Critic Consensus: "Part One" suggests Twin Peaks hasn't left any of its singularly unsettling power during the show's long layoff -- and proves this is one series revival not motivated by empty nostalgia.
as Dale Cooper, Dougie Jones
as Carrie Page, Laura Palmer
as Deputy Chief Tommy "Hawk" Hill
as FBI Agent Tammy Preston
as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield
as FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole
as Sheriff Frank Truman
as Lucy Brennan
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We have returned to Twin Peaks at last, and it is a weirder place than ever. Thank god.
My overall verdict is that Lynch has blown the roof off the universe, as the compliment goes, but - and it's a reasonably big caveat - it is off-the-charts surreal and not one for the fidgets, as a colleague used to say.
Sunday's return of Twin Peaks was everything fans might have expected: as confounding, horrifying, and furtive as its co-creator David Lynch's (relatively) recent work, but not entirely lacking in the homespun charm of the original network-TV series.
We sat and watched a box on which people sat and watched a box. They didn't know what it was they were watching for, only that it made them uneasy. Us too, kids. Welcome to Lynchville.
Woof! Okay, so outside of Twin Peaks, we've got two or three other plot to get through, but it won't take too long, because they are already David Lynch movie tropes.
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