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: 79


Audience Score

User Ratings: 618
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Air date: Apr 1, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Zone Season 1

All Critics (79) | 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…

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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Fine reboot that gets better in two later episodes.

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

The reboot of The Twilight Zone has had a few problems, to be sure, but the show has been at its best in this iteration when it's been at its most socially commentative, most notably in its two episodes that directly tackle issues of race.

May 10, 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…

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…

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

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Zone: Season 1

  • 20h ago
    This actually would have been good if it didn't share the name of a series that was amazing in the '50s, and good in the '80s. I watched the first episode "The Comic" and it was all about profanities and politically correct content. I just wish they had focused more on making the show good. I'm keeping it from a 1-star or less because Jordan Peele has the right role as a narrator.
  • 3d ago
    Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone takes "wokeness" to a new level, with each episode injected with political commentary. But the biggest crime is that it just simply isn't fun. If you have an itch for The Twilight Zone, do yourself a favor and watch literally any other iteration of the iconic show than this one.
  • 5d ago
    Saw the first episode and decided not to pay for the season. Not fantastic
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Race-baiting & somehow pretentious. This remake of the classic focuses on the message it wants to send rather than focusing on its narrative.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    Liberal propaganda garbage
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Unscary, mostly boring episodes, blatant race baiting which is completely un-needed in a show like this and so bang average its hard to believe this has been green lit for another season.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    If you think this is as good as anything "Twilight Zone" related done previously you're wrong. This is is just terrible, not one interesting story, completely bland and sometimes gets offensive with so much pandering and political nonsense. Where's the horror? Where's the mistery? The eerie stuff? What a waste.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Terrible. Self- serving liberal propaganda. Obviously biased, and severely political. This cannot hold a candle to any episode from the 50's and 60's. It's a shame when you have a show that is well produced technically have such bad writing- Especially considering the had multiple writers. Too bad they all had the same self-serving agenda. There is a reason it wasn't on real TV and only streamed.
  • Oct 04, 2019
    While majority of the episodes do deliver to a welcome degree and while the directing and casting do hold up, the overall atmosphere, buildup, and even storytelling can leave a lot to be desired.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    You unlock this door with the key of political correctness. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of racism, a dimension of sexism, a dimension of thought police. You're moving into a land of both victimhood cult and success shaming, of agenda pushing and backburner scenario . You've just crossed over into… the Wokeness Zone.

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