Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Twilight Zone: The Eye of the Beholder

In 1959 a popular half-hour American television anthology series created by Rod Serling titled The Twilight Zone that is noted for its moral messages that focused on humanity without going into political messages hit the Television air waves. Each episode is a mixture of self-reliant fantasy, science fiction or horror, frequently concluding with a surprising ending. Rod Serling was brilliantly cautious in making sure that the unexpected twist was not for its own sake, as it usually broadcasted irony with what had happened before.

The Eye of the Beholder is one of The Twilight Zone's most adored and famous episodes, and with great reason; it's incredibly written, astoundingly executed, and packs a never forgetting fable like twist. While it's only a simple allegory, it plays an important role in symbolizing the superficial and judgmental mind of the Human race. The episode takes the form of a vessel that’s criticizing discrimination and segregation of our overly opinionated society.

I don't want to ruin this amazing episode so I suggest you watch it.

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3
Part 4

Does beauty lie in the eye of the beholder or are you living in the twilight zone?


Florind Metalla said...

My grade 12 English teacher showed this to the class. That was quite some time ago but yet, it has never left my mind. Mr. D'Andrea was an amazing teacher and human being. He taught me the importance of being myself and staying true to myself.

He told that being Florind was the best thing I could be.

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