Twin Peaks

twin_peaks-rolling_stone-october_1990 good or bad: you watch a show from 1990 and realize that fashion has come full circle?

Donna, Twin Peaks

a wonderful thing happened to us in the past few weeks. we finally got netflix! (let's just skip over the part about how netflix has been around for years now.) we obviously needed to see arrested development and so here we are, joining the rest of the world in 2010.

so now that we have netflix, i find myself knee deep in the murder and melodrama of this place:

twin peaks

 (Twin Peaks, USA ^^)

so i'm completely caught up - how could you not be? the synthesizer soundtrack, the catchy script, the quirky characters... and the need to know.... who killed homecoming queen Laura Palmer?!

side note: i love how twin peaks is supposed to be situated on the north western border between the US and Canada, which the last time i checked had a population of about 20 french people, yet all the Canadians in the show have this AWFUL french accent. like it would be if i tried to imitate a french person. (horrible and offensive). classic.

and then there's dale cooper - the FBI agent who's been brought in to investigate. if you've seen the show you might remember he walks around talking into "diane" on his hand-held recorder.

FBI Agent, Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks

here's an example of one of his rants when he first arrives in town:

Dale Cooper: "Diane, 7:30 am, February twenty-fourth. Entering town of Twin Peaks. Five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. Never seen so many trees in my life. As W.C. Fields would say, I'd rather be here than Philadelphia. It's fifty-four degrees on a slightly overcast day. Weatherman said rain. If you could get paid that kind of money for being wrong sixty percent of the time it'd beat working. Mileage is 79,345, gauge is on reserve, I'm riding on fumes here, I've got to tank up when I get into town. Remind me to tell you how much that is. Lunch was $6.31 at the Lamplighter Inn. That's on Highway Two near Lewis Fork. That was a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat, a slice of cherry pie and a cup of coffee. Damn good food. Diane, if you ever get up this way, that cherry pie is worth a stop."

Audrey, Twin Peaks

i'm not afraid to admit that i've been so caught up in the suspense, that a few times after i've been watching by myself late at night, i'll run up stairs leaving the lights on so i don't get caught in the dark.

apparently fashion isn't the only thing that stays relevant, because i still find it pretty dang scary.

but do you see some of the outfits?  this could totally be today. i mean, i was aware that once skinny jeans and high waists started to worm their way back into the store front (a la american apparel) that we'd arrived at that place.... the one where i could turn to my nieces and say, "you know, your mother used to wear jeans just like that."