| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:59 PM
Showtime Network President David Nevins was finishing up his introductory remarks at the Television Critics Assn. press tour when a tall handsome man walked on stage offering him a "damn good cup of coffee."
It was Kyle MacLachlan, a.k.a. FBI Special...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Things are getting a little weird with Showtime's reboot of "Twin Peaks," but what else would you expect from director David Lynch? Normalcy ain't his bag.
Showtime and Lynch announced last year that the murder mystery series, which ran for two fabled...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:52 PM
Aiming somewhere between Coen brothers territory and "Twin Peaks" and landing awkwardly in the realm of self-conscious neo-noir, "Cut Bank" is filled with small-town quirkiness and propelled by a rising body count.
At the purported center of the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 11:51 AM
"Twin Peaks" meets frozen tundra in "Fortitude," a visually arresting series whose snail's pace and drabness starts out intriguing and, by later episodes, slides toward irritating. Pivot's first foray into scripted drama opens with a two-hour premiere,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:50 PM
It may be the oddest TV couple since Oscar and Felix.
Two days after making history by becoming the first streaming service to win a Golden Globe for a television series, for "Transparent," Amazon announced a partnership with one of the biggest names in...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:36 AM
Who comes to mind during the holidays more than David Lynch? Well, more or less anyone, really. But the holidays are over, and the days still short and cold, so now might be appropriate for the prince of (literal and figurative) cinematic darkness.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Showtime made many fans of "Twin Peaks" very happy on Monday when it announced it was reviving the cult favorite as a limited series to air in 2016, set in the modern day.
The delightfully weird drama, which centered on a murder mystery in the small...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Back in 1990, the L.A. Times asked "Is TV ready for David Lynch?"
The answer, it turned out, was yes and no. Lynch and collaborator Mark Frost's serialized murder mystery poking beneath the surface of small-town America was a pop culture phenomenon when...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Between now and sometime in 2016, fans and devotees of the TV masterpiece "Twin Peaks" will be going back over the show's original two-season run. Questions are sure to be raised.
There were many questions left dangling by the ABC show's abrupt ending...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I have tried to determine whether there is anything insidious in Syfy turning "Ascension," originally described as a six-part miniseries, into a "three-night event" and setting it afloat in the relatively dead waters of mid-December.
But I have no idea,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Nude sword fighting? Netflix is definitely going for sexy in "Marco Polo," which premieres at 2:01 a.m. Dec. 12.
The streaming service has released a trailer for the adventure series that shows how the 13th century explorer ended up in China, and how one...