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A Guide to the New Apple TV+ Shows

November 1, 2019 by  

Apple TV+ Shows

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Apple TV+ launched with a gaggle of new shows—including the high-profile THE MORNING SHOW and a full season of DICKINSON.

Many consumers of Apple products already have the ability to watch the streaming shows for free. (Potential viewers got a year free with purchase of an Apple product; be sure to check if you’re eligible.) For those who are on the fence about paying for a subscription, the first couple of episodes of each show is available for everyone to watch for free.

But that also means there’s a lot to wade through. Here’s a rundown of the shows—and why you might want to watch them…

FOR ALL MANKIND: The most promising of Apple TV+’s initial batch of shows. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Ronald D. Moore is behind the alternate history series which explores what would have happened if Russia beat the United States to the moon.

The series—which stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, and Jodi Balfour—feels like it could be an underrated gem. It’s less flashy than many of the other big name projects, but was the most solid first episode.

THE MORNING SHOW: Well, it’s the most star-studded series. It’s a mini-FRIENDS reunion. (Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon played sisters on the NBC series.) It’s the show people are most likely going to be talking about, for better or for worse.

The series—which follows a morning news show that is thrown into turmoil when one of its leads is forced out after #MeToo allegations—also stars Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, and Janina Gavankar.

DICKINSON: The sole series to have its entire season dropped at once, and it does get better from its not-great pilot. It feels REIGN-esque (but, again, better), as the 19th century series follows a young Emily Dickinson (played by Hailee Steinfeld). The series “explores the constraints of society, gender and family” set against modern music and surreal elements.

The half-hour series also stars Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, and Ella Hunt.

SEE: Uh, well, there’s a really cool fight sequence in the premiere. And this series—set in the future, when humankind has gone blind thanks to a virus that took out most of humanity—may be exclusively for Jason Momoa superfans.

The series also stars Alfre Woodard, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Sylvia Hoeks, Nesta Cooper, Archie Madekwe, Christian Camargo, Hera Hilmar, and Marilee Talkington.

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