While I thought Forest Whitaker was a poor substitute for Rod Sterling (although much better than no host ala the 80's version) and the alteration of the theme for the main titles was horrible, I was pleasantly surprised with the show's content. The first half was something you'd expect from the newest incarnation of the Outer Limits... more interesting than most stuff on TV, but not close to par to the original series episodes. It seemed to me to be one cup 1984, one cup Soylent Green, stir and pour into a half-hour bowl. The second half was much, much better. If this is indicative of what we can expect for the rest of the series, then they have me hooked. When Death (played by Jason Alexander as a more somber, reflective version of George Castanza) gets depressed and tries to commit suicide, he ends up in a hospital under the care of a new doctor driven to his profession by the death of his mother. The doctor doesn't believe him at first, but slowly the pieces fall together and he is forced to believe. What I enjoyed was the fact that they held off in showing any special effects until after we (as an audience) and Dr. Ferguson already believed Alexander's character to be death. Even then, what special effects there were were minimal and subtle. Episode writer Christopher Mack's take on death was several degrees more interesting that that featured in Meet Joe Black. This is the kind of television that's been sorely lacking as of late, in my opinion.