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    Best of the Week: Television

    Ready For Their Close-Up: Six TV Characters Worthy of a Spin-Off Television history is littered with the bodies of ill-advised spin-offs. Their corpses, copies of reviews and overnights crumpled in their clawed little hands, defile the memories of the successful shows that spawned them and serve as cautionary tales for every writer tempted to go […] More

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    Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.09, “Arbitrary Law”: Truth and delusion

    A lot happens this week. Usually, Twin Peaks is a series that follows its own pace, setting its own rules and moving forward slowly but surely. Last week felt like something of a bizarre stasis as Leland continued to roam free and everyone else mourns, investigates, meanders. Here, the truth is revealed to everyone, not just us. It comes to Cooper first, of course, in a dream. But this is an overstuffed episode, absolutely fascinating in what it tries to pull off and in its relative failures. More

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    Best of the Week: Tv and Film

    ‘It Follows’ is fun and gorgeously moody Is David Robert Mitchell’s atmospheric horror film It Follows parody? Its ambiguous decade could be the heyday of ‘80s American horror, replete with tube TVs, a very retro-looking aboveground pool, and costuming that’s very Blue Velvet. But then there’s a reading device that looks like a rather chic […] More

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    Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.08, “Drive with a Dead Girl”: The devil is free

    Have you ever begged a secret out of someone? They let a tiny piece slip, and suddenly finding out the whole truth is the only thing that matters. You plead that they just tell you. You pick away at them, breaking them down, again and again until it goes on too long for either of you and you can’t take it anymore, you just need to know and they need to tell you, right now. They sigh, dramatically. They pause. They tell you truth. It isn’t at all what you expected, but now you know, you finally know. Now what?
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    Damn Good Podcast – Twin Peaks Origins

    Welcome to the very first episode of A Damn Good Podcast about Twin Peaks. Cooper, Miko, and Ophilia, hosts of Swingset.FM‘s Hannibal podcast Eat The Rudecast, partnered with Sound On Sight to crawl through the archives and watch Twin Peaks from the very beginning. This first episode introduces the show and the crew, through a […] More

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    Twin Peaks: Still powerful 25 years later

    “Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives.” Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) The moment is still seared into the pop culture consciousness; the pretty blonde Homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) found dead and wrapped in plastic on the shores of an picturesque Washington logging town. The show Twin Peaks is still […] More

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    Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

    **** The Battle for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’: How T.E. Lawrence’s family and friends opposed bringing his story to the screen T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) ranks among the 20th Century’s oddest heroes. This short, smart, and mischievous British soldier helped organize the Arab Revolt against Turkey, a secondary front of the First World War. He became Emir Feisal’s […] More

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    Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.07, “Lonely Souls”: The nightmare revealed

    And finally, the truth. Leave it to David Lynch and Mark Frost, though, to offer something less than comforting. The pair may have been bitter from the pressure to reveal the killer, which they never intended to do, but regardless, this is a brutal hour of television. It’s difficult to imagine that many viewers, so wrapped up in the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer, were all that satisfied with the answer once it came, not that an answer could ever have been as satisfying as the question. The truth is more horrifying than any of us could have imagined. More

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    Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

    8 Actors Who Can Be The Next Spider-Man We’re not even a year removed from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and already Sony and Marvel are exploring new options on who could be the next webslinger. And we already have some insight that the next Spider-Man is going back to high school, and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze […] More

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    Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.06, “Demons”: Love hurts

    So much of the time, the care we have for other people brings us pain. Allowing yourself to have love for someone else puts you in a state of vulnerability, a scary place where it becomes far easier to wound. Sometimes, it’s from outside sources, but it can also come from within. The problem is that we can’t help ourselves. There is nothing more powerful than the love and care we have for others, even if we know pain will come. But especially if we don’t. More

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    Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.05, “The Orchid’s Curse”: Suffocating in secrets

    As ever, the citizens of Twin Peaks are obsessed with the secrets of Laura Palmer. “Do you want to know the ultimate secret?” Harold asks at the end of “The Orchid’s Curse”. “Laura did. The secret of knowing who killed you.” This is a hint at who Laura’s true killer is, but this scene also reveals just what kind of power Laura held over this strange town. Donna needs to know what’s in her secret diary—not necessarily because it could help with the murder investigation, but because she feels as if she didn’t truly know her friend. The more she learns about Laura, the more secrets that emerge. Did she know her at all? More

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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

    Sundance 2015 Our crew is hard at work covering the Sundance Film Festival. Here is the first batch of review with more to come. ‘The D Train’ promises a fun, twisty ride Sundance 2015: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ will have you running for the exits Sundance 2015: ‘Slow West’ is a tense and thoughtful […] More

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