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Did The Twilight Zone Reboot Live Up to the Hype?

TV Guide breaks down the first two episodes

Kelly Connolly

Whatever you do, don't drop your reading glasses, because it's time to go deep on The Twilight Zone.

Jordan Peele's updated take on Rod Serling's timeless sci-fi anthology debuted Monday with two new episodes, luring viewers back into the middle ground between science and superstition. In the series premiere, titled "The Comedian," Kumail Nanjiani played a stand-up comic who made a risky deal to get ahead in his career, only to be faced with consequences he never saw coming. "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," a remake of a classic original-series episode, starred Adam Scott as an anxious journalist who began to suspect that his flight was doomed, even if no one else on board was willing to believe him.

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TV Guide teamed up with CNET to break down the first two episodes of the series and debrief on the reboot as a whole. Did it live up to the hype for longtime fans of the franchise? Is the show accessible to newbies? Check out the video above -- be aware: it contains spoilers -- for our complete reaction, straight from the fifth dimension.

New episodes of The Twilight Zone are available Thursdays on CBS All Access starting April 11.

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