Twin Peaks (1990)

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Season 1
Twin Peaks

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Twin Peaks plays with TV conventions to deliver a beguiling -- and unsettling -- blend of seemingly disparate genres, adding up to an offbeat drama with a distinctly unique appeal.

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Critic Ratings: 114

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Air date: Apr 8, 1990

An FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) and a sheriff (Michael Ontkean) find weirdness in a Pacific Northwest town while investigating the murder of a local teen.

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Air date: Apr 12, 1990

Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman learn more about Laura's life; Catherine plots to take over the sawmill.

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Air date: Apr 19, 1990

Agent Cooper shows the sheriff's department an uncommon deductive technique; Benjamin and Jerry Horne visit One-Eyed Jacks; Donna and James make a commitment; Leo holds Bobby at gunpoint.

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Air date: Apr 26, 1990

The town gathers for Laura's funeral; Cooper ponders his dream; Truman tells him about the Bookhouse boys.

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Air date: May 3, 1990

Cooper and Truman find the one-armed man; Norma Jennings goes to her husband's parole board hearing; Audrey Horne begins her own investigation.

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Air date: May 10, 1990

Truman and Cooper discover a macabre scene in the woods; Hank Jennings gets out of prison; Audrey goes to work for her father.

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Air date: May 17, 1990

While Audrey Horne goes under cover at One-Eyed Jacks, Agent Cooper and the Bookhouse Boys pay a visit; Sheriff Truman is informed of Josie's suspicions; Dr. Jacoby receives a call from the late Laura Palmer.

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Air date: May 23, 1990

The investigation comes to a terrifying conclusion; Dr. Jacoby goes to his meeting with Laura Palmer; Catherine and Shelly are trapped.

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Special Agent Dale Cooper

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Michael Ontkean
Sheriff Harry S. Truman

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Mädchen Amick
Shelly Johnson

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Dana Ashbrook
Bobby Briggs

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Richard Beymer
Benjamin Horne

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Lara Flynn Boyle
Donna Hayward

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Sherilyn Fenn
Audrey Horne

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Warren Frost
Dr. Will Hayward

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Peggy Lipton
Norma Jennings

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James Marshall
James Hurley

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Everett McGill
Big Ed Hurley

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Jack Nance
Pete Martell

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Ray Wise
Leland Palmer

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Joan Chen
Jocelyn Packard

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Piper Laurie
Catherine Martell

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Russ Tamblyn
Dr. Lawrence Jacoby

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Eric DaRe
Leo Johnson

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Harry Goaz
Deputy Andy Brennan

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Michael Horse
Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill

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Sheryl Lee
Laura Palmer

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Critic Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2023
    Appealing and uncanny with emotional depth, Twin Peaks is an exceptional piece of TV drama that beguiles the viewers with its tense undertones and wholly intriguing characters building up a though-provoking and smartly written season allowing its riveting plot, glorious performances and stunning direction to make even more of an impact.
  • Aug 25, 2022
    Some intriguing moments to be sure, but I am still wondering the point.
  • Jun 30, 2022
    If you are looking for a show that makes sense, then this is not for you, but if you are looking for an beauty camerawork, great characters and interesting story, then this series has it all. You make real memories watching it and continue thinking about Twin Peaks long after finishing it. Overall I believe this Tv series to be a masterpiece and definitely one of the best series ever produced.
  • Feb 24, 2022
    With committed performances, memorable characters, pretty good atmosphere, great cinematography, some enjoyably bizarre sequences and a compelling premise, the groundbreaking Twin Peaks' combination of cop drama and soap opera make it a truly unique TV show that still holds up incredibly well. You know a show's doing something right when I only vaguely knew of David Lynch's knack for surrealism and had only ever seen his take on Dune, which was arguably a more mainstream film with some peculiar choices, and I still remained intrigued by it.
  • Feb 07, 2022
    [⭐️84%] Twin Peaks is such a unique series, that provokes a rare feeling from viewing, the feeling of hypnosis. The word to describe this first season is ‘unorthodox' as things play out in the same way as a soap opera and mystery, however from the overly-long focused shots, editing, repetition of theme song amongst other things, it can attract your interest as you feel there is something that every single person in the town is hiding. Given that Twin Peaks has such a unique tone and vibe, it may not appeal to everybody, however those who it does will find it extremely fascinating. Occasional flashes of weird imagery continues to build up the mystery of not just Laura Palmer's death, but the town of Twin Peaks, which ends season one on a great cliff hanger.
  • Feb 04, 2021
    So good. The first season of Twin Peaks, the first story was brilliant. Unfortunately it was totally down hill from there. Started to feel like a self indulgent art school film after that with bad story telling.
  • Nov 13, 2020
    If TV series are nowadays prominent in the entertainment industry, it is also thanks to Twin Peaks. One of the best mistery dramas ever made, there are no characters here free of suspicion. The brilliant writing makes so that even the simplest of Twin Peaks dwellers gives weird vibes, adding to the eerie atmosphere if this remote town. The first season is especially entertaining because it sets up the mistery of Laura Palmer's murder, along with many compelling subplots that have a potential impact on the main storyline. The episodes where David Lynch is involved more directly are also especially weird and polished, a dreamy extravaganza sprinkled with his genuine sense of humor, always a welcome relief.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Mahogany was our waitress tonight and the service was fantastic. Drinks were really cold and food was fresh and hot!!
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Absolute fantastic piece of TV that's timeless, and a sustained classic.
  • Jun 28, 2020
    Very very disappointing

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