Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)


The Return
Twin Peaks

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Surreal, suspenseful, and visually stunning, this new Twin Peaks is an auteurist triumph for David Lynch.



Critic Ratings: 91


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Air date: May 21, 2017
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New mysteries unfold 25 years after the shocking death of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in a quaint northwestern town.


Kyle MacLachlan
as Dale Cooper
Sheryl Lee
as Carrie Page
Michael Horse
as Deputy Chief Tommy "Hawk" Hill
Chrysta Bell
as FBI Agent Tammy Preston
Miguel Ferrer
as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield
David Lynch
as FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole
Robert Forster
as Sheriff Frank Truman
Kimmy Robertson
as Lucy Brennan
Naomi Watts
as Janey-E Jones
Laura Dern
as Diane Evans
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Critic Reviews for Twin Peaks The Return

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (36)

This revival is fascinating, delirious and definitively, unmistakably Lynchian, but somewhere in the intervening years the state of mind that defined the original has been lost.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The return of Twin Peaks would bewilder anyone unfamiliar with the show. But the visuals were still arresting.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Beyond the cast, the show was beautifully shot by Peter Deming, and Angelo Badalamenti's score is as iconic as ever. The pieces of this puzzle inspire rapture. But when you try to assemble them, what kind of picture do you create?

May 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Twin Peaks defies ultimate analysis, and ultimate judgment. That's its secret and mystique, and why it's back after 25 years, as a reminder that TV -- like art -- doesn't have to be reduced to nuts and bolts, or to specific meaning either.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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For fans who have loved the show's surreal, subversive spirit, Lynch has supercharged every element that made the original series a TV classic.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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What a good show this is. Who cares who killed who?

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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An anxiety consumes you as you watch The Return, a wildness of connections-like some radio telescope scanning the universe for signals.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

More intellectually and emotionally stimulating than anything I've seen in a long time.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Twin Peaks: The Return was ghastly, comic, romantic, mysterious, and unlike anything ever to come before it. It was some damn fine coffee.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Twin Peaks is a peculiar kind of game, one almost intended for online channels-a game that we play in order to figure out its rules.

Oct 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks: The Return

  • Jun 18, 2019
    Honestly I couldn't go past episode 3. This isn't Twin Peaks. It has lost all the familiar and genuine atmosphere, the characters (the new ones) are uninteresting and the old ones are...well, old, and it's all either too boring or too nonsensical (even for Lynch standards). So, that's a big no for me.
  • Apr 18, 2019
    The best season of Twin Peaks.If there were 9 episodes it would be 10
  • Jan 13, 2019
    i just seen the first 2 discs of the the return. i hate to say this because i really was looking forward to it. Disapointing & garbage. i loved the 1990 series but this is just a cheap move. like a student wants to impress to graduate. waiste of time and money.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Twin Peaks: The Return is a masterpiece. Lynch is a master.
  • Dec 14, 2018
    With all the understanding that this is David Lynch’s feature Work of art, I would ask the question, to Enjoy a painters masterpiece do I have to have viewed all there previous paintings? If I listen to a musician, do I have to listen to all there previous albums to understand and enjoy there music? That seems to be the case with this installment of Twin Peaks. Get a pen and a pad of paper, quit your job, intently watch all previous Twin Peaks seasons, docs, movie, then you can understand 50% of what happens in this season.
  • Oct 12, 2018
    In Twin Peaks: The Return we see all the puzzle pieces from the last two seasons, as well as the movie, come together in a visually stunning, wonderfully written season of television.
  • Sep 27, 2018
    I am shocked at how much I disliked everything about this show- at least the 45 min I could stomach- as I generally dig stylized dramas. I attempted to watch this without seeing the original- perhaps it may have helped, but I found the episode almost unbearable. In this case, "surreal" equals a bunch of unconvincingly awkward and silent trope characters (whose appearance are often made to be grotesque) sit in silence or force out useless dialogue lines. Awkward, slow, unpleasant, unbearable bomb of a show.
  • Sep 25, 2018
    I gotta admit that I had to stop watching this season after a couple of episodes, because of one of the main characters. I am really glad that I returned to it though, because you can really see David and Mark flex their creative muscles over the course of the season. It is phenomeal in terms of mood and has some of the best visuals in the whole series. Even the character choice that I criticised in the beginning really pays off in the end.
  • Sep 15, 2018
    Tedious and nonsensical, this long-awaited sequel fails to deliver either a satisfying conclusion or an enjoyable viewing experience.
  • Jun 13, 2018
    25 años Y Lynch conserva la magia completa con su historia surrealista y con sus personajes fenomenales. una historia alucinante de nuevo y MacLachlan luciendo en todo su esplendor.

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