The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
The Twilight Zone

Critics Consensus

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: 87

39%

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User Ratings: 706

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 1, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 1, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 11, 2019
4
Air date: Apr 18, 2019
5
Air date: Apr 25, 2019
6
Air date: May 2, 2019
7
Air date: May 9, 2019
8
Air date: May 16, 2019
9
Air date: May 23, 2019
10
Air date: May 30, 2019

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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Zone Season 1

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (31)

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…
NPR
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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

  • Jul 04, 2020
    The Twilight Zone "reboot" was a political fueled, racist, awkward pile of 💩!
  • Jul 01, 2020
    This is the biggest steam pile of Liberal crap that I have ever seen. I didn't think it was possible to wreck such an awesome series. Change the name, this is total politically driven garbage. I loved the original, loved the reboot, This is by far the worst product to come from CBS
  • Jun 25, 2020
    This series has its moments, but ultimately it falls short of the suspenseful heights of its predecessors. If you're really looking for a true successor to The Twilight Zone, check out Black Mirror.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    No está al nivel de lo realizado anteriormente, pero el capítulo final de esta primera temporada hace que todo valga la pena.
  • May 30, 2020
    I've only seen the first episode, but it was fantastic. I saw the negative reception and wanted to give my two-cents. Feel like it has potential to be a fun alternative to Black Mirror.
  • May 12, 2020
    It was not good.. most episodes seemed like rewrites of old episodes. And one episode was directly taken from the tv show masters of horror.. This tv show would have been pushy and relevant in the early 2000s. Now a days not even millennials relate to it.. black mirror is way better and original. This is just a crap fanfic using the twilight zone name and inserting racism issues as often as possible. It's still a relevant issue today racism in America but nobody is blind too anymore, you don't need to push it like so
  • May 05, 2020
    Just isn't as good as the other past series. Needs some of the edge of Black Mirror or the 90's Outer Limits.
  • Mar 29, 2020
    Awful- couldn't get thru it. And as a huge fan of Serling and the original, this garbage is a waste of time, and a disgrace to the name. This isn't 'The Twilight Zone'- this is a mess that caves in to what the writers feel are obligatory messages for the times.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    A show focused on manipulating tropes while using basic camera techniques in order to present a half-assed revival of the original. It lacks all of the mystery and tension presented in the original and felt highly predictable with overly exaggerated social commentary. The show fixates on presenting a specific narrative which subverts no expectations. S1E2 is worthy of recognition but even so it is essentially a direct emulation of the original and concludes poorly, leaving viewers with definite resolution instead of perplexion and insight.
  • Mar 18, 2020
    I wanted so much to like this series. Unfortunately, it's just not there. As a whole there's a very clear political slant, and the writing suffers from from a lack of sufficient attention in comparison to that slant. The bulk of the original Twilight Zone episodes were half an hour long. I suspect Serling made this decision purposely. Sterling was telling fairy tales, although admittedly some with a dark bent, and his characters were usually not as well developed as one would encounter in, say, high drama, because they didn't need to be. The stories and plots, on the other hand, were well though out. When, at the insistence of the network, some episodes were expanded to an hour, the stories went from being taught to plodding. The 1985 Zone was marginally an hour long, but each episode presented two stories. The advantage was that one episode might be presented in 35 minutes of airtime while its partner might be presented in 25 minutes, as their stories demanded. This Zone is also an hour format, but it's presenting a single story. Worse, the stories tend to telegraph their climaxes early on. In the first episode, for instance, my wife and I knew how it would end before the second commercial break. This in itself is not necessarily terrible, but if you have an hour of screen time to fill, and you've serviced your story sufficiently within 15 minutes, then you need to spend the rest of that screen time making me care about this character. When the (tragic) ending arrived...I didn't care. The lack of character development, the plodding pace of hour long episodes, and the in your face virtue signaling make this Twilight Zone a failure.

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