After much waiting, the Apple TV + We will finally make our debut next Friday (November 1st) and we will finally be able to check out what Ma has kept up her sleeve for us. An unexpected obstacle, however, appeared this week on Cupertino's horizon: expert criticism.
As usual in the television industry, Apple released the first three episodes of the initial four series of Apple TV + for newspapers, magazines, and specialist websites to offer their consideration. And, contrary to what many expected, almost all productions had general reactions ranging from "Meh" and complete dissatisfaction the only exception was “For All Mankind”It is generally praised by the critics.
“The Morning Show”
About “The Morning Show”, considered the “eye girl” of this initial series of Apple series, the TEAM He wrote that the writers “lack courage” in the series, which deals with thorny themes but ends up not positioning itself on any of them. THE TVLine He stated that the series "exaggerated in the fallacy, confused in tone and with a terribly cast cast in some cases and, considering the talent involved, a big disappointment."
See was also harshly criticized: the Variety classified the series as “unstructured” and with a “slow pace”, while the Collider, in a more positive analysis, stated that the immersive narrative, complimenting the look of the production. Several vehicles, on the other hand, criticized the lack of vision and the plot that "shoots everywhere". At least the Screentimes.net noted that Apple “did not run away” from themes and adult content, with bloody fights and sex scenes (though without explicit nudity).
DickinsonIn turn, had a warmer reaction. THE IndieWire praised the charm and humor of the series, but criticized the heavy hand on anachronism and forced references included in the pilot episode; The Variety He noticed that the series takes a while to find a tone and, even after the first three episodes, can't decide if it's a comedy or a drama.
“For All Mankind”
Lastly, “For All Mankind” seems to be the crux of the critique in this early series. THE Paste Magazine called the production "the series that needs to be seen on Apple TV +", praising the rhythm, the political plot and the scientific treatment of the script. THE Variety He also stated that the series is the best in Ma's service, especially for being able to make the most of his budget and deliver great directions with intelligent scripts.
At the time, “The Morning Show” and See have yellow notes (60 and 47, specifically) in the Metacritic critic aggregator; Dickinson and “For All Mankind” earned green marks (66 and 72). Of course, good reviews are not all that a series craves for various productions can persevere even with bad reviews, but a lukewarm or negative reaction can decisively influence public opinion.
For these early Apple TV + steps, surely this was not the reception that Ma was expecting, and certainly the upcoming service productions will have to work harder to attract consumers and not put an aura of mediocrity on the platform.
Premiere of “The Morning Show”
Last night, by the way, it happened at Josie Robertson Plaza and David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, press from the starring series Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
Exceptionally, as shown in the following photos, was Apple CEO Tim Cook. Already actor Steve Carell, for some reason, did not attend.
The first three episodes of “The Morning Show” I'm coming to Apple TV + this Friday. From now on, a new episode will be released per week.
Second season of “For All Mankind”
Well, at least the most welcomed series of this early wave is already guaranteed to continue: in a recent interview Varietythe protagonist Joel Kinnaman revealed that he is already recording the second season in “For All Mankind”.
The actor revealed that he is dividing his time between the series and the movie "Suicide Square 2", which will be released next year. He stated that he is very pleased with the series and what the team has been doing:
I am impressed with what they created. They have done an amazing job and it has been a pleasure to film. I don't remember ever getting excited like this to show something I did to people.
Good news, isn't it?
Meanwhile, the deadline reported that the series “Amazing Stories” bring the last performance of the actor Robert Forster (from “Jackie Brown”), who died on October 11th. He appears in the episode “Dynoman and The Volt”, to be now dedicated to him.
The episode revolves around a teenager and his grandfather (played by Forster) who discover that they can become superheroes by entering a ring acquired by the oldest 50 years earlier. “Amazing Stories” It has no release date yet, but is due to hit Apple TV + next year.
via MacRumors, Cult of Mac, CinePOP