Undoubtedly, Twin Peaks has to be one of the biggest milestones in David Lynch’s career. The filmmaker who gifted the Hollywood contemporary classics like Mulholland Drive came out with this show in 1991 which revolutionized television. This show is praised for its quintessential black humor and surrealistic setting. Initially, it was cancelled after two seasons because of poor ratings, but rose from the ashes after twenty-five years with a limited series (which more or less) had the same effect as its predecessor.
Though it had a limited run, Twin Peaks has influenced innumerable TV shows. Here’s the list of TV shows similar to Twin Peaks that are our recommendations. You can watch stream some of these shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
12. Bates Motel (2013-17)
The psychological horror drama serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho (which is based on Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name) and focuses on Norman Bates’ life before the events of the film. Creator, Carlton Cruise stated Twin Peaks as the key inspiration for the show. He said that he pretty much ripped off Twin Peaks. This show went on to receive highly positive reviews for its plot. Freddie Highmore’s performance as Norman Bates is well received.it is as if he was born to play Norman Bates (so was Anthony Perkins)
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