The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
The Twilight Zone

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The Twilight Zone explores the strangeness of the modern world through Rod Serling's winning formula, creating a thought-provoking -- if not always spine-tingling -- showcase for Jordan Peele and his exceptional crop of collaborators.

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Critic Ratings: 88

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User Ratings: 729

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 1, 2019

Series premiere. A comedian wants to be famous, but may not be prepared for what it costs.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2019

Journalist Justin Sanderson finds the fate of Flight 1015 in his hands.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2019

Nina's old camcorder can rewind time, but she wonders if it can help her ensure the future of her college-bound son Dorian.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2019

A mysterious prisoner appear out of no where, at a remote Alaskan town's police station on Christmas Eve.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2019

A down-on-his-luck campaign manager (John Cho) is determined to get a kid (Jacob Tremblay) elected as the President of the United States.

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Air date: May 2, 2019

A space crew preparing for the first human flight to Mars is faced with a life-altering decision and its consequences.

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Air date: May 9, 2019

A meteor shower spreads infection across an entire town. . . affecting some of the inhabitants more than others.

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Air date: May 16, 2019

A housewife is taken away from her family and discovers that she's from another dimension.

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Air date: May 23, 2019

The elusive Blue Scorpion emerges, leading anthropology professor Jeff Storck to his most personal research project yet.

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Air date: May 30, 2019

Writer Sophie Gelson (Zazie Beetz) is haunted by a mysterious figure. Seth Rogen and Betty Gabriel guest star.

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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Zone Season 1

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (32)

The original "Twilight Zone"... addressed complex social issues indirectly at a time when network TV was mostly escapist. But television is different now... So simply updating the spirit of the original "Twilight Zone" just isn't good enough.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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This isn't really a reboot; it doesn't even qualify as fan fiction. With the exception of one superior episode, "Replay," it's hard to conceive that an artist as prodigiously talented and thoughtful as Peele is creatively involved at all.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

As engaging as the series is, it also serves as an unsettling reflection of our troubled times-one that can no longer be ignored.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Not one of the four previewed episodes fully hits the mark established by the classic Serling series. They're too long, too slow to develop, and -- for the most part -- much too predictable.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…
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So far, the new Twilight Zone is a little uneven, but so was the old one. It doesn't lack experimental energy or visual imagination; it just seems to be still developing its story voice.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…
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Does not have nearly enough Jordan Peele in it.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…
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A terrible misinterpretation of what the season proposed fifty years ago. [Full review in Spanish].

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

I've watched the first three. Sadly, they're all squibs of varying degrees of dampness. 'Nightmare at 30,000 Feet', a very loose reworking of one of the most famous Serling episodes, 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet', is the weakest.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The Twilight Zone has some entertaining episodes that achieve a certain element of surprise. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Peele honors directly and indirectly the series. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Peele and his colleagues are attempting to be socially relevant but much of it feels old.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The Twilight Zone is equal parts ominous and exciting, mysterious and enlightened. It's a beautifully produced series full of wonder and terror, and I believe Rod Serling would be damn proud of it.

Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Zone: Season 1

  • Aug 07, 2020
    Like most anthology shows there's hit and miss. Twilight Zone makes the mistake of not pushing the limits like the original and some of the slow burning story-lines don't payoff. I liked some more than others but the issue is the safety net and they never remove this. The style is interesting but sadly this season won't have the episodes to recommend like the classics of the original.
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  • Aug 04, 2020
    The worst Twilight Zone revival yet, Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone is a flaming dumpster fire. It seems unfathomable but Peele doesn't get what the Twilight Zone is; using the platform to mercilessly push liberal social issues with no hint of subtlety (racist policing, open borders immigration, toxic masculinity). No ro-buts, or time-travel, or witchcraft or deals with the devil. Additionally, the family friendly tone has been completely thrown out; as the episodes are laced with vulgarity. But all that could be forgiven if the writers could write a decent F**KING PLOT TWIST! (which they can't, except maybe for The Comedian). Still, there's clearly love for the original series, layering in various references, Easter eggs and callbacks. And a number of impressive guest stars are featured, including Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, Seth Rogen, and Zazie Beetz. A tragic waste of talent and potential, Season 1 of The Twilight Zone is a clusterf**k.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2020
    If there were an option for negative stars, this program would get minus 5 from me. Come on people, the propaganda war is so 2016. I see the kids who like this are the new MK Ultra victims of programming and control. I would lay money on the people who like this show also have Suri devices in every room of their house and say" I don't care if I am spied on because I don't do anything wrong" What type of Government did you give us sir" "A Republic is you can keep it"
  • Sep 13, 2020
    It has its heart in the right place, but it just tries too hard to be different from the original while at the same time trying to pay homage and at the end accomplishes neither. What is truly heartbreaking is that this series had the potencial to be awesome but it sucks really bad.
  • Sep 12, 2020
    The originals were hit and miss. Some were genius, and others were unimaginative. This series is just a unimaginative miss that targets white people. For example, S1E5 that has a Sheriff that only wants to falsely imprison a minority for his own glory (so he can release them), and then brag how he brought civilization to the natives. Then is sooooo dumb. He doesn't question the fact that he has someone new just appear in his jail, or who this person is!?! What planet is this? No one ever acts like this in real life! Except maybe in a xenophobic fantasy.
  • Sep 10, 2020
    AWFUL! Can we just watch something on TV that isn't political? OMG!! The original was about ESCAPING reality for a brief time in a very entertaining way. It's science fiction not a documentary. Stop lecturing everyone....
  • Aug 27, 2020
    I really enjoyed the series not sure what people are so upset about. Everyone's a critic.
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Will never get my time back
  • Jul 30, 2020
    Terrible. Unless you just hate white people and need your hatred reinforced. This world is garbage and twilight zone is the sticky rotten smelling stuff in the bottom of the can, but watch away if you want to get your hate on.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    I had to make this account just to make this review. Most of season 1 is good to okay, but episode 5, The Wonderkind, is so horribly bad that I just had to give it 0.5/5. The whole episode is so nonsensical, stupid, and just hard to watch. I won't spoil it for anyone if they want to see it, but it was honestly the worst thing I've seen come from a respected film maker.

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