Video: The Novelty Is Only Skin Deep

Despite singing cops and raunchy words, the new season offers little that's new

Like the wind that whistled through the Douglas firs in the town of Twin Peaks, a fresh breeze seemed to be blowing across the TV landscape last spring. The success of David Lynch's wild-at-heart soap opera forced network executives to make a fast reassessment. Twin Peaks defied some of TV's most basic dramatic rules -- it was too murky, too slow moving, too coy about solving its mystery -- yet it attracted a fanatically devoted audience. Viewers, it seemed, were a lot more willing to sample unusual, challenging fare than anyone had expected. Just as All in the Family launched a...

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