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The best shows on Apple TV+ (August 2022)

With the Emmy nominations having been announced last month and Apple once again in the running with some of its most popular and newest shows, from Ted Lasso to Severance, Apple TV+ has solidified its position as a top-tier streaming service. Each month, Apple continues to introduce exciting, new shows that garner future Emmy buzz, like Black Bird.

Meanwhile, its most popular shows, from For All Mankind to See, are returning with new seasons, proving that Apple TV+ is serious about making quality television (and movies!). This month, additional shows are being added to the mix, from a gripping medical drama based on real events to a supernatural thriller and a dark comedy, all of which are sure to rank among the best shows on Apple TV+.

Looking for more TV shows? We’ve got all the guides for you, including the best shows on Netflix, the best shows on Disney+, the best shows on Hulu, and the best shows on Amazon Prime Video.

Recently added to Apple TV+

Five Days at Memorial (2022) new

Five Days at Memorial
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones, Cornelius Smith, Jr.
Created by John Ridley, Carlton Cuse
Coming August 12, Five Days at Memorial is based on actual events that occurred during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Adapted from Sheri Fink’s book of the same name, the series looks back at the aftermath of the destruction, focused on a local hospital. With power failures, temperatures rising to unbearable levels, and exhaustion setting in, decisions were made that haunt the residents, families, and workers to this day.
Five Days at Memorial — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

See (2019) new

See
40 %
7.7/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Dave Bautista
Created by Steven Knight
While critics have not been kind to this Jason Momoa-led sci-fi drama, viewers seem to be all for it. Set far in the future, the ability of sight has been lost by all survivors of a 21st-century virus that wiped out most of humanity. Not only has the world become one where everyone has survived without the ability to see, but sight is now considered to be a curse, not a gift bestowed upon those who possess it. The story begins when a pregnant woman arrives at the camp of the Alkenny Tribe seeking a safe haven. The tribe’s leader, Baba Voss (Jason Mamoa), marries the woman, who gives birth to twins who are able to see. Thus begins the hunt for the children and their outlaw biological father, who also possesses the forbidden ability to see. Momoa is predictable in his usual gruff and skilled warrior role, but there are other shining stars to watch, like the captivating Alfre Woodard. It’s no Game of Thrones, but there are similarities in style and tone that fans of that series might appreciate.
SEE — Season 3 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Bad Sisters (2022) new

Bad Sisters
1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle
Created by Malin-Sarah Gozin
When the Garvey sisters’ parents die young, the ladies decide they must come together to protect one another through life, at all costs. But it isn’t always easy for the five ladies who each follows their own path, sometimes with people the other sisters don’t approve of. Other times, they simply aren’t fond of one another. Bad Sisters is a dark comedy and thriller that is based on the Flemish series Clan. The first two episodes will begin streaming on August 19, followed by a new episode weekly for the next eight.

Surfside Girls (2022) new

Surfside Girls
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Family, Mystery
Cast Miya Cech, YaYa Gosselin
Also out August 19, Sam and Jade are the stars of this kids’ show based on the young adult graphic novels by Kim Dwinell. The two girls are best friends who investigate supernatural mysteries in their hometown of Surfside. Their summer of catching some sun and enjoying the water is turned upside down when they meet a ghost and get sucked into a story about pirates, ships, and cursed treasure beneath the bluffs. Combining their skills in both logic and imagination, the girls come together to help save their town — and the ghosts they encounter.
Surfside Girls — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Black Bird (2022)

Black Bird
80 %
8.3/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser, Ray Liotta
Created by Dennis Lehane
Black Bird is a thrilling crime drama with a top-notch cast that follows a young man, James (Taron Egerton), the son of a decorated police officer, who is sent to jail on drug trafficking and weapons charges. But James is given an incredible opportunity: enter a maximum security prison, get a confession out of a suspected serial killer, and his entire 10-year sentence will be commuted. So begins James’ race against the clock as he tries to use his charms and likability to get oddball Larry (Paul Walter Hauser) to implicate himself without blowing his cover. James also needs to stay out of trouble himself, because if he does anything to get time tacked onto his sentence, he’s on his own. Maximum security prison life is no joke, but James is determined to be set free in time to see his ailing father, played by Ray Liotta in one of his final roles. Greg Kinnear also stars as Brian Miller, an officer investigating the case who is determined to catch a repeated killer before he’s set free to kill again. There’s edge-of-your-seat tension through all six episodes, with episodes one and two released first followed by the remaining four weekly through August 5.
Black Bird — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Duck & Goose (2022)

Duck & Goose
6.9/10
tv-y 1 Season
Genre Kids
Cast Jecobi Swain, Connor Andrade, Chanel Umoh, Eden Jacob
Created by Tad Hills
Perfect summer viewing for the kids, Duck & Goose is inspired by the bestselling books of the same name by Tad Hills. Geared at preschoolers, the show follows the friendship between the two title characters who don’t always see eye to eye — or, rather, beak to beak. But they learn to get along and compromise while appreciating their differences and working together to solve various day-to-day challenges they face. Designed to be both entertaining and educational, the show is one of many in Apple TV+’s growing lineup of kids’ TV.
Duck & Goose — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Amber Brown (2022) new

Amber Brown
1 Season
Genre Kids
Cast Carsyn Rose, Sarah Drew, Liliana Inouye
Created by Bonnie Hunt
Check out Amber Brown, based on the Paula Danzinger books and written and directed by Bonnie Hunt. Following her parents’ divorce, Amber (Carsyn Rose) uses a video diary and drawing as outlets to deal with her emotions about the changing family situation. A perfect show for middle-schoolers, it’s a relatable story that adds humor to an otherwise difficult situation kids go through all too often.
Amber Brown — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Surface (2022) new

