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: 79

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User Ratings: 625
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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 (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

  • Oct 27, 2019
    The show should just change it's name because it's nothing like the original it actually is an embarrassment for the Twilight Zone. It's fine if you want ro be political but at least make it interesting with a twist, this show just shoves pc down your throat. If I wanted to see or hear that I would hop on Facebook or watch CNN. I really hope that Peele reads all these reviews and hires some new writers to make season 2 better than the garbage of season one.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    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.
  • Oct 20, 2019
    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.
  • Oct 18, 2019
    Saw the first episode and decided not to pay for the season. Not fantastic
  • 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 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.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Another poor, lame reboot using a familiar brand name to push it's political agenda on viewers.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    absolute garbage reboot. Tries to bank off the successes of the original by using its name, but it is far removed from the original and highly political.
  • Sep 19, 2019
    With the exception of the 1st episode, "The Comedian" the new season was disappointing. It lacked the magic of the original and most of the season attempted to address modern day social issues. That social commentary was poor in that it was obvious and over the top. it was preachy. I love the older versions of the Twilight Zone and the movie, but the overall feel of the new series is not that of the original and it is not for the better.
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Obsessed with trying to push wokeness in the blandest, most nauseating way possible instead of crafting unique or thought-provoking characters or stories, missing the entire crux of what made Serling's original so great. The creepiest thing in the series is the uncanny valley sh*tshow that is a CGI Rod Serling in episode 10, a final insult to fans of the original TW series. A massive and embarrassing misstep for CBS All Access, Jordan Peele and other creatives, and streaming television in general. Save your money for another streaming service.

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