Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Twin Peaks fever hit Hong Kong?
From: mok@fortsc.enet.dec.com (Charles P. Mok)
Date: 1991-05-16, 11:57
Newsgroups: soc.culture.hongkong,alt.tv.twin-peaks

The New Hong Kong Flu: _Twin Peaks_ Fever

Business Week. May 6, 1991. In Business This Week. Edited by Harris Collingwood

Some global village.  All of Hong Kong may have watched the Persian War unfold
live on CNN, and its arbitrageurs can execute a trans-Pacific foreign-exchange
swap in a nanosecond.  Yet hardly a soul knows who killed Laura Palmer.  Thanks
to Asia Broadcasting Ltd., which began airing _Twin Peaks_ on Apr. 4, the
Orient will find out soon.

Director David Lynch's quirky soap opera has transfixed Hong Kong.  Both the
Chinese and English-language press are given to endless speculation over the
murderous culprit.  And since one of the show's running gags concerns Special
FBI Agent Dale Cooper's fondness for home-baked goods, one Hong Kong paper has
thoughtfully provided recipes for cherry pies and jelly doughnuts.

Asia Broadcasting is hyping the show with mobile billboards.  On one side is
_Peaks_ star Joan Chen.  On the other is Bart Simpson.  Yup, he's in town, too. 
Tune in Friday nights, dude.


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