Surface
1 Season
Genre Psychological thriller
Cast Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James
Created by Veronica West
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show) stars in this new series about a woman named Sophie who has suffered a traumatic head injury and major memory loss. It’s suspected that this occurred following a suicide attempt. In the wake of her new lease on life, Sophie must try and understand her life and ascertain what’s true and what isn’t about her situation prior to the accident. The show’s synopsis asks, “What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets?” It’s a promising premise that will prompt viewers to re-evaluate whether they are programmed to become a certain type of person or if they have the power to choose their own identity, and if they would make the same decisions given a second chance.
Surface — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Trying (2020)

Trying
69 %
7.7/10
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton
Created by Andy Wolton
This BBC Studios comedy follows a couple who wants to start a family but are having trouble conceiving. Eventually, they decide to go the route of adoption. But the realization that it’s not going to be an easy road sets in, and they begin to get cold feet after comparing themselves to other potential adopters and babysitting their friends’ kids to gain experience. It’s a tough and serious topic, but the series takes a lighthearted look that critics and viewers seem to enjoy.
Trying — Season 3 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Loot (2022)

Loot
64 %
5.7/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Maya Rudolph, MJ Rodriguez, Nat Faxon
Created by Alan Yang, Matt Hubbard
A workplace comedy, Loot boasts a star-studded ensemble cast that includes SNL alum Maya Rudolph (who also executive produces the show) along with Alan Yang (creator of Little America and Master of None), Matt Hubbard (30 Rock), MJ Rodriguez (Pose), Ron Funches (Undateable), and Nat Faxon (Married). Rudolph stars as Molly, a billionaire who has everything a woman could possibly want until a betrayal by her husband causes her to spiral. After generating tons of bad press, Molly is confronted by the woman who runs one of her charity foundations. Beforehand, Molly didn’t even know that she had one at all! Through this realization, Molly begins to find a new purpose. Maybe giving back is what will bring her true joy. The cast alone makes Loot worth checking out.

Lovely Little Farm (2022)

Lovely Little Farm
7.5/10
tv-y 1 Season
Genre Family
Cast Levi Howden, Kassidi Roberts, Cicely Giddings, Micah Balfour
Created by Maddy Darrall, Billy Macqueen
It’s cuteness overload with this show about two young sisters, Jill and Jacky, who live on a lovely little farm where they tend to their various animals. Some of these creatures can actually talk. Set in lavender fields, the kids’ show takes young viewers on adventures with Jill and Jacky, combining both live-action with computer-generated technology.
Lovely Little Farm — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Home (2020)

Home
7.4/10
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
This inspiring and aspirational docuseries takes you deep into the stories behind some of the most imaginative dwellings from around the world, told from the mouths of the talented minds who created them. These unique individuals challenge conventions, take risks, and create homes that have people excited to see more. From a nurturing greenhouse in Sweden created for the homeowner’s autistic son to a local Chicago Southside artist who revitalized inner-city social spaces and a genius architect who made the most out of his 344-square-foot apartment in Hong Kong, every episode takes you into a different idea and marvelous creations and concepts.
Home — Season 2 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

For All Mankind (2019)

For All Mankind
67 %
7.9/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, War & Politics
Cast Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Sarah Jones
Created by Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Ronald D. Moore is no stranger to space, having worked on various Star Trek series throughout the ’90s (including the underrated Deep Space Nine) and creating 2004’s superb reimagining of Battlestar Galactica. Moore’s For All Mankind once again ventures beyond Earth’s atmosphere, telling an alternate-history story in which the Soviet Union beats America to the moon, forcing NASA to lick its wounds and double down on further voyages into space. Rather than mining the familiar stories that astronaut biopics tend to, For All Mankind takes the fun approach of imagining just how different history could have played out — for example, President Richard Nixon, eager to attract female voters, orders NASA to deploy women to space. It’s not a revolutionary show, but it’s an entertaining one, particularly for fans of Cold War history.
For All Mankind — Season 3 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Physical (2021)

Physical
60 %
7.3/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Geoffrey Arend, Paul Sparks, Lou Taylor Pucci
Created by Annie Weisman
Reminiscent of the Jane Fonda workout video era, this ’80s-set dark comedy stars Rose Byrne as bored housewife Sheila Rubin, who finds a way to encourage her own self-love through fitness — in particular, the world of aerobics. While Sheila’s husband is busy with his run for state assembly, she starts her own empire when discovering how aerobics and videotapes can work in perfect unison to revolutionize the industry. Bodysuits and colorful tights, sweatbands, slouch socks, big hair, and signature ’80s aerobics moves make for a fun series that will spark nostalgia for anyone who grew up during that era — and envy among those who wish they had.
Physical — Season 2 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show (2021)

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
7.6/10
tv-y 1 Season
Genre Kids & Family
Cast Jack McBrayer
Created by Jack McBrayer, Angela Santomero
Jack McBrayer is known for his uplifting and infectious positivity, and the demeanor translates perfectly to this kids show that is designed to teach young ones to be caring, loving, and kind human beings. Through each episode, which takes place in the fictional world of Clover Grove, McBrayer explores compassion, creativity, and wild imaginations while inspiring everyone in town to simply be nice to one another. In addition to the first season, you can also see a selection of shorts with McBrayer interviewing kids who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of kindness in their own hometowns.

