When Twin Peaks first aired on television I had a blast watching it. I would gather with other friends to catch the episodes. We would all be astonished and in awe together. I, like everyone else I knew at the time, had truly never seen anything like it. It was weird. It was dreamy. It was surreal. It’s hacked into my idea of maybe someday going into film. I did apply and get into film school, but eventually I decided to forgo that path. The fact that I am psychologist also served as a way for me to connect with the TV show. It was so cool to be into Twin Peaks back then.
I even make Twin Peaks jokes in the office these days. Although many people Boston don’t get what my jokes are referring to. For example, my office can be quite cold at times and we all have heaters at our desks as a result. Sometimes, I would take my heater with me when I was meeting in the conference room. The image of me carrying the heater from room to room in the office has cracked me up. It made me think of myself as the log lady. Most, didn’t get the reference. Sigh.
Thus, when it was reported last year that Twin Peaks would be back on our television sets I was super excited. Sadly, I must admit that I couldn’t tell you, even if you paid me to, how the show had ended years ago. Was the murder mystery ever solved? Who did Kill Laura Palmer? I really couldn’t tell you. Yet, I was so excited for it to come back on the air.
When they announced the air dates, I immediately set my DVR to record the show. I never watch shows live anymore. I tend to watch television shows late at night on my DVR so that I can binge watch and fast-forward through the advertisements. Yet, as I was getting ready to watch all the television shows that I had recorded, I found out that I had no Twin Peaks episodes recorded. The horror! Then, I tried to catch a live viewing of it.
Turns out my Showtime subscription had been terminated. Apparently, I had a one year free subscription and my cable company never bothered to let me know. Sigh. It also turns out that I wasn’t so bothered by this turn of events. I have no idea whether there is a new murder mystery. And I’m ok with that. I’ll keep my old memories of enjoying a weird show late at night with my friends.