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Come, Fire Walk with Me (Twin Peaks++)

GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for HumanityThe God Pod Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Social Entropy++
Ok Kiddos, gather round and I'll tell you a story about this town called
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Put this on repeat while you are in this thread.

Contrary to popular belief, Twin Peaks was a TV show created by David Lynch and aired on ABC from 1990-91. If you don't know who David Lynch is then let me drop some truth bombs. Lynch is the guy that brought us stuff like this and this. Oh yeah, and this.

Plus, his hair looks like this:
Spoiler:
All the time.

Twin Peaks is a fictional town in Washington state that has somehow been able to avoid the hustle and bustle of the early 90's. The town is full of colorful characters, the most important of which we will break down one by one, but no character is as intriguing as the titular setting. (Not talking about this... ) All through the story the town seems to grow and shrink as well as harbor secrets and mysteries that make you feel so close, yet so very far away from solving the central puzzle...
Who Killed Laura Palmer?

That brings us to our first important character:
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Laura Palmer. She is dead. Don't worry, that isn't a Spoiler or anything. You find that out right away. Laura Palmer is Twin Peaks' favorite daughter. Homecoming Queen, charity volunteer, tutor to special needs students, fish food. You see, Laura Palmer was found washed up on the banks of the river naked and wrapped in plastic. Who would want to kill sweet, innocent Laura Palmer?...

That is what he would like to know:
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Sheriff Harry S. Truman. Yes, his name is awesome. Tru is the head lawman in Twin Peaks and he can handle pretty much anything that he comes across in his little berg. Drunk and disorderly. Domestic abuse. Reckless endangerment behind the wheel. Twin Peaks has a nice couple of cells you can cool your heels in, partner. But murder? Tru isn't exactly outfitted for that.

I mean just look at his backup:
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Deputy Andy Brennen. Seasoned veteran of the Twin Peaks Sheriffs Department... has a penchant for breaking in to tears at the scene of a crime... any crime.

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Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill. Hawk is a Native American from the Blackfoot tribe. His skills consist of tracking... except for the fact he loses guys right off of the bat. I don't think that is actually part of his character development, but it always struck me as funny.

It is a good thing this guy shows up:
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Special Agent Dale Bartholomew Cooper. FBI. There is a lot to know about Dale Cooper. Part of the fun of the show is finding out about him and what he is doing in Twin Peaks. The thing to know right off of the bat though is he enjoys, above all else, a damn fine cup of coffee. Damn fine. Cooper is sent to Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer when the M.O. matches that of the unsolved Theresa Banks case. He notates any and all of his findings to his assistant Diane via tape recorded message.

Special Agent Cooper meets with and interviews most of the important citizens of the town in connection with Laura Palmer in the days and hours leading up to her death. The citizenry include:

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Leland Palmer. Laura's father played by Ray Wise. Leland and his wife Sarah aren't having an easy time since Laura died. They are both unstable... at best.

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Donna Hayward. Laura Palmer's bestie and most trusted confidant played by Lara Flynn Boyle.
She eventually falls in love with this guy:
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James Hurley. Bad boy. Biker. Laura Palmer's secret boyfriend.
Which isn't cool with this guy:
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Bobby Briggs. Star Quarterback and also Laura Palmer's real boyfriend. He is and his friend Mike are both shitbags.
They are also in trouble with this guy:
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Leo Johnson. White trash, truck driving, drug dealing, wife beating scum bag. You will spend a lot of time hating Leo.
But not as much as you will hate:
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Ben Horne. Nefarious owner of the Great Northern Hotel and the man who owns half the town of Twin Peaks.
His daughter is:
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Audry Horne. Played by a smoking hot Sherilyn Fenn. She is all bothered for Special Agent Dale Cooper (and who wouldn't be) but she is only 17. Poo.
Also:
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This lady walks around... carrying a log.

These aren't all the characters by any means and right up front it might not seem all that different from any other run of the mill "Who Done It?" procedural. That is until you get through the first few episodes and you experience Midgets talking backwards, evil spirits with owl faces, teenagers hopped up on coke and barking like dogs, silent curtain runners, alternate dimensions and Billy Zane. I don't want to give everything away in the OP so if you haven't seen this show yet it is streaming on Netflix. If you want we can watch (re-watch) this together and discuss.
¡ʞɔoɹ s,ʇǝן

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    I think after Farscape, Amy and I may check this out on Netflix.

    Or Babylon 5.

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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Polar Warbear ˁ ͡° ᴥ ͡°ˀRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I love me some Twin Peaks.

  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What's in that mirror!!!

    I have made love to this show many times over the years.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'd like to post videos and pictures but they will spoil the fun. Don't want to do that again.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    .daerht siht ni detseretni m'I

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  • Whipstitch ZombieWhipstitch Zombie Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2011
    Twin peaks is unironically the best television drama ever made, and probably my second favorite tv show ever. Absolutely everyone should watch it. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I contend that
    Spoiler:
    in season 2 is the single most terrifying thing I have ever seen or will ever see on network television

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    Fuck yes, log lady!

    We just recently started watching this on Netflix. It's been so long since I've watched it, and Jess doesn't know anything about the show. We're just 3 episodes in so far and I think she's enjoying it, but she also can't help commenting on how weird the show is every so often. :P

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Bale. I agree. I watched this show with my parents as a kid because I was at the age when I was demanding they let me stay up late. I can see now they were teaching me a lesson.

