Premiered: October 2, 1959
Starring: Rod Serling, Earl Holliman, Ed Wynn, Murray Hamilton, Dan Duryea, Ida Lupino, Gig Young, David Wayne, Thomas Gomez, Jack Warden, Jean Marsh, Burgess Meredith, Richard Conte, Suzanne Lloyd, Nehemiah Persoff, Rod Taylor, Charles Aidman, Jim Hutton, Steve Cochran, Ernest Truex, Harry Townes, Ross Martin, Phillip Pine, Don Gordon, Fritz Weaver, Joe Maross, Inger Stevens, Leonard Strong, Everett Sloane, Vivi Janiss, Kenneth Haigh, William Reynolds, Jeff Morrow, Kevin Hagen, Don Dubbins, Vera Miles, Amzie Strickland, Howard Duff, Kevin McCarthy, Roddy McDowall, Paul Comi, Albert Salmi, Russell Johnson, Stephen Perry, Ivan Dixon, Larry Blyden, Sebastian Cabot, Terry Burnham, Janice Rule, James Daly, George Grizzard, Patricia Barry, Jack Klugman, Henry Jones, Orson Bean, Anne Francis, Jack Warden, Robert Sorrells & Keenan Wynn
The first season of the original iteration of the horror series easily cements its status as one of the best television shows of all-time.
With each episode of the show having a distinct storyline, the audience is constantly kept wondering what the twist is and how it will end.
In this first season, there are incredible episodes presented. “Time Enough at Last” ends with a gasp-inducing twist for Burgess Meredith’s character, tensions are brought to a breaking point in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” and Anne Francis fantastically regains her memory during “The After Hours.”
It would be interesting to go back in time and see these episodes when they were among the most thrilling things to be watched. Some of the twists feel hokey now, but will keep you entertained regardless.
Final say: The finest thrills. ★★★★★