I was thoroughly fascinated, though I was very annoyed when Joan Chen became a drawer knob on the nightstand.
Love this show. I can't believe Kyle McLaughlin was Dale Cooper and Zack Carey.
The start of my Sherilyn Fenn crush.
Haven't seen the show since it aired originally, I was in my early 20's.
r1 - same here, they lost me with that.
I was really creeped out when Laura's father got taken over by the creepy dude.
Loved Agent Cooper, though I never cared for the actor in other parts too much.
I wanted to look like Sherilyn Fenn.
I remember they used to air it on Bravo, when Bravo meant arty movies and long forgotten cult shows, not real Housewives and Andy Cohen.
The first season, and the second season's first episodes up until the killer is revealed, are all brilliant.
After that? It lost its way.
But it was canceled just as it was finding its way again.
God, I loved this show, one minute hilarious and then totally creepy. Never missed an episode but my best friend couldn't stand it, yet he came over every Sat to watch. He couldn't believe the dresser knob sequence either. Finally the movie came out and we went to a multiplex to see it. We're sitting there and Laura is in her room, she's scared, there is great tension then and a white horse appears and my friend yells "Jesus Christ", gets up and walks out. The audience roared with laughter because they knew, either ya love or ya don't. He went to watch something else because he knew I wasn't going anywhere.
The actor who played Bob used to scare the shit out of me. And the scene were he kills Laura's brunette cousin is some of the most brutal stuff I've ever seen on television. It's hard to believe this aired on network TV. Now it would only survive on cable.
R8... I *loved* the series.
I thought the movie, "Fire Walk With Me" was horrible, awful, a rank piece of shit.
Piper Laurie was fucking fierce on that show. Catherine debating about whether or not she should save Shelly's life was a delicious scene, and the Josie/Catherine feud was my favorite storyline.
But drawer knob Josie... yeah, that kind of sucked.
A revival of TP could work on cable.
I still want silent drape runners.
Same here r9. Interesting story of how Frank Silva was cast.
Until that guy got all psycho about pie, there was no such thing as a foodie.
Isabella Rossellini was originally slated to play "Giovanna Pasquialini Packard", which then became Josie Packard played by Joan Chen. Oh what could have been...
I also enjoyed the parody of Twin Peaks on Psych called Dual Spires. Especially the last scene. A real hoot.
R16 Isabella would have been wonderful.
R17, the show "Picket Fences" also did an amazing Twing Peaks spoof episode.
Three words: Michael Fucking Ontkean!!
I love a good piece of cherry pie.
I loved it when Joan Chen died and turned into the knob on the nightstand drawer.
It was great and innovative but got tired and repetitive after the first 10-15 episodes.
R21 - It's a damn good piece of pie.
[quote]Catherine debating about whether or not she should save Shelly's life was a delicious scene,
"What?... What?... I still can't hear you, you've got something in your mouth!" -- Catherine Martell, to a gagged and tied-up Shelly
I tried to get into TP, but found it just insufferable. Have to agree with R9, though, the murder of Laura's cousin was over-the-top brutal.
I preferred Melrose Place.
"I thought the movie, "Fire Walk With Me" was horrible, awful, a rank piece of shit."
To each his own - I thought it was a brutal and searing look at the consequences of sexual abuse with a riveting performance from Sheryl Lee...
I liked Fire Walk With Me, too. I miss those shows.
That cast was filled with very sexy guys: MacLachlan, Ontkean, Dana Ashbrook, Eric Da Re, Michael Horse, Gary Hersberger, hot daddies like Richard Beymer.
Plus the first season WAS brilliant.
Have any of you rewatched it recently? I tried to last summer and yikes. It does not hold up well at all. What was innovative 20 years ago just came off as silly now.
I was a college freshman when the show was popular. The snooty girls across the hall would invite us over to watch. They served coffee and cherry pie, of course. I thought the show was boring but the free food was a nice treat.
I really like the music. I have the TV show and movie soundtracks on CD.
Lara Flynn Boyle was beautiful in this show. And the guy who played Bobby, Dana Ashbrook, I think, was very very hot. Excellent score too.
LFB went downhill shortly after Twin Peaks.
Laura Palmer was the most interesting character - they should have had cousin Maddie the one who was killed, and Laura masquerade as Maddie. David Lynch had been a big fan of the 40's film noir, Laura and he left red flags that that was what he was playing out.
What is this Joan Chen drawer knob sequence you speak of? I don't remember that at all.
[quote] What is this Joan Chen drawer knob sequence you speak of? I don't remember that at all.
When her character dies her face appears on the knob of the nightstand or dresser, and makes some kind of silent scream. At the time the special effects must have cost a pretty penny, but it was Joan Chen dying after all.
Sometimes my arms bend backwards.....
Here is the knob scene, using early CGI. Let's take a look, shall we?
r. 48 How can I not remember Duchovny in Twin Peaks? I still dream about her twin peaks under her bra.
The diner is real. I had cherry pie and coffee there.
Where is it r52?
I'm rewatching it now. I had forgotten about Agent Cooper's obsession with trees. Sherilyn's Audrey just oozes lust.
OBAMA KILLED LAURA PALMER!!!
