The twentieth anniversary of Twin Peaks’ first broadcast in the UK is coming up. There are going to be mass marathon viewings and various other celebrations.

Alongside The Wire and The Office (UK edition), Twin Peaks is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. You can find any number of celebrations of it online, often talking about how its long-running mystery was an inspiration for Lost, how its cinematic production values and photography changed the scope and ambition of (American) TV – leading to 24, The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, etc. The mix of suspense, creepiness and comedy is maybe what it’s best known for.

All of the above are great reasons to love it, along with the fantastic cast of characters, plethora of minx-like schoolgirls getting up to bad things and endless parade of WTF moments like the old bellhop giving Dale a thumbs up as he lies gasping with pain from a gunshot wound. Yeah.

Kudos to Submitted for your Perusal for digging up the below picture:

 

The article that featured in that Rolling Stone is here: what’s cool about it is its time-capsule nature: the writers and the actors all still didn’t know who killed Laura Palmer. If you still don’t, I’d advise not finding out until you’ve watched the series.

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