Best Apple TV+ shows this month (January 2020)
With no real back catalog, Apple TV+ is reliant on fresh new shows to lure people in. Since their November launch, the shows have come fast and furious. Some have been exceptional, others less so but they’ve all been of the highest production value. The problem is, now it is January and that initial push seems to be running dry.
Oprah’s Book Club
You get a car! And you get a car! We all get cars! Whoever you are, you’ve gotta love Oprah Winfrey. She is an inspiration for everyone. Don’t believe me — read her biography. Considering everything she has achieved with the sh*t hand she got dealt — no one has an excuse.
I do love books, and it’s rare I get to talk about them with people. Being anti-social and all. So Oprah Winfrey’s book club gets a tick from me, depending on the books. The second episode is all about Olive, Again and is available January 14th.
The downside of Oprah’s Book Club? It’s one episode every two months. WTF!
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The show has a poignant mental health story, with husband, wife, and brother dealing with loss differently. It’s through their nanny that the dynamic of the Turner household changes and where the dark fantasy creeps in.
There’s dark comedy throughout, with the leads breaking up the tension with dialogue and moments that fit the setting perfectly. Servant is an unmissable Apple TV+ show well worth the $4.99 subscription price.
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Truth Be Told
One of the surprising issues with Truth Be Told is that the Oscar-winning lead Octavia Spencer comes across as clunky. My original review came to this conclusion after 90 minutes and now I’ve watched all the available episodes, it doesn’t improve.
The shows biggest issue is that the family drama surrounding the lead character Poppy Purnell just isn’t interesting. The chemistry between sisters is awkward and the mental health angle with their father never actually goes anywhere. This would be less problematic if time with them was limited but the balance between crime investigation and family swings back and forth never giving either enough time to build momentum.
Despite the negatives, the show looks and sounds fantastic. Plus it does have some good moments that might make it worth watching if you’re desperate for crime drama.
Little America is Apple TV+’s next big show. Here’s what you need to know from its press release:
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever.Apple TV+ press release
Little America premieres January 17th and sounds like a cross between reality show and documentary focusing on different people’s stories. Check out the Little America trailer below now.
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