After all of the hype, mystery and excitement, the much anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival is finally here! Gold Derby will present weekly video recaps with our staff of writers and editors (watch above), and this week I am joined by contributing writers Charles Bright and Zach Laws to debate the labyrinthine storylines and bizarre plot twists of the double episode season premiere “The Return, Parts 1 & 2.”
Charles, Zach and I all admit straight out of the gate that we are unabashed fans of David Lynch’s work, recalling how we each got into “Twin Peaks” and the impact that Lynch’s body of work to date has had on each of us to date. Unsurprisingly, we were all head over heels for the series premiere.
“I was blown away by it, personally,” Zach declares. Fellow Lynch fan Charles seconded Zach’s enthusiasm. “I’m excited to see where it goes,” he says. I was taken with how beautiful and visceral it was to watch and experience. “It felt really polished. It felt like ‘Twin Peaks’ was being a really cool, edgy cable drama.”
“It felt like he was trying to blur the lines between film and television,” Zach adds. “Based on what we’ve seen so far, it feels like a David Lynch movie. It’s incredibly cinematic.”
We talk at length about all of the mysteries thrown at us in these two opening episodes, discussing the flesh tree, the black lodge, Agent Cooper’s Bob-possessed doppelganger (Kyle MacLachlan), the strange New York City storyline and the even stranger South Dakota storyline, and how they are all related. “I’m ready for more nightmares,” I say. “Let’s do this!”
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