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Twin Peaks Are you one of those who felt ripped off by the final episode of the most exciting new show of the year? Which did you resent more: that the murderer...Twin PeaksDrama, Crime Are you one of those who felt ripped off by the final episode of the most exciting new show of the year? Which did you resent more: that the murderer...1990-06-15Michael J. AndersonLara Flynn BoyleJoan ChenHeather GrahamRay Wise
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Twin Peaks

Genre: Drama, Crime; Lead Performer: Sherilyn Fenn, Mark Frost, David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean; Performers: Michael J. Anderson, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joan Chen, Heather Graham, Ray Wise; Director: David Lynch; Broadcaster: ABC; Status: In Season

Are you one of those who felt ripped off by the final episode of the most exciting new show of the year? Which did you resent more: that the murderer of Laura Palmer was never revealed, that you can’t be sure whether the wife-battering Leo is really dead, that special agent Cooper took three slugs to the stomach in a finale that suggested the shameless ”Who Shot J.R.?” of Dallas more than the subtle weirdness of Twin Peaks? Well, pour a cup of strong black coffee and join the club.

At the same time, it’s a good kind of annoyance, isn’t it? How pleasurable it is to really care about a TV series, to the point of (national) obsession.

ABC almost certainly has made a big mistake in scheduling this fall’s second season of Peaks for Saturdays at 10 p.m. Quite aside from the fact that a large portion of the show’s audience probably will be out on Saturday nights, the move eliminates one of the prime pleasures of Peaks: the opportunity to discuss the latest episode’s twists around the office water cooler the next day. A+

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