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The Twilight Zone is a television classic, and news of its return under producer Jordan Peele, the horror director behind films like Us and Get Out, brought with it a deluge of media excitement. But so far this isn’t turning out to be your grandfather’s favorite after-dinner chiller. The new version is chock-full with progressive themes, and while that might not be what die-hard fans were expecting, it’s just what the doctor ordered for the woke cheerleaders at The Hollywood Reporter.
THR provided glowing praise for the third episode in Peele’s CBS All Access’ reboot of the series. Titled “Replay,” the segment is yet another over-simplified Hollywood horror story dealing with racist white cops, those quintessential characters always looking to maim minorities. Even though racist cop attacks aren’t as frequent in reality as the media make them out to be, the folks at the entertainment outlet called it, “a vessel for delivering a vital narrative, in this case one about the very real fear of losing a child to police brutality and the inescapable nature of that violence.”
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The Hollywood Reporter recounted “Replay’s” main premise as the story of an African American mother and son minding their own business on a road trip until they are stalked by a white police officer intent on harming them. “Nina (Sanaa Lathan), attempts to take her young son, Dorian (Damson Idris), to college but is constantly pursued by a racist cop (Glenn Fleshler).” Ah yes. Tale as old as time.
The clumsy story beats really commit to this Hollywood hatred for cops — you know, the kind inspired by alt-left #resistance bumper stickers. Along the way, both Nina and Dorian sit down for lunch at a restaurant where it “just so happens that a highway patrolman with a racist...
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