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Twin Peaks (inspired by The Returned)

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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)

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!:

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


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

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.

Northumberlandlass Thu 20-Jun-13 16:34:00

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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