Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.11 “Masked Ball” (Original airdate Saturday, December 15, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Masked Ball.” On this day in history, Rachel Brosnahan, who is Midge Maisel in the terrific Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is born in Milwaukee, […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.10 “Dispute Between Brothers” (Original airdate Saturday, December 8, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Dispute Between Brothers.” On this day in history, the space probe Galileo completed an Earth flyby. The probe had to slingshot around Venus and twice around Earth […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.9 “Arbitrary Law” (Original airdate Saturday, December 1, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Arbitrary Law.” On this day in history, Ty Detmer, the Brigham Young quarterback, wins the 56th Heisman Trophy. He played professionally in the NFL for fourteen seasons, […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.8 “Drive with a Dead Girl” (Original airdate Saturday, November 17, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Drive with a Dead Girl.” On this day in history, David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California. […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.7 “Lonely Souls” (Original airdate Saturday, November 10, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Lonely Souls.” On this day in history, “Knocking Boots,” by the rapper Candyman peaked on the US Top-10 at #9. In all, it would spend two weeks […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.5 “The Orchid’s Curse” (Original airdate Saturday, October 27, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “The Orchid’s Curse.” On this day in history, “Suicide Blonde,” by the group INXS, reaches its peak at #9 on the US Billboard charts. Michael Hutchence, the […]

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Supernatural: Season 14 — a review

There’s a secret to making a fantasy story work effectively. You introduce subject matter that you know is ridiculous—whether magic, fairies, monsters or other supernatural elements—and then treat it seriously. You establish rules for your fictional universe. And then . . . you follow them. In my review of Season 13 of Supernatural, I made […]

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