GeekParty: At a glance, Twin Peaks looks like a by-the-numbers murder mystery. There’s the beloved dead girl, the small town full of suspects, and the detective who’s determined to crack the case. It’s a story that’s been told time and time again, with little variation.
But the show is far, far weirder than it initially appears to be. Twin Peaks exists in a world where women talk to logs and people break into dance for no discernible reason. The pie is delicious, and the coffee is damn fine (unless there’s a fish in the percolator). In the day, people invent silent drape-runners, and at night, they dream about dwarves who speak backwards.
Pathologic is sadly lacking in dancing dwarves, but it’s got eccentricity to spare.