Twin Peaks

The Second Season

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Twin Peaks
FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is back once again to solve the case of who killed Laura Palmer in the sleepy Washington town of Twin Peaks.
Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment : CBS DVD, [2007]
ISBN: 9781415717356
Branch Call Number: DVD F TWI SEASON 2
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (ca. 18 hr.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jul 30, 2013
  • sherit rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good and very haunting -- up to the very end, which is somewhat disappointing :(

Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While many people suggest that most of the second season is unnecessary, I really enjoyed it. Sure, we know who killed Laura Palmer for a lot season 2, and that story arc is over, but Twin Peaks is just so strange and bizarre that I didn't want to leave. Lynch apparently didn't want to leave Twin Peaks either, as he had at least a third season in mind when he created season 2 (I really wanted to know what happens to Cooper in the season.., and, unfortunately, series... finale). After the episode where Laura's killer is revealed, you can try out a few more episodes and decide for yourself in you want to keep watching or if enough is enough. Great show.

Aug 21, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I watched all of the 1st season (minus the pilot, dang it) awhile ago and have now seen 1/2 of the second season. It's unlikely that I'll finish it.

This is really impressive story-telling, and huge kudos to CBS for taking the massive risk with originally showing this 20 years ago (yikes!). I can't imagine what sort of sketchy story pitch was involved with the initial presentation. "It's about a murder in the Pacific Northwest of a school girl who isn't as innocent as she seems, which is investigated by an FBI man who is obsessed with Tibet, and finds joy in pie and a really good cup of coffee. there's a backwards talking midget in a red room, a lady who carries around a length of wood which talks to her, and — if you let us do a second season — there's a giant who talks in riddles, one of the villains ends up mute in a wheelchair, another one engages in a 'Who Shot J.R.?'-styled reappearance, and the Executive Producer shows up playing a deaf guy who yells a lot. Whattya say?"

Anywho... the acting is fantastic from the principles, and the story takes its time to be told without being rushed. Characters aren't short-changed with either exploration or development, and all of it is excellently accomplished throughout.

Until the end of the 1st season which comes to a screeching halt with little satisfaction of any resolution of the principle question: Who Killed Laura Palmer?

So... we trundle into the second season and get that sorted out by episode thirteen or so. Great stuff. Each of the episodes in the 2nd year's shows includes a musical number of some sort. This sounds odd —and it is — but really works in context. People sing songs all the time, or dance to records, or sit in a bar and listen to the band; why not in a show, then?

Here's the problem, though. Once we know who Laura Palmer was killed by and why, there's little reason to keep going, other than to tie-up the few loose threads that weren't all that important to begin with. Sure, 'Bob' has disappeared, sure Jocelyn Packard has re-appeared from Hong Kong and we're not sure how or why, yes, we'd like to know who the real father of Lucy Moran's child is, and so on, but we don't feel we *need* to know this. By the time I hit Episode 18 of the 31 episode series I wanted to skip any episode not involving Special Agent Cooper and his possible charging with a number of illegal actions. Basically, once Special Agent "Denise" the Transvestite shows up (played by former model David Duchovny), you've passed anything that matters, as far as I'm concerned.

If you watch all of the first half of this series, you're *totally* rewarded with brilliant story-telling and TV that's honestly too good for TV. Just know when to stop.


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Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dale Cooper: "What does Bob want?"

The One-Armed Man: "He is Bob, eager for fun. He wears a smile. Everybody run!"

Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dale Cooper: "Diane... 10:00 a.m. at the Great Northern. I've just been in a hotel room with the One-armed Man... or what's left of him. In another time, another culture, this man would have been a seer, a shaman priest... possibly a leader. In our world, he's a shoe peddler, and lives in the shadows."

Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dale Cooper: "Windom Earle's mind is like a diamond. It's cold, and hard, and brilliant."


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Jan 22, 2013
  • Lexikal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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