The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (2019)


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.



Critic Ratings: 78


Audience Score

User Ratings: 581
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Air date: Apr 1, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Zone Season 1

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (27)

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

Does not have nearly enough Jordan Peele in it.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fine reboot that gets better in two later episodes.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

Is "Blurryman" the best episode of The Twilight Zone's first season? I'm finding it hard to come up with a better pick.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

If there's anything we should expect The Twilight Zone to provide, it's killer endings. Yet for various reasons, almost every one of these first ten episodes stumbled over the finish line.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

That premise is essentially the entire episode. Maybe that's all an episode of The Twilight Zone needs to go for, but it's also part of why I don't often gravitate toward these anthology shows.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Zone: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Some episodes are better than others but overall really good. Entertaining and thought provoking.
  • 3d ago
    The original was commentary on ideas, and tended to be subtle with the story driving the show. This iteration is force feeding political correctness. Rather than finding common ground like the original, it simply attacks half the countries citizen's beliefs. Basically if you are white, if you are a male, or if you are not a progressive you are the problem. Zero redeeming qualities about this show.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Absolutely disgusting and rotten to the core! Almost any resemblance of a good story has been drenched in SJW agendas in an attempt to be "socially conscious"! Clever twist endings are replaced by hammering the message home again and again and again... Some performances are pretty good, but can't save this dumpster fire!
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Forced diversity, representation quotas, inter-sectional politics and deliberate subversion is not desired in entertainment. Pure garbage.
  • Jul 30, 2019
    Heavy handed politics made it hard to enjoy
  • Jul 27, 2019
    It s bad lazy and boring. First time I saw a new Twilight Zone was going to be made I was really excited. The series have a long history of storytelling that goes from the personal to the social always exploring fears and expectations but always doing it in a subtle way so you are drawn into the possibilities of the plot as a witness more than just a watcher. This season is terrible at doing that. Feels more like a bad school teacher jumping on your for everything you think or are with a direct political agenda instead of just social commentary. It s too in your face and shows that Jordan Peele might be good at some things but definitely is not good at subtle storytelling. Every chapter is a bashing of this or that idea or group of people with no more substance than the critic. With some adapting some stories and giving it stupid twists that drawn you out of the twilight zone and into the delusional fantasy of a millenial SJW. It s a pity the name of the franchise is being use as an agenda instead of a storytelling journey of discovery and growth. But, well, we will have to wait for the next installment. Maybe on season 2 Jordan learns the formula is a bit corny as it was get out on the second viewing and grows into a more profund creator. For now season 1 is just a bad rippoff of a bad season of black mirror. Go watch the old episodes. There is nothing here to stir your imagination.
  • Jul 12, 2019
    Jordan Peele created a great movie with Get Out and followed up with a truly awful movie with Us. His bad run continues with this new Twilight Zone. I watched 5 episodes where only one ("Replay") was barely tolerable. Poorly done series which is too full of itself and doesn't live up to any of the original episodes.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    A bit of a mixed bag. Some episodes are great - well acted and well scripted, but others leave me scratching (or shaking) my head, less because of the acting (which is consistently pretty good) and more because of the weak storyline, with sometimes rather tenuous links to the moral of the story.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    TV Show Review: The New Twilight Zone Due to my love of Jordan Peele's first movie and the skill displayed in his second I watched the entire season of the New Twilight Zone. I've waited until I watched the entire season before rendering judgement and I must say it was TERRIBLE! It is so infected with Politically Correct Social Justice Warrior victimology, it makes it impossible to watch. Each episode is a Social Justice statement about the evils of: men, white men, rich white women, racist cops, gun owners, and on and on and on...all these Social Justice Tales are told in a Twilight Zoney style, but have none of the amazing insight and challenges of the first Twilight Zone. They are also insulting to the audience's intelligence. It has none of the dark edgy commentary of the brilliant Netflix series, Black Mirror. Or the optimism and insight of the equally brilliant Amazon series, Electric Dreams. The New Twilight Zone is what happens when you tap creative people educated at today's victim factories (the elite colleges in the USA). When you ask them for clever social commentary, you get SJW dreck. I thought Peele was clever enough not to fall in this hole, but not the case with the New Twilight Zone. I predict one more season, if they can't turn it around, that will be their last.
  • Jul 02, 2019
    Way too political. I'm a liberal person, but even this is too in your face and preachy. More science fiction, less politics.

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