When you think of the godfather of horror anthology TV shows, your mind probably goes to Rod Serling for his work on The Twilight Zone, but what most people don’t know is Alfred Hitchcock played the game first with Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a series that is perfect for fans of the Master of Suspense. Each episode is like a quick serving of the types of movies that he always directed, but with a way shorter runtime, and fun little bookend appearances from the man himself. Unlike The Twilight Zone, this series steers far away from science fiction and has fewer horror-centric episodes, typically falling into the thriller genre more than anything. If you’re looking for short stories in the same vein as Rear Window or Dial M for Murder, then it looks like you’ve come to the right place.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents was the Master of Suspense’s version of The Twilight Zone before Rod Serling’s classic, and it is worth your attention.