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The best shows on Apple TV+ right now (February 2023)

Apple TV+ has tons of great shows that make it a streaming service worth subscribing to. This includes many shows that have received Emmy recognition, like Ted Lasso, Severance, and The Morning Show, as well as new shows that are becoming contenders, like Shrinking and Bad Sisters. With successful shows like M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant coming to an end, Apple continues to innovate with new titles arriving regularly.

Whether you’re looking for something newly released or finally have the time to binge a show that has been on your “must-watch” list for months, Apple TV+ has plenty of content worth exploring. Here are the best shows on Apple TV+ right now.

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+
Dear Edward (2023) new
Dear Edward
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Colin O'Brien, Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling
Created by Jason Katims
The 10-episode first season of Dear Edward is one part heartbreaking, one part uplifting. Following a tragic plane crash, 12-year-old Edward is the lone survivor. He must now live with the grief of having endured such a horrific event and the survivor’s guilt that his young mind is too immature to process. As he and his family try to make sense of the loss, they come together with others to make the most of a life saved. Creator Jason Katims, best know for the series Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, reunites with Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton for the drama. Dear Edward is based on the Ann Napolitano novel of the same name.
Hello Tomorrow! (2023) new
Hello Tomorrow!
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Billy Crudup, Haneefah Wood, Hank Azaria
Created by Lucas Jansen, Amit Bhalla
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show) has a starring role in the sci-fi dramedy Hello Tomorrow, which is set in a retro-future world. He is Jack, one of many traveling salesmen who are tasked with selling lunar timeshares. Jack is talented and ambitious, and he truly believes in the dreams he is selling for a better tomorrow. This helps inspire his co-workers and instills hope in his customers who are looking for answers. But Jack may also be spiraling deeper into an unsustainable pipe dream.
Shrinking (2023) new
1 Season
Cast Jason Segel, Jessica Williams, Harrison Ford
Created by Brett Goldstein, Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence
Imagine what might happen if a therapist decides to be nothing but brutally honest to their patients. That’s precisely the premise of Shrinking, which stars Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) as Jimmy, a therapist grieving the death of his wife. As he forges a new life path to help deal with the loss, he decides that this new strategy might not only be helpful to himself, but also to his patients. However, Jimmy’s methods teeter on the line of what’s considered ethically acceptable in his profession. Shrinking, which was created by Segel alongside Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) and Bill Lawrence (Scrubs), also stars Harrison Ford.
Servant (2019) new
tv-ma 4 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.
Truth Be Told (2019)
Truth Be Told
tv-ma 3 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.
Slow Horses (2022)
Slow Horses
78 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
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.
Little America (2020)
Little America
85 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Suraj Sharma, Jearnest Corchado, Rishi Danda, Uchenna 'Conphidance' Echeazu
Created by Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
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 are] as inspirational as [they are] relatable.” Season 2 features appearances by Phylicia Rashad, Alan S. Kim, and Ki Hong Lee.
Mythic Quest (2020)
Mythic Quest
73 %
tv-ma 3 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.” Mythic Quest 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.
Echo 3 (2022)
Echo 3
68 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Collins
Created by Mark Boal
Hailing from the writer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Echo 30 is based on the Omri Givon series When Heroes Fly and is inspired by the Amir Gutfreund novel. Amber is a brilliant scientist, and when she goes missing, her husband and brother, both of whom have military backgrounds, set out to find her. The backdrop is a secret war, and the setting is South America.
The Mosquito Coast (2021)
The Mosquito Coast
55 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish
Created by Neil Cross
Loosely adapted from the 1986 movie of the same name that starred Harrison Ford (both were based on the Paul Theroux novel of the same name), Justin Theroux plays Allie, an inventor who, after having had enough of the corruption in the industrial world, decides to move his family to Latin America to live off the grid. But the U.S. government is on his tail, and Allie and his family must travel through dangerous parts of Mexico to evade them. Applauded for the suspense though criticized for far too many twists and turns, fans who love going on a wild story ride will appreciate the ups and downs.
Slumberkins (2022)
tv-y 1 Season
Genre Kids, Animation
Cast Jennifer Hale, Yonas Kibreab, Adeln Spoon
Created by Alex Rockwell
Kids can head out with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox, exploring the world from the perspective of these Jim Henson Company characters, first featured in the Slumberkins books. A mixed-media puppet and 2D animation series, the focus is on helping kids develop healthy emotional wellness through various stories about friendship, confidence, and healthy relationships. The team behind the series includes influential figures in elementary and special education, counseling, and marriage therapy, with expert insight from Dr. Dan Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute and clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. For something fun and educational for kids that also focuses on mental health and well-being, Slumberkins fits the bill.
Circuit Breakers (2022)
Circuit Breakers
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Family, Sci-Fi
Cast Arielle Halili, Veda Cienfuegos, Lindsay Owen Pierre, Sheriauna Haase
Created by Melody Fox
Circuit Breakers is a great show for tweens, tapping into their love for technology and sci-fi. The futuristic anthology series looks at topics of science fiction, curiosity, and how sometimes perspectives, beliefs, and your understanding of how things work can lead to chaos. The catch here is that everything is viewed from the lens of kids versus adults.
Acapulco (2021)
74 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
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, a 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 the present day as an adult.
Ghostwriter (2019)
tv-g 3 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.
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show (2021)
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
tv-y 2 Seasons
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 two seasons,  you can also see a selection of shorts with McBrayer interviewing kids who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of kindness in their own hometowns.
Central Park (2020)
Central Park
81 %
tv-14 3 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.
See (2019)
40 %
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.
Bad Sisters (2022)
Bad Sisters
79 %
tv-ma 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. There are a total of 10 episodes in the first season.
Black Bird (2022)
Black Bird
80 %
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.
Amber Brown (2022)
Amber Brown
tv-g 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.
Surface (2022)
39 %
tv-ma 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.
Trying (2020)
69 %
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.
For All Mankind (2019)
For All Mankind
67 %
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.
Physical (2021)
60 %
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.
Prehistoric Planet (2022)
Prehistoric Planet
85 %
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.
Tehran (2020)
72 %
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.
Roar (2022)
57 %
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.
Shining Girls (2022)
Shining Girls
71 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo
Created by Silka Luisa
It’s no surprise that with Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss at the helm, this thriller is 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, features eight episodes in all.
WeCrashed (2022)
65 %
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 no surprise fans are captivated by the story. 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, tells the fascinating story through its eight episodes.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2022)
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
75 %
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 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.
Pachinko (2022)
94 %
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 is 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.
The Afterparty (2022)
The Afterparty
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.
Severance (2022)
83 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette
Created by Dan Erickson
A 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 has received multiple Emmy nominations.
El Deafo (2022)
El Deafo
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.
Lincoln's Dilemma (2022)
Lincoln's Dilemma
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. 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.
Puppy Place (2021)
Puppy Place
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.
Dickinson (2019)
70 %
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.
Foundation (2021)
62 %
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.
The Problem With Jon Stewart (2021)
The Problem With Jon Stewart
57 %
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 %
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.
Ted Lasso (2020)
Ted Lasso
80 %
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.
Schmigadoon! (2021)
73 %
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.
Losing Alice (2020)
Losing Alice
75 %
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.
Stillwater (2020)
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.
Earth at Night in Color (2020)
Earth at Night in Color
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.
Long Way Up (2020)
Long Way Up
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.
Helpsters (2019)
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.
Snoopy in Space (2019)
Snoopy in Space
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.
Oprah's Book Club (2019)
Oprah's Book Club
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.
Fraggle Rock: Rock On! (2020)
Fraggle Rock: Rock On!
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.

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