"The Twilight Zone is essentially Aesop with a 20th-century imagination. It’s also timeless," says Sophie Gilbert of the original series. "Oddly enough, these morals are missing from the new series, which features an on-camera (Jordan) Peele in Serling’s role. So is the element of grim justice that both The Twilight Zone and its modern heir, Black Mirror, have always held at their core—the kind of karmic inevitability that sees an SS captain subjected to the same torture he meted out to prisoners, or a woman sentenced to endure the fear and violence of an angry mob after committing a horrendous crime herself. Serling’s The Twilight Zone is defined by its twists, but not a single thing happens in the new series that you won’t be able to predict, at least from the four episodes made available for review. This isn’t really a reboot; it doesn’t even qualify as fan fiction. With the exception of one superior episode, 'Replay,' it’s hard to conceive that an artist as prodigiously talented and thoughtful as Peele is creatively involved at all." ALSO: The Twilight Zone reboot succeeds thanks to its overall simplicity.