Sheryl Lee Voices Trauma in The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer Audiobook (and it gets in your head no matter how you look away)

Here at 25YL, we love The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Jennifer Lynch gives us a masterful glimpse into Laura’s inner life that enriches any viewing of the series and the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a deep dive into the Secret Diary …

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

Now that we've spent the first four parts looking into Twin Peaks reality and how to navigate it, we're finally at the big questions: Was Dale Cooper following a plan? Did he take away Laura Palmer's agency and/or blow up reality as Twin Peaks knows it? Is he dead? Every interpretation of these questions' answers seems …

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 …

MTV’s Oddities Part 2: The Maxx: Julie’s Pangea, Laura’s Ghostwood

As Mr. Gone, antagonist in The Maxx, welcomes us to the next iteration of MTV's Oddities, it feels appropriate to begin with his opening monologue to set the stage for this article's topic. “Most of us inhabit at least two worlds, the real world, where we’re at the mercy of circumstance, and the world within, the …

Understanding Season 3: How the Fireman “Brings Back Some Memories” – Electricity Nexus #14

There can be haunted selves just as easily as haunted houses, especially in Twin Peaks where memories are loaded with power. I am going to make a statement today on how memory itself drives Season 3 of Twin Peaks. To paraphrase T. Kyle King, what follows is intended not as the definitive answer to Season 3's mysteries, …

Do You Really Want To Fuck With This? The Alternative Timeline Of Sarah Palmer

Out of all the returning characters in Twin Peaks, The Return, Sarah Palmer might be the one whose life turned out to be the harshest and most cruel. Thinking about how her life was back in the original run of Twin Peaks, it really wasn't even close to good then, either. SARAH PALMER IN THE …

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 …