What is twin peaks really about
Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks by Brad DukesReflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks examines David Lynch and Mark Frost’s legendary television series that aired on the ABC network from 1990-91. As the mystery of “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” played out on television sets across the world, another compelling drama was unfolding in the everyday lives of the show’s cast and crew. Twenty-five years later, Reflections goes behind the curtain of Twin Peaks and documents the series’ unlikely beginnings, widespread success, and peculiar collapse. Featuring first-hand accounts from series cocreator Mark Frost and cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Sherilyn Fenn, Piper Laurie, Michael Ontkean, Ray Wise, Billy Zane, and many more – Reflections explores the magic and mystique of a true television phenomenon, Twin Peaks.
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The pilot was first broadcast on April 8 , , on the ABC Network, which led to another seven episodes being produced, and a second season, which aired until June 10 , The show's name came from its setting, a small fictional Washington town. Exteriors were primarily filmed in Snoqualmie and North Bend , Washington; most of the interior scenes were shot on standing sets in a San Fernando Valley warehouse excluding the pilot, which was filmed in Washington state. Twin Peaks became one of 's top-rated shows, a critical success both nationally and internationally. Reflecting its devoted cult fan base, the series became a part of popular culture, referenced in other television shows, commercials, comic books, video games, films and song lyrics. Primarily due to constant schedule changes, viewer rating declined.
It garnered critical acclaim and a cult following with its unconventional narrative, surreal tone, and eerie characters. Twin Peaks was created by Mark Frost and David Lynch director of the motion picture Blue Velvet  , the latter already well known for making strange films with macabre motifs. The show began with the discovery of the body of a murdered teenage prom queen, Laura Palmer played by Sheryl Lee , in the small town of Twin Peaks, Washington, near the Canadian border and revolved around the ensuing murder investigation led by Dale Cooper Kyle MacLachlan , an idiosyncratic FBI special agent sent to help solve the case. The investigation and the clues he received in his bizarre dreams gradually led Cooper to the network of secrets and mysteries surrounding the town and its eccentric inhabitants. Starting out as a murder mystery, the show evolved into an examination of the sinister double lives of the innocent-looking townsfolk and the dark, paranormal mysteries of this seemingly quaint town. While an answer to that central enigma was provided early in the second season, the introduction of new convoluted story lines and the ever-increasing strangeness of the show led to a plunge in ratings, critical backlash, and cancellation despite protests from hard-core fans after two seasons. Twin Peaks was nominated for more than a dozen Emmy Awards and won two.
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The series developed a notably loyal following in , but declining ratings led to its cancellation after its second season in It nonetheless gained a cult following and has been referenced in a wide variety of media. The show's narrative draws on elements of detective fiction , but its uncanny tone, supernatural elements, and campy , melodramatic portrayal of eccentric characters also draw on American soap opera and horror tropes. The success of the show sparked a media franchise , and the series was followed by a feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me , that serves as a prequel to the series. Additional tie-in books were also released.