20 TV Shows Most Influenced by 'Twin Peaks'

From surreal murder mysteries and quirky small-town sitcoms to 'The X-Files' – these series owe David Lynch's cult show a serious debt

'Wild Palms'

Cinematic provocateur Oliver Stone spent the bulk of the Nineties crafting frenetic swipes at society's sore spots, from JFK to Natural Born Killers. But he still found the time to collaborate with author Bruce Wagner for this feverishly surreal send-up of Scientology, virtual reality and the L.A. dream machine. Airing on four back-to-back nights on ABC two years after Twin Peaks' finale, the show shared its predecessor's fixation on stunning brunettes (Dana Delaney, Bebe Newirth and a wig-wearing Kim Cattrall); rife with dream imagery, and dark glamour, it seems due for a cult reappraisal any second now. Co-stars Robert Loggia and Jim Belushi would go on to star in Lynch's Lost Highway and the new Twin Peaks season, respectively. STC

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