If you do not compare this 2002 version with Rod Serling's original, it is entertaining enough. It works best if you try think of it as a separate series all on its own. Yes, the famous Twilight Zone twist ending is definitely here, and the writing really isn't all that bad. There are quite a few episodes that leave you thinking about the story lines long after you have watched them. If, however, you are looking to be entertained by actors of the 1950s/1960s caliber, you won't find them here. In this series there is no one comparable to the likes of Burgess Meredith, Lee Marvin, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Klugman, Gladys Cooper, Art Carney, Robert Redford or any number of other character actors from that period whom you used to see all the time on TV but never could put a name to. Except for Cloris Leachman, Jeffrey Combs, Lou Diamond Phillips and Jason Alexander, if the guest stars of the 2002 Twilight Zone series are the most inspired performers of today (as is advertised on the box) TV may in a whole lot of trouble! I'm not sure if this is an indictment against the actors and actresses in movies and TV today, but there just doesn't seem to be anyone here that you can imagine folks talking about 30-40 years from now. The actors and stories of the 50s/60s Twilight Zone are not only just talked about today, they are held up as the benchmark for everything that has followed. Forest Whitaker, however, does a very nice job as the Serling-like narrator, although as mentioned by others here, he lacks the air of mystery that Mr. Serling projected. Lastly, the music for this 2002 series really leaves much to be desired. At times it will loudly overpower what is said or done by the narrator or the actor, and never does it seem set the proper atmosphere or mood. The theme and background music sound as though they were meant to be jarring for the simple sake of being jarring. I hate to make another comparison here, but the music of Bernard Herrmann, Nathan Van Cleave and Jerry Goldsmith did as much for the storylines of the original 50s/60s series as did the writers, directors and actors. Those composers could literally send you through the ceiling by a striking a simple violin chord at a suspenseful moment! It was great! Again, even after all the negatives listed, I still can suggest you see this series -- just don't expect more than a nice bang for your buck. And above all, enjoy it for its own sake and merit.