25 Episodes in Search of a Favorite Twilight Zone
“What’s your favorite Twilight Zone?” It’s a question I hear frequently from new followers of my Twitter page. Others want to know what my top 10 episodes are.
It’s tough to answer, though. It’s like picking a favorite child. You love ’em all (or nearly all — sorry, kiddo) for different reasons. Narrowing it down even a little bit feels like you’re making some of them walk the plank.
In fact, I couldn’t leave it at a top 10. So here are my top 25 episodes:
6. Nick of Time
10. The Howling Man
11. The Last Flight
13. Shadow Play
14. Kick the Can
15. The Dummy
16. Living Doll
19. A Game of Pool
20. The Masks
22. It’s a Good Life
23. The Hunt
It’s a mix of redemption stories, tales of retribution, and old-fashioned screw-with-your-mind thrill rides. The Twilight Zone didn’t give us the same thing week after week. It mystified, provoked or amused. But it always entertained.
The order of the list above isn’t that strict, by the way. I could easily move some of them around a bit, especially the ones in the middle.
What are your favorites?
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