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TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN
August 13, 2017  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

Showtime, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

The end of last week’s Twin Peaks: The Return gave us, at least, some old familiar faces and characters: Everett McGill’s Ed Hurley pining silently about his unrequited love for Peggy Lipton's Norma Jennings. James Marshall’s James Hurley, Ed’s son, reprising a song he sang on the original Twin Peaks. And Sherilyn Fenn’s Audrey Horne playing David Lynch’s existential version of “Should I Come or Should I Go?” to Clark Middleton’s oppressive Charlie. Audrey wasn’t acting at all like herself – but then again, neither is Kyle MacLachlan’s Dale Cooper, and that’s been going on for 14 episodes now.

 
 
 
 
 
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James is Big Ed's nephew; he and Nadine didn't have any children.
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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