Watch the pilot, then Season 1, then Season 2 (in its entirety, this used to be optional but now that the new series has so many allusions to the final episodes of Season 2, it's a must), then Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, then The Missing Pieces, then Twin Peaks: The Return (which is Season 3 of the series by another name).cpetrizzi wrote:I'm of the tinier camp that hasn't seen either. Ten pages here shows amazing support. So I will ask, where should I start in my viewing of all of this?HitchcockLang wrote:I am of the tiny camp that has only seen FWWM and never seen the series (I bought the movie on DVD for $3 from Dollar General when I was in high school). I have been eyeing the blu-ray box though. Still, I agree this is a weird choice for Criterion.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is in essence a prequel, but it spoils a great deal of the mysteries that make 1.5 seasons of the original series so compelling.
The best way to approach this would either be to find a copy of the now OOP The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set, or to get a Showtime streaming subscription through Hulu or any number of the other services that offer a Showtime add-on, all of this content (though not sure about The Missing Pieces) is streaming on there.