Twin Peaks (inspired by The Returned)

(45 Posts)
Dozer Wed 12-Jun-13 22:54:01

The Returned reminds me of the odd and scary Twin Peaks.

Everyone sneakily watched and talked about it at school, it was pre on-demand days so required cunning!

Killer Bob was terrifying, stopping me from watching it again!

Kyle mclachlan was great in it, he's aged (unlike viewers, of course)

Crikeyblimey Wed 12-Jun-13 22:57:57

I adored Twin Peaks but I live a lot of David Lynch films too (I'm odd like that). I wish they'd re-run it.

Is The Returned all subtitled or did I just catch the only bit?

Dozer Wed 12-Jun-13 23:01:24

All subtitled, but slow dialogue and lots of quiet bits, so not too distracting, and makes you feel clever for "understanding" french!

Wallison Wed 12-Jun-13 23:06:36

Oh how I loved Twin Peaks! They'd never get away with showing that on a terrestrial channel now; even back in the day as I recall it was tucked away on a late-night slot that changed from week to week depending on what the football was doing.

Crikeyblimey, I like every David Lynch film that I've seen. I think he's brilliant.

I am enjoying The Returned. I would say it's more Lost than Twin Peaks though. But then I am biased because I think there's not much that can touch Twin Peaks.

bootsycollins Wed 12-Jun-13 23:07:59

That's some mighty fine cherry pie

Wallison Wed 12-Jun-13 23:13:02

grin bootsycollins.

Why are you crying, young pretty girl?

I liked the character that David Lynch played. BONSAI!!!

bootsycollins Wed 12-Jun-13 23:14:07

Arw I wanna watch it now!

bootsycollins Wed 12-Jun-13 23:14:22

Loved the theme tune too

DevlinMaccabee Wed 12-Jun-13 23:20:58

Twin Peaks was great!

My favourite characters were Leyland Palmer and The Log Lady.

I loved that program so much. It was always repeated on another day the same week - I watched it both times every week just to try and understand it.

Loved the soundtrack too <scurries off to rummage through old CDs right now>

Loved Twin Peaks

Love David Lynch films. 'Lost Highway' is in my top 5 films ever. Liked Mulholland Drive too

Hate hate hated Blue Velvet. But I think it's because Laura Dern makes me feel stabby.

Could devour a TP box set right about now smile

marciaoverstrand Thu 13-Jun-13 12:05:26

I knew it reminded me of something!
Got the box set of Twin Peaks somewhere, that's Saturday night sortedgrin

wriggletto Thu 13-Jun-13 12:40:29

I loved Twin Peaks. Audrey Horne was my style heroine for ages - those tweed skirts and Young Liz Taylor make-up and tight jumpers. I can still remember the crawl of horror that went over my skin when she went undercover at One Eyed Jacques', and her dad turned up, and insisted on trying out the new girl... Ugh.

Went a bit weird at the end, with Annie and all that Lodge business, but some of it was genuinely terrifying. Leon's violence hanging over Bobby and that lovely waitress girl, and Leland Palmer, and Bob in the corner of the room. Huge part of my teenage landscape.

Ladytron Thu 13-Jun-13 17:01:33

Do you remember when Audrey knotted a cherry stalk in her mouth to impress Agent Kyle? Twas a scene I've never forgotten...!

Dozer Thu 13-Jun-13 19:51:00

Oh yes ladytron, that was memorable!

Had forgotten the music too, we used to have it and once had it playing while on a family car trip en route to Scotland, Grampian mountains at night, spoooooky!

There was also a laura palmer's diary book, with sex bits, it was passed round!

Dozer Thu 13-Jun-13 19:51:45

MN should have a cherry pie icon!

Twin peaks fan here used to own the box sets though the charcter that spkoe backwards in the dreams scared me so much want apple pie now

PseudoBadger Thu 13-Jun-13 20:01:39

We used to read The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer in secret grin

PseudoBadger Thu 13-Jun-13 20:03:28

BOB

acrabadabra Thu 13-Jun-13 20:10:10

Raey htfif tuoba gniht tseb

[nirg]

It used to be on at 9pm on a Tuesday i think - i used to have to race home from Guides to watch it grin

i always felt desperate for the waitress with the violent husband

Lurleene Thu 13-Jun-13 20:28:05

I was about 15 when it was first shown - my friends would come round mine every week and we would all watch it in my bedroom. I was obsessed with it! I tried re-watching it about a year ago as DH hadn't seen it and had bought the DVDs. After a few episodes I had to tell him to go on without me - it was sooo slooow I was almost in tears waiting for each episode to end.

