Author: Jack Godwin

Twin Peaks: The Return Part 5

There is actually something to note about the opening credits – they are really reminding me of the absence of the classic Angelo Badalamenti score. There’s a more traditional score seeping in, but not much of it is recognisable. We begin with various shots of Vegas and Rancho Rosa. It’s kind of beautiful if brief, and got me thinking that the location-hopping of this show is actually working really well. The world of the show is feeling a lot more expansive than before, while making the original town feel even quainter by the minute. Outside Dougie’s car in Rancho Rosa, the...

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 4

How about those opening credits? Okay, fine I’ll stop talking about them. Still at Silver Mustang Casino, now the owner of the casino has turned up to get Cooper off the premises as quietly as possible, before he bleeds the entire place dry. The old woman starts to call him “Mr. Jackpots”, so that’s what I’ll start calling this version of Coop. After winning 30 mega jackpots, he meets Bill Shaker, who in a confused conversation lets him know that he’s Dougie Jones, and he lives in Lancelot Court, the house with the red door. Escorted to the owner’s...

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 3

While both parts 3 and 4 are available, I’m going to do them both separately. So, to be clear, this is not going to be the behemoth post last week’s turned out to be. And that’s not surprising really, there’s a little less to chew on this time around. I’ve got to say, this title sequence is excellent. You’d think they wouldn’t touch the original, but I believe they’ve created something incredible. I still can’t get over those waves fading into flowing red velvet fading into a dizzying shot of the red room’s floor pattern. I might end up...

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Twin Peaks: The Return Part 1 and 2

There’s no show like Twin Peaks. There really is no other show that I would make a subscription to a streaming service for its merits alone, drink coffee and stay up late writing about. In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact I have a 9-to-5 I would likely have been sat refreshing my browser at 4am when the show is set to air in the U.K. Instead I am here, promising you a recap that’s a little different. Not because I have any particular plans, but because even Twin Peaks recaps resist normalcy. We begin in the black lodge, watching the...

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“I’ll See You Again In 25 Years”: Marathoning ‘Twin Peaks’

At 10:30 AM on 26th March, I entered Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Britain’s oldest cinema in continuous use. At 19:30 PM on 27th March, I left.  I’d just spent 33 hours drinking coffee, eating doughnuts, and watching Twin Peaks. I wouldn’t commit myself to a marathon screening of any other show – in fact, up until this point the longest I’d spent in the cinema was to see Nymphomaniac parts 1 & 2 back-to-back. But Twin Peaks is different. While it may have stiff competition for favourite TV show, I feel confident in saying it has been the most electrifying and influential...

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