Apple TV plus: The best shows to stream

Ohe TV landscape has been revolutionized by streaming over the last decade. Where before everyone was limited to a handful of channels and had to endure endless repetition last summer wine, Viewers are now faced with a deluge of potential streaming services – making it harder than ever to know what to tune in to.

For most of the 2010s, Netflix was almost synonymous with the idea of ​​original streaming content. But a number of compelling alternatives have emerged in recent years, including Disney+, Prime Video, and Apple TV+.

Since its launch in 2019, Apple TV+ has established itself as one of the most reliable emerging streaming services when it comes to original content. From dramas such as For all mankind And pachinko to light comic fare like Teddy Lasso And Mythic Questthe streamer has proven that it can more than hold its own against the competition. In fact, in 2019, Apple TV+ became the first streaming service to produce an Oscar-winning Best Picture in the sentimental drama coda.

And in its television production, Apple has worked with a range of respected creatives such as Pablo Larrain and Clio Barnard, as well as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway and Harrison Ford.

With dozens of past and current TV shows in the catalog, and many more in the pipeline, Apple TV+’s range of options can still be intimidating for new subscribers.

To help you, The Independent has compiled a list of the very best shows Apple TV+ has to offer.

Here are 15 of our favorite TV shows you can watch right now on Apple TV+…

severance pay

This chilling corporate satire about work-life balance sees employees at a mysterious company, Lumon, become “disconnected” – cutting off their work selves from their home, so part of their consciousness never leaves the office and the other part never goes in Starring Adam Scott and Patricia Arquette, it’s surreal, darkly funny, beautiful and deep. And the season finale was a gripping masterpiece. The first season made it onto our list of the best shows of 2022, which you can read in full here. eh

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Teddy Lasso

Jason Sudeikis’ yank-out-of-water comedy about a belligerently good-natured NFL executive who dabbles in Premier League football is quite possibly Apple TV+’s most talked-about original series. The increasingly indulgent second and third seasons have proven divisive — as has the show’s constant Americanism and false slaughter of the beautiful game — but the first season in particular remains a charming, light-hearted endeavor. LC

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An ambitious historical epic chronicling the lives of four generations of Korean immigrants, pachinko was released on Apple TV+ in 2021 to universal acclaim. There is some real talent both behind and in front of the camera: The Terror‘s Soo Hugh, meanwhile, served as showrunner Columbus And After Yang Filmmaker Kogonada shared directing work with Justin Chon (blue bayou). A second season, which is currently in development, should cause feverish anticipation among fans. LC

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Minha Kim, Inji Jeong and Steve Sanghyun Noh in “Pachinko”


bad sisters

Wherever Sharon Horgan goes, there’s usually razor-sharp comedy. She was already fairly universally revered for her writing catastrophe And Hometownand then the Garvey girls burst onto the scene bad sisters It follows four Dublin sisters who conspire to murder the remaining fifth sister’s horrific husband. Horgan, who also stars in it, is gorgeous and Eve Hewson is a revelation as brave youngest sister Becka. eh

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For all mankind

Everyone knows that the US was the first country to send humans to the moon. What this series assumes is…what if it wasn’t? For all mankind takes the space race as the starting point for an entire alternate history axis, as a Soviet PR victory causes a butterfly effect that spreads through the rest of the century. Solid writing and strong performances from a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Jodi Balfour and Wrenn Schmidt make it what it is For all mankind captivating and unusual television. LC

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slow horses

Gary Oldman plays the gloriously grumpy Secret Service officer in this Jackson Lamb adaptation of Mick Herron’s spy books. He is part of the dysfunctional team of British agents serving at a MI5 landfill site known as Slough House. The broadcast, off veep And The thickness of it Intellectual and steeped in pitch black comedy, writer Will Smith will welcome Joanna Scanlan to the cast for the upcoming fourth season. eh

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Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden in Slow Horses


Mythic Quest

This half-hour series, which takes place in the offices of a World of Warcraft-like video game studio, is a highly entertaining sitcom created by it’s always sunny in Philadelphia Alumni Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz. While it’s never really close to matching Always sunnythe comic brilliance of bottle flash, Mythic Quest shines thanks to Charlotte Nicdao’s role as the talented but flawed Poppy, whose ruthless relationship with the egomaniacal Ian (McElhenney) forms the core of the series’ narrative. LC

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The morning show

One of the standout shows on the platform – and that’s saying something – is this comedy-drama pulling back the curtain on early morning US television. Massively in its favor are the sizzling performances of Jennifer Aniston, Reece Witherspoon, Steve Carrell and Billy Crudup. The first season was fantastic; the second slightly went into chaos (it also introduced Covid into the plot, which is always painful). But it was still compulsive to watch. eh

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One of Apple TV+’s earliest series is also one of its best: a revisionist comedy about reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, starring pop musician and True grit Star Hailee Steinfeld. Taking liberties with historical facts, the young artist finds herself in love with her best friend, Sue Gilbert (Ella Hunt), who is also engaged to Emily’s brother. But dickinson is an intelligent, imaginative series that seeks to capture its subject matter in spirit rather than image. LC

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In this wonderful British sitcom, Esther Smith’s Nikki and Rafe Spall’s Jason are “trying” to adopt a child. You’ve been trying to get pregnant for years, including through IVF, and it didn’t work out. While infertility struggles might not sound like mature comedy territory, author Andy Wolton is a master at exposing the absurdities within. worth your time. eh

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The problem with Jon Stewart

Ex-Daily show Comedian Stewart proves more than his skills as a stellar political interviewer in this latest non-fiction series. Every now and then a clip out The problem will go viral and show Stewart holding a politician accountable over issues like gun reform, but the episodes are worth watching in their entirety: Stewart is a personable and articulate presenter who approaches his issues with a good balance of accessibility and severity attacks. LC

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In Apple’s sunny dramedy shrinkage, Jason Segel plays a therapist whose, to borrow a phrase from writer Georgia Pritchett, chaos is a little like life. Starring a snarling Harrison Ford and a mesmerizing Jessica Williams, the series hit the platform just a few weeks before Segel’s best pal Chris O’Dowd’s own midlife crisis show (see next pick), so it seems everyone is case so be something in the water. eh

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The Big Door Prize

Chris O’Dowd is as leggy and affable as ever in this series based on the novel by MO Walsh. It takes place in a small town that is turned upside down after a strange “Morpho” machine shows up at the local store. For the same price as a cup of coffee, the glowing blue object promises to reveal people’s “true life potential.” Of course, it sends everyone, including O’Dowd’s Dusty, into an existential spiral pretty much immediately. eh

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Midlife Marriage Crisis: Gabrielle Dennis and Chris O’Dowd as Cassie and Dusty in The Big Door Prize



There’s nothing like it on TV Schmigadoon!. A musical homage to the Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and 1950s (and a direct parody of brigade), this bubbly show sees Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key stumble into a town where everyone’s singing and dancing… but won’t let them go. Barry Sonnenfeld, former cinematographer and director for the Coen brothers in 1993 Values ​​of the Addams Familydirects the entire first season. LC

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Luminous girls

Based on the 2013 novel by Lauren Beukes, this dark mystery sees mad Men Favorite Elizabeth Moss plays Kirby, a newspaper researcher who survives a vicious attack by a man who was never captured six years before the series begins. Determined to find the culprit, she discovers a murder strikingly similar to her own attack and begins her investigation. As our writer Amanda Whiting put it, “There’s hardly a scene Luminous girls that doesn’t show that Elisabeth Moss is doing something stunning.” eh

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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