Tag Archives: fantasy

03
Apr
14

Who killed Twin Peaks?

When the death of Laura Palmer sent the fictional town of Twin Peaks into turmoil, it also stirred television audiences around the world. It heralded a new era of US drama in the 1990s and took viewers to strange, unfathomable places. For all its cult status today, it achieved this in a prime-time slot with massive acclaim from the mainstream press. But what was the secret behind the show's overnight success, and why did it burn out after only 30 episodes?

When the death of Laura Palmer sent the fictional town of Twin Peaks into turmoil, it also stirred television audiences around the world. It heralded a new era of US drama in the 1990s and took viewers to strange, unfathomable places. For all its cult status today, it achieved this in a prime-time slot with massive acclaim from the mainstream press. But what was the secret behind the show’s overnight success, and why did it burn out after only 30 episodes?