Recently my husband and I watched the cult phenomenon Twin Peaks. I enjoyed it, thought it lost a little steam toward the end, but liked the main character so much that it was definitely worth watching.
So, why am I talking about a twenty-year-old television show?
Because I saw a preview for a new show coming to AMC called The Killing. I'm always interested in a good show, and this one looks like it could be interesting. The thing that caught my eye, however, is that it looks a lot like Twin Peaks. Go read about it here and see for yourself.
While this isn't claiming to be a remake of Twin Peaks, there are some definite similarities. I think we find that to be true in writing a lot. Someone (who I am too lazy to go through my notes and find out exactly who, but I have a sneaking suspicion it might be Brandon Sanderson) once said at a writers conference that there are no new ideas. It's how we tell a story that defines us as a writer.
There's a lot to talk about here. First of all, did you watch Twin Peaks? What did you think of it? Can you help me attribute the quote about no new ideas? What is your favorite remake? Will you be watching The Killing? How do you take an old idea and make it fresh and new?
As an interesting side note, one of the stars of The Killing is LDS. Here is Mireille Enos' biography on IMDB.