I just figure that since this board loves Twin Peaks so much, y'all may be interested in the 1960s surreal sci-fi spy show that prefigured it. The show can get seriously weird, but always has a clear backbone and thinking behind it. Star and showrunner Patrick McGoohan seemed to think that it's better to engage an audience by turning their world upside down and letting them sort the pieces than to deliver a straight, didactic narrative.
And he was right. Not every episode is gold, but all of them save one are quite good and very entertaining. More importantly, the overarching themes and ideas are pounded in beautifully, addressing individualism vs. conformity, the mind-altering power of education/propaganda, how a populace can deceive itself through democracy, etc.
The show has a lot on its mind. It just addresses those issues by doing things like this: