Are We in ‘The Twilight Zone?’ Best Episodes to Watch Right Now on Netflix
The Twilight Zone may have some crazy situations. Then again, these are some crazy times. With social distancing and self-quarantining in full force, some Netflix subscribers turned to this series for a break from coronavirus (COVID-19) news and we totally get it.
Thankfully, there are five seasons of this series on the streaming platform. Here are some of the best episodes of The Twilight Zone to binge-watch on Netflix.
‘The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street ‘
Season 1, Episode 22
It’s only in times of crisis that the monsters come out. When a strange alien encounter takes out the electricity of one neighborhood, the residents try to find the reason behind their bad luck. One kid suggests that these aliens don’t want them to leave. The accusations and presumptions only snowball from there.
‘Time Enough at Last’
Season 1, Episode 8
Maybe a little too on-the-nose, this episode tells the story of one man who loves to read but never has enough time. When an explosion leaves him alone with some of his favorite books, the former bank clerk thinks he can read to his heart’s content. But, of course, this is the Twilight Zone, and things don’t go as planned.
‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’
Season 5, Episode 3
If you’re afraid of flying, you’re not alone. For one gentleman, that fear is taken to new heights when a mysterious creature begins destroying the wing of his plane. The problem is every time he tries to tell someone, the monster disappears. Is the creature real to begin with, or is he just going crazy?
‘Eye of the Beholder’
Season 2, Episode 6
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, when society demands conformity, one woman finds herself desperate to change her physical appearance. She undergoes surgery and, when her face hasn’t changed, she tries to escape her fate of living in a village with “her own kind.”
(As an added bonus: this is one of Ariana Grande’s favorite episodes. She even dressed as one character for Halloween.)
‘Five Characters in Search of an Exit’
Season 3, Episode 14
A ballet dancer, a major, a clown, a tramp, and a bagpipe player find themselves trapped in a kind of cylindrical room. No one remembers how they got there, why they got there, or even how to escape. One of the characters takes it upon himself to escape — it’s only then viewers realize who these characters really are.
‘Nick of Time’
Season 2, Episode 7
As a personal favorite, this episode begs the question of whether or not a person would want to know their future. How far would you go to learn about yourself? One couple’s dumb luck at a diner quickly turns into an obsession.
Episodes of the original Twilight Zone series are available for streaming on Netflix. Other spooky shows, including The Haunting of Hill House and American Horror Story, are available with a Netflix subscription.