Anyone watching Twilight Zone on CBS All Access?

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#1
I decided to make the plunge and check it out. So far I'm pretty pissed off with the direction it is taking. I'm one of the biggest Rod Serling fan and love the original 60's version and I even thought the 80's reboot was mostly decent. So what do we have this time? Nothing twilight about it....it's all The Woke Zone. Serling was never afraid to shy away from making villains out of current events, but of the three episodes so far, it's been nothing but a minority ass-kissing fest. I guess we can't have a show anymore that doesn't portray whitey as the ultimate villain in every scenario.
Maybe I'm being harsh. But the third episode with the time travel camera......of course it's the evil white cop shooting the poor black kid doing good. Ugh.

Anyone else watch? Do I need to get over it?
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#2
I'm gonna keep on checking it out, at least for now, but you're absolutely correct. The "twilight" part of this seems to be all about virtue signaling the poor black/marginalized narrative. Shit, they even put a black lives matter banner front and center of "rewind".
 

SKEPTIC

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
#4
I decided to make the plunge and check it out. So far I'm pretty pissed off with the direction it is taking. I'm one of the biggest Rod Serling fan and love the original 60's version and I even thought the 80's reboot was mostly decent. So what do we have this time? Nothing twilight about it....it's all The Woke Zone. Serling was never afraid to shy away from making villains out of current events, but of the three episodes so far, it's been nothing but a minority ass-kissing fest. I guess we can't have a show anymore that doesn't portray whitey as the ultimate villain in every scenario.
Maybe I'm being harsh. But the third episode with the time travel camera......of course it's the evil white cop shooting the poor black kid doing good. Ugh.

Anyone else watch? Do I need to get over it?
It's Jordan Peele.

"I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don't like white dudes," he said, nodding over to his moderator pal Roberts. "But I've seen that movie." The line drew loud applause and shouts of agreement. "It really is one of the best, greatest pieces of this story, is feeling like we are in this time — a renaissance has happened and proved the myths about representation in the industry are false."
Jordan Peele on Making Movies After 'Us': "I Don't See Myself Casting a White Dude As the Lead"

From the Hollywood Reporter, which is so woke, natch

I think the Hollywood Reporter writer here is in a protected/sacred identity group

 
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Bobobie

Registered User
#8
This is what I figured. I'm glad that I didn't have to watch it myself to see the direction it was going for. Identity politics have taken over a lot of shows. American Gods "The Book" looks nothing like the Black Livers Matters TV version.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
#9
Thing is, do the ratings support the trend?
 

DiggerNick

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#11
Reviews have been bad. Blame that on eeville whitey; the same people who made Peele's SIMPSONS knock-off a huge success.
 

Saikotic

Scraping a dull blade across your tender eyeball
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#12
The writing is fucking subpar and fucking lame. I enjoyed the premise and the new take on the airplane episode, up until the third act. It's like they didn't know where to go.

So let's make the mysterious passenger insane and suicidal even though he showed no hints of this before. Then let's have a twist ending where somehow EVERYONE lives and they all turn on the protagonist like a pack of zombies. ..... and then everyone stood and clapped. It turned into one of those unbelievable stories a SJW tells when an entire mob confronts some lone white racist. It ended so poorly that it pissed me off.
 

Saikotic

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#13
Oh and the episode in Alaska? The pacing and delivery of that was paltry at best. It's like they said "Let's make an episode like they did in the 60s" but without any appeal of the original and ignoring that viewing habits have changes drastically since that time.

I couldn't even stomach the camera episode. I watched the first couple minutes, though "Oh, evil white cops" and then jumped to the end to verify. And it had another "and then everyone clapped" moment.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#14
The writing is fucking subpar and fucking lame. I enjoyed the premise and the new take on the airplane episode, up until the third act. It's like they didn't know where to go.

So let's make the mysterious passenger insane and suicidal even though he showed no hints of this before. Then let's have a twist ending where somehow EVERYONE lives and they all turn on the protagonist like a pack of zombies. ..... and then everyone stood and clapped. It turned into one of those unbelievable stories a SJW tells when an entire mob confronts some lone white racist. It ended so poorly that it pissed me off.
If they had any balls, they could have pulled off a decent swerve with the monster on the plane as being a possible radical muslim hijacker, but they couldn't even commit to that. No way can they portray sweet innocent ragheads as being anything other than kind and benevolent
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#15
The Alaska episode had a good setup and then it went completely off the rails before the swerve. By the time we saw what was happening, I couldn't give a shit about anyone anymore.

Why do I keep torturing myself watching this hogwash?
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#16
Any word on Wunderkind yet? That was last night's ep. Haven't seen it yet, considering not bothering.
 

Saikotic

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#20
The Alaska episode had a good setup and then it went completely off the rails before the swerve. By the time we saw what was happening, I couldn't give a shit about anyone anymore.

Why do I keep torturing myself watching this hogwash?
Dude appears in a prison cell of a police station and not one of those fucks aside from the lead can ask "How the FUCK did you get in there?" and keep pressing the matter.

"I know things" netted "He knows things! OMFG MY SECRETS!" not "Just how do you think you know these things?"

I love it when cops are stupid two dimensional hacks. :rolleyes:
 

Saikotic

Scraping a dull blade across your tender eyeball
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#21
Oh and "I'm with the FBI." should have been met with "Ok, whatever, you still haven't explained how you entered a police station full of cops, made your way past a couple of locked doors and entered a locked jail cell."

Nope, it's social justice writing.
 

HandPanzer

Shantih Shantih Shantih
#22
Yeah, this is what happens when restraint isn't exercised; it's about as subtle as getting hit in the face with a hammer.
 

chumpy

No hopes of repair
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#23
Are all of these rip offs of Simpson's episodes too?
 

JoeyDVDZ

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#25
So the newest episode of TZ has gone full "Men bad, toxic masculinity". Color me shocked.
 
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