Film Friday: Twin Peaks Television Series

To say that the entire Twin Peaks series (the original first two seasons known as Twin Peaks, as well as the follow up series Twin Peaks the Return) is hands down the best television series I’ve ever seen would be an understatement. This crowned jewel that sits at the top of my list of favorite tv series is a true work of art. I hate even calling it a tv series because it feels more like something you’d hold akin to a great literary masterpiece or an historically impactful painting.

While the first two seasons which originally aired in 1990-1991, had semblance of a television series you might relate to, the returning season which aired in 2017 broke every rule that could be broken for a tv show.

This is no surprise as this show was created by the great David Lynch. This man is a true genius and a true artist — something that is incredibly and painfully hard to come by in the typically money-driven machine that is American entertainment.

The story that begins with a murder mystery, and follows a lovable and enlightened FBI agent, is so wrought with depth that taps into supernatural and spiritual themes, will shake you to your core — if you allow it.

It very much is not a show for those who like their world fit into neat little boxes, but for those who deep in their bones m, ache for and believe in more.

I refuse to give much of the plot away as I believe it would influence one’s unique perception of it for the worse. But if you love a good murder mystery complete with surreal story-telling then I urge you to watch it as soon as possible.

Finally, a word of caution: I wouldn’t recommend this show for younger audiences or for anyone who might be triggered by violent or disturbing images.

As always, I’d love to hear what you think!

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