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The Morning Show
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Previewing The Morning Show Season 2 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Eighteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s surreal that it’s both very recent history and still ongoing–we’re still very much in it. The Morning Show resumed filming during the pandemic, and it’s woven into the arc of the second season, first as a thing looming in…

Lisey's Story
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Previewing Lisey’s Story 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] As an 80s kid, I cut my teeth on Stephen King miniseries from Salem’s Lot to the OG It and The Stand. Apple TV Plus dips a toe into that ouevre this Friday with an eight-episode TV adaptation of his novel, Lisey’s Story, headlined by Julianne…

Defending Jacob
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Defending Jacob Premiere Preview 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] When you come from a place of privilege, life moves along easier. That’s the assumption, anyway. In the opening moments of Defending Jacob, the Barber family–Assistant District Attorney Andy (Chris Evans), teacher and education administrator Laurie (Michelle Dockery), and their teenage son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell, who…

Truth Be Told
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Previewing Truth Be Told 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Tapping into the popularity of true crime podcasts and boasting a ridiculously talented cast, Apple TV+ launches its newest series, Truth Be Told, on Friday. Headlined by Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, and written entirely by showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified and The Good Wife), it’s…

Servant
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Previewing Servant 

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] I feel for the folks who knew the kicker reveal of The Sixth Sense before or without ever seeing the film, because it’s one of the greats, and it was so masterfully done. Multi-hyphenate filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has had a 20-year run as a propagator…

The Morning Show
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Previewing The Morning Show 

[General spoilers ahead.] Apple TV+ formally launches tomorrow, and their tentpole premiere, The Morning Show, reunites Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in an hourlong drama set against the backdrop of a morning TV talk show in the aftermath of a Me Too scandal. Aniston is Alex Levy, the longtime host…