Now and Then (2022)

Now and Then
64 %
5.2/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Rosie Perez, Marina de Tavira, José María Yázpik
Created by Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández Valdés
Told in both Spanish and English, Now & Then explores the story of a group of friends in college in Miami who spend a weekend celebrating — only for one of them to end up dead. Fast forward two decades, and the five who remain encounter a threat that reunites them once again and puts their entire futures at risk.
Now & Then — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Prehistoric Planet (2022)

Prehistoric Planet
85 %
9.1/10
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast David Attenborough
Created by Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth team up to deliver this docuseries, which travels 66 million years into the past to look at a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Explore different creatures that inhabited the lands, seas, and skies in this series that is sure to be a must-watch for nature lovers. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough with an original score by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, Prehistoric Planet contains five episodes.
Prehistoric Planet — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Tehran (2020)

Tehran
72 %
7.5/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Navid Negahban
Created by Moshe Zonder, Dana Eden, Maor Kohn
One of Apple TV+’s first real hit dramas also happens to be its first non-English show. The espionage series tells the story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran, Iran. It looks familiar in the sense that it’s a spy show, but Tehran has a completely unique perspective, focusing on an Israeli woman in an extraordinarily dangerous situation in the heart of the Middle East.
Tehran — Season 2 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Slow Horses (2022)

Slow Horses
78 %
7.8/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas
Created by William Smith
Slow Horses stars Gary Oldman as the brilliant lead of a team of British intelligence agents who work in a “dumping ground” department of MI5 called Slough House. He ended up there following a massive mistake that almost entirely ended his career. Based on the Mick Herron novel of the same name, the espionage series features a star-studded supporting cast as well, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Lowden, and Olivia Cooke. There are just six episodes, making it a quick but captivating watch.
Slow Horses — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Roar (2022)

Roar
57 %
5.3/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Anthology series
Cast Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie
Created by Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch
Continuing Apple TV+’s trend of attracting top-tier acting talent to its originals, each episode of this anthology series, which hails from the creators of GLOW, focuses on a different female-centric short story. Each is centered around a different woman and examines how females navigate perceptions others have of them, as well as their own perceptions of themselves. Described as “darkly comic feminist fables,” the show features a talented group of Oscar- and Emmy-winning and nominated female actors within its cast, including Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Weaver, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and others.
Roar — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

They Call Me Magic (2022)

They Call Me Magic
63 %
7.9/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Magic Johnson
Basketball fans are anticipating the launch of this four-part story on April 22, which focuses on the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Not only one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Johnson has also influenced culture and society through his personal struggles, achievements, and triumphs. From his status as an NBA legend to his HIV diagnosis and community activism, fans will learn everything they ever wanted to know about the public figure in this intimate look into his life.
They Call Me Magic — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Shining Girls (2022)

Shining Girls
71 %
0.0/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo
Created by Silka Luisa
Coming April 29, it’s safe to assume that with Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss at the helm, this thriller will be a hit. The Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale star portrays Kirby, a newspaper archivist who, after being assaulted, teams up with a troubled reporter to try and solve a recent murder case that seems all too similar to her own traumatic event. As they uncover a series of cold cases that are seemingly linked to one another, Kirby’s blurred reality makes it difficult to succeed in finding the killer. The story, based on the Lauren Beukes novel of the same name, will feature eight episodes in all, with the first three episodes released this month.

WeCrashed (2022)

WeCrashed
65 %
7.0/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, Kyle Marvin
Created by Lee Eisenberg, Drew Crevello
With two Academy Award winners leading this limited series, Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, along with the compelling story, it’s bound to be a runaway hit. Based on the Wondery podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork, the pair play the couple at the center of the co-working space concept that grew from a small idea to a billion-dollar empire. But as soon as it exploded in popularity, WeWork’s value headed down on a rapid decline. What really happened? This show, inspired by real events, sets out to tell the fascinating story through its eight episodes. The first three episodes will be released on March 18 followed by one per week thereafter.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2022)

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
75 %
7.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Created by Walter Mosley
Samuel L. Jackson stars in this limited series, due for release on March 11, about Ptolemy, a man who is abandoned by everyone he knows while dealing with dementia. Just as his extreme loneliness is about to set in and his trusted caretaker is gone, he comes across an orphaned teenage boy. Together, he and the boy work to try and restore some of Ptolemy’s lost memories thanks to a newly discovered treatment. But they soon find truths unraveling about his past and present and what lies ahead for his future. The first two episodes will be released on March 11, followed by weekly episodes to complete the show.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Pachinko (2022)

Pachinko
94 %
5.8/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Jin Ha, Kim Min-ha, Lee Min-ho
Created by Soo Hugh
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, Pachinko will be delivered in three languages: English, Korean, and Japanese. With tales of forbidden love, war and peace, love, loss, triumph, and reckoning, it’s a saga that travels through Korea, Japan, and America, and will keep you at the edge of your seat as you work through the epic international drama. Soo Hugh (The Killing) created the show, while Academy Award-winner Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari) stars. Watch the first three episodes on March 25, with new episodes released every Friday after.

Central Park (2020)

Central Park
81 %
6.8/10
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy
Cast Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Josh Gad, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Stanley Tucci, Emmy Raver-Lampman
Created by Josh Gad, Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith
Josh Gad is a co-creator of this musical animated sitcom about a family who lives in Central Park. The story is told from the perspective of a busker named Birdie (Gad) who observes the family, which includes father and nerdy park manager Owen (Leslie Odom Jr.); his wife, Paige (Kathryn Hahn), a journalist who is trying to move beyond just writing puff pieces; their daughter, Molly (Kristen Bell in season 1, Emmy Raver-Lampman in season 2), who draws comics; and their son, Cole (Tituss Burgess), who loves animals. When an elderly heiress named Bitsy (Stanley Tucci) swoops in with plans to buy the park and turn the land into condos, it’s up to the family to save it. With a cast that also includes Daveed Diggs as Helen, Bitsy’s assistant, Tony Shalhoub as Paige’s boss, and guest voice roles from Fred Armisen and Ed Asner in season 1 and Billy Porter, Catherine O’Hara, and Ellie Kemper in season 2, the comedy has tons of star power. Three new season 2 episodes will be released on March 4 followed by new episodes weekly thereafter.
Central Park — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Dear… (2020)

