Twin Peaks Watch Alikes

Next year Twin Peaks returns to television with an 18 episode run on the Showtime network. David Lynch is filming all of the episodes with a cast that includes everyone from musician Eddie Vedder to actress Naomi Watts. To hold you over until the new episodes air we thought we would highlight some of the TV shows in our collection that fans of the show could indulge in until the new Twin Peaks returns next year.

carnivaleCarnivaleThis show first premiered in 2003 on HBO and lasted two season before being cancelled. Since then it has gone on to develop quite a cult following for its mysterious and epic plot about a young man in an circus who has the power to heal people, and a preacher who can bend people to his will. Set in the United States during the Dust Bowl years of 1934 and 1935, this show draws the viewer into a mystifying battle between good and evil as the two main characters lives begin to converge.

FargoInspired by the Academy Award winning Coen Brothers film of the same name, this miniseries has gone through two iterations so far. The first season is set in the present day and has Billy Bob Thornton as a hit man passing through Minnesota who blazes a trail of murder forever changing the lives of the small town folk in Bemidji. The second series manages to take the quirky deadpan humor and sudden bursts of violence to even great levels, and also serve as a snapshot of America in a brutal post-Vietnam nightmare.

neNorthern Exposure: If you like peculiar characters in a small Pacific Northwest town this classic series should be next on your list of shows to watch. A New York City physician is sent to live in Cicely, Alaska after after completing his residency, and he must he navigate this town of eccentrics as he struggles to adjust to such an foreign environment. Eventually over the course of six seasons the show fully developed a variety of supporting characters to present a more fully realized version of small town life.

Wayward PinesThis TV show starring Matt Dillon just completed its second season and once again finds a federal agent in small Northwest town, this time in Idaho, searching for two missing U.S. Secret Service Agents. After awakening from a car accident Ethan, played by Dillon, wakes up trapped in Wayward Pines, Idaho and finds out its occupants can't leave and that a tyrannical sheriff prevents people from escaping.

Author: Kyle Knight

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