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Nov 15, 2019

The Morning Show TV Review

The Morning Show is Apple TV’s crowning achievement in their first season of programming.

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The Morning Show stars and is executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. They star alongside an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, and Mark Duplass to name a few. The show follows the behind the scenes life at America’s number one morning show, and the dark politics which can sink or swim anyone’s career. The show opens with the rocking news that the lead co-anchor has been removed due to inappropriate sexual advancements to the female staffers, after years of cover up behavior.

The genius is the series resides in the narrative. The writing is beautifully done. We experience the backlash as a viewer of Mitch’s (Steve Carell) actions through his point of view, but also those of the entire cast. We meet the women he’s taken advantage of, we see his female co-host Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and her adverse and conflicted reactions. We also see Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) and her unbiased newcomer’s point of view. The narrative delves into the mechanics of power, politics, and big money behind putting on a big network show, which will leave you on the edge of your seat. Our biggest complaint is Apple’s decision to release each episode week by week. We’d much rather the capability of bingeing the 10 glorious episodes that make up The Morning Show. The entire cast gives scintillating performances. This is one show you should add to the top of your queue. Also, weirdly enough the show is billed as a dreamed…which we strongly disagree with. This is an all out drama, with moments of darker comedy. But all true drama’s have comedy, we’re a bit confused at the category choice for Apple.