Dear…
6.8/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Cast Jane Goodall, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, and others
Created by Rishika Advani (senior story producer), R.J. Cutler
In this heartwarming docuseries, celebrities read letters fans have written to them, discussing how their work has changed or impacted their lives in a positive way. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the first group of celebrities to read touching words that reassure their work is more important than just entertainment. Receiving wonderful reviews for its first season, season 2, out March 4, highlights more influential figures, including actors, activists, athletes, and leaders who have shaped culture and society, like Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Malala Yousafzai, Billy Porter, Sandra Oh, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Inspiring, unscripted, and totally feel-good, it’s the perfect pick-me-up show if you’re feeling down. You’ll feel like a fly on the wall as the cameras capture raw and real emotions of celebrities who are deeply passionate about their crafts and causes.
Dear... — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

The Afterparty (2022)

The Afterparty
7.2/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Mystery, Comedy, Crime
Cast Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao
Created by Christopher Miller
Up for a good murder mystery? When old friends and classmates gather for a high school reunion, things get downright criminal. Promising a unique visual style, the investigation proceeds as detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) attempts to get the story of what happened that night from the perspectives of each attendee. A classic whodunnit with a comedic twist, the star-studded cast also includes Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, and Dave Franco, is what truly makes this comedy one worth watching.
The Afterparty — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Severance (2022)

Severance
83 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette
Created by Dan Erickson
Black Mirror meets Homecoming type of story, Mark (Adam Scott) works at Lumon Industries and has decided to join the company’s “severance” program. The idea behind the program is purportedly to help people achieve a healthy work-life balance through a surgical implant that separates their work and personal memories from one another. But there might be something more sinister going on behind the scenes. Directed by Ben Stiller and also starring John Turturro, Patricia Arquette, and Christopher Walken, the thriller will premiere its first episodes on February 18.
Severance — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Suspicion (2022)

Suspicion
50 %
6.3/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Uma Thurman, Noah Emmerich, Georgina Campbell
Created by Rob Williams
Coming February 4, there are high hopes for this drama about four British citizens who are immediately eyed as suspects after the son of an American businesswoman (Uma Thurman) is kidnapped from a hotel in New York City. With both the National Crime Agency and the FBI on their tails, the four must race against the clock to prove their innocence. But are they really innocent, in the wrong place at the wrong time? What motivations lie behind the abduction? Is it terrorism, politics, ransom, or something else? The show, which also counts Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Elyes Gabel (Scorpion), and Noah Emmerich (The Americans) among its cast, is poised to be a must-watch.

El Deafo (2022)

El Deafo
8.2/10
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Animation, Kids
Cast Cece Bell, Lexi Finigan, Abigail Catalano
Pamelo Adlon and Jane Lynch lend their voice acting talents to this animated kids show about Cece (Lexi Finigan), a young girl who, after losing her hearing, finds her inner superhero. The challenges of school and making new friends are difficult enough, but add carrying around a bulky hearing aid on your chest, and there’s a whole new level of insecurities. Thankfully, Cece has her superpowers through her alter ego El Deafo who helps her embrace the things that make her unique.
El Deafo — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Lincoln's Dilemma (2022)

Lincoln's Dilemma
6.6/10
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Jeffrey Wright, Bill Camp, Leslie Odom Jr.
Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s journey to end slavery in this gripping docuseries, scheduled for release on February 18. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright and featuring the voices of Bill Camp and Leslie Odom Jr., the series will be delivered in four parts and takes a 21st-century approach, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, to the former President’s complicated history and the events that shaped his stance on slavery and his eventual reputation as the Great Emancipator. There are insights from journalists, educators, and scholars, rare archival materials, and voices given to the narratives of those who were enslaved. The story is based on the award-winning book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times written by historian David S. Reynolds.

Servant (2019)

Servant
7.5/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint
Created by Tony Basgallop
After their infant son Jericho dies, Sean (Toby Kebbell) and Dorothy Turner (Lauren Ambrose) are distraught, Dorothy so much that she suffers a psychological breakdown. To help Dorothy recover, the couple gets a lifelike therapy doll, which Dorothy treats as if it’s real. Sean and Dorothy’s brother, Julian (Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint), both put up with the act for her sake, but things get even stranger when the couple’s nanny, a young woman named Leanne (Nell Tiger Free), arrives, and she too behaves as if the doll is a real child. As Sean tries to figure out what is going on with the new nanny, he begins to question his own grip on reality. Servant is an eerie thriller, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan no less, that moves at a brisk pace and doesn’t overstay its welcome.
Servant — Season 3 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (2022)

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Kids, Animation
Anyone who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s remembers Jim Henson’s lovable Fraggles. Apple TV+ brought them back with its series of shorts called Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, and the success of these led to a reboot of the original. The show sees the return of favorite characters Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, and Boober, along with new Fraggle friends. It’s a must-watch for nostalgic adults and kids looking for a fun and adventurous show that celebrates the world around us.

The Shrink Next Door (2021)

The Shrink Next Door
61 %
6.7/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Kathryn Hahn
Created by Georgia Pritchett
Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd shine in this story about the unusual relationship between a patient (Ferrell) and his psychiatrist (Rudd), who slowly inserts himself into the vulnerable man’s life, attempting to take over the family business. Inspired by a true story, the themes of manipulation, exploitation, and dysfunction are against-type for the usually comedic actors. But they pull it off in a way that’s convincing, tugs at the heartstrings, and angers viewers as they watch an already vulnerable man become torn down further by the very person enlisted to help him.

Swagger (2021)

Swagger
79 %
6.3/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast O'Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah R. Hill, Quvenzhané Wallis
Created by Reggie Rock Bythewood
Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Lythewood are behind this sports drama that delves into the world of youth basketball, which is rife with not only ambition and dreams but also opportunism and corruption. Fans follow the players as they deal with both their dreams of becoming NBA superstars and the families, coaches, and other players who pose challenges along the way. Critics praise the series for its heart, “excellent performances” and “socially conscious themes.”

