(Edward) Rod(man) Serling Cleveland Amory - Essay

Cleveland Amory

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

We've learned through short experience to beware of any show which is titled Somebody's Something. It's inclined not to be anybody's anything. And Rod Serling's Night Gallery is no exception. Mr. Serling was one of the giants of "The Golden Age of Television." Now he is more of an endangered species….

Most episodes contain three separate stories, so if you don't like the first, you can always look forward to the next two. On the other hand, if you don't like either the first or the second, you can always look forward to the third. By the same token, if you don't like the first or the second or the third—well, look at it this way, it's over. They are the kind of thing that [Alfred]...

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