Sunday, July 10, 2016

Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S3 E22

Season 3:  Episode 22:  A Piano in the House

To be honest, once I dissected the plot of this story, I thought it wasn't a bad storyline to base an episode around. Having an old piano that played many different tunes, and having those tunes affect different people in different ways, such that they revealed parts of themselves that they kept hidden and secret, was an interesting enough premise. So why did I come away from this episode once again with the feeling that it hadn't fulfilled its potential? 
The times that I have seen it seem to leave me feeling the same things - those being that I would take any opportunity to gaze upon Joan Hackett in her heyday, and that there seems to be so little negative reaction by those who have been exposed to this piano and forced to recall things they did not wish to that it hardly seems believable. Their actions, let alone the piano that does this. Certainly the conclusion was predictable, but just a fraction over the top from what I would have received as well.

In the long run, a good idea that for me doesn't come to as good a conclusion as I imagine it should have.

Rating:  Roll out the barrel.  /5.

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