Dr. Brain (2021)

Dr. Brain
71 %
7.0/10
1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Cast Lee Sun-kyun, Park Hee-soon, Seo Ji-hye
Created by Kim Jee-woon
When Sewon, a brain scientist, loses his family in a mysterious accident, he sets out to uncover the truth about what happened. Using unconventional methods fueled by his research and knowledge, he attempts to sync his brain with the brains of the dead to try and extract their memories and find out what was behind the tragic event. Based on the webtoon of the same name, the Korean sci-fi series has received rave reviews, with critics lauding its “cerebral thrills.”

The Line (2021)

The Line
7.5/10
1 Season
Genre Documentary, War & Politics
Combined with the release of the Apple TV+ original podcast, this four-part documentary series follows the case of Eddie Gallagher, U.S. Navy SEAL platoon chief, who was accused of committing war crimes. Gallagher himself is interviewed along with his wife Andrea and other members of the SEAL Team 7 who were behind the accusations against him, along with journalist Dave Philipps and Richard Spencer, the former Secretary of the Navy. It’s a raw, unfiltered look at a brotherhood and controversies that surrounded the team.

Acapulco (2021)

Acapulco
74 %
6.4/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Raphael Alejandro
Created by Jason Shuman, Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros
Receiving rave reviews for its first season, the Spanish- and English-language comedy, inspired by the 2017 comedy film How to Be a Latin Lover, is about Maximo, young man in his 20s who snags his dream job as a cabana boy at a prestigious resort in Mexico. But he quickly realizes that the job isn’t all sunshine and roses, and he has to navigate complications to succeed and move up. From demanding clients to an unpredictable mentor, difficulties at home, and temptations at every turn, viewers follow Maximo through his journey from the ’80s to present day as an adult.

Puppy Place (2021)

Puppy Place
7.2/10
1 Season
Genre Kids
Cast Riley Looc, Brooklynn MacKinzie, Eric Lyon
It doesn’t get more feel-good TV than this show about two siblings, Charles and Lizzie, who foster all kinds of dogs until they find their permanent homes. Each episode features the dog-loving kids caring for and learning about the quirks of a different pup, all the while learning about themselves in the process. It’s a great show to watch with the whole family, particularly for pet lovers.
Puppy Place — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Get Rolling with Otis (2021)

Get Rolling with Otis
9.2/10
1 Season
Genre Animation, Kids
Cast Griffin Robert Faulkner, Elliott Fullam, Katie Grober
Otis is a tractor who lives on the Long Hill Dairy Farm. In each episode of this animated series for kids, Otis goes on a different adventure with his various friends. No matter the problem, when Otis sees one of his friends in need, he’s there to help. Based on the book series by Penguin Random House, the show has plenty of heart, and kids will learn lessons about friendship, compassion, and always having someone’s back.
Get Rolling with Otis — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Harriet the Spy (2021)

Harriet the Spy
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Animation, Kids
Cast Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch, Lacey Chabert
Harriet the Spy follows the curious and outspoken 11-year-old Harriet as she investigates everything and everyone, soaking in as much knowledge as she can. Harriet wants to be a writer one day, but to achieve her dream, she needs to learn, learn, learn — and to do that, she needs to be a spy. From The Jim Henson Company, this marks the first animated adaptation of the popular children’s novel. Interestingly, it remains set in the 1960s, staying true to the original publication date of the novel and book series.
Harriet The Spy — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Dickinson (2019)

Dickinson
70 %
7.4/10
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Hailee Steinfeld, Toby Huss, Adrian Enscoe
Created by Alena Smith
This isn’t your high school literature teacher’s Emily Dickinson. The show follows the iconic poet (played by Hailee Steinfeld) in her younger years as she strives to develop her talents in a culture where women are expected to be accessories to their family. Although her father Edward (Toby Huss) angrily disapproves of her literary aspirations, Emily has support from friend and lover Sue Gilbert (Ella Hunt) and a magazine editor. In the second season, we see Emily rebel against her parents and grapple with fame — something her real-life counterpart had yet to achieve while she lived. Dickinson isn’t a straightforward costume drama, however. The show has modern sensibilities, with dialogue that sounds straight out of teen dramas like Riverdale, a hip-hop soundtrack, and even some 19th-century twerking. This is a show without much concern for historical authenticity, instead reinterpreting Emily Dickinson for the TikTok generation.
Dickinson — Official “Afterlife” Trailer | Apple TV+

Foundation (2021)

Foundation
62 %
7.3/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Loud Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann
Created by David S. Goyer
Isaac Asimov penned the book series on which the sci-fi drama is based. Bringing the story to life, The Foundation is a band of exiles who realize that they must defy the Galactic Empire if they want to save all of humanity. So begins the battle for power and existence as a small group works to try and save everyone before it’s too late. Yet another series from Apple TV+ that has managed to secure a star-studded cast. Combine this with the high production value and fabulous performances, and it’s a sight to see for anyone who’s a fan of the sci-fi genre.
Foundation — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

The Problem With Jon Stewart (2021)

The Problem With Jon Stewart
57 %
7.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Talk
Cast Jon Stewart
Created by Jon Stewart
Given his track record in the business, it’s a safe bet that any fan of Jon Stewart, former host of satirical news program The Daily Show, will flock to his new Apple TV+ late-night current affairs series. In each hour-long episode, released weekly and filmed in front of a live studio audience, Stewart will be focusing on a different issue that is “part of the national conversation” and that pertains to his own advocacy work. For those who want to listen on the go, every episode is also released alongside a companion podcast.

