‘The Twilight Zone’ Finale: Jordan Peele’s Surprise Meta Twist Reignites Art vs. Entertainment Debate
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‘The Twilight Zone’ Finale: Jordan Peele’s Surprise Meta Twist Reignites Art vs. Entertainment Debate

Can popular forms of entertainment also be considered works of art? The debate rages on in "The Twilight Zone" Season 1 finale. “The Twilight Zone” [Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “ The Twilight Zone ” first season finale, “Blurryman.”] As the host of CBS All Access’ “The Twilight Zone” reboot, Jordan Peele has admirably taken on the Rod Serling role of providing the intro and outro commentary of each episode. Peele’s appearance before the opening and end credits has kept alive a tradition first started by Serling in October 1959, but it’s one Peele blows up entirely in the reboot’s first season finale, “Blurryman.” The episode’s script, written by Alex Rubens, takes a meta approach to the entire franchise in order to debate popular entertainment and art and figure out how and if “The Twilight Zone” represents an intersection of these terms. The episode begins resembling a normal installment of “The Twilight Zone.” Seth Rogen and “Get Out” breakout Betty Gabriel appear as a couple living in a fiery apocalyptic future. Peele’s narrator enters to give his intro commentary but cuts off midway annoyed with the dialogue that has been written for him. The episode then […]

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