21 May 2017 | TouchTheGarlicProduction
Bold, original, and uncompromising; well worth the wait but sure to be controversial.
After 25 years, Twin Peaks is back on the air. This revival is one of the most hotly anticipated events in entertainment to come along in a long time, and I think that many fans might not like this revival. This is not the goofy, bright Twin Peaks of the 90s, nor is it the bleak depressing Twin Peaks of Fire Walk With Me. This is something new. In fact, most of the first episode does not take place in Twin Peaks, with the people we know and love. When it does cut back to the titular town for a brief scene here or there, it is actually kind of jarring, as we feel that we are watching a completely different show. Nor do there at first appear to be any elements connecting the new central plots to Twin Peaks. I imagine that many people will be frustrated by this and maybe even quit watching, which is a shame because as the show goes on it gradually ties these things in to the main plot in a way that is very satisfying. So despite a rocky start, by the end of the second episode I was on board.
I hope that people give this revival a chance. It really starts to come together in the second episode, but I think people's expectations might blind them to how brilliant this return is due to how unexpected many of the elements are.