The Morning Show (2019)

The Morning Show
61 %
8.4/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Steve Carell
Created by Jay Carson
This drama has received a lot of attention, thanks to its star-studded cast, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Billy Crudup, who earned an Emmy win for his supporting role. The story kicks off when Mitch Kessler (Carell), a popular morning news show co-host, is abruptly fired due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. As his long-time co-host and friend Alex Levy (Aniston) tries to deal with the aftermath of the events, along with the fear that she might be replaced, she meets a bright, young, and ambitious local news reporter named Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) who could be a friend or foe. The show touches deeply on a culture of silence surrounding women in the workplace and is a superb choice to watch if you’re looking for something that’s topical and different from your usual TV drama.
The Morning Show — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Ted Lasso (2020)

Ted Lasso
80 %
8.8/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple
Created by Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Bill Lawrence, Joe Kelly
Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis returns to television in this fish-out-of-water sports comedy about an American football coach named Ted Lasso, who relocates to the U.K. to coach an English association football team. Except there’s one problem: Despite their faith in him, he actually has no experience at all with their version of “football,” which, as any sports fan knows, is soccer. Sudeikis is also credited as a co-creator and executive producer of the series, which is based on a character of the same name that he first played in promos for coverage of the Premier League by NBC Sports. The show, which has already been renewed for a third season, took home seven Primetime Emmy and Creative Arts Emmy awards, including three in the biggest acting categories as well as Outstanding Comedy Series.
Ted Lasso — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Truth Be Told (2019)

Truth Be Told
7.1/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul, Kate Hudson
Created by Nichelle D. Tramble
True crime podcasts are a dime-a-dozen these days, which is why this subversion of the genre is so juicy. This star-studded drama follows a true-crime podcaster (Octavia Spencer) who has reached nationwide fame for her work on a high-profile murder case. But when new evidence arises that suggests her original suspect — who she has very clearly pointed the finger at — may have been wrongfully convicted, her world begins to tumble down. And with it, the walls start closing in. Kate Hudson joins the cast for season 2.
Truth Be Told — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson (2021)

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson
7.9/10
1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Mark Ronson
Created by Morgan Neville
Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer and artist Mark Ronson sits down with a variety of musical icons, creators, and producers, including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Charli XCX, and DJ Premier to discuss how music and technology work together harmoniously to result in beautiful hit songs. With insight into a variety of musical genres and styles, it’s a fascinating look at the work that goes behind creating the perfect sound. Each of the six docuseries episodes ends with Ronson revealing a new piece of original music he created using a variety of technologies and techniques, like reverb, synth, auto-tune, drum machines, sampling, distortion, and more.
Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Schmigadoon! (2021)

Schmigadoon!
73 %
7.3/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short
Created by Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
Melissa (Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) are a couple hoping to breathe new life into their relationship by going on a backpacking trip together. But when they somehow end up in a magical town set in a 1940s studio musical, they find themselves immersed in song, dance, and a whole new approach to finding true love so they can get back home. The show is designed to be a parody of iconic musicals, chock-full of “clever inside-theater jokes,” note critics; and it actually works. While not everyone will be in on those jokes, there’s still joy in seeing the talented ensemble cast putting their musical talents on full display.
Schmigadoon! – Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Lisey's Story (2021)

Lisey's Story
49 %
5.9/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Created by Stephen King
While early critic reviews have been polarizing for this limited series thriller, it’s tough to ignore the star-studded cast and the fact that the series is based on a bestselling novel of the same name by Stephen King. After Lisey’s (Julianne Moore) husband Scott (Clive Davis) passes away, she moves on as best she can. But years later, following a number of unsettling, terrifying, and dangerous events, Lisey finds repressed memories about her marriage beginning to bubble to the surface.
Lisey's Story — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (2021)

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything
83 %
7.5/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Various archival footage
Created by Mercury Studios: Asif Kapadia
It’s incredible to imagine that one single year brought the world some of the best work from musical icons like The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, and, well, the list goes on. This docuseries, delivered in eight parts, pulls back the curtain to reveal the journeys of some of the most influential musical artists of this pivotal year in the industry, along with how they used their music for more than just entertainment. The songs, the performances, the delivery, and the messages were all designed to inspire hope and change. It’s a must-watch for music fans, with critics lauding the “feast of rare footage.”
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

The Me You Can't See (2021)

The Me You Can't See
61 %
5.3/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, DeMar DeRozan
Created by Harpo Productions, RadicalMedia
The deep and honest testimonials from influential Hollywood figures like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close combined with the guided discussions by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry and the timely and important subject matter of mental health all beautifully come together to create this series. It’s a must-watch for anyone looking to work on their emotional well-being and learn how to help others around them who are dealing with their own personal struggles. The conversations are expectedly raw, open, and inspiring. The simple importance of the series itself transcends any type of typical critical analysis. “If [the series] helps one person,” noted CNN’s Brian Lowry, “this globe-spanning exercise was surely worth it.”
The Me You Can't See — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Mythic Quest (2020)

Mythic Quest
73 %
7.7/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Rob McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby
Created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Megan Ganz
This comedy looks at the inside world of video game creation, telling the story from the perspective of those who work in a development studio. Starring Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Ian, the creative director, the show has solid ratings all around, with Rotten Tomatoes calling it hilarious, and lauding its ability to explore the gaming industry with “intelligence, thoughtfulness, and sincerity.” It is, however, called out for relying too heavily on the “workplace comedy formula.” Nonetheless, if you’re into that genre as well as video games, it’s worth checking out.
Mythic Quest — Season 2 Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Calls (2021)

