Twilight Zone (2002)

Season 1 Episode 38

Eye of the Beholder

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 2003 on UPN

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  • This story deals with a woman undergoing surgery for her "deformity" which may get her expelled from her society. The entire time we never see her or any other\'s faces. When her bandages come off it is revealed she is a beautiful woman living in a societ

    To the previous reviewer, this episode was a remake of a classic from the original series. Which is one of the reasons I didn't like this, the moral and shocks are seriously predicatable and outdated in this age and had no need to be remade. Although it was a faithful adaptation, this show needed to focus on was a legacy of it's own.
  • Another predictable sci fi cliche.

    This story sabotaged the point it attempted to make. The audience figured out that the woman was already attractive and everyone else was disfigured 30 seconds into the episode. The succeeding events made the audience sympathize with a character they knew would be attractive and condemn characters they knew would be ugly. For all the good it does the moral of the story they might as well have filmed a story from \"The 1001 Nights\" where the beauty of every heroic character and the ugliness of every evil djinn is expounded on for several pages.
    If they had revealed the patient to be the ugly one the audience would have already developed a sympathetic attitude towards her and might realize that it could be better to pretend that people are wrapped in bandages when they judge others.