As soon as the internet heard flickers of rumor that Showtime and David Lynch were making new episodes of Twin Peaks, you could see the same thought pass through thousands of people’s minds.
I mean, it was the first thing I thought of, too.
“I wonder if I should liveblog/podcast/review/draw webcomics of the original Twin Peaks series.”
There are a lot of good reasons to re-watch the original Twin Peaks and to turn it into a blog or podcast project. First, there are only 30 episodes, which means that although you won’t be able to get through it in a month like you might, say, with Firefly, it’s still a short-term project with a visible finish line.
Also, since the original Twin Peaks aired in 1990 before many of us in the Buzzfeed nostalgia demographic were old enough to watch it, the show doesn’t feel overdone. It’s not like you’re planning to live-tweet Jurassic Park or do podcasts about Full House. It fits into this strange cultural space where we’re old enough to know what Twin Peaks is—”It’s David Lynch! There’s a murder mystery! David Duchovny was in it, right?”—but have never actually seen it. (I was nine years old when it aired.)
So this project also has the potential to introduce an entire new generation to Twin Peaks. That’s some serious opportunity right there, and we on the internet are nothing if not aware of serious opportunity.