This is the dark and gritty version of Eerie, Indiana.
I suppose they were aiming at a Twin Peaks vibe, but when the protagonists are basically Bob, that's just not gonna fly I think.
Since it's just ten episodes I may be able to hack it. But after seeing the second episode tonight that I missed last week, I was too tired of the "fun" to watch the new episode. It already seems like the storyline is going to be patterned on the Gordian knot. There is an inevitable temptation to just cut it. The thing is, is it really entertainment to see a burning body hanging upside down from a ship's mast decorating a park?