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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mike Nelson (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #34)


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.

Mike is a follower - whether surly mimic of his best friend or grinning boy toy for a superwoman, this restless jock is perpetually pulled forward by stronger forces than himself.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Evelyn Marsh (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #35)


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.

Evelyn deceives and conspires with so many different lovers that eventually she begins to question her own aims.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Harold Smith (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #36)


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.

Harold hides away in a world of books and orchids but his home is an epicenter of Twin Peaks' troubling vibrations, not a refuge.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FBI Chief Gordon Cole (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #37)


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.

Harding of hearing but tuned in to subterranean frequencies, Gordon relishes the confusion and surprise of everyday reality.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

John Justice Wheeler (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #38)


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.

Jack's smooth confidence wins over two Hornes although it's not entirely clear if he's actually done anything to earn their enthusiasm.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Eileen Hayward (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #39)


Yesterday morning, due to a scheduling mishap, this entry went up "empty," bumping the actual entry for Phillip Gerard. I fixed the problem within a few hours, but today this goes up with a delay, the longest and hopefully last delay of the series. At least I still made it up on the correct day! Apologies for the confusion.

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.

Eileen is a bedrock of attentive comfort in Twin Peaks, until even she is revealed to be hiding something.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Phillip Gerard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #40)


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.

Gerard is a mild-mannered, dutiful salesman who requires medicine to maintain his health but manages reasonably well within humble means.

And.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lana Budding Milford (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #41)


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.

Lana's "curse" attracts and haunts the men she meets in Twin Peaks, but this naive bewitchment eventually gives way to more down-to-earth calculation.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mayor Dwayne Milford (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #42)


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.

The Mayor of Twin Peaks is less interested in governing the town than partaking in a petty family feud and a peculiar romance.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jean Renault (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #43)


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.

Jean is a ruthless, cold-hearted businessman but a passion for vengeance will eventually betray him.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ronette Pulaski (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #44)


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.

Ronette bears not only her trauma but that of her best friend and indeed of the whole town - she carries this burden, without relief, in its overwhelming entirety.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Jacques Renault (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #45)


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.

Jacques lives a life of indulgence, exploitation, and greed without regret or apology - even when it catches up to him.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ernie Niles (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #46)


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.

Ernie is a nervous, lying coward who stumbles into the center of a criminal conspiracy.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Andrew Packard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #47)


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.

Andrew, far from presiding over the town he helped build, hides from the world to conduct a private revenge scheme and unlock a puzzle box.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Margaret "The Log Lady" Lanterman (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #48)


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.

The Log Lady, eccentric, mystical, compassionate, is the heart and soul of Twin Peaks.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Singer (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #49)


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.

In a town that buries so much of its truth, the Singer's voice provides a chorus that not only comments on the emotion of Twin Peaks but gives it form.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Black Rose "Blackie" O'Reilly (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #50)


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.

Blackie's sultry, sophisticated persona conceals a bitter fury toward the men who hold power over her, and a desire for vengeance.


Friday, March 10, 2017

DEA Agent Denise Bryson (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #51)


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.

Denise's professional acumen and pleasant personality keep those around her focused on the job, even as they adjust to her transition as a female.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Betty Briggs (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #52)


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.

Betty is a family woman, almost unnervingly pleasant but harboring a deep, abiding love and concern for her husband and son.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Emory Battis (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #53)


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 cowardly as he is sleazy, Emory desperately tries to survive despite choosing very dangerous company.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Judge Clinton Sternwood (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #54)


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.

Sternwood is an outsider but not a stranger to Twin Peaks; his every word and gesture conveys a love for the town so great it may ultimately blind his judgement.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mountie Preston King (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #55)


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.

Despite his stern demeanor and sharp red uniform, this Mountie is no upstanding law enforcement official.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Deputy Cliff Howard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #56)


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.

Cliff takes peculiar delight in being a jerk, but unfortunately for him he's not a very effective bully: his nose gets yanked, his boss is beaten up in front of him, and finally he's executed by a couple stoned teenagers.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Room Service Waiter (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #57)


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.

Appearing at potent dramatic moments, the nameless waiter slows the pace, sometimes comically, sometimes poignantly, but always carving room for meditation.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FBI Agent Roger Hardy (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #58)


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.

Roger is a stern, humorless hardass who executes his unpleasant assignment without question but he is also, we sense, an honorable individual.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Malcolm Sloan (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #59)


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.

Malcolm dumps a lot of exposition in bizarre, rambling dialogue while hiding his sinister plans.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sheriff Cable (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #60)


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.

Cable is surly and smug in defense of his provincial prerogative...until confronted with FBI fisticuffs.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

NOT JUST O.J.: 7 Subjects in O.J.: Made in America (video essay)


My first video essay of 2017 is finally available and it took a while to put together. As part of "Oscars on Fandor Month" it celebrates Ezra Edelman's 8-hour documentary O.J.: Made in America, which is nominated for Best Documentary in tonight's ceremony.



In order to analyze this film, I "cheated" and took two different approaches. The two-and-half minute introduction compares Made in America to its coincidental 2016 companion, the dramatized miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. Then, I move on to the primary approach: delineating seven subjects the film deals with besides O.J. Simpson, although they all involve him of course.

Here is my introduction to the video:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jonathan Kumagai (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #61)


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.

Jonathan spends several days observing the town as a mysterious stranger before revealing his very focused agenda.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vivian Niles (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #62)


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.

Vivian is crisp, calm, and articulate – she will destroy your confidence with artfully phrased passive aggression rather than overt hostility.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teresa Banks (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #63)


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.

Teresa, rootless, enigmatic, and hardened despite her youth, has cultivated her wits and uses them in a risky move that ends up backfiring.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tim Pinkle (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #64)


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.

Pinkle is a disaster of all trades, master of none, equipped with the belief that if he talks fast and frequently enough, he can bluff his way through.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thomas Eckhardt (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #65)


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.

Eckhardt’s sinister vibe and polished presentation do him little good when dealing with desire and betrayal.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lost in the Movies Gets a Makeover: February 2017 Status Update (including Ben Dixon call-in: "divorce the Democrats"?)


Lost in the Movies gets a new address, background, and commenting format (with old comments finally restored) - plus updated directories/galleries, Twin Peaks news, the situation with Fandor, video shares, and political notes (including another call-in to Ben Dixon & my tweets on the subject of "divorcing the Democratic Party")

You've probably noticed that some things have changed around here. First there's the background - a change both subtle and easy to sense right away. The sides of the blog are now enveloped in dark red curtains (and a peek at a chevron floor depending on the size of your screen). A Twin Peaks focus is well under way, with new character studies every day as we count down the months (just over three), weeks (exactly thirteen) and days (ninety-two) until the new series premieres on Showtime. The character pieces have proved popular so far; you can navigate the series through this directory.

But there's a lot more going on too...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Invitation to Love (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #66)


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.

The TV sets of Twin Peaks are always tuned to Invitation to Love, a cheesy, over-the-top soap opera whose events often mirror what's going on in the town itself.



Chet Weems (played by the fictional actor Martin Padley) is a nebbishy little guy embroiled in a web of intrigue and desire.



He is married to the good-hearted, clean-cut Jade (Selina Swift) but tempted by her sultry, vampy, big-haired sister Emerald (also Selina Swift!).



Emerald and Jade are the daughters of the wealthy but embattled Jared Lancaster (Evan St. Vincent).




Emerald has teamed up with the very eighties-looking (headband and jean-jacket vest) scoundrel Montana (Jason Dimbo) to take advantage of the nobler Lancasters.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jones (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #67)


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.

Jones’ presence is regal and unsettling; her diplomatic air cloaks a perverse sense of duty.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Johnny Horne (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #68)


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.

Johnny is immersed in his own inner world, further isolated when he loses his one significant human connection.