Twin Peaks,the infamously strange, seductive, and confounding murder mystery that made network television safe for surrealism, is returning to the small screen after 25 years. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the series enjoys a hallowed standing in popular culture and remains a touchstone in the evolution of TV as an artistic medium. For its many intensely devoted fans, Twin Peaks continues to beguile and disturb and delight; it's a bottomless well of allusions, symbols, conundrums to ponder and images to unpack, an endlessly engrossing puzzle box, an obsessive's dream. Twin Peaks FAQ will guide longtime fans and the newly initiated through the origins of the series, take them behind the scenes during its production, and transport readers deep into the rich mythology that made Twin Peaks a cultural phemen. The book features detailed episode guides, character breakdowns, and explorations of the show's distinctive music, fashion, and locations. With a sometimes snarky, always thoughtful (but never dry or academic) analysis of Twin Peaks' myriad oddities, mysteries, references, and delicious insanity, Twin Peaks FAQ is a comprehensive, immersive, and irresistible reference for experts and newbies alike.
DAVID BUSHMAN (New York City) is a television curator at the Paley Center for Media in New York, a position he has held since 1992, with the exception of a two-year diversion as program director at TV Land. In a previous life, he was a television editor at Variety. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, two daughters, and dog, who is named after Agent Cooper. ARTHUR SMITH (Brooklyn, New York) is an assistant curator at the Paley Center for Media in New York and a freelance writer. He fronts a retro rock outfit called Zombies of the Stratosphere, watches movies with his precocious son, and goofs around with his talented and beautiful wife in Brooklyn. He first encountered the work of David Lynch as a teenager, recovering from surgery on painkillers, which explains a lot.