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David Lynch's Twin Peaks may be the most original show on TV

The body of a high school girl, wrapped in plastic, washes up on the lakeshore near a small town in the Pacific Northwest. An FBI agent teams up with the local sheriff to investigate. The victim, they discover, has been leading a secret life. So, it seems, is nearly everyone else in town.

In outline, ABC's heralded new series Twin Peaks sounds like an amalgam of familiar TV genres. A touch of true-crime docudrama, a dash of Columbo, a jot of Knots Landing. But in the darkly idiosyncratic world of director David Lynch, terms like murder mystery and soap opera don't...

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