Coincidence and fate figure largely . . .
Twin Peaks is one of those storied shows that has gained prestige as time has passed, and it's influence has been felt on everything from Lost to The Sopranos to the CW's Archie comic update, Riverdale (that, BTW, hits Netflix on Thursday and is so worth it if you need some teen-drama brain-candy). Peaks' David Lynch, the PAFA grad known for his surrealist works on the big screen, is getting the band back together for another go-round starting May 21 on Showtime, so it's best you catch up on the show's original run now.
Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan, so pitch perfect) heads to the titular Northwest town to investigate the murder of teen queen Laura Palmer. Like a lot of Lynch's work, Twin Peaks explores the seedy underbelly of a seemingly perfect suburban facade.
The first season is really the show's sweet spot. The second has its moments, but it's best to skip the accompanying movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, unless you are a diehard.
Twin Peaks is a weird watch, and it's best to have a little Lynch under your belt so you know what you're getting into. But by the end, you'll find yourself saying, "That gum you like is going to come back in style" more than you ever thought you would.
Where to stream: Netflix, Hulu, Showtime.
Like this? Binge these: You can rent Blue Velvet, Lynch's other notable collaboration with MacLachlan on various platforms - and it remains wonderfully weird.