We just got Locast in our area, free streaming broadcast channels. NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC and some others for free. No more moving the antenna all over the place for this channel or that one, so I'll be watching it.
Actually, New York is one of the cities Locast is in Scott, you might get it too. It's free man, and you can add it to a computer, PS3 or 4, Xbox or in our case, Roku. Picture is great too, we watched the Super Bowl on it. www.locast.org/
All Access has shows broadcasted previously. It's basically their on demand station. All the shows were broadcast but nothing on All Access is live, unless you pay for the live TV feature. That's fine, but Locast is live and worth a look, or not. We like it OK, especially since it's free. That's a big thing for cheapo me, lol.
Post by MacReadyOrNot on Jan 30, 2020 11:33:21 GMT -5
What a disappointment. Had such high hopes for this. I was really excited for it, especially with Jordan Peele behind it. What a bust.
The problem is (1) it doesn't have the same charm as the original series. That's hard to compete with though. Then again, swearing wasn't needed just because it was 2019. (2) Episodes don't need to be longer than 20-30 minutes. Keep them short and sweet. As sweet as Twilight Zone episodes can be. And (3) this could have been made for CBS and not its streaming service. Such bull.
That and the fact this seems like it's placating Black Mirror fans more than it is appeasing Twilight Zone fans.
Episode mini-reviews: The Comedian - Had such promise, but went on too long (as is the case with most if not all of these episodes). Predictable end to boot. Still, a fitting one.
Nightmare at 30,000 Feet - A little all over the place. Good updated premise though. Just uneven in tone and pace.
Replay - Probably my favorite one of the series, but a little muddled in the middle and end. Execution-wise. Great topical story though.
A Traveler - Too strange, even for a Twilight Zone episode. I don't mind alien stories, but this one, like a few other ones, was all over the place tonally and storywise. This series doesn't know what it wants to be, honestly.
The Wunderkind - Funny premise that didn't play with the idea enough. Could have been like the Bill Mumy episode, It's a Good Life, but fell hard.
Six Degrees of Freedom - One of the better episodes, but, again, too long.
Not All Men - Probably the second best, IMO. A little clunky in spots, but, overall, very good story.
Point of Origin - Another decent episode that just could have benifitted from being shorter and tighter.
The Blue Scorpion - Not a bad episode, just, as I've said before, more Black Mirror like than Twilight Zone. Black Mirror, by the way, isn't like Twilight Zone at all. In my opinion. More Outer Limits, even then.
Blurryman - I'd like to say this is the worst episode. It's meta. It tries to do something and fails. I just don't see why this episode exists other than to poke fun at itself. There were original Twilight Zone episodes that did that way better way back when.
Not worth the streaming services fees. Although, me being a masochist, I would watch a second season. Go figure.
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I completely forgot about this. Normally I'll follow a show and stream the episodes somewhere or at least read the reviews on it. I forgot all about this one. After reading your reviews, I don't really want to go out of my way to see it. If it pops up on an app at some point, I'll give it a watch, but no rush.