1990-'91, Not Rated
Twin Peaks: The Second Season
When filmmaker David Lynch wanted to continue on television the surreal, subconsciously pitched exploration of the underside of small-town life that he began in Blue Velvet, he changed the medium.
Although it lasted only 30 episodes and two seasons in 1990-1991 on ABC (the first season was just seven episodes plus a pilot), Twin Peaks
(created with Mark Frost) is one of the most important and memorable series ever, as well as one of weirdest. The show made a semi-star of melancholy chanteuse Julee Cruise, whose "Falling" was the Twin Peaks
' theme song, and provided such great charactersas Log Lady. Revolving around the murder of young Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in a Washington town, the series follows FBI Agent Cooper's (Kyle MacLachlan) attempts to solve the crime as he slips ever deeper into a strange community and his stranger psyche. In episode 16, after the murder is solved and the killer "Bob" is revealed, the series lost steam and a sense of purpose. Ultimately, Twin Peaks
is a great miniseries and should someday be re-released in entirety in the U.S. (Steven Rosen) Grade: B+