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amazing the best show ever made
the twilight zone is the best shows ever made. the episodes are suspenseful they have to do with time travel, paranormal things and more. every episode is interesting and theres different charaters every episode. the show ran from October 1, 1959 to June 1, 1964 and people are still watching it today because of how amazing the show was.
the twilight zone is the best shows ever made. the episodes are suspenseful they have to do with time travel, paranormal things and more. every episode is interesting and theres different charaters every episode. the show ran from October 1, 1959 to June 1, 1964 and people are still watching it today because of how amazing the show was.moreless
I watched this show religiously with my poor brothers. It was terrifying, as were our circumstances in real life. I am not sure I am mixing it up with Alfred Hitchcock. Two episodes come to mind: one about women in a maternity ward giving birth through their arms, legs and wombs, in mockery of Motherhood and another on about a little girl who who disappears called "The Jar". God, I would just reel from the level of fear it all evoked in remember those episodes?moreless
What works better than my imagination? Rod Serling's imagination.
It is saturday night and there is nothing out there to do so I sit on the couch zapping through the tv grid, when suddenly, I am impacted by the black and white tones of a show. My first thought is: What is this old program doing here? but that doesnt stop me from getting minute after minute deeper into the dark and twisted corners of the Twilizght Zone. For 30 minutes every saturday night all my problems seemed to fade away, homework, chores, everyday issues vanished magicaly under the semitones of this work of art. Everything about this show I love, the acting, the stories, and above all, that enchanting and magical energy that this show, unlike no other, spells from its depths. Maybe the show is terrible for others but for me it is a show that takes me to a different place, a different universe, every time i taste its delicious flavors.moreless
What can I say which has not already been said? Rod Serling was genius! This show was fantastic. Yes there were a few stories that left something to be desired (and did not appear to fit into the meme of the show) on balance I will gladly take the whole of this series to a lot of what is out there today.
Not only did Serling and Co. frighten you at times, they also made you think about your internal and external environment. As Mr. Serling himself stated in the introduction to the show:
"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call 'The Twilight Zone'."
This perfect encapsulates the mood of the show.moreless
youve just crossed into the twilight zone
this is a materpiece and i think the greatest show of all time. the show premiered in 1959 and it ended on 1964, it had 5 amazing seasons. after it ended in 1983 they made the movie which for me was decent though dissapointing because the only original segment was the first and the other 3 were based off of episodes from the show. i wish they couldve all been original ones. then their was 2 reboots i havent seen the 1980s one yet, i saw the one in 2003 and i hated it. so theres some history about the show for you and why it is so great because every episode tells a tale about time travel, things from other worlds, morels and more. if your a fan of scifi things and havent seen the twilight zone then your not a scifi fan.moreless
The one the greatest science fiction TV shows ever produced.
The Twilght Zone is by far the greatest masterpeice Rod Serling ever produced and directed, and that is saying a lot. It was not very much on special effects, but it gave thought provcking stories that set trends to future science fiction TV shows such as Star Trek. I never get tired of watching the episodes of this great program because they ranged from science fiction to fantasy to horror to suspence, and they ranged from horror to drama to comedy. I just have to admit that The Twilight Zone is one of the greatest science fiction programs that was ever made.moreless
This is no supprise to anyone, I love this show, it just has an imortal quality that has never died. I've watched this show as a kid and it has taught me a lot as well as one of the inspirations for me to write and I still watch and love this show even today.
The show is basically a modern day Asops Fables/Brothers Grimm. There are just a lot of qualies about the show but I'll present at least three of them. For one thing cinamatography, it was a good thing this show was made in around the 50's decade, it may have been ahead of it's time but it was made at the right time. The black and white cinamatography really give each tale a very dreamlike senseibilty which make the fantasy world of the Twilight Zone all the more effective and rather believable.
Second, the show had minimum to no special effects, this show was always more focused and interested in the human condition and issues of morality. Each tale was all about character and what they did and how they felt during each episode. Third, most of the episodes were memorable and from the brilant writing, acting, and direction most of those episodes have litterally became as memorable as eternal literature. Here is a list of ten of my personal favorates.
Reviews of them in this section.
1. The Monsters of Maple Street
2. Time Enough At Last
3. The Midnight Sun
4. Five Characters in Search of an Exit
5. The Howling Man
6. It's a Good Life
7. Stop at Willowby
8. The Masks
9. Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
10. A World of His Own
And of course over the years there have been at least a couple of revivals (one in the 80's and 90's) but personally in my book both never really measured up very well, they weren't bad but were just not that good. They just seemed to lack those qualities that made the original special, making them come off as almost run on the mill anthology series, their worth a try though at least but I can't gurentee you'll feel at home.
So, the orginal is the real deal. The Twilight Zone is a place we all love to visit again and again, and will continue to exist for generations and decades to come.moreless