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Amy Acker

Quirksville, U.S.A.

An ax murder in the opening scene is a tipoff that "Happy Town," the title of a new ABC drama, is dripping irony.

"Happy Town" is the latest attempt by ABC to recapture the brief magic of "Twin Peaks," a quirky serialized drama with eccentric and creepy characters more intriguing than the crimes that drive the narrative. Coincidentally a newcomer to town reveals she is from Snoqualmie, Wash., the model for "Twin Peaks."

Like the other imitators, "Happy Town" falls short of its ambitious goal.

Happy Town is Haplin, Minn., on the surface an idyllic burg where crime is something that exists only on TV. At least this is...

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