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Twin Peaks: Episode Seven Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009

“One can never answer questions at the wrong moment. Life, like music, has a rhythm.”

– The Log Lady’s Introduction

This week on Twin Peaks, David Lynch and Mark Frost surprise the fans by not actually revealing anything. It’s also the last week that Twin Peaks will even vaguely resemble normal television, so sit back and pay attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Five Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 24, 2009

Coop
Welcome back to the Twin Peaks Retrospective reviews.

“It’ll take them a day or so to reset their biological clocks.”

“Hope the herring holds out.”

– Cooper and Trudy, the waitress

With this episode, all the pieces are in place for the remainder of the season, and we neatly divide our time between Twin Peaks residents’ subplots and the diverging investigations into Laura Palmer’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Two Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 17, 2009


Welcome back to the next installment of our Twin Peaks reviews: “Episode Two”, or “Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer” if you believe in these faux European titles!

Where to begin? Well, for starters: forget the dream sequence! This episode’s opening dinner scene is possibly my favourite. The four Hornes (with Johnny now played by Robert Bauer) sit in strained silence around the dinner table for the entire duration of the opening credits, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Ben’s brother Jerry (David Patrick Kelly), who is met with mixed reactions. (Disgruntled silence from his niece, a cold “Benjamin!” from his sister-in-law, and annoyance turning to childish glee on the part of his beloved brother).

Ben: Leland’s daughter was murdered, and the Norwegians left.
Jerry: Did they sign?
Ben: No.
Jerry: We had those Vikings by the horns!… What happened?
Ben: We’r enot 100% sure; they took their translator with them.
Jerry: Did you say Leland’s daughter was murdered?
Ben: Yes.
Jerry: I’m depressed.

Ben: Leland’s daughter was murdered, and the Norwegians left.

Jerry: Did they sign?

Ben: No.

Jerry: We had those Vikings by the horns!… What happened?

Ben: We’re not 100% sure; they took their translator with them.

Jerry: Did you say Leland’s daughter was murdered?

Ben: Yes.

Jerry: I’m depressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: The Pilot Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 14, 2009

Alright, over the next few months (optimistically), I’m going to be reviewing David Lynch‘s seminal television masterpiece Twin Peaks on an episode-by-episode basis, focussing partly on a recap of the show, partly on an analysis of the episode as part of the whole, and a little on my own miscellaneous thoughts about the production. I’d love to hear comments from fans, critics or other reviewers about my opinions, and also any recommendations for good websites!


(In fact, here’s one now: Keith Phipps‘ reviews over at The A.V. Club, which I hope to live to.)

So to begin, of course, we turn to those two hours that revolutionised television on that quiet night in April 1990: the Twin Peaks pilot. Read the rest of this entry »

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