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

The Twilight Zone: Season 1 Reviews

April 22, 2019
A perfect illustration of reboot over mere remake, the updated episode...Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, recasts the story from a monster-on-the-wing horror piece to a more disturbing play on human trust and the ways in which the present shapes the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2019
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.
April 4, 2019
As engaging as the series is, it also serves as an unsettling reflection of our troubled times-one that can no longer be ignored.
April 2, 2019
It's just a matter of waiting for the show to catch up. But I've waited in worse places.
April 2, 2019
Overall, though, this Trip Advisor doesn't hesitate to recommend another journey to... THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2019
This show's best charms are not the ones displayed in plain sight, which means it's not going to be for everyone.
April 2, 2019
The 10-episode "Zone" can't help but fall short in comparison to the 1960s anthology.
April 1, 2019
Does not have nearly enough Jordan Peele in it.
April 1, 2019
It's hard not to let the sobering shadow of "The Comedian" chill the reaction to the much, much better "Nightmare."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 1, 2019
The Twilight Zone desperately needs Peele to take the reins, but at this point it's probably too late.
April 1, 2019
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.
April 1, 2019
This new series shows signs of developing that distinctive voice, and certainly Peele is capable of it.
April 1, 2019
It's a reminder that of all the things "The Twilight Zone" used to be and still is, it was hardly ever about the art of subtlety.
April 1, 2019
The series generally does an admirable job of paying homage to its origins without being bound by them
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+
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 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 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.
March 28, 2019
Like Peele's films, the show works on multiple levels, weaving together the personal and the political to craft characters as nuanced as its themes.
March 28, 2019
That this series has already figured out that it can be political simply by virtue of the stories it tells, the points of view it adopts, and the actors it employs is further proof that magic can happen in The Twilight Zone.
March 28, 2019
Reworking ideas from the original series in his own inimitable style, Peele's riff on The Twilight Zone is mesmerizing and unforgettable.
March 28, 2019
It's an inclusive space as much as a creative one, making the 2019 "Twilight Zone" a new machine built to last.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2019
Peele's "Twilight Zone" feels neither like the best of Peele nor much like "The Twilight Zone." It's a mismatch of talents that, in the four episodes provided to critics, falls short of justifying its presence.