Twin Peaks - The Return, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Part 1



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.

Episode Info

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Kyle MacLachlan
as Dale Cooper, Dougie Jones
Sheryl Lee
as Carrie Page, Laura Palmer
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 Part 1

We have returned to Twin Peaks at last, and it is a weirder place than ever. Thank god.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 16/20 | Full Review…

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.

June 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

June 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Was it subtle to have a scene where two people sit on a couch to watch a glass box which eventually devours their faces? Not remotely, but f--- subtlety.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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