“Who killed Laura Palmer?”

It could be because the mysterious new season will be release soon, but I have a great desire to watch Twin Peaks again!

I don’t know what to expect from this reboot of Twin Peaks, but I’m definitely curious to find out what that genius David Lynch[1] has in mind for us!

Who does not know THE TV series par excellence? The product that changed the television schedule forever …

When the pilot came out, in 1990, the mystery of Laura Palmer’s death was a reason for daily dialogue, nothing that was on TV at the time was able even in the slightest to come close to that mixture of mystery, soap opera and auteur cinema which, also relying on a clever catchphrase as simple as it is intelligent (“Who killed Laura Palmer?”), had wedged itself into homes all over the world and had induced unsuspecting bystanders to clash with nightmares and madnesses of an artist still among the greatest today.

When it came out, I was 4 years old, so even though my parents certainly watched it, I had no memory of it.

Then over time the fame began to decline and only in the second year of university, in the middle of the summer session, I found a quote from Twin Peaks in the textbook of an exam: I was immediately intrigued, both because every adult I knew had talked about it at least once, both because the professor was a fan and knowing more would certainly have helped me, but above all, considering the ambition to write a TV series myself, I certainly could not have not watched the absolute masterpiece without which no show I love would be never been created.

The Faculty’s video library had DVDs available, so I crossed the city under the scorching sun to retrieve the series.

Simply brilliant!

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The surreal and disturbing world of the Black Lodge, the cherry cakes *, the dwarfs with the strange speech and the investigations of the federal agent Dale Cooper and the liters of coffee have fascinated and conquered me from the very first episodes.
Although it is a bit dated now, it remains a product of astonishing quality and the mystery of Laura’s death is truly intriguing, each character seems designed specifically to mislead the viewer. As soon as it seems to grab the solution, it escapes us again.
The first season leaves us without answers, with the desire to start the second instantly. But alas the time in the video store was limited, so that ominous day I went home to study, looking forward to returning the next day with new suspects.
Imagine my disappointment, my anger, my anger, when – continuing to study for the blessed exam – I came across the final, spoiled without any warning in the textbook!

WHY ?????

Okay, it is one of the most famous series of all time, but WHY did you have to blurt out the killer so ruthlessly !!!!! ?????
Considering that Lynch had been so wary and to avoid leaks about the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer, he shot two versions of Madeleine Ferguson’s murder with two characters, one of which was just a red herring.

Unlike the cursed book, I will not reveal the murderer to you, but I can tell you that despite the great sorrow and the desire to track down the authors and put them in a wheel of medieval torture, the series has not completely lost its charm for me.
I continued to watch IT noticing how the clues had been expertly sprinkled throughout the episodes until the final reveal which, unexpectedly, comes in the middle of the second season.
From there, the wreck. Thanks to Lynch’s leaving – as I pointed out in the textbook – the series suffered a sharp decline in themes and consequently in share until cancellation.

The younger generation probably don’t know what I’m talking about, but they should.
Everyone should!
Fans of TV series or mystery, amateurs of the surreal, connoisseurs of wild shipping, it is a product that manages to capture everyone, and deserves to be watched and re-watched even if only for the merit of having been an open track.
The occasion is perfect: the arrival of the third season allows a binge watch of the first two, with a coffin of American coffee (although I hate it) and the inevitable “cherry pie”.

(the recipe is the official one of the show)

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For the base:

– 120 ml of cold whole milk
-1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
– 340 g of flour
– 2 tablespoons of sugar
-1 tablespoon of kosher salt
-227 g of unsalted butter in cube
-1 egg
– another 60 ml of whole milk
– 60 g of brown sugar.

For the stuffing:

-1 kg of cherries
– 200 g of sugar
– 36 g of corn starch
– ½ teaspoon of salt
– 3 tablespoons of cherry liqueur.


We mix the milk with the vinegar, then in another bowl we mix the flour with the sugar and salt. Break the butter into small pieces and combine the compounds by slowly pouring the liquid and mixing everything. Form two balls with the dough, wrap them in plastic wrap and let them rest for an hour in the fridge.

We combine the pitted cherries with the sugar, corn flour and salt and cook over medium heat first, then lower the heat a little for a total of 20 minutes. We add the liqueur, stir and let it cool to room temperature.

Let’s take the dough again: roll it out first into a disk, insert it into a cake pan to form the base of the cake and put it back in the fridge. We also spread the other disk.

We assemble the cake by pouring the cherry mixture on the base and coating with the second disc. Brush the surface of the cake with a mixture obtained by beating the egg with milk and finally sprinkle with brown sugar.

Now bake the cake in the oven at 220 ° for 20 minutes and then at 180 ° for another 30. When the surface is golden, remove from the oven, let it cool and serve, without forgetting a cup of American coffee!

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch

2 pensieri riguardo ““Who killed Laura Palmer?”

  1. L’ha ripubblicato su Thr0ugh The Mirr0re ha commentato:

    Fans of TV series or mystery, amateurs of the surreal, connoisseurs of wild shipping, it is a product that manages to capture everyone, and deserves to be watched and re-watched even if only for the merit of having been an open track.

    "Mi piace"


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