When I saw this announcement from the gossip/news site TV Line hit my inbox yesterday, I sighed. But not in relief.
I’m sure this will be an unpopular opinion with many people, but I was legitimately hoping that this new “Twilight Zone” reboot would get cancelled. The renewal of a show that you feel is terrible is almost as bad as seeing a good show that you like get cancelled, don’t you think?
As regular readers here well know, I am a die-hard fan of the original Twilight Zone. I think it’s one of the greatest television series of all time, and I believe that in another 60 years, we’ll still be talking about it and enjoying it.
When I saw that it was once again being “rebooted”, honestly I rolled my eyes and didn’t even want to watch it. It’s been hailed as “a modern reimagining of the beloved 1960s sci-fi anthology,” with pre-premiere reviews saying things like, “the show proves itself a worthy successor to the original while updating its familiar formula for the modern world we live in.” (TVLine editor Dave Nemetz)
Mhmm. I just LOVE words like “updating” and “modern”. Continue reading