The Twilight Zone: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight Zone: Season 1 Reviews

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April 1, 2019
This Twilight doesn't feel like a relic, but it also doesn't feel vital, or at least consistently excellent, enough to justify dusting off the title yet again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2019
Disturbing and insightful, The Twilight Zone strips us of most of our bearings even as it offers a grounded center.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 1, 2019
The episodes are still cut for commercial breaks (for foreign sales?) and run longer than the original's half hours, but strive to maintain a quality worthy of the name while so far not surpassing it.
April 1, 2019
While The Twilight Zone's first four episodes have more misses than hits, the series has strong fundamentals.
Top Critic
April 1, 2019
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.
March 31, 2019
Serling's formula doesn't have the freshness it did 60 years ago, and the creators of the new incarnation haven't quite figured out how to address that.
March 31, 2019
There's an unsteadiness to this return to that certain dimension of sight, sound, and, of course, mind that dulls whatever impact it intends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2019
There's something magical about Peele's performance. There's a twinkle in his eye, a gentleness to his telling of these warning-stories, and an otherworldly knowledge perfect for the series.
March 29, 2019
It's the rawest and best version of the rebooted franchise.
March 29, 2019
Just like the many characters that get thrown into the Twilight Zone's orbit, viewers of the reboot will get much more than they bargained for.
March 29, 2019
It takes a voice like Peele's, one acutely aware of what that metaphorical dimension would look like in today's era and how it would, for instance, exact justice on the morally bankrupt.
March 29, 2019
Perhaps, like "Black Mirror" on Netflix, true fans will find the best episode of "The Twilight Zone" and obsess about that until the next obsession takes over. For the time being, though, the message we're taking away is that there's only one Rod Serling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2019
The first four episodes are all bad, a mess of sleepy conceits grasping toward topicality with on-the-nose dialogue spoken by boring characters. A couple sharp performances can't triumph against nonstop plot contrivance.
Top Critic
March 29, 2019
Fine reboot that gets better in two later episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2019
This revival, the fourth television series to carry the Twilight Zone name, already looks like the most able of the post-Serling remakes, and that's thanks in large part to Jordan Peele.
March 29, 2019
In its best moments, this reimagined "Zone" features some of today's most intriguing actors and swerves from fun to disturbing and back and is just as provocative as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2019
The new Twilight Zone could have profited from... paring down these bloated exercises in excess. They drag along, and even the in-jokes grow tedious, precisely because they are so relentlessly and so artlessly tossed into the mix.
March 29, 2019
Haunting in a way that Rod Serling himself would likely have applauded.
March 28, 2019
Despite all the twists and turns, the journey feels like your boat across the River Styx has snagged itself on the carcass of a '59 Buick.
March 28, 2019
I'm looking forward to seeing more of Peele's "Twilight Zone," even with its early mixed results. I came across enough satisfying moments to inspire more mining for gold.
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