Instead, Twin Peaks must be treated now as it was then: a slow moving painting, detailed nearly in real time, as the artist applies stroke after stroke to the canvas, a layered pile of movement, music and cryptic spoken words.
He had seen advertisements for the show promoting it as a detective series, and he thought it might be a bit like Murder She Wrote.
Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost has hinted at new details about the show's imminent return, revealing that a "liberating amount of freedom" was permitted in producing the long-awaited third season.
We did learn about one loose end: Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is still possessed by malignant spirit BOB (the late Frank Silva).
"Well, you know, the story was not over". By June 1991, "Twin Peaks" seemed as lifeless as Laura Palmer.
PEDESTRIAN.TV got the extremely lucky chance to watch the first two hours of the new Twin Peaks and friends, my mind is sufficiently blown.
Kyle MacLachlan in a still from Twin Peaks.
Cooper enters the circle of trees where there is the pool.
And then things get funky.
Fans of the original Twin Peaks have waited more than 25 years to find out what happened to the residents of the mysterious little town with a big secret. If it's anything like the previous incarnation, David Lynch will delight in posing more questions than he can ever answer. even if he returns in another three decades to do it.
There will be no critics' reviews to tip them off before the series debuts at 9 p.m. tonight. The Man from Another Place calls it, ominously, "the waiting room". Shelly Johnson (Mädchen Amick), James Hurley (James Marshall), the Log Lady, Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer), Sarah (Grace Zabriskie) and Leland Palmer (Ray Wise), Andy (Harry Goaz) and Lucy (Kimmy Robertson), Deputy Hawk, and of course Laura Palmer and Agent Cooper, all make appearances in the first installments of the new series.
"The next mystery didn't have the same power, and ABC kept moving us".
Palmer doesn't say much more, but after a whole lot of confusion that involves doppelgängers, a tussle between Killer Bob (who killed Palmer) and Windom, and a stab wound for Cooper, the agent does finally recover Annie from the Red Room/Black Lodge.
Cooper had broken in to rescue his girlfriend Annie, and succeeded - but his soul was left stuck in the lodge. By the way, you can watch the two-hour Fire on Hulu with the Showtime add-on, Amazon Prime with a Showtime add-on or rental option, or Showtime.
The band shared an image of themselves with Lynch on Facebook (below), with a simple caption: 'Thank you David.' Their new album Dear Tommy is expected to appear later this year, having been delayed after the band's Johnny Jewel suffered a near death experience in Hawaii.
For the most part, nostalgia has nothing to do with the new "Twin Peaks". Amongst these mysteries lay the "white picket fences" of a quiet American town, in the Pacific Northwest region, bordering Canada. There was no cherry pie, and only talk of coffee but none in sight.