The new show from Apple Tv Plus is honestly one of the best shows on TV at the moment. The first episode will hook you in completely, and then the tone and intrigue will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The first episode is directed by M Night Shyamalan and I have to say he does a superb job. There’s some beautifully framed shots here with a slightly Hitchcock kind of feel. Special mention to the scene at the dinner table when #LaurenAmbrose is telling the nanny about herself. With the husband in the background only coming into focus when Ambrose leans back, it's a stunning way to frame the conversation.
So far M.Night has only directed the first episode and the writer/creator is Tony Basgallop. I believe M.Night does direct some more in the future. But it really doesn’t matter. All episodes so far are written and directed beautifully!
Every week more questions are asked. Your given some answers along the way, but they’re in no way definitive, and the intrigue and wonder is all consuming.
Lauren Ambrose is brilliant, Toby Kebbell is fantastic! And Nell Tiger Free is wonderfully creepy!
I can’t recommend it enough!!
Review By Josh
On Apple Tv Plus
A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Apple Tv+ opened it streaming platform with 3 episodes of their really big show. Said to be costing $300M for the first 2 seasons, that works out at a whopping $15M per episode. With the big names of Aniston, Witherspoon and Carell, this certainly seemed like Apple's major attempt to lure in the viewers, but from what I've seen it has been critically bashed for no good reason at all.
It's a shame that critics have hated The Morning Show so entirely. I'm sure it's done quite a bit of harm to the streaming platform. I mean if they can't get there flagship show right, surely they've stuffed everything else up. Well, I don't agree, and I have spoken to a few others that have loved the show so far. So if you've been putting it off due to the critical reception, I would definitely give it a try. It honestly had me hooked from the first episode.
The other thing I think they got wrong was the marketing. From any of the promos it looked more like a comedy soap opera affair. It couldn't be further from this. The Morning Show is a deep look into the MeToo movement, and it does a great job of being unbiased and balanced.
Everyone is excellent in their roles, Billy Crudup being my favourite. His character is a joy to watch and Crudup envelopes the role with a huge amount of charisma. I would have to say my only query is Mark Duplass. I'm generally a big fan, but I'm not too sure he fits the role. He is growing on me.
This is one show this year, I haven't been able to stop at just one episode. Definitely bingeable. Give it a go.
Review by Josh
On Apple TV Plus
A behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.
Coming to Apple Tv: 7th Feb 2020
Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. But in a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game—they happen in the office.