There are a lot of streaming services these days, with almost every major entertainment company getting into the game. Still, some were surprised that Apple decided to start its own, releasing Apple TV in late 2016. Then, in 2019, Apple started creating its own unique content for the streaming service and have been growing its catalog ever since.
On top of the many movies that Apple has produced over the years, they have also gotten into creating their own short-form television shows. Drama, comedy, family programs, and more have all been covered by Apple TV, with some shows really standing out as must-watch programming and taking home prestigious awards. Out of all of the shows that Apple TV has put out thus far, here are five that you certainly don’t want to miss.
First airing in June of 2022, with an 8.2/10 rating on IMDB and a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Blackbird” is quickly proving to be a must-see Apple TV exclusive. The mini-series is based on the 2010 autobiography “In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption” by James Keene and Hillel Levin.
The show follows prisoner Jimmy Keene, portrayed by Taron Egerton, beginning his ten-year prison sentence for dealing narcotics and possessing illegal firearms. Being a rather charismatic man, Keene is given the opportunity of a severely lessened sentence if he can gain a confession from fellow inmate and suspected serial killer Larry Hall, played by Paul Hauser.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, “Ted Lasso” is a series you can’t miss. Jason Sudeikis plays the titular optimistic and charming American football coach. A spiteful plan to get back at her ex-husband, Rebecca Welton (played by Hannah Waddingham) gives Lasso the daunting task of coaching her English Premier League soccer team, which at first poses a problem for the inexperienced football coach.
Determined and armed with his humorous wit, it quickly turns into a great pairing. The series’ first season was nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy awards, more than any comedy series nominated for in their first season.
The Morning Show
Based on Brian Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV”, The Morning Show (also known as Morning Wars) takes a dramatized behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the new anchors who deliver our daily morning news.
The series showcases allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, identity crises, and the everyday chaos and drama typically unseen by viewers. It’s all thrown together with an incredible star studded cast with Jennifer Aniston playing Alex Levy, a lead newscaster making her way to the top following the firing of her longtime news partner Mitch Kessler, played by Steve Carrell.
This psychological sci-fi thriller stars Adam Scott as Lumon Industries employee Mark Scout. Scout is promoted to lead a team of employees who have taken part in the “severance” program, in which their personal memories are separated, or severed, from their work memories.
Over the course of the season, Scout and his colleagues begin uncovering the veil of secrecy and lies within Lumon Industries, getting closer to discovering the truth behind the company and its severance program.
Scoring an 8.3/10 rating on IMDB and a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Bad Sisters” has had a great start with its first season series airing in the summer of 2022. The Irish thriller follows the investigation of the Garvey sisters, Eva, Becka, and Bibi, Grace, and Ursula after the suspicious death of Grace’s husband John Paul, providing a generous life insurance payout. Insurance agent Thomas Claffin takes on the investigation to save his sinking business.