With Kyle MacLachlin, Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Ontkean, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie, Jack Nance

Directed by David Lynch & others

It took a brilliant director like David Lynch (together with Mark Frost) to breathe new life into the early '90s TV series format. With his dark, moody atmospheres and Angelo Badalamenti's fantastic soundtrack, just like
Blue Velvet he created a mysterious world underneath the idyllic American small town veneer. Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen was murdered in the lumber town of Twin Peaks. Quirky FBI agent Cooper is sent out to investigate and he starts to uncover secrets and evil beyond our realm. Drugs, prostitution and murder are only a few of the dirty secrets. With an amazing array of characters from school kids to businessmen, rational folk and nuts, Lynch created an incredible community to whom we became quite attached across 30 episodes. While many of the episodes were written and directed by a host of other people, it is Lynch's pilot and mind-blowing finale that kicks ass. His use of the environment and sound (ambient or musically) shapes the invisible (and sometimes blatant) mystery hanging around the town and its characters that often plays like a soap opera, but with that extra snap that turns it into something brilliant. Twin Peaks is by far one of the most intriguing, visually cool and memorably innovative TV series ever, and obtaining the entire box set as I did, is not a bad idea.

6 / B
- PB

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never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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