Twin Peaks was a television serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series follows the investigation, headed by Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), of the brutal murder of a popular and respected teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Twin Peaks's pilot episode was first broadcast on April 8, 1990 on the ABC Network, which led to another seven episodes being produced, and a second season, which aired until June 10, 1991. The show was set in a small fictional Washington town of the same name, and was primarily filmed in Snoqualmie and North Bend.
Twin Peaks became one of 1990's top-rated shows, a critical success both nationally and internationally. Reflecting its devoted cult fan base, the series became a part of popular culture, referenced in other television shows, commercials, comic books, a video game, films and song lyrics. Declining viewer ratings in the long-running second season led to a cancellation. In 1992, the series spawned a prequel; the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which attempted to connect the events leading up to Laura Palmer's death.
The show begins with Special Agent Dale Cooper of the FBI arriving in the small town of Twin Peaks, WA, to investigate the murder of a popular high school girl named Laura Palmer. What he doesn't know is, in town of Twin Peaks, no one is innocent. The series proved to be more than just an engaging soap opera or juicy murder mystery after the loyal audiences waited to find out what was the real cause of death of Laura. The dark supernatural subject matter was offset by moments of absurd humor, and the haunting musical score from Angelo Badalamenti was well suited to the cinematically rendered images. The creators succeeded in blending a very human drama into a humorous and entertaining crime show against a small-town background of eccentric characters and places. Offering plenty of symbolism, the series became highly discussed for exposing the darkness underneath apple-pie America, among other issues. For a series that gains layers of meaning with repeated viewing, it was also accused of alienating casual viewers.
Back in the early 90's there was a huge buzz about a show called Twin Peaks. I never did see the show then, but I knew the burning question from the show was "Who killed Laura Palmer?". I knew I was going to check out this TV series eventually. A show that is supposed to be different, weird, funny and downright goofy is right up my alley. A couple of years ago I Netflixed the entire series of Twin Peaks. It took me a … more