Saturday, April 29, 2017

Madeleine "Maddy" Ferguson (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #23)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Maddy, sweet, easygoing, down-to-earth, is far removed from the all-consuming fire of her cousin's dangerous life...until she comes to Twin Peaks for Laura's funeral.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sarah Palmer (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #24)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

As a wise man once said, "The home is a place where things can go wrong," and Sarah stays close to hers.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #25)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Albert is rude, snide, extraordinarily condescending...and impossible not to love.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The TWIN PEAKS Character Series will resume in late April/early May


I am frankly relieved to say that I couldn't get Albert Rosenfield's entry up on time today, and thus I'm pausing the Character Series until I've worked up a decent backlog, at which point I'll resume with the same end point in mind - May 19. Hopefully I can do this within a week, so that I can post one entry a day (including weekends at this point) and conclude on the Friday before the premiere. However, it may take longer (I want to be at least a week in advance when I publish again), in which case I would publish two entries a day. Regardless, the series will be finished before new Twin Peaks begins - it has a hard deadline. I was getting burnt out and probably allowed myself to slip up on this one, knowing that even if I get Albert up on time, another post - probably what was scheduled for Friday - would trip me up. I started this series with a decent backlog but didn't use my time in February and March as wisely as I could, and eventually it caught up with me.

The bad news for people enjoying these entries is that this has happened before, virtually every time I've set myself a schedule but didn't have the work finished ahead of time. The good news is I always end up completing these endeavors (well, except for that Cecil B. DeMille series from 2009...). The troubling news is it usually takes a while - my Favorites series began in 2012 and didn't end until I marathoned fifty-nine entries in 2016, for example. In this case, I don't feel I really have a choice to wait. The series must finish before the Showtime series throws all of our conceptions of these characters out of whack (which I expect it to do, and hope it will). So I still have to put my nose to the grindstone, but one ultimate destination is not the same as the consistent pressure of getting a piece up every weekday. I'm hopeful this break will give me the breathing room I need.

In the meantime, you can hold yourselves over with my vast backlog of Twin Peaks material, or hey, the other hundreds of posts that aren't Twin Peaks-related! My hope is that Albert will appear on Tuesday, April 25, with one entry a day for the next twenty-five days. If I can do that, he'll be proceeded by an announcement of the resumption on Sunday, and, on Monday, a cross-post of the Twin Peaks Unwrapped podcast episode in which I discussed my character series.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll return when I do. See you then.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Windom Earle (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #26)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Ostensibly mad but immersed in hyperrationalism, Windom attacks Twin Peaks in ways both blunt and subtle, betting his life that he can harness its dark shadow.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nadine Hurley (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #27)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Nadine emerges from a world of loneliness and desperation into a world of strength and innocence, but too much of her happiness relies on Twin Peaks' most dangerous resource: denial.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hank Jennings (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #28)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

It's hard to say what Hank enjoys more - being a bad guy or pretending (just barely) that he isn't one.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #29)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Jacoby is ambiguously caught between secretly lost soul, confident but offputting eccentric, and wise guide for Twin Peaks' psyche.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Jerry Horne (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #30)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Jerry is defined by its appetites and enthusiasms, which is a good thing since his legal skills are more questionable.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dick Tremayne (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #31)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Dick aspires toward the role of small-town sophisticate, but his absurdity keeps his pretension in check.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Annie Blackburn (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #32)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Annie returns to her troubled town, where her trauma began, in order to heal but her romance with a wise, kind, gentle man puts her in greater danger than ever.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FBI Agents Chester "Chet" Desmond and Sam Stanley (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #33)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Chet and Sam divide the qualities of a good detective between them and can't quite sync up to figure out what's going on.