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Critic's choice: Television

February 06, 2000|By Chris Kaltenbach

The next time you insist that the TV networks always play it safe, just remember these two words: "Twin Peaks." No one was quite sure what to make of Mark Frost and David Lynch's audaciously surreal take on love, murder and the supernatural in a small logging town, but they couldn't stop watching.

"Twin Peaks" at its best is as good as director Lynch has ever been -- and that's saying something for the man who filmed "Eraserhead," "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart." Curiously, part of that quality is because of the limitations TV censors put on Lynch, forcing him to be suggestive and understated where his movies went straight over the top (witness the disappointing big-screen prequel, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me").

Fridays at 8 p.m. (with repeats at 11:30 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays), Bravo is running the hour-long episodes from the beginning. Show No. 1 airs this week.

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