Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. How did we get here? A few years ago it seemed impossible for Twin Peaks to return. Then the news broke. We knew, eventually, that it would be 18 hours and that David Lynch would direct it all. Then it was about waiting. And waiting. When it arrived I don't … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 18

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. I had initially intended to cover parts 17 and 18 together as I did the first two way, way back in May when this incredible journey began. However, that first installment of this series didn't nearly crack into enough detail about the contents of those two hours and now, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 17

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. As might well have been expected, there was a lot of activity this week as the show draws closer to the end (next week the final two parts will air together bringing season three to a close), but virtually (maybe even none of it) took place in the town … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 16

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 15

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. David Lynch's love of Billy Wilder's 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard is well established. He's cited it in interviews as one of his favourite movies, and time and again its influence rears its head in his work. The road itself makes a cameo in Mulholland Drive. In INLAND EMPIRE he recreates a … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 15

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 14

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. 253. It's a number that has a strange significance in this week's firecracker installment of Twin Peaks, pointedly appearing twice. We finally seem to have reached 'the day' as Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster), Deputy Chief Hawk (Michael Horse), Deputy Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 14

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 13

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. This week's Twin Peaks stuck to an emerging and somewhat frustrating template as the ongoing series revealed the extent of its chronological playfulness (glass half-full) or ineptitude (glass half-empty). Back in its initial two season run, the show fell almost immediately into the one episode = one day formula. With … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 13

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Here's a hot take for you; Twin Peaks is better now than it's ever been. How about that? Season Three, or The Return (or whatever you want to call it) has been different, absolutely, and that otherness has perhaps alienated those who wanted the show to continue existing in a bubble, … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 12

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. Despite my assumptions last week that Part 10 was tangential filler before our arrival at 'the day' for Hawk (Michael Horse) and Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster) to follow the trail left by Major Briggs, Part 11 found us still two days away from that important event. No matter, for … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 11

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 10

There will be SPOILERS throughout this piece. While half the world was having their bums numbed by one of the most dramatically bereft episodes of Game Of Thrones so far, Twin Peaks fans were treated to something moderately more stimulating as Lynch and Frost keep the engine running this week with a lot of bitty moments forwarding some … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 10

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. So, we've had a fortnight to let Part 8  sit, we've ruminated, and we've both feared and marveled at where Mark Frost and David Lynch are going to take us next. Part 8 rewrote the rules of TV and did it by simply pretending it wasn't TV. Lynch refers to this season … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 9

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 8

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. Wow BOB woW. This week's Twin Peaks took us to places television rarely wanders. Lynch - operating with the kind of expansive creative freedom that he's rarely been so fully afforded in his career before and especially not with regards to Twin Peaks - opened up the boundaries of what we can expect … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 8

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 7

This post will contain SPOILERS throughout. I'm sitting here as the UK enjoys a sweltering spell, biting great chunks from a baguette filled with (what else) brie and butter, desk fan blowing hot air at me, thinking about how Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan) seems to divide the audience of new Twin Peaks. There are those who … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 7

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 6

There will be SPOILERS throughout this post. I've been thinking a lot about my gripes last week with Part 5, an installment that I liked in the main, but which caused me frustration because I felt that the narrative was dawdling. When I talk to friends and colleagues about Twin Peaks ,  or really any David Lynch material, I … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 6

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 5

This post will contain SPOILERS from the beginning. For some of us it's been an awfully long fortnight following so much new material. It was almost overwhelming being handed four hours of new Twin Peaks, especially seeing as David Lynch seems keen to double-down on his reputation for dream logic, disturbing brutality and extremely absurd humour. It … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 5

Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 4

There will be spoilers throughout this post. After the intensely weird odyssey of Part 3 (especially it's opening), Part 4 can't help but feel a little more grounded, though we're still talking  comparatively here. We return to the casino where the man-child version of Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is causing a stir winning big on … Continue reading Twin Peaks Season 3: Part 4