On that April 8, 1990, ABC aired the moody two-hour pilot episode of Twin Peaks. Groundbreaking, though few network dramas have taken advantage of David Lynch and Mark Frost's approach to narrative, Twin Peaks aired for only one and a half seasons but has peppered the cultural consciousness with a number of phrases and allusions as it was like Peyton Place on crack. Dancing midgets, one eyed wives, ladies with logs, a sheriff named Harry S. Truman, a damn good cup of joe, and Diane, the never seen secretary to Special Agent Dale Cooper. Like many David Lynch projects, it sprawls magnificiently but tested patience, and ultimately ABC cancelled it.
Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks, a book I own, gives interesting perspectives about show from scholars, but, honestly, I feel that hardcore fans have great thoughts about the show. Like the people who put out Wrapped in Plastic, a Peak fanzine.
I made my parents go to Snoqualmie Falls where Twin Peaks was filmed.
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