Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot leans too heavily on the original

Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone has been remade, parodied, and imitated so many times since it premiered in 1959 that almost everyone can appoint its occurrence components: something curious happens, the narrator tells witness know a bit more about what’s going on, then there’s a change and a moral message, which is developed in the narrator’s parting lines.

What makes a good episode of The Twilight Zone is much harder to articulate. But it’s clear from CBS’s first four bouts of the most current version of the sequence, induced and hosted by Got to get out and Us writer-director Jordan Peele, that it doesn’t involve playing it safe. All four of the initial incidents parallel specific earlier incidents, and the closer they hew to the…

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