Genre: Anthology, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller
Premise: ``The Twilight Zone'' was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run. It's a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
S01, E27 (First Aired: Apr. 8, 1960)
A 6-year-old boy wishes for an aging boxer to win a comeback fight.
S01, E28 (First Aired: Apr. 15, 1960)
A small-time hoodlum is killed by the police for robbing a loan company.