I know, I know… we’ve heard it all before. I mean, how many networks have used the “In the tradition of Twin Peaks” line to promote one of their “unique”, small-town mystery series!? God, there’s been heaps (even last week Carlton Cuse admitted his “Bates Motel” is essentially a riff on “Twin Peaks” – or so he believes) … but this one, which M.Night Shyamalan’s involved in, sounds like it’s a cover version of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult masterpiece right down to the title.
“Twin Peaks”… “Wayward Pines”.
The thing fixes on an agent who heads to the kooky town and quickly realizes the town is darn odd.
Cherry Pie may be involved.
Matt Dillon, in his first major TV role, is playing the Agent Cooper part… only he’s named Agent Burke here.
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
OK, so it sounds like a cross between the “Twin Peaks” series and the “Twin Peaks” movie (in “Fire Walk With Me”, Cooper was investigating the disappearance of Agent Chet Desmond, remember?!).
The thing is based on a spec script by Chad Hodge (“The Playboy Club”) and adapted from the Blake Crouch book.
Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan (”Devil”) are executive producers on the show, the 10 episodes of which will air on Fox next year.
The script must be half-decent to have attracted Matt Dillon so I’ll hold out hope for this one.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.