterday brought clues to Audrey’s mysterious predicament, new passages reveal a key time-travel component of Coop and Laura Palmer’s excellent adventure.
We’re not quite ready to say goodbye to Portlandia just yet, but thankfully, we have time. The ever-weird social satire will return for its eighth and final season in January, while the traditionally stacked guest roster now includes Tessa Thompson, Rachel Bloom and the Oh, Hello guys.
It took sixteen weeks (and almost two years before that), but Twin Peaks has finally brought us its complete “Return,” departing with an even bigger cliffhanger than the one twenty-six years ago. Showtime hasn’t indicated any attempt to pursue more episodes, but star Kyle MacLachlan weighs in if Cooper’s story might continue.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks may be among our Best of 2017 after only eight episodes, but its unorthodox pace and characterizations have certainly subverted expectation. To that end, Kyle MacLachlan himself calls some of the extended Dougie scenes “challenging,” promising that “everything will come back together and make sense.”
Showtime’s Twin Peaks managed to keep reasonably opaque through three years of production, and even its first eight episodes, but can it survive Comic-Con? We’ll find out, as David Lynch’s cryptic mystery takes the main stage for its own 2017 panel; itself already impossible to decipher.
Showtime’s Twin Peaks may not have offered the ratings smash network heads hoped, but its online presence has given the mystery drama a major boost. Now, ahead of Sunday’s fifth episode premiere, new Twin Peaks is coming back in style with the first two episodes streaming free.
Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ remains as maddeningly cryptic as ever, but hits just the right note of Lynch-ian weirdness and intrigue, like a fine (if lukewarm) cup of coffee. Our review, after Sunday’s two-part premiere.
Let’s be honest; even those who’ve watched the entirety of Twin Peaks have a hard time figuring it out, to say nothing of whatever David Lynch greenlights for Showtime trailers. So, without further ado, here’s a bunch of concerned-looking people. Some of them are walking places. Others are Miguel Ferrer. We miss that guy.