Twin Peaks: The ReturnLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
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Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Is the nostalgia TV trend a kind of backlash to TV's increasing diversity?
"Let's first get this out of the way: There are definite exceptions to the Make (White) TV Great Again trend," says Inkoo Kang, pointing to Netflix's One Day at a Time and the planned reboots of Party of Five, Roswell and Charmed. But from Will & Grace to Roseanne to Twin Peaks to Fuller House, "it's hard not to interpret the current iteration of nostalgic programming as a backlash to TV's increasing diversity — a throwback to the days of Friends and Frasier when people joked that 'NBC' stood for 'No Black Characters,'" says Kang. "Yes, these reboots and revivals comprise only a handful of the hundreds of scripted shows on the air, but many of them tend to be TV's highest-profile projects. The fact that, in their totality, they inadvertently re-entrench the normalcy of all-white casts while erasing women of color and queer people is notable and worrisome."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Showtime boss: Twin Peaks revival "certainly paid off"
CEO David Nevins said Twin Peaks: The Return had a halo effect of bringing the subscription network "a lot" of new viewers. “It wasn’t just art, it was commerce as well,” he said. “The show had magic to it, and it was an honor to be able to put it out into the world…. It certainly paid off.”
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Showtime says the door is always open for more Twin Peaks
“The door at Showtime is always open to Mark (Frost) and David (Lynch) for more Twin Peaks or anything else they want to talk about,” Showtime head of programming Gary Levine said Saturday at the TV press tour.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Doug Jones has had quite a year, from Alabama to Twin Peaks to Star Trek: Discovery
The newly elected U.S. senator from Alabama shares a name with some well-known TV characters. Twin Peaks: The Return fans were especially happy, celebrating Jones' victory with Kyle MacLachlan-Dougie Jones GIFs.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
The Los Angeles Valley diner where David Lynch and Mark Frost conceived of Twin Peaks is closing
Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery in Studio City, a fixture of the entertainment industry since 1948, is closing its doors in three weeks. The diner holds an important place in Twin Peaks history. As Lynch once recalled, “we were at Du Par's, the coffee shop at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura and all of a sudden, Mark Frost and I had this image of a body wrapped in plastic washing up on the shore of a lake."
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Kyle MacLachlan on the Twin Peaks TV vs. movie debate: “I think it’s kind of both”
MacLachlan tells EW that David Lynch “was very specific about calling them hours and not episodes. So they’re 18 hours, and the way it was written and directed was if it were a long film. In other words, we didn’t break it into pieces when we were filming. So I think structurally, it is a film. Obviously, it was broadcasted on television and intended for television, but I think you could make the argument that it also works as a film.” ALSO: Why MacLachlan is currently TV’s best actor.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Is Twin Peaks a movie, a TV drama or a variety show?
It’s hard to really pigeonhole David Lynch’s work, says Darren Franich, since one of his most acclaimed movies, Mulholland Drive, was originally a failed pilot made for ABC. “Semantics are fun to debate,” Franich says in weighing in on the TV show vs. movie debate. “Saying that the new Twin Peaks is both television and film feels accurate, but also erratic. It’s just as easy to say Twin Peaks is neither television nor film, which isn’t an answer at all – and even the ambiguous endings of Twin Peaks have some final core truth, an emotional conjuration that goes deeper than mere confusion. You feel the need to get creative with your definitions. At one point in this past summer, I was hot on the idea that Lynch and Frost had turned Twin Peaks into their own private variety show, like their very own The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour. There was a weekly musical number. There were wacky Dougie sketches, with important lessons for kids — Don’t Put Your Fork In An Electrical Socket. There were occasional check-ins from Dr. Amp, with an important advertorial message about shoveling yourself out of our modern pile of capitalist sh*t. There were occasional check-ins with Nasty Mr. C, who was for Twin Peaks what Uncle Traveling Matt was for Fraggle Rock.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Fast food chain Wendy’s weighs in on whether Twin Peaks: The Return was a TV show or a movie
“If we call it a movie, then where do we actually draw the line between television and film,” tweeted the Wendy’s Twitter account. “The current line seems to be making one episodic, though the current trend in superhero movies could also be called episodic. Hard to tell.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Four more women accuse Robert Knepper of sexual misconduct
The Prison Break alum, whose most recently appeared on Twin Peaks and iZombie, has been hit with four more sexual misconduct allegations, spanning between 1983 and 2013. These allegations come weeks after stylist Susan Bertram accused him of sexual assault on the set of the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging. The four women described in detail their encounters with Knepper to The Hollywood Reporter, including one who said she was attacked by the actor and forced to perform oral sex on him when they worked on the movie King Kong in 2010. In response to the accusations, Knepper issued the following statement: "We have come to a time where hard-earned careers are being lost on the basis of accusations. I need to reiterate that these accusations against me are false. We have lost the presumption of innocence; we have lost "due process;" and we have lost the ability to review evidence — allowing the media to become both ‘judge and jury.’ Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter. My wife, family and close friends, know me and my true nature and I am grateful for their love and support.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Twin Peaks: The Return named the second best “film” of 2017 by Sight & Sound
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks revival was beaten out by Jordan Peele’s Get Out in the UK publication's annual film critics' poll.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Twin Peaks: The Return is best experienced watching all 18 hours in a row, as if it were a feature film
Evan Davis tried it, and writes: “I decided to see what Twin Peaks: The Return was like as a movie, so I sat down and watched the series’ entirety in one go. There were a few bathroom breaks along the way, but otherwise, I plowed through from beginning to end, giving (David) Lynch and co-writer Mark Frost’s magnum opus its intended treatment. I discovered some things along the way that I didn’t pick up on the first time around, and probably couldn’t have revealed themselves in week-to-week viewing.”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Spike Lee’s Netflix TV remake of She’s Gotta Have It showcases his greatness and shortcomings
Parts of the TV series based on Lee’s debut 1986 film are “well-meaning but didactic and sledgehammer-y,” says Alan Sepinwall. Other parts are “so jarring.” “And a lot of it is utterly stunning in how it combines words and music and pictures to create what feels like a new audiovisual language. In other words… it’s a Spike Lee Joint. The creative disasters and triumphs come from the same emotional place, and you have to accept one to get the other. Even the direct address from Nola (or other characters) to the audience is a mixed bag: intimate and bewitching sometimes, stilted and distancing at others. But when it works… man oh man.”
- Like David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, this series feels partly like a career retrospective for Lee
- Lee is able to truly offer complex depictions of modern blackness thanks to sharing the writing with a staff that includes female writers
- She’s Gotta Have It finds Lee operating in an entranced, scattered, digressive mode reminiscent of his movies like Bamboozled, Girl 6 and Jungle Fever
- This is “full-on Spike Lee,” which requires taking his excesses for better and for worse
- The remake was Lee’s wife's idea: “She watches a lot of television. I don't watch television”
- Lee credits “three black women at Netflix” for making the show happen: “At the other places, there were no black people in the room”
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 6:30PM EDT
Twin Peaks: The Return’s ending explained in new book from co-creator Mark Frost
Twin Peaks: The Finale Dossier is told in the form of classified FBI files.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 5:48PM EDT
Brent Briscoe, Twin Peaks: The Return actor, dies at 56
Briscoe recently played Detective Dave Macklay on Showtime's Twin Peaks revival. He also appeared in multiple episodes of Parks and Recreation as the owner of J.J.’s Diner.