The Twilight Zone: Season 2 (2020)

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Season 2
The Twilight Zone

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The Twilight Zone's sophomore season shines when it dares to be bold, but long runtimes and predictable plotting hold it back from reaching its full potential.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 53

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Lonely bachelor Phil (Jimmi Simpson) finds meaningful human connection when he discovers a telepathic link to a stranger named Annie (Gillian Jacobs). Their connection quickly sparks a romance, but not everything is as it seems in this seemingly idyllic fantasy.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Michelle struggles to understand the world around her despite receiving a promotion at work and other successes in her life.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Failing actor Harry takes a risk for a gig but he may not be willing to accept the consequences of his actions.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

After witnessing a violent event, Jasmine's music career suddenly experiences an all-time high. Jasmine must then learn the true meaning of her success.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Irene's unorthodox hobbies make her the object of bullying at her new all-girls boarding school. Things take a turn when she catches the popular Madison in possession of an unusual skill.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

At the outer reaches of the world, a team of scientists discover a new highly intelligent species, but its existence may endanger more than their research. Joel McHale, Nadia Hilker, Michelle Ang, Tim Armstrong, and Brandon Jay McLaren guest star.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

An unsettling encounter sets a mourning couple's life off-balance, forcing them to make a choice about what in their lives is worth sacrificing.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

The handyman at a church finds a whimsical model that lends him the ability to improve lives within his struggling community. However, the town's shady mayor cannot help but meddle.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

An unexpected encounter with the charming Mark at a museum changes a young woman's opinions on life until she learns the true source of his appeal.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Mrs. Warren, a homemaker, eagerly awaits a new device that will turn her life around. Yet she soon discovers the more sinister side of wishing away one's problems.

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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Zone Season 2

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

These episodes certainly feel more strongly written than Season 1, and if the editing tightens up like it did before, these new entries could be amazing.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Still a decent reboot, but far too timid.

Jun 26, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Ultimately, this Twilight Zone suffers by comparison, because there is just so much to compare it with - Serling's still peerless original, Jordan Peele's movies, other sci-fi anthology series such as Black Mirror and now TZ's own first season.

Nov 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

CBS All Access' reboot of The Twilight Zone rarely beats the audience at the guessing games it poses, or when it does, the twist is so basic as to be barely worth scoffing at.

Jun 25, 2020 | Full Review…

These episodes feel stronger written than Season 1, and if the editing tightens up like it did before, these new entries could be amazing. It'll be hard for any other episode to be better than "You Might Also Like," though, which is a pure masterpiece.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

In a twist worthy of the show's creepy music, the original series speaks to the strange times through which we're living more directly and profoundly than the new one.

Jun 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Season 2 is satisfyingly spooky and twisted, with a wry sense of humor.

Aug 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the rest of Season 2 is as bold and original as its first three episodes, it's well on its path to eclipsing that uneven first season and potentially becoming a must-watch series of television.

Jun 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Another weirdly entertaining set of stories in the tradition of its original predecessor.

Jun 26, 2020 | Full Review…

An incremental improvement over the revival's mixed first season, with the binge model proving the perfect delivery system for these bite-sized stories.

Jun 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's weird to live in a world where The Twilight Zone can impede on Black Mirror's territory, but here we are.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

With the writing tighter and more focused, the show makes up for a lot of the previous season's shortcomings.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Zone: Season 2

  • Jan 05, 2021
    Phenomenal season, well worth watching.
  • Jan 04, 2021
    What a shame. The first season was excellent. It did justice to the classic Twilight Zone series while taking the formula in bold new directions. Unfortunately, the second season is full of stilted dialogue, characters acting in bizarre ways to match the planned plotting, and frequent giving speeches explaining the entire plots of episodes (poor Joel McHale deserves better). One or two solid episodes were solid, but the rest belong in an introductory screenwriting class.
  • Oct 23, 2020
    A huge, huge disappointment compared to the original.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Definitely a step up from last years rather disappointing inaugural season. While you're there are still some pretty forgettable episodes, most of them actually work pretty well as a Twilight Zone story. The show might never really reach the heights of the original series but the stories that work do work pretty well. They are even some pretty clever twists on classic sci-fi concepts. Which is pretty much all you can I ask for these days. While it is not an effects-heavy show, you do see the budget cuts that CBS probably prescribed for the season. Nevertheless if the show continues on this trajectory I do have hopes for a pretty good third season. However the creators should really think about limiting the runtime of the episodes. Even the good episodes of this season tend to feel very drawn out, even if they are just about 40 minutes in length.
  • Aug 30, 2020
    What did I think of The Twilight Zone Season 2? Check out my full review below: https://open.spotify.com/episode/39C0nlBuoofc3y6qt2vEcK?si=pVNfg5MKTUivgP-9ijfYiw
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Lame storylines. Go watch black mirror
  • Jul 14, 2020
    I feel this rating is critics overcompensating for them overrating the garbage Season 1. Season 2 has some of the same flaws, but clearly worked to correct more of them and is by far the better season. I'd say unlike Season 1, which was worse than all three previous TZ runs, Season 2 is better than the 2000s series, though still not as good as the 80s series and the original.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than season 1. i got through 4-5 eps in s1 and thought it was so shitty. this one actually captures the essence of the show and adds its own flair. i'm stopped mid episode 5 to write this...theyve' been so good. gives spine tingle i used to get from the original. Fun!
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Science Fiction really needs internal logic to hold the story together. Episodes are boring and demand a level of suspension of disbelief I can only describe as offensive. As a fan of SciFi I can see the inspiration for a lot of the episodes and everytime the source material was better.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    They need to revoke the use of the twilight zone name. Rod Serling would be revolted by the trip bearing its name.

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