"Diane, 11:30 AM, February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks."
(This article contains spoilers of Twin Peaks.)
On this day in 1989, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper drove into the town of Twin Peaks, Washington, to investigate the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer.
Although there have certainly been some imitators, no television show is quite like Twin Peaks. David Lynch and Mark Frost's quirky, campy crime drama — which first premiered in the spring of 1990 — is perhaps one of the most beloved shows of all time. There are many aspects of Twin Peaks that contribute to its rightful cult status: its suspense, its impeccable soundtrack, its subtle goofy humor. But, really, the best part of Twin Peaks is its array of diverse, complex characters.