First, this version is not better then the original, this no way could have been.
I thoroughly enjoyed this revival of Serling's classic. In fact, there were a couple of episodes that were re-makes of original shows, and one was a sequel to an episode done back on the original series. Beyond those, there were plenty of stories that were original and well done themselves. Also this series had an interesting mix of special guest (Jason Alexander, Usher, Jessica Simpson, Lou Diamond Philips, etc). Also many other people that you will at least reconize their faces.
This show was certainly superior to the one done back in the mid-'80s. They really seemed to do Mr. Serling proud. It's unfortunate that UPN canceled this after one season. I beleive the show would of shown a better force in a second season.