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Twin Peaks: The Return Reviews

June 22, 2017
It does make me think about what sort of person I am, and how I want to respond to the unsteady ground around me.
June 6, 2017
This is an entertaining and intriguing return to form that will delight fans and maybe-just maybe-pull in a new audience happy to overlook the slow pace and random non sequiturs in return for a glimpse into Lynch's inimitable, magical, dystopian world.
June 6, 2017
Above all, the new Twin Peaks is gloriously trippy.
May 26, 2017
The Twin Peaks reboot is not the fusion of arthouse and mainstream sensibilities that viewers might expect. It's pure David Lynch -- and it's glorious.
May 24, 2017
Twin Peaks has become the show from another place, the darkness of future past, a geist that had to travel in time to find its zeit.
May 23, 2017
Twin Peaks remains the nightmare fuel it always has been.
May 23, 2017
Lynch's twisted brutalization of women likewise continues... It all seems to be part of the director's basic playbook. And it's past time for him to be called out on it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 22, 2017
Yes, it's weird. Yes, it's "Lynchian." But there's a lot more weirdness on TV than there was in 1990.
May 22, 2017
What premiered on Sunday was as accessibly scary, disturbing and audaciously funny as many of the best parts of the original Twin Peaks, and nowhere near as hallucinatory and subtextually distilled as the prequel film Fire Walk With Me.
May 22, 2017
It's amazing it was made at the time, and exciting to have it back now. May it make us all a little crazy.
May 22, 2017
As the return of Twin Peaks surges on after a promising but troubled start, I have to credit it with this: It's the rare screen entertainment that allows us to contemplate faces that have aged in real time.
May 22, 2017
Very little of this re-entry into "Twin Peaks" makes any sense. Yet it's admirable that the drama's creators have found a way to update the universe without relinquishing its signature atmosphere.
May 22, 2017
It may the more grounded plot strand that speaks loudest both to newcomers to the acid trip known as Twin Peaks - and to me.
May 22, 2017
Twenty-six years after the original left the air, Lynch is still more than capable of confounding and unsettling us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2017
The return of Twin Peaks would bewilder anyone unfamiliar with the show. But the visuals were still arresting.
May 22, 2017
Lynch and Frost didn't bring back Twin Peaks to merely please themselves or flaunt their oddities. They brought it back as a piece of pure Sunday-night entertainment, and that may be the most surprising thing about it.
May 22, 2017
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?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 22, 2017
The first two hours should, at least, pique any fan's curiosity. And for a program that never fit in a neat little box, Lynch and company have seemingly found the right time and place to reappear.
May 22, 2017
Lynch likes to take his time and let the camera linger over waterfalls, red curtains and other elements of place that made the original series such a weird and wonderful ride.
May 22, 2017
Mr. Lynch's mastery of tension persists. The script, by him and Mr. Frost, recognizes the power of silence and anticipation. And Mr. Lynch, who is directing the entire revival, still has his penchant for dualities and eerie beauty.
Top Critic
May 22, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
May 22, 2017
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
What a good show this is. Who cares who killed who?
May 22, 2017
Two hours of sumptuously photographed, obtuse, patience-taxing, and sometimes demonically horrifying imagery that I'll bet single-handedly destroyed the nostalgic goodwill that had accrued since the show was announced.
May 22, 2017
The show, which derived its power from the aftermath of trauma in a small community, has chosen to tell a story that's odder and bigger -- so big, in fact, that it has so far choked off what made Twin Peaks work all along.
May 22, 2017
Lynch's vision is so total and absolute that he can get away with what wouldn't be otherwise acceptable .