Breaking news: I have decided that since my Erasmus is over and I have less trips in program, I will start writing about series or books I’ve watched/read. I promise I will try hard not to spoil anything (in spite of my “spoiler” nature!).
Name : Twin Peaks
Episodes : 8 (season 1)
Produced in the US by David Lynch and Mark Frost (1990-1991)
it’s true I am in Paris and I am supposed to enjoy the rich cultural life this city is able to offer. However, in these last days the weather was depressing. Believe me, when there is just a glint of sun I’m ready to leave the flat and walk in the streets (and take many pictures) but these moments are rather rare.
Instead I’ve discovered Twin Peaks. I’ve not really discovered it because I knew about it before, I had even started to see the first episodes two years ago…but then I promised eternal loyalty to my twin-peaks-buddy so I had to stop. Now I am with my twin-peaks-buddy again and we have plenty of time to watch it.
Little advice: many of you have already watched this masterpiece, but for those who haven’t yet…please find a twin-peaks-buddy. Firstly because some scenes are a bit scary. Secondly because you inevitably become a detective: too many stories disclose in front of your eyes and, it may seem strange, but you actually get to know more than what fiction-detectives are actually aware of.
But let’s get to the point: the series starts with the discovery of Laura Palmer’s corpse. She is obviously dead and wrapped in plastic. At the beginning we are shocked, just as the Twin Peaks inhabitants, by her murder. She was loved by everyone, was there any need to kill her? But as the story is unrolled, we are less shocked and many reasons arise to murder her.
Is it a common murder? Not at all, since also the FBI is involved (Agent Cooper) and many inexplicable events are directly linked to this homicide.
It’s impossible to avoid getting involved. From a rather simple beginning the series gets more and more complicated and opens many secondary stories which are in some way all linked.
I watched only the first season who ends with no answer and even more questions. I hope to start the second season as soon as possible!
What I liked about this series is the fact that many genres are mixed together: soap opera, detective story and horror. The soundtrack is amazing: in just a few seconds it can change from a love theme to a horror one! The thing I mostly appreciated is the filming. The camera always focuses on objects: dominoes, mirrors, jewels and other stuff which doesn’t make sense at a first glance but then acquire meaning the more you watch.
If you have already seen the series comments will be appreciated, otherwise have a look and let me know if you appreciated! No spoilers please.