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Peter Martin
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Posted: 07 April 2019 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I watched The Comedian the other day and Terror at 30,000 Feet yesterday. Both OK. Didn't blow my socks off. The pacing probably could do with tightening up, but they are crafted with a suitable eeriness.

Curious that they have not used Marius Konstant's iconic guitar theme.
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Posted: 07 April 2019 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I admit I never expected that Jordan PeelE would change from a comedian (in KEY AND PEELE) to a horror movie/suspense series kind of guy. 


Did you ever see the KEY AND PEELE Steve Urkel sketch? :D
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Posted: 07 April 2019 at 8:26pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Heh...That was pretty epic.
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Posted: 12 April 2019 at 6:45pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I didn't think I'd like the updated "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" especially with it being lengthened and a major change to the premise, but enjoyed it quite a bit. (I also enjoyed the Lithgow update to it in the Twilight Zone movie.) I didn't like "The Comedian," which is on Youtube for free, as much. They should've gone with a Serling based story for the free preview on Youtube. 
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Posted: 15 April 2019 at 10:56am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I don't know how I left a blank post here. Sorry folks! But I did watch the latest episode "Replay" today... when they were driving and being stopped, it built up some suspense, but it left that behind and went on to an absolutely awful ending.


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Posted: 21 April 2019 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I wonder if they will bring Bill Mumy back for another turn as Anthony Fremont as they did in the 2002 series.

 
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Posted: 22 April 2019 at 10:30am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

As much as I loved the message of "Replay," I really feel like the modern writers have no grasp of things like subtlety. 
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Posted: 25 April 2019 at 4:31pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

This week's episode wasn't so much scripted as sledgehammered.
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Picked up for a second season. Waiting on the inevitable cries of "too big to fail" and "Sunk Cost Fallacy" to rear their ugly heads yet again with regard to a CBS All Access series.
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Posted: 02 May 2019 at 2:18am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I was quite excited about this being that Twilight Zone is my favorite show ever and I enjoyed both previous revivals of the TV show plus the movie, but I've only really thought one episode worked well so far. The rest just seem to drive home their point like a sledgehammer as Joe put it. It's not even that I disagree with their points either. It just seems like the point is more important than the story and that would only describe a scant few episodes of the original series. 
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Posted: 02 May 2019 at 4:02pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

This week's was actually much better, though it was more like an episode of the 90s Outer Limits than a Twilight Zone. On the other hand next week's looks like a stinker.
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I'm a week behind; just finished watching The Traveler tonight. Would be a fun episode to have broadcast at Christmas. Good creepy atmosphere, interesting setting, decent acting, intriguing characters... but the 'twist', such as it was, was very flat. The ending left me a little non-plussed, to be honest. Overall, a waste given the good work building the sense of unease earlier in the story.
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