Television

Twin Peaks: The Return and the Left Eye of Nadine Hurley

The first two episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return – shown together so that as with the Twin Peaks pilot all those years ago, the opening to the series effectively functions as a standalone piece of cinema – were bravura displays of filmmaking. Drawing us back into the heart of the familiarly off-kilter world while puncturing it with new locales…

In Praise of Letterman: A Musical Top Twenty

With David Letterman’s final Late Show airing on CBS on Wednesday, bringing a close to an unsurpassed thirty-three year career at the forefront of late night, the media over the past week has been full of all things Letterman. There have been tender and laudatory remarks and reminiscences from a whole host of celebrities and, most of all, from his…

Podcast: The Jinx & By Reason of Insanity

Some brief thoughts in a video/podcast on two recent television documentaries: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, directed by Andrew Jarecki; and Louis Theroux’s By Reason of Insanity. Incidentally, Louis’s Transgender Kids has just commenced on BBC Two.

Twin Peaks: Major Briggs’ Vision

The return of Twin Peaks – which originally aired for two seasons and thirty episodes between 1990 and 1991 – was confirmed on Monday, by means of two identical tweets posted simultaneously by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, closely followed by a tweeted announcement courtesy of the Showtime network, on which the new episodes will air. A new series…