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Jul 3
23

This episode was filmed in my small town of Ashcroft, British Columbia back in February, and the bulk of the outdoor filming was done on the block where I work as editor of the Ashcroft Journal newspaper, so I got a front row seat for the action. I’ve seen some still pictures of the model, and apart from one or two Read more

Jul 2
3

This show desperately needs a good head writer/story editor. The quality of the scripts are all over the place. The original TZ was so good because it had a visionary behind it in Rod Serling who knew what the show was and made sure it stayed on track with that vision. This series (both seasons) almost seems like Read more

Jul 2
10

I’m still kind of blown away by how good Nicholas Holt was in this. He plays Peter like a demented, sociopathic Mozart or something and it’s really goddamn hilarious. Also unexpectedly disturbing and weirdly layered. I hope that they can figure out some way to keep him in the story for a while.

Jul 1
3

Shit, Benson and Moorehead directed this? I had no idea they were doing an episode. I wonder if the CBS All Access log-in I got from an in-law still works. I opened the app exactly once, looked through literally the entire library in under 5 minutes, and closed it again. That was about a year ago, hopefully their sub Read more

Jul 1
19

I once knew someone who always wanted to own a sandwich shop. So he bought a sandwich shop. Then he realized that meant he’d be obliged to WORK at a sandwich shop. Subscription sites with deep pockets are buying up all the old pop cultural touchstones. But its not enough to merely own the rights to ‘Twilight Zone’ and Read more

Jun 30
7

I really enjoyed this one - it leans on very familiar types and then does the work to make the characters realistically juvenile in ways that complicate those types. And the ambiguity of who is responsible for the magic was capably handled. Read more

Jun 30
11

The janitor is Shining Knight - an actual knight with a gold sword and winged horse that was on the Seven Soldiers of Victory along with Pat and Sly when they were Stripesy and Star-Spangled Kid.

He later married the second Firebrand (until she was killed by Dragon King aka Cindy’s dad), and raised the daughter of JSA Read more

Jun 29
1

The unconscious man clapping mid-surgery was my “oh, for fuck’s sake” moment. The episode had been teetering on the brink of trash for me, and that shoved it unceremoniously over.
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Jun 29
3

“she gives the lucky medallion to Zara, who uses it herself to transform into the next big thing, Mynx.”
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Jun 29
4

I have this mental image of the producers instructing the writer’s room ‘Make the story more ham-fisted. We’re writing for an American audience so nuance and subtlety won’t work!’

Jun 29
10

I have no doubt that a life in the public eye comes with it’s own unique challenges and miseries that those anonymous nobodies outside looking enviously in are ill-equipped to fully appreciate unless they experience it firsthand. But that said, as one of those anonymous nobodies, allow me to just say this: Read more

Jun 28
1

I meant Twilight Zone Mila Kunis. Like Midsommar’s “Not Chris Pratt” actor.

Jun 28
2

It’s interesting to think about the opening joke as being dreamlike, it struck me as being extremely writerly and awkward (not as performed, the actor makes it seem natural as dialogue, it’s just kind of... immersion breaking). Read more

Jun 27
1

Seems like most of this season’s episodes follow the theme “Identity: What is it?”