Calls
8.1/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Mystery, Drama
Cast Nick Jonas, Pedro Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Lily Collins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Aubrey Plaza
Created by Fede Alvarez
Calls truly is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. While the series boasts an A-list cast, you only ever hear their voices. On-screen is just text dialogue boxes displaying what each person is saying with mesmerizing and colorful animations behind that fit the mood, cadence, and situation going on in every scene. It’s dark, dramatic, nail-biting, and terrifying, arguably more so because there are minimal visuals on screen, which leaves the viewer to use their own imagination. All it takes is about five minutes into the first episode to shift from confusion to letting your imagination run wild and getting sucked right into the sci-fi and supernatural story. Based on the French series of the same name and promising to offer an “immersive television experience” (it delivers just that), the convincing and emotional voice performances from the cast really make this show a worthy watch. Every episode is under 20 minutes so you can breeze through all nine in season 1 in a single evening. Keep in mind, however, that the swirling backgrounds can be headache-inducing, and the heavy and dark storylines mean you might only be able to mentally stomach one or two episodes a night. But it’s totally worth it.
Calls — Official Trailer l Apple TV+

The Snoopy Show (2021)

The Snoopy Show
73 %
8.1/10
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Animation
Cast Ethan Pugiotto, Terry McGurrin, Rob Tinkler
Created by Alex Galatis, Mark Evestaff, Rob Boutilier, Charles M. Schulz (based on Peanuts by)
Charles M. Schulz’s famous comic strip comes to life again in this reincarnation of the popular characters, namely Snoopy the beagle and his adorable sidekick Woodstock. As expected, the two go on plenty of adventures together, and Snoopy continues to fight the Red Baron through various personas, including the Masked Marvel, Joe Cool, and Flying Ace. The episodes are just seven minutes long, but they will bring back memories for parents and delight kids of all ages. Alongside Snoopy, other favorite characters return, including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Peppermint Patty.
The Snoopy Show — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Losing Alice (2020)

Losing Alice
75 %
6.6/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Ayelet Zurer, Lihi Kornowski, Gal Toren
Created by Sigal Avin
Dubbed a “love letter for the still-too-rare female director,” reviews thus far have been fantastic, with the series lauded for being both “twisty and thrilling.” The psychological neo-noir drama takes you back and forth in time, following the title character Alice, a 48-year-old film director who becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old femme fatale screenwriter. Inspired by Faust’s tale, whereby the subject of German legend makes a deal with the devil in an effort to find satisfaction and power in his life, Alice does much the same in her quest for achieving lasting relevance. It’s a complex and thought-provoking story that marks an interesting option within Apple TV+’s growing list of series.
Losing Alice — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Stillwater (2020)

Stillwater
6.6/10
tv-y7 1 Season
Genre Kids, Animation
Cast Eva Ariel Binder, Tucker Chandler, Judah Mackey, James Sie
Created by Rob Hoegee, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee (executive producers)
Perfect for family TV night, this animated series follows three siblings, Karl, Addy, and Michael, who befriend their neighbor, who just happens to be a panda named Stillwater. The cuddly bear is old and wise and often teaches the kids about the world and how to become good people. It’s a wonderful series that parents will appreciate for its focus on calm and peacefulness. And while the quiet, laidback Stillwater teaches kids to relax and take in the world around them, he also imparts valuable life lessons through each parable he tells. It’s a welcome departure from the loud, high-energy content that is typical of kids’ shows these days.

Doug Unplugs (2020)

Doug Unplugs
7.3/10
tv-y 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Kids
Cast Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie Mcalpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman
Created by Jim Nolan
While it’s a kids’ show, Doug Unplugs could also be interpreted as a modern-day tale of the changing face of human nature and our desire to always remain plugged in, using artificial intelligence and technology to experience the world around us. Rather, Doug Unplugs flips the script with a robot named Doug who yearns to explore the world as humans do. Based on the Doug Unplugged book series by Dan Yaccarino, the curious robot secretly unplugs himself whenever the other robots plug in to download. With the help of his best friend, a human girl named Emma, he learns new things about the world each day that require far more than bare-bones facts. Each episode is just 11 minutes long, but it’s perfect viewing for young kids and families.
Doug Unplugs — Official Trailer l Apple TV+

Earth at Night in Color (2020)

Earth at Night in Color
8.3/10
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Cast Tom Hiddleston
If you’re in the mood for a good nature show, it’s hard to do much better than Earth at Night In Color. Narrated by Tom Hiddleston and filmed across six continents, this ambitious series follows a huge array of species when we seldom see them: At night. The series uses cutting-edge technology to follow big cats like lions and jaguars, brown bears, tiny primates, and many more animals through their nighttime routines.
Earth At Night In Color — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Long Way Up (2020)

Long Way Up
8.3/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin
Created by Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Everybody likes Ewan McGregor, right? That’s the bet that Apple made when they greenlit this adventure series that is basically just McGregor and his best friend Charley Boorman going on a road trip. Somehow, it actually works. McGregor and Boorman haven’t seen each other in a while and haven’t done a motorbike adventure together since 2007’s Long Way Down. This time, their vast adventure covers 13,000 miles across 16 border crossings and 13 countries over 100 days. Riding from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Los Angeles, California, McGregor and Boorman take the long way, exploring some of the most underexposed landscapes of South and Central America and meeting some of their most isolated peoples. Using cutting-edge tech on their prototype electric Harley-Davidsons, they actually contribute to the sustainability of the planet and make climate change a focal point of their journey.