    Dru- I am rewatching with Abby who hasn't seen it either. She started by stating that she dislikes Kyle Mclaughlin because he "creeps her out"... I had to tell her that this show isn't going to help her opinion... but you can't help but love Dale Cooper as a character.

  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    twins peaks is my favorite show ever

    the only frustrating thing is that there's a decent chunk of season two that is terrible, but you can't really skip it because it sets up the incredible finale

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I contend that
    Spoiler:
    in season 2 is the single most terrifying thing I have ever seen or will ever see on network television

    It's excruciating to watch.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    I don't know anything about this show other than people like it. So this is gonna be the last of me in this thread, since it'll probably get pretty spoilery very quickly.

    I'll watch it eventually.

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  • PedantophilePedantophile Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I contend that
    Spoiler:
    in season 2 is the single most terrifying thing I have ever seen or will ever see on network television
    And 2 episodes later is where everyone should stop watching. First season was only 8 eps, and I would've perfectly fine with the second only being 9.

    "Considering what your people did to my people during WWII I think a little kissing and breast fondling to be minor reparations, at best."
  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fuck yes. Twin Peaks is fucking incredible.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm going to predict that Geek isn't going to care for this show. That's not a bad thing, there are plenty of people that don't care for it, I just don't think it's the sort of thing he'll dig.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    YES I LOVE Twin Peaks!

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I don't get why people hate on Season 2. The whole show was fucking incredible.

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    If anything you need to watch it to fully appreciate the Dual Spires episode of Psych.

  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    I'm going to predict that Geek isn't going to care for this show. That's not a bad thing, there are plenty of people that don't care for it, I just don't think it's the sort of thing he'll dig.
    Yeah, I'm thinkin' the same thing. I'd love for him to love it, but it doesn't really seem like his bag. I could be wrong though.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Other images from this show that will forever haunt me:

    Leeland's dance
    BOB climbing over the couch
    Cooper looking in the mirror

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Also, watching this show and then going camping out in the Cascades is eery as fuck.

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Macro9 wrote: »
    22504958

    So much this. Right here.

  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Other images from this show that will forever haunt me:

    Leeland's dance
    BOB climbing over the couch
    Cooper looking in the mirror
    Spoiler:

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    My brother introduced me to Twin Peaks when it came out on Laserdisc.

    The thing is that he didn't bother to tell me that the last episode was, in fact, the last episode. So, when we got to that scene and it ended I was all, "okay, cool... let's throw the next disc in. Wait... WHAT?!?!?"

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Callius wrote: »
    My brother introduced me to Twin Peaks when it came out on Laserdisc.

    The thing is that he didn't bother to tell me that the last episode was, in fact, the last episode. So, when we got to that scene and it ended I was all, "okay, cool... let's throw the next disc in. Wait... WHAT?!?!?"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc&feature=related

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  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    also every shot of that damn ceiling fan made a shiver run up my spine

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Audrey Horne is my spirit animal.

  • PedantophilePedantophile Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Callius wrote: »
    I don't get why people hate on Season 2. The whole show was fucking incredible.
    The latter half of it was pretty silly though. Heather Graham was about the only redeeming thing IMO.

    "Considering what your people did to my people during WWII I think a little kissing and breast fondling to be minor reparations, at best."
  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    Audrey Horne is my spirit animal.
    Mine too.

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The latter half of it was pretty silly though. Heather Graham was about the only redeeming thing IMO.
    Negative. It was pretty much awesome.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    lynch wrote a book on how to utilize meditative practices to get into the mindset he finds necessary to start writing

    I cannot imagine a mental exercise I am less disposed to experiment with

    watching his work is troubling enough

  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sherilyn Fenn is my future wife. I don't care how old she is when that happens.

    I will destroy all other suitors and her current partner.

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fenn still looks damn good too, like she's aging awesome. She was in the Twin Peaks episode of Psych and she was a babemonster.

    I want to be her for Halloween, if I can get Annie to be Dale Cooper. Though I'm not sure how I'd be recognizable as her and not a time-period stereotype.

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo Cream of my compulsions Rising to the tip of the spoutRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Not awesome enough to save it from getting canned

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • StraightziStraightzi Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fun fact: I own all of Twin Peaks, and yet have never watched an episode. I have seen, I believe, part of the movie.

    I attribute this primarily to the fact that I don't like watching things alone, and nobody ever wants to watch Twin Peaks with me.

  • PedantophilePedantophile Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Callius wrote: »
    The latter half of it was pretty silly though. Heather Graham was about the only redeeming thing IMO.
    Negative. It was pretty much awesome.
    I think the explanation for a lot of the stuff was pretty silly, unneccessary and was much better as a mystery rather than the whole white/black lodge crap. And by the end of the whole series it seemed almost like an episode of Invitation to Love.

    However, I DO like the last episode.

    "Considering what your people did to my people during WWII I think a little kissing and breast fondling to be minor reparations, at best."
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Nah, all the stuff with BOB and the lodges was pretty cool

    The drug running stuff and some of the other soapy bits in the middle of season 2 were pretty boring though


    Also Windom Earle might have been the weirdest thing on the show and that is saying A LOT

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