Twin Peaks Return Marathon, Twin Peaks: The Return, Showtime

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Director David Lynch brings audiences back, along with some old and new friends, to the unsolved murder of a high school girl in Twin Peaks: The Return. The highly anticipated continuation of the critically acclaimed ABC series makes its way onto Showtime. 

In the first and second seasons, FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks. In a town where everyone is hiding a secret, Cooper attempts solve the murder of seemingly innocent high schooler Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In the cliffhanging finale, he finds himself sinking deep into the mysteries of Twin Peaks, possessed by the demonic killer known as Bob.

Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for the Twin Peaks revival:

5. How’s Annie?

Actor Kyle MacLachlan reunites with his Blue Velvet filmmaker and steps into the role that introduced him to mainstream viewers. When we last saw Cooper, the agent locked himself in the bathroom and smashed his forehead into the mirror, asking repeatedly, “How’s Annie?” Has the protagonist reformed himself and gotten rid of Bob from his system?

4. The Music!

Composer Angelo Badalamenti (Mulholland Drive) crafted a memorable theme song with the original series. Notice how most of his tracks are just two to three extended notes. Badalamenti will no doubt bring beautifully eerie music to the ears!

3. The Wave of Nostalgia!

Prison Break andThe X-Files came back for another season; so why shouldn’t Twin Peaks? Before he was Fox Mulder to many, David Duchovny was Special Agent Denise Bryson in the quirky rime drama. Not only is Bryson coming back, familiar faces such as Mädchen Amick (Riverdale), Dana Ashbrook (Waxwork), Sherilyn Fenn (Psych), are making this reunion extra special. 

2. Mistakes Fixed!

Season 2 lost its steam due to Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost working on other projects. In the 19-episode revival, each installment was written by the creative duo and directed by the Dune filmmaker. Having them involved in the project makes me wonder what hey have planned for fans and new viewers.

1. Twin Peaks Influenced Your Favorite TV Show!

Before Lost and The Killing, the serialized drama ofTwin Peaks revolved around the mystery, “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” Each episode ended in a cliff-hanger, killing characters in a Game of Thrones style, steering viewers to return the following week. This may be common today but back in the 90s, it was really unheard of.

Twin Peaks: The Return airs May 21, 2017 on Showtime.

– By Jorge Solis

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