This past week I was invited to contribute to the NERDSoul Sunday’s podcast by The Comic’s Bolt, and in the podcast I talk about Twin Peaks (of course) and why I love the series, what made it viable for primetime broadcast TV, and the show’s use of melodrama to hybridize other genres. If you have the time, take a listen and let me know what you think! If you’re a Twin Peaks fan, do you agree with some of my points or take a different stance? And if you haven’t watched the series, maybe it will pique your interest?
I’ve also included a link to the video essay I made in 2016, which is the source of much of the research I reference in the podcast.
PODCAST: The Strange World of “Twin Peaks”
VIDEO ESSAY: Exploring “Twin Peaks”
And as a bonus, here are two of my favorite Twin Peaks videos:
Twin Peaks, Without People
Twin Peaks but without context (*spoilers*)