It was twenty years ago today…

It was twenty years ago today…

Do you remember?

What was it like, seeing that on television for the first time?

Me? It transformed what I knew was possible in a serial storytelling format. It changed the way I told stories. And David Lynch and Mark Frost owned an hour of my week for the duration of the series. Even when they left the series, and it plunged into misguided plotlines and ridiculous soap-opera melodrama, I remained loyal, hoping they’d return and set things right. With the unforgettable series finale… they did what was necessary, and it was all worth it.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • http://blacksheepcardigans.com Doug

    when exactly did frost and lynch leave the series? all of season 2 except the finale? I am working on season 1 right now, and if I should skip the soap-opera-ey episodes, please let me know which ones they are!

  • tyler

    I was 7 when the show aired, so I’m catching up with it now. When does it all start coming together and making sense?

  • Scott

    Man, I was just a kid when this came out but I remember being totally enthralled by it. Now you’ve made me want to watch it again….


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