Greatness Code (2020)

Greatness Code
4.5/10
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Usain Bolt, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Katie Ledecky, Kelly Slater, Shaun White
Created by Erik LeDrew (writer), Gotham Chopra (director)
For sports fans who are craving behind-the-scenes details about their favorites, this short-form, unscripted docuseries might fit the bill. Each episode focuses on the life and career of a different athlete spanning various sports franchises, such as LeBron James, Tom Brady, Shaun White, and Usain Bolt. The sports icons talk about their inspirations and the important moments that defined their careers and share never-before-heard stories. Brady, James, and Michael Strahan co-founded the company that co-produced the series. There are seven mini-episodes in the first season.
Greatness Code — Official Trailer l Apple TV+

Helpsters (2019)

Helpsters
6.5/10
tv-y 2 Seasons
Genre Kids, Family
Cast Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Ingrid Hansen, Tim Lagasse, Martin P. Robinson, Vanessa Bayer, and others
Created by Tim McKeon
Designed for kids aged 4 and up, this Sesame Workshop series sees Cody and his other monster friends help solve everyday problems while teaching kids valuable lessons and analytical skills in the process. From learning how to do magic tricks to climbing mountains and making homemade instruments, kids will learn tons of things in a fun and engaging way that integrates the concepts of coding. The characters are all puppets, but despite the resemblance, they are not referred to as Muppets.
Helpsters — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Snoopy in Space (2019)

Snoopy in Space
7.7/10
tv-g 2 Seasons
Genre Family, Animation
Cast Terry McGurrin, Robert Tinkler, Ethan Pugiotto, Hattie Kragten, Christian Dal Dosso, Isabella Leo
Created by Rob Boutilier, Charles M. Schulz (based on Peanuts by)
This Flash-animated series, jointly developed between the U.S. and Canada, is inspired by the iconic Peanuts comic strip, the adorable pup, and his misadventures with best friend and sidekick, Woodstock. As the title implies, the first season of 12 episodes follows Snoopy’s journey to becoming an astronaut, which means he has to prove himself to NASA. Naturally, Woodstock decides to come along for the ride. Reviews have been good, suggesting the series is a much-watch for kids and nostalgic adults, alike.
Snoopy in Space — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Ghostwriter (2019)

Ghostwriter
5.7/10
tv-g 2 Seasons
Genre Kids, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Isaac Arellanes, Amadi Chapata, Hannah Levinson, Justin Sanchez, Jay Santiago, Nicola Correia-Damude, Michael Brown, Tamara Almeida, Parker Lauzon, and others
Created by Luke Matheny, Liz Nealon (based on Ghostwriter by)
If you grew up in the ’90s, you’re probably familiar with this mystery kids’ series about a team of young detectives who band together to solve crimes. But they can’t do it alone: They lean on their mysterious ghost friend, Ghostwriter. Apple TV+ has rebooted the series to tell the story of a new group of kids that must solve a mystery involving a ghost that’s haunting a local bookstore and releasing fictional characters into the world. Geared toward kids ages 8 and older, it’s a great show to watch with the whole family.
Ghostwriter — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Oprah's Book Club (2019)

Oprah's Book Club
4.5/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Talk
Cast Oprah Winfrey
Created by Oprah Winfrey
Sit back with a hot cup of cocoa and relax with Oprah, who is back in this talk show that serves as a spinoff to the popular segment of the same name that debuted on The Oprah Winfrey Show. One episode was released every two months, each focusing on a different book. In her signature and deeply engaging style, Winfrey discusses the book with the author, exploring various angles, inspirations, and interpretations. There are a total of six episodes to date, featuring a selection of diverse books like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer, about a superhuman being who can travel with others over long distances using large waterways, and Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker, a fascinating nonfiction book about the Galvin family of Colorado, who had 12 children, six of whom were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Defending Jacob (2020)

Defending Jacob
61 %
7.9/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber
Created by Mark Bomback, William Landay (based on story by)
Trying his hand at the small screen, Avengers star Chris Evans is joined by Michelle Dockery, Cherry Jones, and J.K. Simmons in this crime drama about a 14-year-old who is accused of murder. While his parents steadfastly believe in his innocence, the evidence mounting against the young boy is enough to make them question if they really know their son, as they deal with the moral dilemma of defending him, despite their suspicions. The series, based on the novel of the same name by William Landay, is a juicy crime drama worth watching if you’re looking for something new in that genre.
Defending Jacob — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Fraggle Rock: Rock On! (2020)

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!
6.6/10
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Kids
Cast Karen Prell, John Tartaglia, Donna Kimball
Created by The Jim Henson Company (based on Fraggle Rock)
A great family-friendly show that will take ’80s parents back, the Fraggles have returned in Fraggle Rock: Rock On! to tell stories in a musical way that will entertain and get kids laughing and dancing along. Fraggles are monster-like puppet creatures who live in different caves. But they find ways to all get along, despite their differences. In addition to this season of this Apple TV+ reboot, you can relive seasons 1-4 of the original ’80s episodes of Fraggle Rock, too.
Fraggle Rock: Rock On! — Official Teaser | Apple TV+

Home Before Dark (2020)

Home Before Dark
64 %
7.5/10
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Mystery, Drama
Cast Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Louis Herthum, Michael Weston, Kylie Rogers
Created by Dana Fox, Dara Resnik Creasey
The Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus of this mystery drama describes it as being “more intriguing than its mawkish writing lets on,” and lauding the young Brooklynn Prince for her dedicated performance. The show is about a young girl named Hilde (Prince) who moves to a small lakeside town and comes across a cold murder case she believes everyone is trying to bury, including her own father. It was actually based on the real story of 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak (now 13) who heads up her own local newspaper and once broke the news about a murder case before any other media outlet did.
Home Before Dark — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Little America (2020)

Little America
85 %
7.5/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Suraj Sharma, Jearnest Corchado, Rishi Danda, Uchenna 'Conphidance' Echeazu
Created by Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
Renewed for a second season before the first even premiered, this anthology series is perfect if you’re interested in learning more about stories of immigrants in America. Each episode covers a different standalone story of people from all cultures going to America with big dreams. They view obstacles as opportunities and must try to become American while also not forgetting their roots. Clever but straightforward episode titles include “The Manager,” “The Cowboy,” and “The Baker.” The first season has an impressive 94% critic rating and 87% audience score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, with the critic consensus referring to it as “joyous, heartfelt, and very human … a thoughtful collection of immigrant tales [that is] as inspirational as it is relatable.”
Little America — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

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