I'm always looking for something new (or old) to watch during winter. My body is not equipped to go out in the unbearable New York City weather from December through March (sometimes longer), so I like to pile on 15 sweaters, eat a lot and watch TV every weeknight evening and throughout the weekend.
During this particularly horrible New York winter, I started rewatching David Lynch's 1990 hit TV show "Twin Peaks." I've only seen it once in its entirety (during college), but seeing as I rewatch Lynch's films more frequently than that, it seemed like the right time to watch it again.
I had almost forgotten how amazing it is. Sure, the ending is shoddily wrapped up (but did you expect David Lynch to be able to wrap something up neatly or to your satisfaction?!). Sure, some of the acting is atrocious (but that's definitely part of what makes it so hilarious and watchable).
Having doubts? Here are 11 reasons why you should be watching "Twin Peaks" right now.
Because it's David Lynch. And David Lynch is AWESOME.
Who else manages to capture our dreams the way they actually happen in our minds? Dreams are WEIRD! And David Lynch gets that. Who else would create such bizarre art? Every time I rewatch a David Lynch film, I find myself wanting to watch another. What better way to get all the Lynch you want than binge-watching the only TV show he made?
Because David Lynch isn’t making any new movies.
David Lynch's last film, "Inland Empire," came out in 2006. So how else are you going to get your fix?
Because of Special Agent Dale Cooper.
Oh, Special Agent Cooper. So weird. So straight-laced. And he also loves sweets, and drinks more coffee than anyone I've ever met! They just don't make 'em like this any more, girls.
Because of Audrey Horne.
Isn't she the best? I know her "relationship" -- they never actually have sex or anything -- with Dale Cooper is a little creepy (she's only 18), but if it's wrong, then I don't want to be right! I <3 you forever, Audrey! Okay, okay. I'm done.
Because of all the doughnuts, coffee and pie.
What better time to host a "Twin Peaks"-themed party and gorge on these high-calorie treats?!
Because there are no other shows on television like it.
This show is WEIRD. Can you think of another show where a lady talks to a log and thinks it talks back? I didn't think so.
Because of David Duchovny's guest-starring appearance.
David Duchovny in drag? Great.
Because it's creepy.
David Lynch knows what lives in your nightmares. He knows what scares people. And what better time to be scared than when it's freezing and snowing outside and you're curled up under a snuggly blanket?!
Because you'll have strong feelings about the characters you like and dislike.
My love for Agent Dale Cooper and Audrey Horne is only rivaled by my hatred for James Hurley and Donna Hayward.
Because of all the ridiculous romances.
Have fun trying to keep track!
Because of its campiness and corniness. And its own awareness of its campiness and corniness.
Boy, does this show have some ridiculous, campy, corny dialogue. David Lynch is well aware of the soap opera aspects (why else would Lynch show brief glimpses of TVs airing the fictional soap opera "Invitation to Love"?).