8. TWin peakS

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Cum­ber­batch’s Holmes is ex­traor­di­nar­ily clever, funny and un­be­liev­ably quick-wit­ted, of­ten to the point of rude­ness. ‘Don’t talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the whole street,’ he tells An­der­son of the foren­sics team in one episode. Martin Free­man is Dr Wat­son, and to­gether they make one of the most watch­able duos on TV. ‘They’re two peo­ple who just drive each other up the wall, but at the same time can’t live without each other,’ says Free­man. Una Stubbs plays their Baker Street land­lady Mrs Hud­son and An­drew Scott is Holmes’s On the fi­nal day of film­ing sea­son 5, Bryan Cranston (Wal­ter White) got a Break­ing Bad tat­too – Br and Ba from the pe­ri­odic ta­ble – on his right in­dex finger. The term ‘Lynchian’ is now in the OED, which notes the di­rec­tor’s pen­chant for ‘us­ing com­pelling vis­ual im­ages to em­pha­sise a dream­like qual­ity of mys­tery or me­nace’. Twin Peaks is David Lynch at his most Lynchian. The first two se­ries, in 1990 and 1991, fo­cused on the search for the killer of Laura Palmer. Last year’s Twin Peaks: The Re­turn fea­tures some of the most ex­traor­di­nar­ily sur­real and night­mar­ish scenes ever filmed. Now TV/Sky, 3 se­ries

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