Lynching Television (again) – a conversation with Sabrina Sutherland about Twin Peaks: The Return By Andreas Halskov

By Andreas Halskov ”How much impact [can] a TV show make if virtually no one is watching?” This question was posed by Indiewire’s Ben Travers in reference to the new Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017). The new season of Twin Peaks has already been heavily debated in many papers and magazines, it has been the basis of …

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 …

Reincarnation and The Return: Part 2 The Enlightenment Of Cooper

From the minute Dale Cooper entered our hearts through our television screens twenty seven years ago; I knew there was something special about him.  His confidence, his caring nature, the way in which he knew what someone was going to say even before they said it.  It made us all feel that we really knew …

Agent Cooper: My Thoughts & Theories On His Journey Throughout The Series – The Waiting Room

Welcome back to my weekly column, The Waiting Room. If you are a regular reader of this feature ( I thank you), you'll know that I've been slowly studying The Return, a little bit each week. There's no particular order they need to be read in but in case you want to check out the …

David Lynch: Master of Expressionist Surrealism (Part III)

This article is the third and final entry in my short series dedicated to understanding the hybridization of the German Expressionist and Surrealist artistic/cinematic styles in the work of David Lynch in general and in Twin Peaks: The Return in particular. In Part I, I provided some definitions and historical contexts for an understanding of …