The Twilight Zone (2019): Season Two DVD Review
Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially conscious storytelling. Featuring enthralling narration from Peele and an all-star cast including Tony Hale, Ethan Embry, Billy Porter, Jurnee Smollett, Joel McHale, Christopher Meloni, Jenna Elfman, Damon Wayans Jr., Topher Grace, and Gretchen Mol, Season Two uses introspection and self-exploration to usher viewers into a dimension filled with endless possibilities.
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
The production values are as excellent as the previous season, the episodes have a tighter pacing, and they have mostly ditched the ugly “crushed blacks” that made season one look like it was drowned in ink. There’s still too much reliance on teal and orange as their go-to colors, but at least the palette is a little broader this time around. The stories are uniformly stronger this time, but the scripts are not perfect. Several needed rewrites in key scenes to make them develop more strongly (the final episode, which plays like an ’80s TZ episode as directed by David Lynch, needed the entire fourth act redone).
Very original and interesting story ideas. The kid who runs for President but is he as nice as he seems. The meteorites that land and make any man that comes in contact with it extremely violent. The comedian who keeps bombing on stage and can’t get a laugh gets the chance to be funny but at what cost. The nice woman who lives in an expansive house who gets arrested and treated like an illegal immigrant but where is she really from. The strange visitor who appears in a locked police cell. The spaceship that lives for mars and just after take off earth is destroyed.
Movie Quality: 9/10
- Deleted scenes
Special Features: 3/10
I must say the second season started very good and is noticeably better that the first. The stories are more engaging and the acting is very nice as well. I truly hope the series can move to a third and fourth season.
Overall Rating: 9/10