Amazing Stories: Season 1 (2020)

Amazing Stories: Season 1 (2020)

Amazing Stories: Season 1 (2020)

Steven Spielberg's re-do of his '80s sci-fi/fantasy anthology series. This time made by Apple TV+. Each of season one's ten episodes promises to transport viewers to worlds of wonder through the lens of different filmmakers.

2020USA
FantasyScience Fiction

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EPISODE 1.1
6 March 2020

The Cellar

While restoring an old Iowa farmhouse, Sam discovers a time portal in the storm cellar that transports him to 1919. Directed by Chris Long.

EPISODE 1.2
13 March 2020

The Heat

Tuka and Sterling are best friends whose bond transcends the physical world as they follow their dreams after tragedy strikes. Directed by Sylvain White.

EPISODE 1.3
20 March 2020

Dynoman and the Volt

An awkward young boy and his grandfather are transformed by the arrival of a mysterious ring ordered from a comic book 60 years ago. Directed by Susanna Fogel.

EPISODE 1.4
27 March 2020

Signs of Life

When her mother awakes from a six-year coma, teenage Alia struggles to reconnect with this stranger who can’t remember her old life. Directed by Michael Dinner.

EPISODE 1.5
3 April 2020

The Rift

The season finale, directed by Mark Mylod. When a WWII pilot crashes in modern-day Ohio, a young widow and her stepson are swept up in his search for home.

Amazing Stories: Season 1 (2020) / Reviews

Collider

Collider

Optimism isn’t a bad thing to have on TV shows, but when that’s the only thing you’ve got going for you, living up to “amazing” seems like a reach.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Steven Spielberg’s revival of his Eighties anthology series has been keenly awaited by viewers of a certain vintage. They are doomed to be disappointed.

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Variety

Variety

Feeling underbaked even with all the resources of Apple and of Spielberg, “Amazing Stories’s” first hour doesn’t make a case for viewers to stay tuned.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Where’s the Spielbergian sense of mischief and wonder that we were promised?

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If anything, the new iteration of the series might carry on that tradition and spirit a little too effectively. Judging by “The Cellar”, the show retains the look and feel of the original to such a degree that it feels oddly out of time...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It may be a measure of Apple TV+’s confidence in itself that it is prepared to look at a property and say: “You know what? If it ain’t broke, let’s not try to fix it.” And Spielberg’s never broken.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The color, settings and lavish social detail are mainly what distinguishes this enterprise—an adventure well worth an hour’s viewing, though its resolution is a bit cryptic, as sagas that belong to a category called “Amazing Stories” are wont to be.

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