What I really loved from the series was its dreamy opening theme - that a few minutes before 8 o'clock on Saturday evenings I had been ready in front of the tv so that I wouldn't miss the first note of the tunes and that image of the bird. [I bought the recording afterwards.] The detective plot was interesting, but some characters were sometimes weird, even though I had seen several works of David Lynch before. In the end, I missed a couple of episodes and never knew how it ended - my penfriend told me it was Laura's father - I can't remember why I missed those episodes, perhaps due to my school activities in those days or because the series disappeared from TVRI and moved to TVRI2, which my TV couldn't receive.
The sceneries in the opening credits were so beautiful and I was surprised when I received a postcard with the picture of Snoqualmie Falls and its Salish Lodge, from my penfriend who lived in Seattle. It was a coincidence because I never mentioned Twin Peaks to her.
|L-R: Dr Hayward, Hawk, Sheriff Truman, Dale Cooper|
In the 90's, although I missed the episodes when Laura's killer was revealed, I did watched the episodes after, because then I discussed with one of my penfriends (we both loved Twin Peaks) that the first dead-body killed by Windom Earl might be played by Kyle MacLachlan's brother and also the relationship between Nadine and Mike. My penfriend wanted to know what Mike had whispered in Bobby Briggs' ear.
|Dale Cooper in The Great Northern Hotel|
Basically the story was about the murder of Laura Palmer, the little town's beauty queen. Her dead-body was found wrapped in plastic, on the river-bank. FBI agent Dale Cooper came to Twin Peaks to help the local sheriff investigate the case because there was a possibility that the killer had killed a woman named Teresa Banks a year ago. We then met the town's characters and found out that they all had secrets and problems.
I think the FBI only involve themselves in a local murder case after it turns out the murderer has stricken before, so I wonder why they sent a FBI agent to investigate the murder of Teresa Banks in Fire Walk With Me.