Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Twin Peaks - Pilot (1990)

After reading Pines, I felt somewhat compelled to watch Twin Peaks.  I've heard it mentioned before in reference to other horror movies and TV series, but somehow I never got around to watching it.  But now it's on Netflix instant, and since my TV show reviews are one of the most read features of my blog, I thought I'd try my hand at watching it, and reviewing it by episode. 

Of course, Twin Peaks was known by its tagline, "Who Killed Laura Palmer?"  There are a bunch of recognizable actors/actresses in this show, and it must really give your age away with what you remember these people from.  For me, Kyle McLachlan is Trey from Sex and the City and Lara Flynn Boyle is the skinny chick from network TV.  Anyway, a teenager, Laura Palmer is found dead on an otherwise quiet morning in Twin Peaks.  The town is rattled by this discovery, and people begin to behave strangely.   Or are they already strange?  It's hard to tell.

Of course, the first suspect is Laura's boyfriend and local bad boy, Bobby Briggs.  He denies it vehemently, but people don't seem convinced.  An FBI agent, Dale Cooper, arrives in town to investigate the murder, believing it to be related to another nearby killing.  He, too, is a bizarre individual who is oddly obsessed with trees.  Meanwhile, another young female is found wandering the railroad tracks, abused and bloody.  Cooper believes this to be related to the other crimes.

Also, they find Laura's diary, and discover bizarre clues inside, including a key to a safe deposit box filled with a ton of money and a porno magazine.  Then it seems like all the guys at the high school become suspects and get locked up in the holding cell.  Also, everryyyone in this town is up in each other's biz and always reporting on each other and talking behind their backs.  Get a life, nosypants.  The ending is a cliffhanger (of course!) and we're onto the next episode!