Still terrified of Bob - my neighbour looks just like him and really gives me the creeps. He was walking past once and looked in and I said ' oh no, Bob from Twin Peaks is looking at me'. Unfortunately the window was wide open and he heard me. blush

Dozer Fri 14-Jun-13 20:45:13

[nirg] arbadabarca

SinisterBuggyMonth Fri 14-Jun-13 21:56:21

Lets Rock

Arcadie Sun 16-Jun-13 23:35:49

Amazing series. I'm still angry at David Lynch for not properly finishing it off with a third series or explaining what happened to Agent Cooper...

Wallison Mon 17-Jun-13 11:18:22

I think Lynch kind of lost control of the 2nd series because of pressure from the network. The ending of it is monumental though.

Here is the bonsai scene - I love Youtube sometimes!: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7VAPnJ5O0

WingDefence Mon 17-Jun-13 21:19:07

I was rather addicted to TP. I have all the books (novels and guides to the programme), the board game, videos, cassettes of music and Laura's diary audiobook too.

For anyone who is interested there is a TP festival held every year with guests from the show, memorabilia to buys etc. looks like great fun but I've not made it yet.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 21:28:02

<lurk>

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Mon 17-Jun-13 21:28:44

I've got the books, Laura's diary and agent coopers. And the box set

Like wriggletoo it formed my teenage years, although actually i was veeeerry young

Shelly was the waitress sad

And the minor bird, 'that hurts Leo' what was his name?

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Mon 17-Jun-13 21:32:38

Welcome to twin peaks
Population 51, 201

Boosiehs Mon 17-Jun-13 21:56:37

Bluddy loved TP. It scared the bejesus out of me, I guess I was about 14.

Loved Audrey.

Meglet Mon 17-Jun-13 22:04:20

It didn't require cunning to watch it if you were old enough to have already left school wink.

I'm trying to remember who else was in it, the Log Lady, the weird dancing dwarf.

I'm glad I watched it back in the day, I'm too scared to watch anything creepy these days. You probably couldn't get much better than TP.

Wallison Mon 17-Jun-13 22:22:50

I still think Maddie's death scene is pretty much the most shocking thing I've seen on a tv series.

spondulix Mon 17-Jun-13 22:26:59

Love, love, love Twin Peaks. Just finished watching it again and the final scene shocked me all over again.

So many loose ends weren't tied up - the explosion in the bank! Hank and his wacky wife. Leo in the log cabin with a box of spiders. Third series please Mr Lynch!

One of the funniest and downright weirdest things ever to show on TV.

spondulix Mon 17-Jun-13 22:29:47

It's on Netflix (where I am, anyway) if anyone wants to watch.

Would I like The Returned then, if I liked TP?

Dozer Mon 17-Jun-13 22:30:07

Am scared to watch alone, and DH just wouldn't get it. But might have to be done in the interests of nostalgia, maybe it's less scary with (legal) wine

Dozer Mon 17-Jun-13 22:31:34

Yes, spondulix, it's atmospheric, but The Returned is much more conventional drama, less.....twisted.

Wallison Mon 17-Jun-13 22:34:08

I agree. There isn't the outright weirdness in The Returned that you get in Twin Peaks. 'Twisted' is a good word for it. Plus, pretty much every one of the characters in Twin Peaks could have had a feature-length film made about them.

Meglet Mon 17-Jun-13 22:43:27

Wasn't there a circle of silver birch trees towards the end? I ain't googling it in case an image of Bob comes up too, 22yrs on and I'm still scared shock.

I still get the willies when I see a cluster of silver birch.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 23:07:43

Welcome to Twin Peaks
Population 51, 201 0
grin

idiot55 Tue 18-Jun-13 06:37:12

loved it. I bought the twin peaks LP ( yes LP!)

Isthiscorrect Thu 20-Jun-13 16:30:27

Loved it and I still listen to the CD that DH bought for Christmas that year. CAnt persuade either DH or DS to watch it with me.

I loved Twin Peaks too - I did have box set of video's.
It was very strange and suited my teenage life perfectly.

Who said "new shoes" ? Was it the guy in the wheelchair. I loved the cheerleader too.

At one point I was such a Twin Peaks Freak, it would of been my specialised subject on Mastermind grin

KB02 Thu 20-Jun-13 16:50:38

Diane- I loved it. I remember watching the repeat of the first episode when Steve Wright in the afternoon said how good it was. I watched it in my parent's room where I was sleeping because my Grandma was staying in my room. I was hooked from then on. If she wasn't staying I don't think I would have had chance to watch it. A couple of us at school were obsessed and used to pretend we were the different characters. The weirdness was great. I watched it all the way through but it was frustrating at the end.

Wallison Thu 20-Jun-13 18:40:15

Naughty Olivia MN!

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