“This rough magic” – comparing Twin Peaks: The Return to The Tempest.

Every episode of The Return left my mind reeling under an electrical storm of ideas, connections and questions. That’s part of what made watching this new incarnation of Twin Peaks such a unique and compelling experience. Nothing else on TV does this. As I watched Part 11, in which the FBI agents visit Bill Hasting’s …

“Well, that was predictable” – the incredible ending of The Return

So, if you read my column last week, and you've watched the incredible, mystifying finale of The Return, then you'll know I basically aced my prediction. Yep. I got every detail absolutely correct. Well, okay, not every detail. In fact, not a single thing I predicted came to pass. But right up until the last …

Supernatural psychology – the inner made outer in Twin Peaks

If The Return has taught us one thing, it is that viewers' expectations and predictions are little more than play-dough to Lynch and Frost - material to be warped, inverted, exaggerated, mutated and flat-out ignored. I'm not complaining. The effect this has on the series is alchemical - giving us the solid gold television event …