As you may or may not already know, the town of Twin Peaks, Washington, is going to be revisited in 2016 with a nine-episode mini season on Showtime. According to Wikipedia, all episodes are being written by series co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost and several of the stars of the original series are expected to return including Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.

I know a lot of people who are ridiculously excited about this. Me? I'm slowly gaining traction. You see, I never watched Twin Peaks when it originally aired. I also never bothered to watch it on VHS or DVD or streaming or anything until this announcement was made. About a month or so ago, I added the entire run of the show to my Netflix queue and have, so far, watched three episodes.

I love it. From the get-go, it hooked me. Kyle MacLachlan is amazing. I just love watching him and his mannerisms to see what funny or awkward or totally unexpected thing he'll do next. And they're truly small things. Like the thumbs up he throws at Sheriff Truman (Michael Ontkean) while on a stakeout. There's no reason for it to make me laugh and he wasn't trying to be intentionally humorous, but it did and he was. And now I do thumbs ups the same way.

It's not just MacLachlan, either. The whole cast is great. The tiny little town of Twin Peaks is a cross section of all kinds of life and social strata from that era all encapsulated in this unbelievable little town.

I'd be watching it faster, but I know if I do, my reading goal will suffer. So I'm taking it slowly. There are, after all, only 30 episodes over the course of the two-season run.

My concern regaring the revisiting of the town lies in this series of tweets from David Lynch...

I'm not sure if this means he's just not directing or not writing it anymore, either. That second tweet kinda makes you wonder if he was referring to the process of writing it or directing what was already written. Either way, I'm not sure if anyone can quite capture this show the way Lynch can. Sure, I have no idea what is being written so maybe it can be done, but it would be weird to think about it.

If you are a Twin Peaks fan, what is your opinion on Lynch walking away? Will you still watch? Were you never going to watch it in the first place? Are you expectations hampered a bit?

I'm worried, but will likely still watch... at some point down the line if Showtime is ever a freebie station. I'd never pay for Showtime.

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I'd heard they were going to make some new episodes of it. Sort of wish they had chosen to release it on Netflix though. I have seen Twin Peaks and it gets really, really, really, REALLY weird. I can't stress that enough, but you'll see what I'm talking about.

So they didn't offer enough money? If that's the case, I'm sorry but how much is enough? I swear these people.

I'd probably still watch it at some point. But only when it becomes available on a streaming service I already use. Not paying for Showtime either (or ever).


Showtime has never been worth the cost. Neither has HBO. 

Marty Mankins

I'm mixed about watching. Even though I loved the original show. With Lynch gone, unless they can get him back, this might be a deal breaker for me.


My thoughts exactly. 

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