With no real back catalog, Apple TV+ is reliant on fresh new shows to lure people in when it launches November 1.
The Morning Show looks amazing, and you can’t go wrong with Oprah. Shows like See and Dickinson have remain interesting — but For All Mankind is my standout. I can’t wait!
Oprah’s Book Club
You get a car! And you get a car! We all get f*cking cars! Whoever you are, you’ve gotta love Oprah Winfrey! She is an inspiration for everyone. Don’t believe me — read her biography. Considering everything she has achieved with the sh*t hand she got dealt — no one has an excuse!
It looks like Apple TV+ has given Oprah the freedom to do what she wants. There are two documentaries, one about toxic labor — sexual harassment in the workplace. It could be good. And the other with Prince Harry about mental health. For now, it’s Oprah’s Book Club that I’m picking out (it’s the only one available at launch).
I do love books, and it’s rare I get to talk about them with people. Being anti-social and all. So Oprah Winfrey’s book club gets a tick from me, depending on the books. The first episode is all about The Water Dancer. A book with great reviews, and even I’m intrigued by it.
The downside of Oprah’s Book Club? It’s one episode every two months! WTF!
Steven Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders — one of the best shows ever made (in my opinion) also created See. I had really high hopes!
According to IMDB, Knight only wrote episode one of See. The script supervisor was actually David Ray. He’s the man who gave us the A Safer Sex Trade documentary. This is why my hopes have dipped a little.
With most things Apple TV+, they have the ingredients, but some of the bakers are unknown. We’ll need to watch and find out if the execution matches a shows premise. Yet See could end up amazing! Jason Momoa alone is enough to make me remain cautiously optimistic.
The Morning Show
I’m a fat middle-aged grumpy white man and I admit to the following. Being a massive Friends fan. And to enjoying both Legally Blonde 1 and 2.
The cast of The Morning Show is AAA. Reese Witherspoon is always great — and Jennifer Aniston isn’t Rachel in this! Not to mention, even without Ricky Gervais (who’s really busy at Netflix these days), Steve Carrell is fun to watch. What a trio of talent!
Set in the cutthroat world of breakfast television, Jennifer Aniston’s co-host Steve Carrell gets fired amidst a sexual misconduct scandal. Aniston then ends up fighting to keep her job as the breakfast show looks to refresh. A rivalry unfolds with aspiring journalist Witherspoon, as Aniston breaks down.
Every bit of that intrigues me!
Dickinson is definitely for girls and women first. And that’s cool. Content for everyone is my motto. Emily is very much of the present, and the show’s setting is in the past. That gives Dickinson a very unique style.
As you may know or may have guessed, this show is all about Emily Dickinson. The reclusive and eccentric poet born in the 1800s. Check out some of her poems here.
As a person, Emily Dickinson is ridiculously interesting. Her fascination with death, her struggles in life and her overall eccentricity should make a great TV series. I’m yet to know if this series is for me. But if it can bring Emily Dickinson into the 21st century, it should be pretty neat.
For All Mankind
For All Mankind is an alternative space race where Russia got to the moon first. And now America wants to be the first to put a woman on the moon.
I love stuff like this. The creators include Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert. Credits include Battlestar Galactica, Roswell High, Fargo, and The Umbrella Academy. That’s my jam!
If the show can be as good as the trailer, then it’s a definite winner. And it’ll probably end up my favorite among Apple TV+ shows!