Double Trouble

Regan Booth, Columnist • rebooth15@ehc.edu

The regain of popularity of the original Twin Peaks show and the new revival series.

Warning, there are Twin Peaks spoilers about to be discussed; however, this show is also over twenty years old.

David Lynch’s original, cult-classic, television program of Twin Peaks came out in 1990. Since then, it has regained popularity to the point that a reboot has been released. A quick summary of the show is that the homecoming queen washed-up dead in a plastic bag near the local lumber mill in the rainy, north-west town of Twin Peaks. Who killed Laura Palmer (aforementioned murdered homecoming queen) was the main focus on the first season of the show, with a dark and complicated truth that is unraveled by the season finale. The second season of the show takes that dark and complicated truth a little bit further, getting more eccentric and bringing new characters and elements to the post-murder world of Twin Peaks. Considering the show ended on a major cliff hanger with no promise of returning, it came back on in 2017. A new generation of people have started to enjoy the original program, probably due to its easy availability on Netflix, but also the fact the general style of the 90s appears to be in style again.

The new series focuses mostly on Agent Dale Cooper, who was the FBI agent that came to Twin Peaks to figure out who killed Laura Palmer, and stayed there during season two because of the weird happenings he seemed to be fully involved in (including a murderer from his past that so happened to venture to Twin Peaks). In the original, Dale Cooper was left stuck in the “Black Lodge” and his evil doppelgänger had escaped and was seemingly presented to act as him. The reboot has taken the concept of doppelgängers to a whole other level. With the new technologies and the fact that the budget is bigger, the eccentric concepts of the show have grown stronger.

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