High production values and a company determined to be a leader in streaming. There is ample good content on Apple TV Plus with more in the works.
The Apple TV Plus cornerstone series is their launch with The Morning Show (2019 -): Season 3 starting September 2023. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Steve Carell. Powerful women theme
Multiple award nominations for Apple TV Plus including of course the highly acclaimed Ted Lasso (2020 -): starring Jason Sudeikis. Funny, sweet, lovable series. Soccer is involved. Season 2 launched July 23, 2021. Finale 2023.
Apple TV Plus Series Recommended Series
Shrinking (2023 – ) Fabulous dramedy starring Harrison Ford, Jason Segel, Jessica Williams
High Desert (2023 – ) Well-written comedy starring Patricia Arquette, Matt Dillon, Brad Garrett, Rupert Friend (Homeland), Bernadette Peters.
Platonic (2023) Comedy starring Rose Byrne, Seth Rogan, Luke Macfarlane
Physical (2021 – ) with Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda like aerobics with eating disorder makes a dark dramedy.
Suspicion (2022 – ) Thriller starring Uma Thurman, Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory)
Defending Jacob (2020): starring Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, Michelle Dockery. Murder mystery. Importance of family theme.
Mythic Quest (2020 – ): Silicon Valley for the Gaming developers world. Dramedy. Powerful women theme with Poppy as head developer. Co-creator Rob McElhenney (Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is also star. Two special episodes follow the finale of Season 1: Quarantine and Everlight – both excellent. Season 2 has dropped.
Schmigadoon (2021 – ): Trapped in a musical comedy, science fiction
WeCrashed (2022) WeWork Docudrama with Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto. one season.
Apple TV Plus Recommended Sci-fi Series:
SILO (2023): Powerful women theme. Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Tim Robbins
Foundation (2021 -): Season Two launched July 2023. Powerful women theme
For All Mankind (2019 – 2022): Starring Joel Kinnaman (Hanna). Alternate universe where Russia puts a man on the moon first. Powerful women theme with female astronauts program. LGBQ elements especially season 3.
Invasion (2021): Powerful women theme
Dr. Brain (2021): Korean language
Apple TV Plus Recommended Films
STILL A Michael J Fox Movie Excellent Documentary. Clips from Michael’s TV and film performances help tell the story. Physical therapy insights.
Boom Boom the World vs Boris Becker (2023): Documentary in two long parts. The psychology of tennis. Good insights and lots of fun historic tennis tennis clips.
Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022): Apple bought at Sundance for $15M. Starring Dakota Johnson. Autistic actress plays her daughter.
Finch (2021): Tom Hanks. Sci-fi.
CODA (2021): Marlee Matlin. Coming of age for a child of deaf adults. Excellent vehicle to raise awareness of the deaf experience.
The Banker (2020): Based on a true story starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson
Palmer (2021): Justin Timberlake turns in a solid performance as does the rest of the cast.
Not in our top five but watchable.
Truth Be Told (2019 and 2021) Series: True crime podcast starring Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Annabella Sciorra. Season 2: Kate Hudson
For my girlfriends
Dickinson (2019 -): Series: Highly stylized story of Emily Dickinson. VERY modern Music will be your first heads up that this is not a traditional period piece. Season 2 released January 2021.
We watched it so you don’t have to
See: Series: Interesting alternate universe theme but rather monotonous action.
Greyhound Film: From a true story. Stars Tom Hanks. It’s just OK IMHO.