Where to Watch TZ

Twilight Zone fans, you’re in luck. The world’s greatest anthology series is easy to find these days. But where, exactly, should you get your fifth-dimension fix? Good question.

YouTube, you say? Good luck with that. CBS polices it pretty closely. Complete episodes get taken down quickly.

Me-TV or Syfy? That’s a better option, yes, but you have to watch it (or DVR it) on someone else’s schedule. And let’s not forget the fact that reruns often have whole scenes chopped out and are filled with commercials.

It’s better to stream TZ if possible. That way, you can see it uncut and in HD quality.

  • Netflix is the most obvious choice. They’re missing Season 4 (they don’t want to pay the licensing fees for the lesser-known hour-long TZs), but you can see all the half-hour episodes in Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 5.
  • Hulu has all five seasons streaming.
  • Amazon Prime does, too, but only if you have a CBS All-Access subscription.

But the best option, for my money, is on disc — either DVD or Blu-ray. Sure, it lacks the convenience of streaming (something that I, a daily train rider, really value), but you get every episode in pristine condition, and some cool extras as well: commentaries and other fun odds and ends, etc.

Wherever you get your passport stamped, though, I hope you enjoy your journey to a land of shadow and substance …

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