The Show Is Not What It Seems

Sydney Young

You think your hiatus is bad? Imagine waiting for 25 years for season 3. That’s what happened to Twin Peaks fans.

Twin Peaks originally aired in 1990, to critical acclaim. The story focuses on a small town that’s

torn apart by the death of Laura Palmer, high school student known for her kind attitude and charitable acts. Her murder sends ripples through the town as it becomes apparent that Laura was murdered by a serial killer that has been seen all through America. Special Agent Dale Cooper is sent to investigate, and becomes wrapped up in the town’s mysteries as it becomes apparent that not everything is at it seems.


Twin Peaks has influenced a number of shows and other types of media, some of the most popular being The X-Files and Gravity Falls, which both borrow from Twin Peaks’ visual style and it’s more supernatural elements. Sadly, the show’s ratings didn’t last, and it was cancelled in 1991, and it was followed by Fire Walk With Me, a prequel movie that didn’t have much success critically or commercially.


Fans rejoiced however when it was announced in 2014 that a limited run series would run on Showtime called Twin Peaks: The Return. Finally, after 26 years of waiting after the cliffhanger of Season 2, Season 3 aired on May 21st, 2017 and ended on September 3, 2017. Fans and critics have both adored the new season, with websites like The AV Club saying that “If you, like me, had heard whispers that this revival was going to be Lynch’s vision almost entirely unconstrained by network notes–if you, like me, were buckled in for two hours of uncompromising surrealism and horror, this premiere delivered.”


If you’re interested in a fresh new horror series, check out Twin Peaks. It has the perfect balance of horror, humour, and characters that you love or love to hate. The first 2 seasons are on Netflix, and the 3rd is on Showtimes website if you have the channel. Anyone looking for a surprisingly old breath of fresh air, Twin Peaks is the show for you.

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