*Introduction to Twin Peaks*
This is my very basic outline of Twin Peaks from co-creator/producer/director David Lynch ("Blue Velvet", "Dune", "Lost Highway", "Mulholland Drive").
The body of high-school homecoming queen, Laura Palmer is found floating in the lake, and the m.o. appears identical to a murder one year earlier.
Then in a very
traumatised state, another girl wanders out of the woods,
badly wounded and terribly shocked. She is unable to say what had occurred.
How does one describe the genre of Twin Peaks? I remember reading somewhere that it was part soap spoof, part murder mystery, part "X-Files (although that series commenced later), but always a cult-type series. It has everything in it, the music is surreal, the story line full of intrigue and twists, and the characters in Twin Peaks hold their own in being more original than those in any other series. We will meet some of these characters in the pages coming up. But to understand Twin Peaks, I think we will start with The Lodge.