At least two members of the cast (Russ Tamblyn and Mary Deschanel) had daughters who became well known actresses.
It was like your worst dream. And your best nightmare.
Twin Peaks initially aired during my senior year of high school. I don't remember what day it aired, but whatever the next day was, my deep country Connecticut first period French AP class, all 5 of us, would giddily discuss. (Girls and the gays they tried to date.) First, we had to go get bagels and coffee while Monsieur waited.
Ineffectual as he was, he made us talk about it in French. I've pretty much lost all of my French, but I remember those discussions. And how brilliantly stupid they were.
2012 interview with Sherilyn on how she got the part.
Lynch needs to wake up and make another movie or tv show. With HBO or Showtime he could probably put together another incredible series.
Still probably the best soundtrack ever for a TV show, and equal to just about anything in the movies.
Here's the opening theme, "Falling," with the lyrics, not just the instrumental. Julee Cruise, who sings it, looks like Ellen Greene in "Little Shop of Horrors."
Twin Peaks IS streaming on netflix, r67. I rewatched it a couple of months ago.
I'm watching every episode again. Love it even more this time round.
Just watched episode 22 though, the one directed by Diane Keaton and it is the worst one in the series. Just as amateurishly done as when I saw it the first time it was shown. She went overboard adding kooky details and had no sense of pace.
TWIN PEAKS IS THE BEST SERIES I HAVE EVER SEEN.
UNIQUE! PERFECT. MAGIC.
So interesting that this thread was bumped up now. I was too young to have seen it during its initial run, but I bought the box set after hearing all the hype, and I finally broke it out during Sandy when I didn't have any cable. It's interesting, but I'm having trouble getting into it. I'm stuck around episode five.
Having said that, Piper Laurie really does play the best battleax in the business. I want to try and make it to the episodes where she plays an Asian man.
This show is what brought the Pacific Northwest and its coffee culture to mass awareness. Then came "grunge.".
I'm watching episode 23.
Was Billy Zane wearing a toupee?
I'm waiting to buy David Duchovny's cummed stained pantyhose, from his gig on Twin Peaks, on Ebay.
I just finished watching the one that ends with Audrey in Cooper's bed.
I've never been able to stand David Warner.
Thankfully his appearance in the series was brief.
Amazing that this ever got on the air at all. The early episodes were fascinating but in short time it appeared to have played all its cards too soon. Just became weird for the sake of being weird.
One of the most hardcore fans was my friend's Labrador retriever who sat in front of the set watching it intently.
R80 Who is David Warner?
Warner is a british actor and plays Josie's former lover Eckhardt in episode 22 and 23. I can't understand how anyone would want to cast him.
[quote]I was thoroughly fascinated, though I was very annoyed when Joan Chen became a drawer knob on the nightstand.
I never understood what the fuck that was about.
[quote]Here's the opening theme, "Falling," with the lyrics, not just the instrumental. Julee Cruise, who sings it, looks like Ellen Greene in "Little Shop of Horrors."
The most haunting theme song for a TV EVAH.
2nd best series after Melrose Place.
The casting of some of the minor characters was bad. The actor playing Harold Smith was the worst actor in the series, just awful. Heather Graham's no good either.
Why didn't Sheryl Lee have a bigger career?
Why did they replace Sheryl Lee as Mary Alice on "Desperate Housewives"? Have any of Sheryl's scenes in the pilot leaked out anywhere?
Would anybody call TP a prime time soap opera, I know all the soap magazines covered the show and even David Lynch referred to his creation as a "mystery soap" and had no problem talking to the soap press.
R88, because she's weird looking.
I thought she was beautiful, R91.
I'm watching the hot mess episodes in the end of season 2. Lara's hair was a complete mess in there, and Heather Graham cannot act.
Can't fucking wait till season 3!!! Just love.
I love that it is coming back! Sheryl Lee had the typcial prom queen blonde teenage good looks and Laura was such a tortured character. I think Lee did a great job in Fire Walk With Me, even though the movie as a whole was a mess. Something tells me Laura had a secret daughter who would be about 24 years old and that is how this new show is gonna start.
The two beauties of the series: Kyle and Madchen.
R56 and of course Peggy Lipton's daughter is Rashida Jones.
I looked up my childhood crush Dana Ashbrook who played Bobby and I feel he's aged too much in this time period but it may be just the hair. He was so beautiful on the show. Is he gay?
Loved it at the beginning, but was completely disappointed in the later episodes. It was so different for television. Also, I love David Lynch's work.
There was a sort of "derived" (copy cat) show about an IRS agent in Nevada that I really liked.
Probably the best looking cast, male and female, of any show in the last 25 years.
The scene where Laura's cousin is beaten to death by her uncle is still hard to watch and more brutal than any R rated horror gorefest. I think the UK broadcasting version of the FCC freaked out after getting complaints about it.
R100, are you thinking of Push, Nevada? I enjoyed that show, too. Surprised it didn't have more of a cult following.
When the music stops, and the old guy turns into the bald giant, and starts saying, "it is happening again, it is happening again" and we see Mr. Palmer with that terrifying grin in the mirror. Still creeps the shit out of me.