Twin Peaks: The Return — One Year Later

Today marks the one-year anniversary of when Showtime released the first batch of new Twin Peaks episodes, which was 26 years after ABC’s cancellation of the original series left Dale Cooper stranded in the Black Lodge. Leading up to the premiere, I thought a lot about what I wanted from the revived show, and I thought David Lynch should do something unexpected and weirdly different. I got those in spades.

I’m still confused as to what actually happened, but I loved the ride. This Esquire article sums up my lingering thoughts on the revival well.

Also, there should be no Season 4. We’re lucky enough to have gotten 18 more hours. Let Laura be. She’s been through enough.

ALICE

From CNN:

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.

Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released Thursday by the United Way ALICE Project. That’s 43% of households in the United States.

The figure includes the 16.1 million households living in poverty, as well as the 34.7 million families that the United Way has dubbed ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. This group makes less than what’s needed “to survive in the modern economy.”

Full article here.

More info from the United Way here.