“Twin Peaks” for the Premiere Episode (ABC)
Winner 1990 | ABC
As one Peabody Board member noted, the limits of acceptability in series television are becoming narrower and narrower. In the spring of 1990, Twin Peaks burst upon the scene and in the process redefined the standards and conventions of television drama. From its unpredictable melding of comedy and tragedy, to its inventive visual imagery and sound montage, the Twin Peaks premiere episode set new standards and expectations for the medium Executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost have introduced a rich tableau of characters to the medium and new ways to tell their stories. For developing a series of compelling and unconventional power, a Peabody to Twin Peaks.
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