Revisiting The Twilight Zone: S4 E9: Printer's Devil
There is nothing more enjoyable than watching Burgess Meredith chewing up the scenery, much like he chews on his cigar. He is - was - a fabulous actor, and no matter what role he is performing, he is eminently watchable.
Here in Printer's Devil, he appears from nowhere, ostensibly to help a failing newspaper as its linesman, and hopefully to make it a success again. Of course, somewhat magically, he appears to do so, charming its editor and his secretary/girlfriend. He is of course more than he seems - and doesn't he love it!
While the episode is enjoyable, once again it is just stretched too far, and it affects the way it is played out. Even Burgess Meredith can only hold the interest so long. The acting and characters are great, but a shorter episode would have made this much better.
Rating: And the Devil take the hindmost. 4/5