Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition

250px-TwinPeaks_openingshotcreditsI remember vividly when this show first aired on BBC in 1990. There was such a lot of hoopla surrounding it, Jonathon Ross hosted a twin peaks special and interviewed various intellectuals about this show. How it would be received and how very different it was from anything we had seen before. As we read often, it is difficult now to look back and realise just how very different it was. There was nothing like this on our televisions at that time! now you see its influence everywhere, from Desperate Housewives (which is directed by Mark Frost) to Six Feet Under, Northern Exposure and lots more.
One of the interesting things about this show is that it has such a timeless quality about it, it isn’t set in any time frame, the music is like nothing else, spooky and sultry and perfect. The actors chosen weren’t huge names so you weren’t thinking oh he was in such and such, it was all just this magically bizarre world that opened up before you. People talking backwards, dream sequences involving profound statements, some great lines, ‘My log has something to tell you, do you know it’ reply ‘ I don’t believe we have been introduced’. The comedy is there, but it is subtle.Sherilyn_Fenn2
it portrays a small American town shocked by the news that one of their locals has been murdered – the first season focused on who killed Laura Palmer. The whole nation was gripped but when we did finally find out who it was, I think the show took a bit of a turn. My favoruite season was the first one, the second one had its moments but I kind of felt the magic was lost in that brothel with Audrey Horne when she realised her Dad owned it!
The main highlight of this show to me was Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne, a better name I can’t imagine…. She just oozed sexuality and innocence all at the same time! And was the most beautiful women I had ever seen in my life!
Check out our feature on Sherilyn
Twin Peaks – Definitive Gold Box Edition (Slimline Packaging) [DVD]

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