“… There are many stories in Twin Peaks–some of them are sad, some funny. Some of them are stories of madness, of violence. Some are ordinary. Yet they all have about them a sense of mystery–the mystery of life. Sometimes, the mystery of death. The mystery of the woods. The woods surrounding Twin Peaks.”
– The Log Lady
If you don’t know Twin Peaks then you’re missing out on one of the best shows ever to air on TV.
I watched the Twin Peaks pilot episode on TV several years ago (the aired just the pilot episode but not the whole series) and I quickly became a Twin Peaks (and more generally, a David Lynch) fan. I’ve been gathering whatever Twin Peaks episodes I could find via file sharing ever since…
Last week while browsing Amazon I saw an announcement for a new Twin Peaks DVD pack on the main page:
Twin Peaks – The Definitive Gold Box Edition (The Complete Series)
I immediately threw the box to my cart (along with some other stuff) and got it today.
Filled with nostalgia, I put the first DVD in the player and started watching the pilot episode.
And then it suddenly struck me!
Located “just 5 miles from the Canadian border and 12 miles west of the state line” lies the town of Twin Peaks, population 51, 201. A town where we find out exactly what goes on behind the white picket fences of small-town, middle-class America.
Twin Peek was filmed in the pacific-northwest. I’m currently in the pacific-northwest. Hmmmm….
A quick look in Google and Wikipedia turned out that the show was short at the towns of Snoqualmie, North Bend and at the great falls area. Less than an hour drive from Seattle…
So tomorrow, I’m going to Twin Peaks!
(Note to self, get some coffee and cherry pie on the way…)