We’re just a few weeks away from the return of Twin Peaks after a 25+ year hiatus, and fans of the show are counting the minutes until May 21st when the first new episode premieres on Showtime. Those who experienced Twin Peaks the first time around have been unabashedly giddy about the show’s return, but those who came late to the party, or who have never experienced the Twin Peaks phenomenon for themselves, have been scratching their heads over all of this anticipation.
Back in 1990, Twin Peaks was such an anomaly, so different from anything that had every aired on TV before, that it was absolutely magnetic. 25-years later, not only are entertainment options exponentially vaster, the influence of Twin Peaks’ influence has become so pervasive in the decades since its release, its uniqueness may actually appear unoriginal to those who didn’t live through the era.
If you’ve been struggling to explain to millennials why Twin Peaks is so great, or if you’ve never experienced the show for yourself and you’re on the fence, the video below from ScreenPrism will make just about anyone a believer. So what makes Twin Peaks so great? Carve out 15 minutes for yourself, and everything will soon be made apparent.
The owls are not what they seem.
Official Synopsis: Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. TWIN PEAKS is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland.