History Series / TwinPeaks

16th Feb '17 3:54:32 AM arrgh
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Denise Bryson, a DEA agent who might be a male transvestite or transgender female, since the difference wasn't as clearly understood in popular culture at the time.
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Denise Bryson, a DEA agent who might be a male transvestite or transgender female, since the difference wasn't as clearly understood in popular culture at the time.
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series doesn't care to explain it.
27th Dec '16 5:17:12 PM CountMontoni
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* MonochromeCasting: Every recurring character is white except Josie Packard and Deputy Hawk. In the entire course of the series, very few non-white people even have lines, usually only appearing as extras at the Great Northern or a couple of black school teachers at the local high school with the only other exceptions being an Asian gangster and an unnamed AmbiguouslyBrown employee of Ben Horne. The predominantly WASPy demographics aren't ''entirely'' inaccurate to the locale, but Twin Peaks is still a noticeably white place.

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* MonochromeCasting: Every recurring character is white except Josie Packard and Deputy Hawk. In the entire course of the series, very few non-white people even have lines, usually only appearing as extras at the Great Northern or Northern, as well as a couple of black school teachers at the local high school school: with the only other exceptions being an Asian gangster and an unnamed AmbiguouslyBrown employee of Ben Horne. The predominantly WASPy WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant demographics aren't ''entirely'' inaccurate to the locale, but Twin Peaks is still a noticeably white place.
27th Dec '16 5:16:03 PM CountMontoni
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* MonochromeCasting: Every recurring character is white except Josie Packard and Deputy Hawk. In the entire course of the series, very few non-white people even have lines, usually only appearing as extras at the Great Northern with the only other exceptions being an Asian gangster and an unnamed black school teacher who only appears in the first episode. Not ''entirely'' inaccurate to the locale, but Twin Peaks is still a noticeably white place.

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* MonochromeCasting: Every recurring character is white except Josie Packard and Deputy Hawk. In the entire course of the series, very few non-white people even have lines, usually only appearing as extras at the Great Northern or a couple of black school teachers at the local high school with the only other exceptions being an Asian gangster and an unnamed black school teacher who only appears in the first episode. Not AmbiguouslyBrown employee of Ben Horne. The predominantly WASPy demographics aren't ''entirely'' inaccurate to the locale, but Twin Peaks is still a noticeably white place.


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* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Twin Peaks is a town whose residents are majority upper-middle class white people with Anglo-American names who attend some kind of mainline protestant church. The series has a lot of fun subverting stereotypes of WASP wholesomeness with troubled backstories and EccentricTownsfolk of varying degrees of discomfiting. Notably, the Native American Deputy Hawk is one of the very few locals deeply attuned to the somewhat intimidating natural truths of the town and its surroundings.
25th Dec '16 7:31:51 PM CountMontoni
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The plot's focus shifts partway through Season Two, as the showrunners never really expected -- or [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants even intended]] -- for the show to run that long. To justify Cooper's [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything continued presence]], an old foe from his past arrives in town to menace him in cryptic ways. The two plot treads eventually dovetail into one other. The 1992 movie ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' (which functions as [[TemporalParadox both a prequel]] ''and'' [[TemporalParadox a sequel]]) wraps things up. [[MindScrew Sort of]].

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The plot's focus shifts partway through Season Two, as the showrunners never really expected -- or [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants even intended]] -- for the show to run that long. To justify Cooper's [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything continued presence]], an old foe from his past arrives in town to menace him in cryptic ways. The two plot treads threads eventually dovetail into one other. The 1992 movie ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe'' (which functions as [[TemporalParadox both a prequel]] ''and'' [[TemporalParadox a sequel]]) wraps things up. [[MindScrew Sort of]].
25th Dec '16 7:31:18 PM CountMontoni
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The plot kicks off with the discovery of a teen cadaver, "wrapped in plastic", one Laura Palmer. Eccentric FBI agent Dale Cooper responds to the matter in Twin Peaks, Washington, where he's teamed with the trusty-if-skeptical Sheriff Harry S. Truman. With the arrival of the Feds, further scandals start to bubble to the surface along with this supposedly unprecedented crime. Cooper, meanwhile, finds himself visited by enigmatic visions and dreams pointing to [[HumanoidAbomination the real culprit]]. The show features a rather large and colourful cast with about as many subplots as there are characters, and the story contains quite a few examples of RedHerringTwist and PowersThatBe. Nothing can be taken at face value in this story, not even the basic premise.

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The plot kicks off with the discovery of a teen cadaver, "wrapped in plastic", one Laura Palmer. Eccentric FBI agent Dale Cooper responds to the matter in Twin Peaks, Washington, where he's teamed with the trusty-if-skeptical Sheriff Harry S. Truman. With the arrival of the Feds, further scandals start to bubble to the surface along with this supposedly unprecedented crime. Cooper, meanwhile, finds himself visited by enigmatic visions and dreams pointing to [[HumanoidAbomination the real real]] [[TheyWalkAmongUs culprit]]. The show features a rather large and colourful cast with about as many subplots as there are characters, and the story contains quite a few examples of RedHerringTwist and PowersThatBe. Nothing can be taken at face value in this story, not even the basic premise.
25th Dec '16 7:26:09 PM CountMontoni
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** In ''The Secret History of Twin Peaks'', Douglas Milford proffers up a paranoid-sounding explanation for Nixon's impeachment involving a conspiracy against him.
25th Dec '16 7:22:45 PM CountMontoni
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* AnotherDimension: Two of them -- the White Lodge and the Black Lodge. You ''don't'' want to go to the second one.

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* AnotherDimension: Two of them -- the White Lodge and the Black Lodge. You ''don't'' want to go to the second one. Notably, the series never clarifies any visually or tonally identifiable difference, or exactly [[MindScrew which one we're seeing at any given time]].
25th Dec '16 7:20:59 PM CountMontoni
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* AmbiguousSituation: Most of the accepted lore about the supernatural elements of the series is pieced together from [[AllThereInTheManual the scripts, the extra material]], and a great deal of [[UnreliableNarrator in-universe hearsay]], with most of it being inferred by fans at best. The ending of season two, in particular, is incredibly ambiguous, save for the fact it's clearly [[BolivianArmyEnding very bad.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: Most of the accepted lore about the supernatural elements of the series is pieced together from [[AllThereInTheManual the scripts, the extra material]], material, the canon spinoff books and audio media]], and a great deal of [[UnreliableNarrator in-universe hearsay]], with most of it being inferred by fans at best. The ending of season two, in particular, is incredibly ambiguous, save for the fact it's clearly [[BolivianArmyEnding very bad.]]
25th Dec '16 7:19:36 PM CountMontoni
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* TheyWalkAmongUs: Pain-eating spirits with day-to-day names who can take human form through DemonicPossession.
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* HarsherInHindsight: A buffet lunch of in-universe examples after watching TheMovie or reading the Laura Palmer's diary spinoff book. Most prominently Leland's wacky self-expression in the first and early second season: [[spoiler: TheReveal in season 2shows that he's forcing the most extreme types of positive expressions on himself - to the point of becoming ''borderline insane'' - trying to fight off being completely overtaken by BOB and losing his humanity. TheMovie takes this a step further and reveals that he's trying to keep BOB not only from possessing him, but from leeching on to his despair and ''feeding on his suffering''. It fails]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: A buffet lunch of in-universe examples after watching TheMovie or reading the Laura Palmer's diary spinoff book.
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Most prominently Leland's wacky self-expression in the first and early second season: [[spoiler: TheReveal in season 2shows 2 shows that he's forcing the most extreme types of positive expressions on himself - to the point of becoming ''borderline insane'' - trying to fight off being completely overtaken by BOB and losing his humanity. TheMovie takes this a step further and reveals that he's trying to keep BOB not only from possessing him, but from leeching on to his despair and ''feeding on his suffering''. It fails]].
** MIKE tells the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department that BOB can only be seen in his real form by [[CursedWithAwesome The Gifted]] and [[BlessedWithSuck The Damned]]. So [[spoiler: which is Cooper]]?
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