Soft Reviews For Early Apple TV+ Series

Soft Reviews For Early Apple Tv Series

The first reviews are in for the four series that make up the launch title line-up for Apple TV+ on Friday November 1st, and the results aren’t good.

“The Morning Show” stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell and deals with a popular news program grappling with the aftermath of a sexual misconduct scandal. “See” has Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard starring in a series in a world where the human race has lost its sense of sight.

“Dickinson” follows Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson in a coming-of-age period comedy, and “For All Mankind” stars Joel Kinnaman and offers an alternate history series in which the space race never ended.

Of the four, ‘Mankind’ fared the best with a very solid 72/100 on Metacritic while “See” came in the worst with a 47/100. “The Morning Show” and “Dickinson” did OK with 60/100 and 66/100 respectively. That puts the new shows on par with most network launches this Fall and other high profile launches of late including “His Dark Materials” (67), “Batwoman” (60), “Treadstone” (45), “Modern Love” (67), “The Politician” (64), “Emergence” (69), “All Rise” (62), “Godfather of Harlem’ (72), and “Stumptown” (73).

They do fall behind some other recent launches though including “Undone” (88), “Primal” (87), “Watchmen” (85), “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (85), “Unbelievable” (82) and “Evil” (76). Main complaints of the Apple shows seem to be about a failure of structure and direction with the shows not certain about what they are or where they’re going.

We’ll see for ourselves when episodes begin unrolling from Friday.