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      Season 1 – Twin Peaks: The Return

      2017 Drama Crime Mystery & Thriller List
      94% 460 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score In the 1990s, residents of quaint northwestern town Twin Peaks were stunned by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Now 25 years later, Special Agent Dale Cooper, who investigated the student's death, heads out on an odyssey that returns him to the Washington town. Creator David Lynch directs all 18 episodes of this long-awaited follow-up to the cult classic series that originally aired from 1990-91 and spawned the 1992 prequel film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me." Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Dec 18 Buy Now

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      Twin Peaks: The Return — Season 1

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      Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this return to Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired May 21, 2017 Part 1 My log has a message for you. Details Episode 2 Aired May 21, 2017 Part 2 The stars turn and a time presents itself. Details Episode 3 Aired May 28, 2017 Part 3 Call for help. Details Episode 4 Aired May 28, 2017 Part 4 ...brings back some memories. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 4, 2017 Part 5 Case files. Details Episode 6 Aired Jun 11, 2017 Part 6 Don't die. Details Episode 7 Aired Jun 18, 2017 Part 7 There's a body all right. Details Episode 8 Aired Jun 25, 2017 Part 8 Gotta light? Details Episode 9 Aired Jul 9, 2017 Part 9 This is the chair. Details Episode 10 Aired Jul 16, 2017 Part 10 Laura is the one. Details Episode 11 Aired Jul 23, 2017 Part 11 There's fire where you are going. Details Episode 12 Aired Jul 30, 2017 Part 12 Let's rock. Details Episode 13 Aired Aug 6, 2017 Part 13 What story is that, Charlie? Details Episode 14 Aired Aug 13, 2017 Part 14 We are like the dreamer. Details Episode 15 Aired Aug 20, 2017 Part 15 There's some fear in letting go. Details Episode 16 Aired Aug 27, 2017 Part 16 No knock, no doorbell. Details Episode 17 Aired Sep 3, 2017 Part 17 The past dictates the future. Details Episode 18 Aired Sep 3, 2017 Part 18 What is your name? Details Next
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      Previous Lauren Carroll Harris Guardian I don't know where [David] Lynch and [Mark] Frost are taking us but I'm happy to embark on this journey into what Agent Rosenfield calls the "absurd mysteries of the strange forces of existence". Jul 30, 2019 Full Review Gwilym Mumford Guardian It contained multitudes...and Michael Cera doing a Marlon Brando impression. It was pure televisual maximalism. Dec 29, 2017 Full Review Emily St. James Vox It stopped feeling like a TV show to me, at some point, and started feeling like a gift. Sep 6, 2017 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine This absolutely benefits from big-screen viewing. Jan 6, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The original run is one of TV's masterpieces, and Lynch finally returning to this project -- and unshackled by network restrictions -- was great news. In retrospect, limitations might have been welcome since this suffers from extreme excess and overkill. 2.5/4 Sep 18, 2021 Full Review Nathan Mattise Ars Technica Twin Peaks is back and somehow as strange and beautiful as ever. Jul 27, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Peter P Any more twin peaks is a welcome bonus regardless of quality, and though this fails to match the magic of the originals, it is well made and thought provoking. The season is probably 6 episodes to long. A lot of experimentation, and less focus on characterisation than the first two seasons. It misses the warmth of the earlier series' idyllic rural setting. Despite this, there is an element of closure to the story that fans will be grateful for, and frustrated by, in equal measure. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/29/23 Full Review Gareth v As a huge fan of the Twin Peaks of the early 1990's, this was a letdown. What made Twin Peaks for me was the combination of it's dark subject matter with it's quirky and loveable characters. This series lacks the latter and with it some of the magic Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review Henry W Required viewing. It's much funnier than the original series, and also a lot weirder. Episode #8 is an absolute work of cinematic art. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Benjamin H Twin Peaks: The Return is a wavered and meandering season that sometimes feels unfocused and too enlarged, however it's still a fascinatingly bold and impressively unconventional show that has great highlights and a strong performance from Kyle MacLachlan that overall will praise longtime fans. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Yoshi D The only problem with this season is that it killed the joy of every single other TV show I could ever watch after this. Watching 1 Part per week from May to September 2017 was one of the best experiences I've ever had with television. I think part of what makes this Return so great is that it plays so much with Anticipation and dosen't care at all about serving you the typical Nostalgia Fest many other revivals do. Instead, the Return keeps teasing you again and again until you can't take it anymore. And then it teases you again. The first Time they play any type of musical cue from the original series is in Part 4 after 4 hours of a completely different Peaks than the one we were used to. And it hits hard with the words "Brings back some memories". Many other examples which I won't spoil can be seen through the season. Some things don't happen until the end of the Season and some others don't happen at all. But the show keeps you on the edge begging on your knees for it to happen. And for that reason I think the best way to consume this is by watching on a weekly schedule just like the way it premiered. The other most genius single thing this season does as a Revival is not Reviving the series. Sounds weird, right? But the Revival actually uses it's Timespan as a main tool to problematize the idea of going back to how everything was before. This becomes really clear around parts 17 - 18 Twin Peaks The Return is a Must See Masterclass on how to craft the perfect Series Revival Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I am writing this after almost 3-4 ish months of me being done with this series. This is the one show I really had to digest before I immediately wrote a review. My initial reaction after finishing it, I absolutely hated it. I could not believe I wasted 18 hours for virtually nothing. So why a four star review? I really still can't say. I feel like actively watching twin peaks and thinking about what I just watched are two different things. I look back and think how the nuclear bomb episode plus when Cooper finally snaps out of his trance are just truly beautiful moments. I actively cheered when Cooper finally said "I am the FBI." Would I welcome a season four? Yeah why the hell not. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      David Lynch
      Screenwriter
      Mark Frost, David Lynch
      Network
      Showtime
      Rating
      TV-MA (L|D)
      Genre
      Drama, Crime, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      May 21, 2017
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