Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 4 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22D

Twin Peaks Season 3 has taken a lot of flack for not feeling like there are protagonists, antagonists, or even things they want. At the time, I knew it had to be purposeful, but all the same I couldn’t quite understand it. But over time, I’ve come to this conclusion: I think Season 3 is …

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 2)

“Life is what it is, a gift that is given to us for a time—like a library book—that must eventually be returned. How should we treat this book? If we are able to remember that it is not ours to begin with—one that we’re entrusted with, to care for, to study and learn from—perhaps it …

Shovels, Sunset Boulevards, and Sharp Dressed Men: The Return Part 15

"You asked about this shovel," Nadine says to Ed in the opening scene of Part 15 of The Return. "Well, I'm shoveling myself out of the shit!" "Have you been watching that show of Jacoby's?" Ed drawls. Nadine's grin says it all. "You know I have," she replies, before "freeing" Ed to pursue Norma, as they …

The Men Are Not What They Seem: Shattering Fragile Masculinity in Twin Peaks

The following is a guest post by Lee Stepien, an American freelance writer currently based in Paris. He has a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne, where he specialized in gender studies in American cinema.  Please leave a comment and let Lee know what you think! In both Twin Peaks: The Return and daily life in 2018, …

The Central Question of Twin Peaks: When confronted with trauma, do you look away or shovel yourself out? – Electricity Nexus #12

I think I’ve located the central question of Twin Peaks: when confronted with trauma, do you look away from it or do you shovel yourself out? David Lynch and Mark Frost’s advice for when this happens? Strive for enlightenment. Beneath the coffee and donuts and the quirky characters, the original center at the deepest heart of Twin …