Welcome to Twin Peaks! An Interview with a First Time Viewer, Part 1

For our First Time Lynch Series, I Interviewed my friend, J. Schmidt about the show. He knew little to nothing, I spoiled nothing and he had a thoroughly interesting time. Below you’ll find the transcript of the interview we conducted on Twin Peaks Season 1 Episode 1 - Season 2 Episode 6. Enjoy! Original Interview …

Listen to the Sounds: The Featured Music of Twin Peaks Parts 16-18 and 1-8 Revisted

Welcome to the final Round of The Featured Music of the Return. For Parts 1 and 2, click the links. "American Woman" by the Muddy Magnolia’s shows up earlier on in Part 16 during the scene when Diane receives the text. It serves to connect DoppelCooper and Diane even further. In the first article, I talked a lot about …

Prophecies, Spirits and Numbers: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 4

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this last installment of the Superstitions in Twin Peak Series, I’m following up on ideas that are more thematic rather than independent occurrences as well as dealing overall with the prominent numbers appearing therein. I don’t claim to have caught every instance of a 7 for example (there …

Horseshoes and Widows and Clocks, Oh My! Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 3

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this round of Superstitions and Folklore, I’ve decided to focus on elements that are seemingly exclusive to the Return, or which figure less heavily in the Original Series.  For the other installments, follow the links provided: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 DON’T LET YOUR LUCK RUN OUT …

From Turkeys to Wedding Rings: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 2

Welcome to my new column, Listening Post Alpha, which will be published every Wednesday evening. This week, I'm returning to the world of Superstition and Folklore for a Part 2 of what I intend to be a four part series. If you haven't seen Part 1, published before The Return, you can find that here. For the …

Behind the Names Richard and Linda: Listening Post Alpha

Welcome Back to Listening Post Alpha. Today's topic is: Remember Richard and Linda. But when and why? When can have many answers, but why...why is specific. It isn’t because of Richard Horne, or the unseen, wheelchair-bound veteran Linda who lives in Fat Trout Trailer Park, but rather, as we are all now well aware,  because …