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      Season 1 – Twin Peaks

      1990 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      91% 119 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A crime drama mixed with healthy doses of the surreal, this series is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of seemingly innocent high schooler Laura Palmer. Almost nothing is as it seems, however, and the show's sometimes eerie visuals, oddball characters and wild dream sequences drive the point home. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Sep 26 Buy Now

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      Twin Peaks plays with TV conventions to deliver a beguiling -- and unsettling -- blend of seemingly disparate genres, adding up to an offbeat drama with a distinctly unique appeal.

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 8, 1990 Pilot An FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) and a sheriff (Michael Ontkean) find weirdness in a Pacific Northwest town while investigating the murder of a local teen. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 12, 1990 Traces to Nowhere Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman learn more about Laura's life; Catherine plots to take over the sawmill. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 19, 1990 Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer Agent Cooper shows the sheriff's department an uncommon deductive technique; Benjamin and Jerry Horne visit One-Eyed Jacks; Donna and James make a commitment; Leo holds Bobby at gunpoint. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 26, 1990 Rest in Pain The town gathers for Laura's funeral; Cooper ponders his dream; Truman tells him about the Bookhouse boys. Details Episode 5 Aired May 3, 1990 The One-Armed Man Cooper and Truman find the one-armed man; Norma Jennings goes to her husband's parole board hearing; Audrey Horne begins her own investigation. Details Episode 6 Aired May 10, 1990 Cooper's Dreams Truman and Cooper discover a macabre scene in the woods; Hank Jennings gets out of prison; Audrey goes to work for her father. Details Episode 7 Aired May 17, 1990 Realization Time While Audrey Horne goes under cover at One-Eyed Jacks, Agent Cooper and the Bookhouse Boys pay a visit; Sheriff Truman is informed of Josie's suspicions; Dr. Jacoby receives a call from the late Laura Palmer. Details Episode 8 Aired May 23, 1990 The Last Evening The investigation comes to a terrifying conclusion; Dr. Jacoby goes to his meeting with Laura Palmer; Catherine and Shelly are trapped. Details

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      Candace Sutton Sydney Morning Herald Twin Peaks has many of the elements of a soap opera: it is slow (although not vapid), has a complex plot melodrama and a plethora of disasters. It's the weirdness, the David Lynch trademark which is the lure. Jan 27, 2021 Full Review Joanna Murray-Smith The Age (Australia) The show fails for a number of reasons, however, not the least being that while Twin Peaks is often engrossing television, it is rarely emotional. It does not make us feel. Jan 27, 2021 Full Review Dennis Pryor The Age (Australia) It is simply a ripper of a soap opera. Jan 27, 2021 Full Review Elisa Guimarães Collider Weird, picturesque... Feb 1, 2024 Full Review John Powers L.A. Weekly Lynch and Frost have put a new spin on traditional storytelling, nothing more, and I'm responding as I should. I want to see what's going to happen next. Jan 27, 2021 Full Review James Endrst Hartford Courant Often bizarre, always quirky, sometimes dark and cryptic yet surprisingly humorous, it is a show the likes of which viewers have never seen. Jan 26, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      HoN L an absolute experience!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Ally Moore J This fires on all fronts when at it's best. The style is just right for the themes familiar with neo-noir type movies. No one-dimensional characters giving everyone has their own quirks. Unintentionally funny. The characters are fully fleshed out. The acting is very decent. Most frequently the situations at hand seem to end up surreal. Some details are left for you to comprehend. At last, the mystery is really interesting to say the least. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review Georgan G Unsure why this series was so popular. The supernatural part was bad enough, but there were so many characters I could not keep them straight. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Gareth v Original, haunting, funny, one of the best tv shows ever made. The David Lynch and Mark Frost partnership have produced one of the most groundbreaking shows of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/24/23 Full Review Brett B Got to be one of the dumbest slowest and worthless things I've ever watched. How can this be rated so high? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/17/23 Full Review Benjamin H Appealing and uncanny with emotional depth, Twin Peaks is an exceptional piece of TV drama that beguiles the viewers with its tense undertones and wholly intriguing characters building up a though-provoking and smartly written season allowing its riveting plot, glorious performances and stunning direction to make even more of an impact. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      David Lynch, Duwayne Dunham, Mark Frost, Caleb Deschanel, Tim Hunter, Lesli Linka Glatter, Tina Rathborne
      Screenwriter
      David Lynch, Harley Peyton, Robert Engels, Mark Frost
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 8, 1990