Published Mar 24, 2007Its hard to believe two things: that Twin Peaks, the surreal, eccentric mystery chockablock with dancing dwarves, talking logs and coffee- and Tibet-obsessed detectives still holds up, looking richly vibrant and timeless, and that it was ever on TV at all. By the conclusion of this, its final season, Twin Peaks changed the landscape of what TV could be forging new paths for The X-Files and Lost but also put the fear into network suits, who dont want a repeat of auteur David Lynchs unusual, uncompromising vision. This second season sees the resolution of Laura Palmers murder and the expansion of the shows purview into the larger community of the fictional town, where land development deals clash against sudsy teen storylines and the unusual always lurks below. With interviews with episode directors and creator David Lynchs daughter Jennifer (who penned Laura Palmers famous secret diary) ¾ though theres nothing from Lynch himself ¾ this should be a no-brainer must-have for TV junkies. That its not isnt the fault of this set the screw-up stems from the ongoing absence of the shows two-hour pilot from DVD shelves. Yep, the murder of Laura Palmer herself, the introduction to all these strange shenanigans, remains an untold story ¾ the series first season was also released without it. And that makes any Twin Peaks collector howl like Bob at a full moon. If and when thatll get corrected is unsure, which makes me wonder if waiting for the complete series box set isnt the better way to go.
Plus: interactive interview grid, Log Lady introductions. (Paramount)