Welcome to TV's golden age of "What the hell did I just watch?"

Sunday night was the season finale of Westworld—an episode whose plot points I will not be spoiling here, because to do so would suggest not only that I actually retained them, but that I had some understanding of their significance. I’ve watched two seasons of the HBO sci-fi drama now and, while I’m mildly conversant…

The greatest mystery of Twin Peaks' return might still be that sweeping scene

To be a David Lynch fan is to have patience. His more abstract films treat narrative like a piece of Play-Doh, twisting it around into different shapes while tearing off little bits that, at one point, seemed integral to the overall structure. Last summer’s Twin Peaks: The Return—which premiered a year ago today—was…

Get Involved, Internet: Fund a documentary about "Log Lady" Catherine E. Coulson

Although she acted for many years, on both stage and screen, Catherine E. Coulson—who died in 2015, just days after filming her final scenes for the revived Twin Peaks— was best known for her association with director David Lynch. The two met on the set of Lynch’s first film, Eraserhead, where Coulson—then married to…

Here's why David Lynch refuses to explain what his films mean

David Lynch’s reticence toward interviews is famous. He’s always refused to provide any explanation or analysis of his films, even as those same films send audiences scrambling for answers in their wake. Much has been made of this over the years. If you’re a fan of David Lynch’s work, you’ve just come to enjoy…

Kyle MacLachlan celebrates Twin Peaks Day by being his usual adorable self

Today is February 24—i.e., Twin Peaks Day, the first time FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, tape recorder in hand, first crossed the border into David Lynch’s surreal take on small-town America. People are celebrating the occasion in all sorts of ways—could we interest you in our coverage of the show’s recent Showtime…

Showtime president says "the door is always open" for more Twin Peaks

Although its day in the spotlight at today’s TCA press tour was mostly about up-and-coming entries on its slate of original TV programming, Showtime did manage to get in a few comments about its biggest 2017 critical success story, Twin Peaks: The Return. Unsurprisingly—given how much buzz David Lynch’s complicated,…

Wendy's steps in, puts the "Is Twin Peaks a movie?" debate to rest

2017 is a weird time to be a brand. Where once the marketing arms of major fast food conglomerates were just expected to find inventive ways to say “Our square hamburgers will briefly stave off your body’s endless need for sustenance,” the fast food social media ecosystem has now become a much wilder place. Today’s…

Is Twin Peaks: The Return a better movie than TV show? 

While we’re big fans of Twin Peaks here at The A.V. Club, not everyone was sold on David Lynch and Mark Frost’s mind-bending magnum opus. Some say it was too abstract, others criticize its unresolved subplots, and others still thought it lacked the original’s “chutzpah” (which is legit insane, by the way). But maybe…

Read This: The owner of Laura Palmer’s house talks about her Twin Peaks cameo

In Twin Peaks: The Return’s final scene—spoilers ensue—an Agent Cooper and Laura Palmer out of time (and, perhaps, one version of reality), return to the latter’s childhood home. A woman who is notably not Laura’s mother answers the door and provides an apparently pedestrian rundown of its previous owners, none of…

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