Friday, March 3, 2017

The Twilight Zone
One of my favorite shows of all time isn't what you would call a recent television series, but it is one of the most unique and genius shows ever created. This brilliant series is called The Twilight Zone! The Twilight Zone was written by legendary writer, actor, and producer Rod Serling. You may be thinking, why is this show so great? My answer is the diverse and mysterious stories throughout each episode. The series is referred to as a anthology series so it does not have a general plot and the same characters although they did tend to recycle actors for other episodes as a new character. 

The Twilight Zone is not a real place like France or a local store but thought of to be a place between reality and imagination. It is explained by Rod Serling before every episode. He describes this Twilight Zone as, "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone." 

Each episode also holds a moral in each story. All episodes hold a greater meaning then perceived by what happens in the episode its self. For example in the episode The Monsters are Due on Maple St, takes place on an average suburban street where kids are laughing and playing people are walking outside, enjoying the sun, ect.. But an unusual power outage occurs. The people on the street try to see what is going on but even the cars won't start. After not even a day in the mysterious power outage a man is mistakenly shot, people accuse each other, and riots occur. At the very end of the episode we find out that aliens are the ones who turned off all power, and they even mention that taking over the world is going to be easier than expected. The meaning of the story is that people will destroy themselves and each other rather than make things better or figure the problem out.