This was one of my favorite shows as a child. It was just the right amount of liminal unsettling surrealness. You had a chill down your spine, but not so much that you wanted to stop watching. I think every kid growing up in idyllic suburbia secretly hoped there were such "eerie" things afoot in their own neighborhoods. That secret is better than the truth, that all our parents and neighbors were just poorly hiding their own dissatisfaction and existential frustrations.