• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 8, 1990
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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Universal acclaim- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 89
  2. Negative: 4 out of 89

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  1. Dec 29, 2010
    The most perfect television show ever produced. To even attempt putting it into words would be a disservice to David Lynch et al. If you have not seen Twin Peaks, do what you can to borrow/rent/buy it.
  2. j30
    Jan 24, 2012
    One of the best pilots/seasons I've seen in a long time, just a great TV show. It's too bad ABC ruined the second half of the second season. The show nearly rebounds near the end of the second season, but it just doesn't live up to the first season and a half. What could have been the best TV show ever, instead settles as one of those "what could have been" types of shows.
  3. Oct 10, 2010
    This is a really well made TV programme in more ways than one. The characters are brilliant, and you really feel for them. The story is also really good and Special Agent Dale Cooper, Kyle MacLachlan, is one of my favourite characters in any tv programme. The only criticism I have is the ending of season two- the biggest cliffhanger ever. I just wish that they had made a third season. It is a shame that it is relatively unknown- do it justice and watch it, you wont regret it. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2013
    Twin Peaks was a milestone in television history. David Lynch's attempt to reach mainstream audiences through another medium was one full of heart and determination. He brought to life some of the most quotable and quirky characters, explored truly nightmarish themes, and provided an undertone of comic relief unmatched to this day.
  5. Apr 13, 2014
    One of the best TV shows ever made. It has it all, imagination, intrigue, drama, incredible characters, amazing performances, masterful directing and an utterly unpredictable storyline.
  6. Oct 23, 2010
    It's difficult to review season 1 without thinking of all of the badness that was season 2.....but just thinking about that first season, it's difficult to find a fault. The characters are well thought out and well acted, the script is good (with some fine one-liners), and the soundtrack is particularly fine, but it's the over-arching weirdness that sets Twin Peaks apart from the rest. Really strange, but in a good way. Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2011
    To be completely honest, I could not tell you why I like this show. I'm watching it currently (2011) mind you. But it surely does have me wrapped around it's finger. Bizarre to the max yet believable all at once. I dig.
  8. Aug 1, 2013
    Being one of the best TV shows that television has ever had to offer Twin Peaks is a smart, quirky and often creepy blend of camp and mystery. With top-notch acting, likeable characters, a great soundtrack and an intriguing story line the series is a flawless experience in television and will remain so.
  9. Apr 25, 2012
    I have never seen a show like this before its truly original and baffling. The idilic backdrop of twin peaks is upset by a murder of a young girl and a detective from out of town comes to investigate the town and it inhabitants. The acting is amazing and terrible but it just adds to the character of the of this show. When you start the show you are transported away to a town where anything seems possible. I am surprised this does not have a greater following as it is a truly iconic show with create characters and amazing lines.... who is that?

    oh that's log lady
  10. Dec 23, 2013
    When TV Surmounts Pop Culture Constraints & Is Willing To Invest In High Risk "Products" then Twin Peaks was produced and broadcasted (no other words)(no other words)(no other words)(no other words)(no other words)(no other words)(no other words)(no other words)
  11. Jan 13, 2013
    If you are looking for art in such a corrupted place like television, David Lynch's masterwork is your answer.
    I for one, have seen at least four times for full, without considering scenes that are stuck in my head and keep playing for the fist time I saw them. And remember, "The owls are not what they seem".
  12. May 8, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've decided to watch it after constantly hearing Twin Peaks this and that for a long time.
    I am not a fan of television series. The only ones that I appreciate that are not comedy are Sopranos first 2-3 seasons, Game of Thrones first 2 seasons (haven't seen more), Firefly and House MD. That is all.

    After all the praise I've been hearing I was expecting to be entertained the reason why I watch TV. The first one or two episodes did well enough job of creating a setting of small town with a violent death. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then as TV always does we get sidetracked into lives of ten or so characters around town and follow some boring love stories and not so exciting criminal business schemes. Not great but watchable.
    However when FBI agent viewers only link to the actual main plot of the series starts solving crimes through dreams I've lost all interest as it was no longer possible to enjoy the thrill of trying to solve murder as viewer as clearly the devil did it or anything else trivial that the writers came up with. I've made myself finish watching all of season one but by the second episode of season two when they wove alien plot into dream world of FBI agent. I've had enough.

    Dont get me wrong I do not mind twisted stories with aliens and spiritual world. I just could not enjoy it in the setting of Twin Peaks. For example some of xfiles were entertaining.
  13. Apr 28, 2013
    Awesome, fascinating, magical, absurd, profound, haunting, comical, charming, emotional, poetic, dark, atmospheric, gripping, confusing, rewarding, timeless.
  14. Nov 27, 2013
    A little skeptical at first, this show turned out to be one of the most entertaining I've seen. while difficult at first to tell some characters apart (i.e. Donna and Audrey) the show has a wonderful cast, and each character has very particular small traits of their own. it seems almost as if every episode has some sort of twist or some major character development. the only real downside is that this show was cancelled way before it should have been. Expand

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    It's stunning for a TV mystery. It's actually mysterious. The mood, the characters, the surreal quality of how the story is told, are something different. It has a slow hypnotic movement, a style like a boxer in slo-mo. It hit me with tremendous energy and made me abandon despair at the state of TV mysteries. [5 Apr 1990]
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    Twin Peaks ... is like nothing you've seen in prime time -- or on God's earth. It may be the most hauntingly original work ever done for American TV.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    How pleasurable it is to really care about a TV series, to the point of (national) obsession.